Starting work on a recently purchased 71 z28 RS

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 1beautifuldaughter, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. biendog

    biendog Veteran Member

    Oct 8, 2011
    How did you end up with this car,there has to be a good story that came with it? Great project car.
  2. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    Hello, NICE Z and welcome to the site

    WE will help you do everything you want to do and make suggestions for items you
    wont want to do as you may not care.

    1) Suggesting you consider a reproduction exhaust system from Joey Gray.
    PYPES system is much more hi perform but nothing like OEM stock......
  3. 1beautifuldaughter

    1beautifuldaughter Member

    Aug 28, 2017
    Yes, I do appreciate that advice, I was torn between stock or performance exhaust, I just have this problem with a car having to sound good. So I figured being un altering nut and bolt job, I would go ahead with pypes for now. I couldn't find what seemed like a good sounding stock appearing muffler , would like to end up later with the tail pipes coming out in the right place with that little offset for the leaf spring. Thanks, For future. Who is Joey Gray?
  4. 1beautifuldaughter

    1beautifuldaughter Member

    Aug 28, 2017
    Car came up one morning on Ebay with a buy it now. I could tell from the pictures and description it seemed ligit ,, I went back and forth with the seller, and my wife told me I should buy it. I could tell from the response ( views) it was getting at 7am that there was an enormous interest in the car. So I hit the Buy it now and immediately got nauseous. lol I rented a trailer and my wife and I went 5 hours to pick it up thinking the worst. The seller turned out to be a very nice honest guy, and the car turned out to be everything I was hoping. The story behind the car was he bought it from the second owner in Rode Island who had the car repainted in the late 70s and had a terrible job done and got disgusted with the car and let it sit in the garage for near 30 years. Last time the car was registered was 1982,
  5. Billy 30548

    Billy 30548 Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Welcome to the group I am doing a 71 Z28 pro-touring have a lot of the original parts if you need anything, but like the green
  6. Budz

    Budz Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2002
    Ashburn, Va USA
    Yes, but since you're talking about keeping it mostly original, you could probably ask most of your questions in the "Original Drivetrain Topic"--> . Search the threads there and ask Q's as needed. Nice find! :bowtie:
  7. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 1999
    Beavercreek, Ohio, USA
    A quick search tip. you may already know this, but for researching Originality questions do a Google search on user M21RSZ28 and focus the search on the NastyZ28 web site. Like this:

    Other users to focus on are DCL70, CamarosRus, COPO, l16pilot

    It will lead to hundreds of threads. Most of the pictures are gone due to the Photobucket mess. But in the same search go to the Images tab and most of the photos have been cached by Google. At least for now anyway. The resolution isn't as good as Photobucket, but for many things it is OK.
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  8. Twisted72

    Twisted72 Veteran Member

    Nov 8, 2015
    New Albany, Indiana
    Welcome to the 2nd gen family .. good find and good luck with it all
  9. 1beautifuldaughter

    1beautifuldaughter Member

    Aug 28, 2017
    I have been working on the car and it will most definitely be repainted green, The question is, would I devalue the car if I just repaint it a green that is very close to the original Antique green? It appears that when the car was repainted back in the late 70s by the original owner even he painted it a slightly nicer shade of green. As my photos show the car highlights its body shapes really nice. I have been figuring that I will paint it original but when I look at the color on the door jambs it looks very bland, almost black, hard to really see any metallic highlights at all. Then I saw a car for sale and it looked real nice in the sun. But I have to wonder if it was original. I'm not looking to win awards, Just want to enjoy a car I think is cool. As far as value goes I would think maybe the next guy would likely agree. ????? I like to do things right and I don't want to bastardize a really nice car. I have also seen members asking with interest for photos of antique green, and it seems really hard to find the color presented in good light to really see what it looks like. Also I think the forest green in 70 was different ,,I know the car won't look terrible all done. I just wonder if I will always look at it and say " Damn, I should have put a nicer green on it that was close to the same shade only with a nice metallic gold highlight." I know its my car and I should do what I want but if anyone would like to comment and help maybe sway me to do the right thing . Even the black rally stripes are hard to see on the original green, very little contrast. Thanks
  10. Billy 30548

    Billy 30548 Member

    Jan 31, 2017
    Check my post I have a lot of parts off my 71 Z28 for sale

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