Author Topic: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop  (Read 3670 times)

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2017, 10:37:22 PM »
Roger & Paul decided to take the Z28 to Jack Scanlon out of Post Falls Id and have him do a 100K restoration I think it sat at Jack's waiting to be done for over 2 years and then when Roger & Paul got killed the restoration ideas came to a halt! Merle DuPrey ended up buying the car back from their families! Now advance to July 2017 Merle got very sick & passed away so I purchased the car from his estate! Big question I Have? If you were lucky enough to own this special car would you leave it in the shape Roger & Paul bought it? Or would you restore it & make it like Rogers & Paul's Plans? This car is one of the last projects Roger Rodas & Paul Walker were working on. Your Thoughts? Thanks! Bill Fowler / Solo Speed Shop

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2017, 10:38:55 PM »
Amazing car! Love to see as many pics as you will post. I never get tired of the original cars that are virtually  untouched!

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2017, 11:15:14 PM »
Leave it original! 8)

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2017, 12:20:10 AM »
That's One for Solo

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2017, 12:42:20 AM »
I personally would leave the way it is. If you could take some detail pictures of the entire car and post them it would be very educational for a lot of us. I too have a LA built 69 RS Z/28 and the pic's you have posted already are a big help. I know there's been a lot of talk about the differences between the Norwood built cars from the Van Nuys and your car would go a long way to clearing some of that up. Thanks for joining Bill and I look forward hearing back from you.
Rick
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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2017, 12:54:50 AM »
Will do! What would you like pics of? Bill

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2017, 12:58:52 AM »
Start with this!

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2017, 01:04:58 AM »
Bill,

Thanks for showing us your car; Original *unrestored* cars are the ones we like best of all...  :)
and of course we always want to see more...
Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2017, 01:27:45 AM »
A few things car still has reverse lock out still hooked up kind of a pain you have to put in reverse each time to turn off key, Key buzzer still works & E brake light & bright lights still work on dash! I have had quite a few Camaros & that stuff never worked! Bill

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2017, 01:45:31 AM »
You have our full attention, great car and story!
Enjoying the pictures very much!
My opinion is not restore it and to leave it as is for as long as you can. It can always be restored at some point in the future.
Survivor cars are a hot commodity these days!
Len H. KS
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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2017, 01:51:02 AM »
A few things car still has reverse lock out still hooked up kind of a pain you have to put in reverse each time to turn off key, Key buzzer still works & E brake light & bright lights still work on dash! I have had quite a few Camaros & that stuff never worked! Bill

The reverse LO parts generally got tossed when headers were installed and 'they were in the way'... :)   You're lucky to still have those parts.. (Please don't toss them).. :)
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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2017, 02:04:12 AM »
Cool car the way it is.....I love restored cars that look factory original in every detail. However I think that I would leave this one alone.

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2017, 02:27:30 AM »
Hey Guys!
Okay I have been blessed in life &  own about 22 Classic Cars, Hotrods & Trucks! 6 real Z28'S in my life and have been looking for about 10 years long & hard for a unrestored 69 Z
I got very lucky & this car fell in my lap! I will never restore this car it will stay like it is! Jerry Macneish verified The motor, Trans, and rear end are original to car! Thank you for all the replys & interest in this car! If I can help you with anything please ask!  Tks Bill

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2017, 12:27:52 PM »
Bill, congrats! And a big CRG welcome! Very, very nice original car, with patina, history and docs. I have to chuckle though. It is funny how a car like this has become not only accepted, but revered by enthusiasts. Today, we ooh and ahh over "patina". I recall taking my, not so nice, Camaro to a show back in '92. I heard a few out loud purposeful comments that suggested that there should be a screening to keep some cars out of the show (rough ones like mine) Frankly, it is amazing that there are survivors out there. In today's market with 30 years of a restoring craze, but, fortunately, cars like this one exist despite all the restored ones. It is so nice and refreshing to see a car like this one. Please preserve it and document the whole car with detailed pictures.
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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2017, 04:35:29 PM »
Merle died a few months ago and all his stuff is being sold off.