Tracing history

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by gpm6367, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. 72'z'steve

    72'z'steve Veteran Member

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    Its code 56 "cream yellow"which they changed to in 72.Per an old paint guy I knew it was the same formula as the buick skylarks/Pontiac venturas,oldsmobiles then just different names one I name remember is simply "pale yellow" A lot of granma skylarks with beige vinyl tops that color back then.The new paint mixes even in 93 when it was painted were off-its more yellow now than new but I like it,I hate to wonder if I ever need to have it matched!
    One thing I'd like to point out in this thread is how these cars in some way have "touched" previous owners such as Marks P.O. referring to his as "my" 70 and the willingness of P.O.s to share pics/memories.When I spoke to my original owner the first thing she she said "you have my z!" These cars still hold a place in their heart which gives me a pause and a bit of a smile as our place as caretakers for these almost 50 year old pieces of history--Thanks for letting me ramble-Later Steve!
     
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  2. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Your welcome. May as well do this one. I love pics from the good ol days.
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  3. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Rarely did Chevy keep the same colors for more than a couple of years. 1970 (and 1969) they used Daytona Yellow, code 51 (Ditzler 2094). For 1971 they used a brighter colored Sunflower Yellow, code 52 (Ditzler 2338). For 1972 they used a lighter color Cream Yellow, code 56 (Ditzler 2444). For 1973 they used a shade somewhere between 1972 and 1970 and called it Light Yellow, code 51 (Ditzler 2533).

    In 1976 and 1977 they offered a yellow called Bright Yellow, code 51, (the same Ditzler 2094 as 1970 Daytona Yellow)
     
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  4. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Decorated for the wedding...(not mine..I was 10 years old!)
     
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  5. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'm the third owner of my '80 Berlinetta.

    The first owner bought it in Nebraska. (I have the build sheet.)
    He brought it with him when he moved to Minnesota sometime in the mid 80's.
    (I found his name on a sticker on the clock from when he had it repaired or replaced.)

    I called him up at one point and asked him about the missing emissions parts.
    (That was probably a bad topic to bring up as he wasn't at all helpful and seemed to want nothing to do with the car.)

    He had sold it to a single Mom for her high-schooler son to drive.
    That kid did some horrible things to the car.
    (Rattle bombed half the car and installed indoor/outdoor carpet with sheet rock screws.)
    Then... The V6 motor developed a rod knock and his Mom and a mechanic talked him into selling it.

    In 1990, I bought it cheap ($700) and limped it 10 miles home with the terminally damaged engine.
    My tin-worm infested 78 Camaro donated it's Target Master 305/TH350 to replace the boat anchor V6 229 and TH200C transmission in '92.

    It's been driven almost 90K miles since that time and has had too many upgrades to list.

    This site has been a wealth of knowledge for the work I've done to it since I joined NastyZ but a lot of work was done prior to the internet.
    (Back when good information was harder to find than usable parts in salvage yards.)
     
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  6. bodymanbill

    bodymanbill Veteran Member

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    image.jpg Spent a little time trying to look up the original owner of my 73, unfortunately there's probably 5 million Glenn Smiths in this country. Thought I might of found his son once but he never responded to me.
     
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    I was lucky, the original owner of my '74 z had an unusual last name and it popped up right away. He even lives in the same city as he did 45 years ago. There's an owner in between, however, that I'm having no luck with.
     
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  8. gpm6367

    gpm6367 Veteran Member Gold Member

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  9. Dave Nelson

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    I think I can trace the original owner of this new 1970 Z. lol
    I ordered my car with a turbo 400, 4.10 gear, and waited 6 weeks or more for delivery. I raced it on weekends and it was my daily driver during the week.
     
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    gpm6367 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Another original owner!!! I need pictures and detail!!!!
     

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