Frank Arone's 70Z sets point record at Nationals

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  1. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    These were dipped at the manufacturer. I believe they were hung by the ball joint hole and dipped to various levels. This is the level Frank probably saw during the research on this car.
    I have heard of restorers getting several gallons of black enamel and floating it on a tub of water and dipping the parts and drawing them back out. Lots of runs, but that's the way they made them. I think AO Smith did frames this way, but it would take obviously a very large vat and many gallons of paint. Not many want to invest this much to duplicate runs in the paint.
     
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  2. 70 SS/L78

    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yes control arms were dipped, some more than others. I've also seen some that had no bare steel and were completely dipped.

    Franks car also had original 1970 door/window weatherstrips, (1 year only design) so he received additional bonus points. 1st time a 1970 'restored' car has gone thru Legends judging with original weatherstrips. Bonus points are also given for original documentation such as buildsheet or POP. Bonus points can really help boost your final point total but at the same time those points aren't easy to get.
    Frank did a really nice job restoring his car! Any point deductions he had were minor.
     
  3. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    Scott, Does Frank's Z have 1st design trim rings (very interested in how they were finished?)
    and did Frank buy real expensive 1st design lug nuts ???

    Were some judges/people "stunned" with those NOS 1st design window/door weatherstrips.

    Any conversation about Frank's trunk spatter paint ????
    Camaro Natl's is ONLY show anywhere that even knows what these above items are !!!!
     
  4. 70 SS/L78

    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    He had original trim rings but not the lug nuts. I believe he said he's working with a manufacture to try and reproduce the correct lug nuts.
    Yes we were surprised to see the original weatherstrips, they were in nice shape.
    His trunk spatter looked nice too.
     
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  5. jb

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    i used to work for frank he is at the camaro nationals every year good guy he used to be into vettes and 1st gens one of his freinds own the super car workshop in latrobe pa
     
  6. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    jb, youre sure outa touch regarding Frank A and his relationship with the Super Car Workshop Gang.

    They had a huge falling out several years ago...........

    Super Car Workshop uses a different source to paint their restorations
     
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    jb Veteran Member

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    yes that was 20 plus years ago
     
  8. Zstar

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    Beautiful car. Wow, just wow.
     
  9. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    It is VERY high level. I'm not a qualified judge of this caliber car, but I've seen a few of the Legends cars and its one of the best. Frank was gracious enough to put it up on a lift at his shop for me and I spent an hour or so photographing the details.
     

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