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Old 08-19-2020, 03:51 AM
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Knowing the whole history is priceless. Cool car, look forward to the rest of the story as it progresses.
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I love the stories from guys like you that held on to there cars, so many times life got in the way and cars went away. Well done Joe.
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Still having this desirable car that you paid $1,400 for is quite the accomplishment!

Great to hear the story, and thanks for posting Bruce.
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The 2nd owner got a front clip from the wrecking yard sometime in 1977. When I got the car in 1981 I didn't want to work the fenders that were there so I went to Chevrolet & bought new fenders for about 154.00 ea. I think the header panel was 43.00 or something like that. The hood was usable as was the valance. I had just sold a Z10 to a guy which used some parts on another Camaro so I traded deck lids with him....Joe
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Moving forward to this restoration meant undoing everything I had done the first time around. Out came the power windows. Off came the rally sport. Of came the ZL2 hood. I bought everything new from GM when I bought the hood except the harness. Those were the days. No more JL8. Fortunately I kept all of the parts that I removed knowing I didn't want to lose any of the original pieces.

In November of 2018 I decided I needed to install another trunk floor. The car had 3 things the were not in it favor, vinyl top, trunk mat & bad gaskets on the lid & lights. All of these lead to leaks which rotted out the trunk floor. After some study I decided an aftermarket floor wasn't what I wanted to use. A guy in Phoenix had the rear clip of a 69 with a nice floor & only wanted 150.00 so off to Phoenix. This is the hard way to do a trunk floor but it was worth the efforts to me. 160+ man hours. There was enough pieces from the rear clip to fix the bottoms of the quarters & the section where the back up lights were...Joe
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Wow, kudos to you Joe for not taking the easier way out on that trunk floor, not that any of that is easy. Impressive and keep up the great work.
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Yes, credit to you for grafting in donor metal. That's a lot of detail work!
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Before we did the trunk floor in Nov 2018, all the front sheet metal was removed in May 2018 & taken to the body shop. I still had the engine & transmission in the car until the trunk floor was done. Now with the subframe assm completely removed it was time to get the body ready for the painters....Joe
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Hey Joe,

Great car you have!

I can tell by the way you are going beyond the norm to bring this car back, that you are dedicated to making it really right no matter the cost or time. I applaud you.

The frame and engine shot showing the curved neck radiator is a good educational picture to show the purpose of the curved neck. Most people refer to the curved neck radiator as a COPO radiator, but cannot tell you the purpose of the curved neck. The curved neck radiator was designed for the B/B with A/C. The purpose of the curved neck is to keep the upper radiator hose from rubbing on the A/C compressor belt.

Keep up the good work.

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^ interesting.
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