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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #120 on: September 29, 2016, 12:32:27 AM »
Great story Jon , and a lot of hard work,you should be very proud.

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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #121 on: September 29, 2016, 03:07:33 AM »
Many thanks, guys.  I do appreciate it.

It's on the HOTROD magazine website also.
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #122 on: September 29, 2016, 10:53:10 AM »
congratulations Jon  Great Job on the car and the history

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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #123 on: September 29, 2016, 11:35:41 AM »
Yes congrats Jon the car looks great!! Very nice restoration on a piece of automotive history. ;D  Jon check out this link >  https://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2016/09/07/restored-1967-camaro-z28-rs-takes-best-in-show-at-musclepalooza-xxiv/comment-page-1/#comment-10071931
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #124 on: September 29, 2016, 02:29:38 PM »
Thanks to you both.

Ron, your red car looks great and it's nice to see it get some press. I'd like to see your cars in person someday. You always do a nice job on them.
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #125 on: September 29, 2016, 09:01:43 PM »
Thanks Jon, Maybe I can get to MCACN next year.The only thing about that is its in November and there could be snow or ice on the road which makes me very nervous LOL.
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #126 on: September 29, 2016, 09:10:29 PM »
Jon great looking car, what are those chrome things on the doors?. Vince
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #127 on: September 30, 2016, 12:54:02 AM »
Jon great looking car, what are those chrome things on the doors?. Vince
Those are lights used to illuminate the number, fun idea considering it ran Paul Revere/Daytona.



Jon, I know it wouldn't be correct, but have you considered running Daisy's on it? Man that'd look awesome.
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #128 on: September 30, 2016, 04:16:20 AM »
The 200-S Daisy mags are nice but I'll stick with what it originally ran.

Ron, I'll drive your truck and trailer for you next year. Everything will be fine.  :)

(yes, the chrome things are lights to illuminate the numbers for night racing)
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #129 on: October 01, 2016, 12:17:04 AM »
Beautiful car Jon, congratulations on completing the restoration of an important piece of history. You make us all proud.
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #130 on: October 01, 2016, 02:36:12 AM »
Truly appreciated, Ken.  Thank you very much.
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #131 on: December 14, 2016, 02:37:57 AM »
Got my model in the mail yesterday!
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #132 on: December 14, 2016, 05:54:00 AM »
KILLER!!
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #133 on: December 14, 2016, 08:15:23 PM »
sweet die cast and loved reading the article in the Muscle Car Review. Awesome restoration. Really like the details the were used only on the endurance setups, like the light for the number, over a typical trans am setup.
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Re: 50th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #134 on: December 29, 2016, 10:52:09 PM »
The 50th anniversary of my Z-28 is today. I'm sure glad I got it done in time.



My Yenko Z-28 engine from the Bud Gates Trans-Am car will turn 50 tomorrow.  Well, actually the car would be 50 but the engine was built 12-20-66.



I sent the original owner, Hugh Heishman, one of these, which he really enjoyed.

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