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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2014, 08:12:50 PM »
Do you know the date  that pic was taken?
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #31 on: March 11, 2014, 01:33:03 PM »
The picture was taken March 31, 1967. The spoiler was not really available in '67 but there may have been a few made by GM that were given to a few select racers. In some instances, some racers made their own. Bob Tucker, who built Joie Chitwood's Camaro, told me he was supplied with a blueprint for the spoiler prior to Daytona (late January '67) and he built it out of wood using the blueprint as a guide for the dimensions.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2014, 02:54:29 PM »
thats a cool story. So there might be a wood one out there somewhere still? I am somewhat surprised with all the custom work the hot rodders were doing back then that he wouldn't of choose fiberglass. So it sounds like a spoiler on a 67, in 67 isn't unheard of, it just wouldn't have left the factory with one?

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2014, 02:57:27 PM »
Jon, I have been wanting to ask, are you putting that 1/4 mounted gas cap back on? Looks like you are creating the "as raced" look.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2014, 02:48:47 AM »
Correct, no factory installed spoilers in '67 on a regular production Camaro.

Yes, I plan on putting on the flip-top gas cap and it is being restored as it was when it raced.
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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2014, 12:38:39 AM »

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #36 on: March 26, 2014, 01:43:26 AM »
Yes, it is! Thanks for posting those links.

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #37 on: March 26, 2014, 03:02:36 AM »
No problem, Jon.  Take a look at that website when you get time, because there are a few more photos of your car...

https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/rd348sr8929

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2014, 03:50:24 PM »
Here is a 67 Penkse car with a SS hood and 68 grille, is this one of the cars that went to Europe.

https://purl.stanford.edu/rq468vm2515

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2014, 04:11:19 PM »
There are many cars in this collection I have not seen, or have not seen in the color configurations pictured.
Many 67 Camaro's some with 68 front ends.

https://revslib.stanford.edu/catalog/st220xw3375

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #40 on: March 29, 2014, 03:10:54 PM »
Here is a 67 Penkse car with a SS hood and 68 grille, is this one of the cars that went to Europe.

https://purl.stanford.edu/rq468vm2515

That is the car that Donohue drove in the race as #15 so the photo must be taken during a practice session. This car went to Terry Godsall's team in Canada after this.

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #41 on: July 04, 2014, 05:24:36 AM »
NCRS document showing the 12-29-66 production date and Aero Chevrolet. (Jon Mello Collection)

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #42 on: July 05, 2014, 03:16:32 AM »
Jon,

My official production date is 6/14/67. Doesn't exactly match my UOIT. No surprises otherwise.

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2014, 04:40:15 AM »
That's pretty interesting, Fred. Maybe on the UOIT it was when it was started and on the NCRS docs, it's when it was finished.  ???

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Re: 45th anniversary of the first Z-28
« Reply #44 on: July 06, 2014, 05:43:12 PM »
Thant's what I was thinking.