Author Topic: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop  (Read 3528 times)

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #45 on: August 25, 2017, 01:50:57 PM »
I'm with Bill 100%.  I'm also a purist but there comes a point when you preserve a car and one that is beyond that concept.  I've seen a few cars that people try this approach, and in my opinion the car is already beyond that.  However I like the car.  I also have an RS Z with no spoilers and flat hood so I'm partial, but since this car has had a repaint there is no reason to preserve it.  Honestly in that kind of shape, even if it were original paint, I'd be restoring that car.  Like BillG says, it deserves it.  I've owned/restored a few west coast cars.  If they spend any time near the ocean and salty air it's pretty scary what you find when you dig into it.

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #46 on: August 26, 2017, 12:58:49 AM »
You don't have to restore it. Just put reasonable paint on it and keep the rest original......
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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #47 on: August 27, 2017, 08:38:32 PM »
Hey guys!
 I just turned rotors & repacked Brgs & replaced brake hoses they were rotted bad but didn't leak car runs and drives like a watch When Merle got it back from Roger & Pauls family he had to go get it at Jacks in Post Falls ID where it sat for 2 years waiting to get a 100K restore & have a Cross Ram put on it! Merle was so glad to have it back he took it to one of his buddies & had it gone thru to be a running & driving car! That car will never be out in the weather it will be very well taken care of! Now you can go to any car show and see a restored Z28 or perfect car maybe two or three! It took forty years of weather to look like it is today! I have been looking for a Z28 W/ Patina & have had about 6 Z28S in my life & when you open the garage & see it sitting by its perfect friend I think I like the natures paint job better than beautiful restored paint! Tks Bill

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #48 on: August 27, 2017, 08:44:00 PM »
Other Pic too big another try of Z'S garage buddy

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #49 on: August 31, 2017, 01:09:52 AM »
Agree with Kurt (and only saying because you asked for opinions).

If it were the ORIGINAL paint there might be a good argument for keeping it as is.   Even then, given the amount of surfacr rust, a good paint job might be in order.   Being that it is a repaint, the decision toward a good paint job is even easier.  It will preserve it much better.  JMHO, but it is moving fast beyond "patina".

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #50 on: August 31, 2017, 11:25:15 AM »
I believe you noted you did not like the clear over Patina. I too also thought of rat rods when doing this. However on one of my non Camaro projects (about the same appearance) just to preserve and slow further rust I used a scotchbrite pad and sprayed clear on an area to mainly protect from grease and oil while I was doing work to make it run properly. I kind of liked it and applied more. When I took it outside to do pressure washing,ect. I did not feel the need to rush it back inside for protection. Our course this is not a 69Z but if you like patina you might want to try it on something else first.
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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #51 on: August 31, 2017, 05:42:51 PM »
Thanks Guys! Bill

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #52 on: September 01, 2017, 04:43:27 AM »
Take a look at Danny's thread and what he did to pull back the paint on his 68 Z.
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=12453.0
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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #53 on: November 06, 2017, 07:40:07 PM »
Bill, any updates?  I agree with Kurt and if you try to do what Danny did, it wouldn't really hurt anything.
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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #54 on: November 09, 2017, 02:25:40 AM »
Hey Guys! Just been Driving it! Bitchin car! Gonna stay like it is for now! Tks Bill

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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #55 on: November 11, 2017, 02:55:25 AM »
Bill, you are garaging it and taking care of it. You obviously love it as is. I would leave it alone and drive it and enjoy it.

Here is a link from when the car was at Merle's estate sale. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E66LTnwOas4
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Re: New To Site 1969 Z28 Rally Sport Endura Bumper W/ Patina Solo Speed Shop
« Reply #56 on: November 14, 2017, 08:12:28 PM »
Hey Jon!
Yes in Garage! All my cars garaged except Yard art! Nice video Merle sure left a lot of stuff behind! Picking up the Z was a great day! Tks for video! Bill