78- Z28 question

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  1. Double E

    Double E New Member

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    IMG_1279.JPG IMG_1294.JPG New in this site, thanks for having me!
    Just picked up this 78 over the weekend. Needs a paint job. Going to keep it original. After paint, going to install stripe kit dark green/green.
    I'm having trouble finding the badges for front grill and gas flap as shown in pic. All I see for sale is green/gold
    Any body know where I can find them
     
  2. Z28SSRS

    Z28SSRS Veteran Member

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    Welcome to the site. The car looks pretty nice in the pic of it on the trailer. The paint looks good to me unless there is something I am not seeing. I am guessing that color is code 48 Dark Blue-Green. I haven't seen many '78 Z28's in that color. Classic Industries in Huntington Beach, CA shows a gas flap badge in the right color, but not one for the front grill. If it was me I would seriously think about just going over the paint with a restorer and/or cleaner wax and leave it all original, if that is the original paint, striping, and emblems or badges. Good luck with it whatever you decide to do.
     
  3. Double E

    Double E New Member

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  4. Double E

    Double E New Member

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    IMG_1303.JPG IMG_1304.JPG Thx, I'll check them out and still in search of badge for grille.
    Yea, paint looks great from distance, but pretty bad up close.
     
  5. mlburk

    mlburk Veteran Member

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    not available unless NOS
     
  6. JordanZ28

    JordanZ28 New Member

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    Hi there
    I have the same color code on the tag which is 48 on my z28 78, do you have any other pictures of the car after or before the Paint job? I attend to restore my car to original color and this colour is hard to find. And is you car manual transmission or auto.
    Thanks
     
  7. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It's only orig once. I'd get a detainer to water sand that lacquer paint and buff it.
    I loved my 78 Z28.
    I ordered it new and here's a pic of it a few days old.
    [​IMG]1978 Z28 a few days old by C O P O, on Flickr

    [​IMG]1978 Z28 by C O P O, on Flickr
     
  8. JordanZ28

    JordanZ28 New Member

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    Such a beautiful car, although I can't see the color clearly, it have color code 48, do you have any other picture? What is you transmission?.
    My car currently is black but I attended to restore it to original colour. Not a lot of z28 have dark blue green colour you can find through the internet.
     

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