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Jon Mello

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #45 on: December 29, 2014, 09:01:59 PM »
12-29-14 is the car's 48th anniversary of being built. I took a couple of pics earlier today.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #46 on: December 29, 2014, 09:11:45 PM »
 I like the gold and black stripe combo. Looks like a new paint job?

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #47 on: December 29, 2014, 10:35:00 PM »
I really like your car Jon. Seeing as it was a race car, it really doesn't look that far from being done if you are going to return it to the race version it was back in the day. Have you had any more luck trying to locate any info on the original motor?
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #48 on: December 30, 2014, 12:44:14 AM »
Looks great.   Are they the new Coker repro tires?

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #49 on: December 30, 2014, 01:55:42 AM »
Thanks. Yes, it is a new lacquer paint job. I tried years ago to locate the car that got my original engine but did have not have any luck. Yes, the tires are the new Cokers. Same style as it raced on back in the day.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #50 on: December 30, 2014, 04:33:14 AM »
Looking great Jon!! Thanks for posting the anniversary pics!!

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #51 on: December 30, 2014, 05:06:26 AM »
Thanks, Fred.  Glad you enjoyed the pics.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #52 on: December 30, 2014, 02:27:59 PM »
Jon great looking car, are you keeping the rear spoiler on, looks like it's off in the last pictures.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #53 on: December 30, 2014, 04:03:24 PM »
Thanks, Vince. I am basically restoring the car to as it last raced so it will have the spoiler on it, although I personally like a '67 without spoilers. I may paint up an extra trunk lid without one.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #54 on: December 30, 2014, 04:07:58 PM »
Stunning car, Jon....cant wait to see it in person.

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #55 on: December 31, 2014, 04:06:46 AM »
Thanks, Gary!
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #56 on: December 31, 2014, 06:22:13 AM »
Very nice. What size TTs are those?

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #57 on: December 31, 2014, 04:07:41 PM »
Thanks, Tony. They're 15x7s.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #58 on: January 01, 2015, 12:12:08 AM »
Wow Jon, outstanding effort! That looks absolutely beautiful! I know its been a hard slog, but you're getting close now.

Don't those Firestone Indy tires just finish it off perfectly. I know they're a bit more pricey, but to my mind they really complete the look.

Its a bit of a shame Goodyear Bluestreaks don't have the small writing and blue stripe on them. They were a great look tire too.

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #59 on: January 01, 2015, 02:14:44 AM »
Very cool Jon, I love that car!
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