1970 LA Z28 COPO?

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  1. mgd1790

    mgd1790 Veteran Member

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    Just arrived...505425 sequence, 02A/02B. Lots of parts in boxes, including hopefully the trim tag. Rusty, obviously. Looks like original lacquer, tight stripes for LA cars, floor-mounted pedal, suspension stopper thingies, etc. Black and white stripes look original. I'm looking for the build sheet(s).

    Please let me know your thoughts.

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  2. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    An 02B is much earlier than the currently accepted entry time for the COPO 9796 which is late April of 1970.
    All of the early (prior to April or March?) LA cars that I have seen have been “short stripe” cars where the stripes did not extend all the way to the windshield in front and the rear glass in back. This car looks like it has full stripes which indicates a repaint. The tall rear spoiler may have been added at that time. It was pretty common to add the tall spoiler in the mid 70’ and 80’s to modernize the look of the short spoiler cars.

    Other than that, somebody has their work cut out for them bringing this one back.
     
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  3. mgd1790

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    My 71 LA car had full stripes and the paint was untouched in the rear.

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  4. jbloake

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    7849E0E7-73A8-4666-BBCC-D5ACC2BC3C52.jpeg Interesting car . Hope you find the build sheet ! Picture from USCC Camaro enthusiast July/August 1997 to add to the conversation
     
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  5. ronzz572

    ronzz572 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Mike the build sheet in most cases on a 70 vannuys built Camaro are on the drivers side edge middle of gas tank, Also under drivers seat bottom, My 02C L78 had one inside the passenger back seat cover. If you do find one make sure it matches the cars vin. Sometimes there have been other build sheets found from different cars. Vannuys plant build sheets are often somewhere in the car.
     
  6. mgd1790

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    Here's some more pictures. No build sheet yet. Taking down the headliner in a few. Sheet metal in the trunk was toast and sifting through the rust I did find a couple scraps but I'm not sure if that was the build sheet.

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  7. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    By 71 the stripes were full length. Only early LA 70 cars were short striped. Even then, the hood went full stripe before the back did.
     
  8. mgd1790

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    Makes sense. While cleaning out the interior it looks like it was originally a green mist car, repainted black. Time to focus on the spoiler I suppose.
     
  9. secondgenaddict

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    The 2 sets of holes on the edges of the decklid indicate that the spoiler was changed out at some point...
     
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  10. mgd1790

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    Makes sense. So I understand, the small spoiler which is standard and I've had on my 71, had 2 holes on the left and right side and because they swapped out this one at some point, 2 other holes to fit the tall spoiler were drilled, correct?
     

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