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Muscle Car Review - July 2018, Readers Rides
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:57:49 PM »
After finishing my oh so long project early last year.... it feels like it was worth it to get my car in Muscle Car Review this month... not a feature but a Readers Rides...if you are a subscriber... you may already have this issue (with the yellow Dodge on the cover).

Worked hard on so many details, this site helped me out with so many questions to make sure I got it as right as I could.... if I was gonna do it, I was gonna do it right...

thanks to everyone here who provided insight (and opinions)

and this car was born WITHOUT a posi....a 3.07 open rear end.....still a Muscle Car....

1969 SS396 - L35, Z87 Daytona Yellow, Yellow Houndstooth, Black Vinyl top
1992 Z28 - LB9 Purple Haze, T-5WC, grey leather interior

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Re: Muscle Car Review - July 2018, Readers Rides
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2018, 07:05:10 PM »
I did see it last night. Yellow,yellow, with a black lid. Well done. The muscle thoughts will go on forever.
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2018, 07:57:25 PM »
Nice.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now 468 cubic inch BBC/M21
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 08:14:22 PM »
Very nice... and I notice it has the yellow houndstooth interior..  I'd love to see some photos of the interior as well!
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 10:01:46 PM »
That issue of MCR arrived in my (Aussie) mailbox yesterday, looking forward to reading it today!
Well done, and a big CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
Tim in Australia.
1969 04A Van Nuys Z/28. Cortez Silver, Dark Blue interior, VE3 bumper, Z21, Z23, D55/U17, D80, flat hood.
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Re: Muscle Car Review - July 2018, Readers Rides
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2018, 10:16:25 PM »
I must say, stunning! Congrats!
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2018, 02:52:59 AM »
Very nice looking car. I tried to buy a yellow/yellow 69 SSRS similar to yours years ago in Santa fe NM.  The car was sitting out side his home and you could see it from the freeway. I left a note on the windshield asking if he would like to sell it and continued the 150 miles home. A couple of days later, he called me and said yes he would take10k for it.  I grabbed some cash and my trailer and hauled @ss the 2.5 hours to go pick it up, I had always wanted a Yellow Houndstooth car & thought it would be the perfect book end to my Daytona Yellow 69 Z.  8) When I got there he wouldn't answer the door or his phone even though it was obvious he was home. I sat outside that flakes house about 2 hours trying to get in touch with him. I finally drove off and went to a gas station about 2 minutes form his house and tried calling again and this time he answered right away. When I told him who I was. he made up some BS story about just getting home & I asked to come get the car. He said he didn't have time right now, even though he knew I drove all that way. I told him I was only 2 minutes from his house and asked if I could at least come get a closer look at the car? He agreed and let me come look. He originally told me on the phone it was a #'s car but when I got there it mysteriously had a engine swap. lol.. It was a little ruff but I really wanted the car, had cash in hand and en empty trailer but the guy just wouldn't sell it to me. He told me I needed to come back another day. All I can figure is, sometime after hanging up the phone with me originally when he told me he wanted 10k I guess changed his mind about selling it?? I can understand that, but a simple phone call would have been nice to let me know before I made the trip. Some people...  ::)

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Re: Muscle Car Review - July 2018, Readers Rides
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2018, 05:36:41 AM »
Congrats, enjoy your "finished" muscle car.  :)
It is a stunner with the color combo. 8)
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Re: Muscle Car Review - July 2018, Readers Rides
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2018, 09:56:58 AM »
Very nice. Would love to see more pictures posted here.
My yellow/yellow is under construction....again. Took over 2 years to purchase mine back in 1981...Joe
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2018, 03:33:33 PM »
Send me an email if you would like it to be a future Feature Car for CRG.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 coupe - now 468 cubic inch BBC/M21
1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2018, 04:50:02 PM »
Here are a few other pics.... to those who asked.

yep...never really done.... but really happy where it is.... just took 20 years to get there..... whole story in the magazine...(I will scan and post)

Had to work with PPG to get the yellow right... the local rep had never done Daytona Yellow... so there were a few test mixes that went back and forth with headquarters to get it right.... some people don't like yellow... but this yellow is really something... not mustard, not butter... just a really sharp yellow..... they did it right in 69....
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1992 Z28 - LB9 Purple Haze, T-5WC, grey leather interior

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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2018, 04:51:01 PM »
and here is where we were just 2 years ago....
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1992 Z28 - LB9 Purple Haze, T-5WC, grey leather interior

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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2018, 05:13:54 PM »
Here is the MCR article... 8)

and here....

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/readers-ride-1969-camaro/
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1992 Z28 - LB9 Purple Haze, T-5WC, grey leather interior

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« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2018, 05:38:04 PM »
Here are a few other pics.... to those who asked.

yep...never really done.... but really happy where it is.... just took 20 years to get there..... whole story in the magazine...(I will scan and post)

Had to work with PPG to get the yellow right... the local rep had never done Daytona Yellow... so there were a few test mixes that went back and forth with headquarters to get it right.... some people don't like yellow... but this yellow is really something... not mustard, not butter... just a really sharp yellow..... they did it right in 69....


I totally agree...   Daytona yellow is the best yellow ever...   other than maybe 'mixing yellow'..  :)
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60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe, '70 Mach I 
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1967 RS/SS 396 coupe L35/M40 - 4 generation family project
Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016