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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 20th, 11, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Hello to all! Mystery 69? Any help appreciated!

I had posted this morning in TECH CORNER... Was suggested I post here and say Hey to my fellow Country and Chevy-men alike.

Hello all, new to the board, located in San Diego, CA.
Here's the deal. I used to flip classic 60-70's cars while I was in the Navy (through the 90's). I arrived in Southern CA to find people still (unbelievably) driving old 60's cars as daily drivers. As a kid who grew up in the Rustbelt (western NY)... I was in heaven.
Any fast forward to now. In 1996 I located a 69 camaro. Burnt Red, missing it's former rat motor, belching tranny juice in the driveway (Turbo 400). Fresh tires on 8 inch (as i recall) rallys. Long story short, I drug it home and stuck it in my garage.

The car as found in 1996:
Th400 (though had clutch pedal)
disc brakes
3:33 (or 3:35) posi (correct date code on pumpkin)
12 bolt
5 leaf springs
3/8 gas line with smaller return to tank
Off-set heater core lines on firewall
Steel cowl hood
no factory tach
Frame tied
Traction bars (pontiac style i think)
Evidence of drag racing life (Battery in rear, Moroso 'cool' can, Rolled rear fender lips)

I built and installed a 396 and went back to a four speed around 2002. Anyway, i pittered around maybe a few hundred miles. I wasn't happy with a few details (manual steering box sloppy) or the cooling system (no shroud, and shoddy electric fan). Anyway, life had taken me other directions for a spell, but it's time to reclaim my love for all things 69 and decode this thing. No special cowl codes that Iíve noticed, is a Van Nuys car. I peeked under the front seats and behind the rearÖNo build sheet. I've done some research today and going go looking on top of the tank tomorrow.
Lastly, the car has the shorter wing (67-68) style. I took crap from some of my bros till I found documentation that they were documented having been put on the 69's during production, especially early on. The car is factory gold (confirmed by paint code) under the current 20+ year old crappy red paint. Anyway, the shorty rear wing is matching factory gold, as are the rest of the panels and doors (though not the hood as I recall). There seems to be black on the rear of the car, but more than just the rear tail-light area. I've seen it on the rear deck lid as well and lower panels under the rear bumper. Maybe the rear was shot black and then the gold applied over it from factory? I'm not familiar with the original paint application sequence.

Any insights or thoughts to deciphering the car would be appreciated. It would be really cool to find someone who can help figure this thing out locally (San Diego area) if you're bored and like cold beer.

Any help is appreciated. I can provide more details if any thinks its relevant. I did talk to a previous owner that was listed on the transfer paperwork I had in 1996 (wished I had his info today!) info and he swore the car had been a race car early in it's life.

Thanks to all,
Dan
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See post - https://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=195612

Dan - welcome to Team Camaro, but ... try not to double post ...
You'll get input as soon as folks can get to it ... no need to repeat posts

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old May 20th, 11, 10:27 AM
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Hey Welcome Dan,

Who ever told you to repost this set you up. It's really not forum etiquette to repost the same thing over in different forums. Perhaps the intent was to get you to say hi in the Welcome Wagon forum but the forum is no place for tech Q&A, that's what the other forums are for.

That said good luck with the car and for best results, break down your posts into more specific questions posted in the forum that best fits the question. Example; a question about vin or cowl tag numbers and identifying trates of a car would fit in the Tag Team forum and a question about restoring the car to it's original form and doing it right would go under the Restoration Cornerforum.

You'll get the hang of it and the guys here will be a lot of help!

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old May 20th, 11, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Hello to all! Mystery 69? Any help appreciated!

I made a mistake in my hello intro. I initially posted in the RESTORATION CORNER, not TECH. I did take a bit to try to understand the site and post accordingly. I think I misinterpreted the suggestion to post here. I think it was suggested I say hello and then move my post (with pics and vin tag info) to the TAG TEAM forum. It was almost 1am when I read it through cloudy eyes.

Either way, my bad. Am excited to be a part it all. Thank you to all the folks who make the time to share their knowledge and enthusiasm. It's definitely put a charge under my backside.
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Welcome Dan. I was part of the confusion. And I apologize for that... Thats the way I am. You'll get the hang of the forums. This is a great site and you'll learn alot.
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