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    Paint shop jail! Should I bail?

    Having been in a similar situation, I bailed as soon as possible. Best thing I ever did. I can tell you he is doing just enough to placate you. Get out while you can.
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    Correct 1970 Camaro Z28 Tires?

    06D may have had the option for Firestone tires. In 1970 and 1971, I never saw a 70 Z28 without Goodyear tires.
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    1970 Standard Seat Belt model numbers & lengths

    Two restorers: Ssnake-Oyl Products and Python Restoration, LLC are probably the best. There are many more.
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    What do you guys check? And how often ?

    I do what most do, but I also take it to the base and put it on a lift to look at the underside. You learn a lot about things you cannot normally see.
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    Adirondack Nationals Car Show

    Maybe next year?
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    Window handle 8731961 knob restore

    You got me thinking about this. I have original handles that are yellowed as well. I did a quick look online and found this. And this. Here is a support thread with solutions for Retr0bright. The formula: 1 pint (568ml) Hydrogen Peroxide, 10 to 12% Strength (this is bought over the counter at...
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    Correct 1970 Camaro Z28 Tires?

    I never saw a 1970 Z28 in 1970 or 1971 with Firestones. I assumed every 70 Z28 got the Goodyear F60-15 Polyglas tires. Mine had them and I never thought of putting on anything else. I am one of the few that really liked the way they handled on the car, much better than radials for performance...
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    1970 Camaro Restofy

    Flapper piece? I rebuilt the vents including the floor vent. That flapper? I refreshed the rubber with rubber restoring chemicals and I painted the parts.
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    1970 Camaro Restofy

    You need new neighbors! Oh, and I rebuilt my original vents. It wasn't that hard and there are several refinishing paints available.
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    Citrus green 1970 z28 restoration thread

    The even better news for us 70 owners is the number on the block doesn't really matter. The number on the side of the motor near the oil filter AND the POP matters most.
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    Outside door handles -- too big

    I had the same problem when I tried to use OER handles on my restoration. I ended up spending about $250 and having my originals refurbished at the local chrome shop. I wanted to keep as many of the original parts as possible. If you go that route, be sure the shop can really do pot metal...
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    '70 Z-28 Manual Steering

    The rag joint is OK. It could probably use a new rubber disc to reduce vibration, but that's another issue. The steering box has a "detent" it falls into when the shaft is at center. My guess is the guy who installed it for me today moved it off center to get the shaft back into the rag joint.
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    '70 Z-28 Manual Steering

    Update. The original box just doesn't cut it. I suspect the worm gear is worn beyond adjustment. I ordered a replacement from Borgeson. We installed it today...WOW. What a difference! Even with the new polyglas tires, it moves back and forth like it did when I first got it (the car). I guess...
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    Z28 Wheel Trim Rings Refinishing

    Yes, I think it is one of the best pictures of a new 1970 Z28 that I have ever seen. I just sent an email off to my contact to see if there is more data.
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    Z28 Wheel Trim Rings Refinishing

    I received it electronically from the library keeper at the Heritage Museum. As to the year the picture was taken, I suspect it is early 1970. The "Introducing" sign seems apparent but I have no idea when and where this was taken.

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