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« on: April 20, 2011, 05:56:52 PM »

I was looking through ebay at the latest Camaro offerings and found a photo of a very rough 69 Indy Pace Car.  The seller claims the car had not been driven since 1975 and may still have the original paint.  One of the photos shows under the cowl panel area where you can see through the grilled area painted the color of the stripes.  If I am correct, this is NOT a factory procedure and must have been done by the owner after purchase.  Is this correct?  Also, are the stripes correct for an original paint car?  If it is original paint, it is a nice source to see just how the stripes were laid out and done and where they stopped and started.

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ebay auction # 200596830856

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chevrolet-Camaro-CONVERTIBLE-69-CAMARO-PACE-CAR-CONVERTIBLE-PROJECT-w-PROTECTO-PLATE-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem2eb480ba88QQitemZ200596830856QQptZUSQ5fCarsQ5fTrucks
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 07:56:10 PM »

this is interesting for sure! I hope an expert will tell us about the stripe!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2011, 07:12:36 AM »

GMs panting specifications called for the area below the cowl to be blacked out after painting the cowl area but in practice it was practically never done.  I have never seen a factory painted pacecar with anything but orange overspray down in the under cowl area.  That car is consistant with how Norwood painted Z11, and or Z28 stripes.
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2011, 02:46:09 PM »

Me , I'm just freakin amazed tht the bidding went to $9600 for that rusty pile of headaches.  The vin should be put in the data base as 'scrapped'!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2011, 06:23:29 PM »

Under the cowl area should be orange "overspray". I dont think that looks right.Looks like someone taped the orange with those straight lines.
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2011, 09:07:39 PM »

Top of the cowl area was masked with either hand held masks, or taped off depending on which plant was building the car.  LA built cars had a larger stripe color area on top of the cowl, sometimes extending all the way to th top of the firewall. What you see in those pictures is exactly what Norwood did on all Z11, Z10 and Z28 stripes.
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2011, 07:16:59 PM »

Well they must have used "hand held masks" on mine. Thanks for the pics!
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2011, 08:01:07 PM »

I agree that's one example of the masking technique used. My 69 Z is more fogged in on the front and side edges.
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2011, 10:09:43 PM »

So, is the under cowl painted area a factory job or was it done afterwards?  Whoever did it obviously had the wiper assemby out of the car as there is no paint on the rod or on the assembly pieces that the wiper arms attach to.  My pace car had the orange fogged in over the white, which I am  guessing the most common.
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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2011, 10:59:49 PM »

It was a factory job. My '67 NOR Z-28 was done pretty much identically.
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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2011, 09:38:29 AM »

04C Norwood Survivor Z28


10D (early) Norwood 51 k mile Z28 in restoration






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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2011, 02:28:01 PM »

A couple of cowl shots of my original 07C Z28.....

     
     This is the driver side showing the masked off area between the body color (white) and the cowl color (black)
 
     
     This is the passenger side showing the masked off area.
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2011, 06:00:42 PM »

04C Norwood Survivor Z28


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No disrespect.... the first and last pic are after the 'restoration' correct? Any before the re-spray?
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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2011, 11:06:28 AM »

Heres another one that is obviously very original.
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« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2011, 11:13:33 AM »

Now thars an original...
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