1973 Z28 Restoration "Lilith"

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by Jerry73Z28, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Jerry73Z28

    Jerry73Z28 Member

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    I wondered how long it would be before someone spotted those! I'm not sure what happened to the Chevelle. Pretty sure that was Mom's car. Dad still has the El Camino.
     
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    73rsltz Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Awesome welcome to the insanity!! There are a lot of people that will be here to help.
     
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    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Jerry glad to have you. You and your dad have fun
     
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    Welcome. Looks like it will be a cool project for you two. It's also good to see someone else from Colorado, albeit the opposite end of the state. I'm over in Montrose.
     
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    Thank you for all the welcomes.
    Spent today working on the garage, and cleaning parts. Everything is coated with rust, but so far, not more than surface rust. No parts yet that can't be saved (knock on wood).

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    We want to finish the garage before we put the body on the rotisserie, so working on the small stuff for now. It's all progress!
     
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    Great story, I'm anxious to follow your build. I have a soft spot for 73 Z's as I purchased one brand new off the lot when I was 18. I kept the car for years but in the early 90's I fell in love with a 72 big block Camaro project and sold the Z. The 72 is restored and beautiful...I still have it, but I should have kept the 73 Z, it was a better car...much better. Good luck with your project !
     
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    70_Camaro_SS Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Outstanding that your family has kept the car so long, and now you get to spend some quality time with your Dad bringing her back to life.

    Hope to see you guys on the Colorado roads soon!
     
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    Not a long story at all, loved reading it and good luck the your restoration. This is my 1970 Z.
     

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    Amazing that you were able to save that engine! How many miles have been put on the car? I'd imagine not many given all the sitting...?
     
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    Greeley Automotive Machine performed a miracle with my block, heads, and crank as far as I'm concerned. And worth it to me to save a numbers matching engine.
    I believe the odometer shows about 96000 miles. Mom drove it a lot before it ended up parked.
     

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