Author Topic: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop  (Read 3538 times)

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2017, 04:59:53 PM »
Kolektor! Tks! yeah funny you can line up 10 concourse Camaros blk, blu, red Etc & put the Solo Z28 next to them & the crowd goes to the old rusty one! I had a young guy come over and he had a nice RS SS 69 Camaro & said I would die to have my car look like this! He asked how could I do it! I laughed & said put it out in the desert for 30 years! Patina is for the chosen few the older you get the more you like Patina! I'm 62 w/ a lot of Patina!  PS yes Merle passed away and they have to sell everything & that's what happens to us old guys when we leave this world! RIP Merle & it was a pleasure to know you! Bill

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2017, 05:27:22 PM »
Like they say, they're not really "our" cars, we are just the caretakers until we pass on.  Then someone else becomes the new caretaker!  And the cycle continues!
John

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2017, 06:09:41 PM »
That car was at Merle's a few weeks ago and the price had gone to close to 50k... Paul Walker owned it but sold it back to merle or died before he took delivery or something of the sort, car was offered to a few people in the last 2 years including Dave, when he bought the L78 vert.   
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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2017, 06:11:41 PM »
Explained in previous post

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 #34 on: August 15, 2017, 08:43:13 PM »
Bill, Being that your car is so original it would be nice if you could post the date codes of all the different parts when you come across them and have a chance. I would be curious as how they would line up to the build date of your car. And thanks again for anything you can share with us.
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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2017, 09:26:46 PM »
Hi Here is what Macneish wrote

Engine VO118DZ Asmb Date 618 Block Cast A169 302 Orig to Vehicle
Trans P9A04B Asmb Date 660 Case M21 Vin Stamped Orig to Vehicle
Rear Axle BU0120G1 Asmb Date 12- Bolt Axle housing Casting Date A89,#860NF. 373 Posi Orig To Vehicle
YH Wheels Dated K18-12-18
CB Radiator Tank Dated A
Voltage Reg Dated 9A
Alternator # 1100837 Dated 8L27
Left Rear Shock #851 Dated 003-69
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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2017, 10:10:03 PM »
How nice is it under the car, from what I remember the rails etc are really nice...
The interior would clean nicely, under the hood has had some amount of rattle can judging by the fender drops and the hinges

The issue is the surface rust on the exterior, can you live with it?
Can you spray something to keep from any further water penetration?

Conversely, if you painted it... where do you stop and would you be happy with the engine compartment and chassis as they are?

James
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Check out the Black 69 RS/Z28 45k mile Survivor and the Lemans Blue 69 Z 10D frame off...
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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #37 on: August 15, 2017, 11:11:43 PM »
Hi!
The underneath of car is unreal No grease or oil maybe from heat of desert! Have found no rust ( Rot) dry desert car! Surface rust? You bet I can live with it! I hate clear coat never will use that! car will stay as found! Tks Bill

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #38 on: August 15, 2017, 11:30:05 PM »
Bill,
If you get a chance, can you please get some measurements on the rear/decklid stripes? They look to differ from other LA cars from that timeframe in width and position, so if original paint, that's another example of LOS departing from the 'norm' and this time, in mid-production.
I would walk right past dozens of restored cars at a show to check out an original like yours first, love it.
Tim - 04A VN '69 z/28 69-69 715 ex-E/MP

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #39 on: August 15, 2017, 11:39:09 PM »
Merle died a few months ago and all his stuff is being sold off.
He had a huge collection of interesting stuff, I recall an unrestored yellow '70 Cuda in particular, stood out amongst all the Chevys.
Strange though to hear he passed, as I just happened to spot this ad on Craigslist under Merle's name, says it was posted only 9 days ago and updated just 2 days ago?
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/clt/d/1967-chevrolet-collectibles/6252418466.html
Tim - 04A VN '69 z/28 69-69 715 ex-E/MP

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #40 on: August 16, 2017, 01:08:24 AM »
southern california you might get away with keeping it like that. Here in ohio it would decay from no protection. Too much moisture. I have a dehumidifer in the garage and basement and both run pretty much non stop.

I noticed the rear stripes too.
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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2017, 02:29:47 AM »
Thanks Bill for the date codes.
Rick
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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2017, 04:50:13 PM »
Hey Guys!
The Z looks to have had a repaint along long time ago so stripes may not be original! Thanks Bill

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2017, 02:40:23 AM »
So, that being said,  IMHO, I would restore it.  This car would be beautiful in concourse shape.  But... no repro stuff.  Properly restore every original part.   The car deserves it.. 
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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #44 on: August 25, 2017, 02:47:24 AM »
Don't get me wrong.  I'm a purist but, if its that rusty?  Obvious repaint.
Bill Garrett