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cwyllie

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Exciting find to share.
« on: July 20, 2023, 01:43:08 AM »
I was extremely pleased to find not one , but both original coil spring tags still attached upon removal. Even more pleased when I looked up the YE code!
YE code springs were used on 1968 L34 cars that had F-41 special suspension. I am finding many things on this car that point to original equipment and now this find gives even more credibility to this car being an original L34 survivor.
I just wanted to share this with everyone as it is so cool to see this kind of clue from
the past. (Hopefully the photos will attach).
I would also like to hear from anyone that has further information on exactly what the F-41 option included or any other information.

Craig.

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Re: Exciting find to share.
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2023, 12:43:28 PM »
Nice work.  Is the plan to preserve the springs or are you replacing?

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Re: Exciting find to share.
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2023, 02:43:26 PM »
I know the feeling-mine.
Also, from a rusted out hulk.

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Re: Exciting find to share.
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2023, 03:33:21 PM »
Great News Craig, Keep digging and the evidence will accumulate.
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Re: Exciting find to share.
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2023, 06:56:02 PM »
cook_dw. Definitely going to preserve them. Already took the to a local spring manufacture and had them tested. They are still good springs. Iíve blasted them to remove rust. Paint is next step. Thinking going with a low sheen black. Any other suggestions for original color?

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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2023, 07:19:48 PM »
I soaked mine in Evaporust for a couple of days. Dried them & shot them with satin clear...Joe
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Re: Exciting find to share.
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2023, 08:48:06 PM »
Definitely go with the evaporator and semi gloss. New tags will make it sweet?

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Re: Exciting find to share.
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2023, 09:25:22 PM »
Not black, "natural" is correct.
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Re: Exciting find to share.
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2023, 12:34:48 AM »
All cleaned up and painted clear.
Any source on a YE sticker? You can find many codes at the usual suspects but not finding the YE.

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Re: Exciting find to share.
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2023, 03:01:47 AM »
All cleaned up and painted clear.
Any source on a YE sticker? You can find many codes at the usual suspects but not finding the YE.

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1968 Z/28 Corvette Bronze. Black Hounds Tooth. 02E Los Angeles born 3/13/1968 pnt OO. Purchased March 1976
1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2023, 08:08:18 PM »
All cleaned up and painted clear.
Any source on a YE sticker? You can find many codes at the usual suspects but not finding the YE.


Don Lightfoot https://www.angelfire.com/rock/69ss/decals01.html
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Agree with Joe, but I'd consider placing the original stickers back on if possible if your trying to maintain being a survivor. The tag shown looks like a great candidate to re-use. Just a thought!
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Re: Exciting find to share.
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2023, 09:05:01 PM »
All cleaned up and painted clear.
Any source on a YE sticker? You can find many codes at the usual suspects but not finding the YE.


Don Lightfoot https://www.angelfire.com/rock/69ss/decals01.html
...Joe

Agree with Joe, but I'd consider placing the original stickers back on if possible if your trying to maintain being a survivor. The tag shown looks like a great candidate to re-use. Just a thought!


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1968 Z/28 Corvette Bronze. Black Hounds Tooth. 02E Los Angeles born 3/13/1968 pnt OO. Purchased March 1976
1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

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Re: Exciting find to share.
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2023, 01:10:49 AM »
Thanks for the great info guys.