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« on: March 08, 2012, 04:09:53 AM »

hey guys a little help here would be great:
I purchased a 69 Z back in 2008 off of the second owner who only had the car about 9 months. The car is unrestored and was preserved very well by the original owner. I was fortunate enough to get the p.o.p. and original invoice along with any and all receipts for any kind maintenance that was performed on the car. Since the purchase I have been locating most of the small parts that got replaced through the years. The one thing I have had trouble with is  finding a JIM EDELBROCK CHEVROLET license frame. The dealership was located in Plymouth Michigan at 345 N. main st. He bought the dealership from Ernest J Allison in approx 1966 an then sold it to Lou LaRiche in the early part of 1970. I would really like to find a license frame from this dealer, but would appreciate any memorabilia. I have  tried ads on cragslist, contacting antique dealers in the area, estate sale companies, the graduating class of 1968 of plymouth high school on facebook, as well as searches on Ebay, with no luck. The closest I have come is a tow truck driver that colects frames says he saw one in the junkyard a couple years ago but didint pick it up since it had a crack in it.

Please put the word out and lets see if this can be located.

THANK YOU FOR THE HELP
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1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 05:06:16 AM »

My car was serviced at Berger Chevrolet based in Grand Rapids. If somebody has a license frame from this dealer I would be interested in purchasing it. thanks agai
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Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012, 02:39:54 PM »

I've never seen a Berger frame, only emblems.
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2012, 02:46:21 PM »

I have the emblem, I also have a picture of the Berger license frame I just can't figure out how to reduce the size of the file to post it on here.
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Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2012, 09:18:07 PM »

I live by Lou LaRiche Chevrolet and know the owner family.  I'll stop by and see if they have anything in the back room from the Jim Edelbrock Chevrolet days.
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2012, 10:03:53 PM »

Awesome. If not there must be some car guys by you that have that license frame?
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Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2012, 01:03:03 AM »

I'm nearby and have never seen one...
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2012, 12:44:39 PM »

Hey BULLITT65...Marty posted a nice informal on how to down load pictures       ABC's of Posting Pics
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2012, 02:03:06 PM »

Lets try this, here is the Berger frame i am looking for:
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Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2013, 06:52:42 PM »

well I FOUND a Berger Chevrolet license frame recently. A little different design, but it has the right amount of patina to look like it has been on my car since the original owner went there for parts and service, after Jim Edelbrock Chevrolet got sold (1970) and then relocated. I am still trying to find the Jim Edelbrock Chevrolet license frame, I thought since I finally located a Berger one, that maybe my luck is changing....

keep your eyes peeled at the swap meets for me!

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1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV
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« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2013, 09:15:43 AM »

I live by Lou LaRiche Chevrolet and know the owner family.  I'll stop by and see if they have anything in the back room from the Jim Edelbrock Chevrolet days.


Lou LaRiche Chevrolet is the sponsor of the Eastern Michigan Camaro Club.
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2013, 10:38:50 AM »

I actually talked to Lou Lariche about 8 months ago and he said he was going to check if he had anything from when they took over the first dealership, unfortunately nothing turned up, but key chains and license frames were not considered all that special then, similar to how you buy a new car now and they only stay on the vehicle for a short time. Lou was nice enough to send me a copy of a newspaper article chronicling how the dealership changed hands over the years, so I thought that was nice of him. I also talked to Lou's son who works at the dealership as well, and it sounds like there used to be an annual old car show at the dealership that was put on with the Eastern Michigan Camaro Club, and I thought he said the meetings were held there as well at one point.
I thought maybe if I were to able to get up to the Plymouth MI area and check out a couple of the local swap meets I might turn something up, but we now are on west coast, so I will have to wait to do so.
I bet there is probably a few guys in that area that specialize in license plates, and license frames. if anybody in the area (Kurt) sees a guy like that at one of the local meets, maybe they could pass the info on to me.
Thanks guys
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1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV
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« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2013, 09:06:51 AM »

Several local guys that do license plates. I never see frames though.
Try http://www.mlpca.com and try Larry Leslie (he's on the board).
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