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Old 04-04-2013, 04:40 PM   #29
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My 71 RS Z/28 that I bought new, has the slash. It has it in the grill, fenders, and the spoiler.
Interesting. I wonder if the Z/28 emblems on your car were dealer installed? Will you post an image of your Z/28 emblems?

The 1970 to 1973 Z28 emblems that I've seen on factory cars are of the style on the top, and the 1969 Z/28 style is on the bottom.

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Old 04-04-2013, 05:35 PM   #30
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^ that's true Bear, the one as shown in the top of the picture you posted was from 1970 through 1974 Z-28
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:35 PM   #31
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Interesting. I wonder if the Z/28 emblems on your car were dealer installed? Will you post an image of your Z/28 emblems?

The 1970 to 1973 Z28 emblems that I've seen on factory cars are of the style on the top, and the 1969 Z/28 style is on the bottom
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You are right. After I posted it I thought about it and remembered that a poster on the wall in my building has the slash, but my car doesn't.
The car came the right way, my parents bought it new for me (16th birthday and I still have it) and no dealer changed anything. Other than tires, wheels and headers it's just the way it was bought new and I have the stock stuff.
I pulled the post off right away but you were quicker than me. Haven't had the cover off any of my cars for a long time and was thinking it was different.
Thank you for setting me straight, I don't want to miss inform anyone.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:46 PM   #32
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Interesting. I wonder if the Z/28 emblems on your car were dealer installed? Will you post an image of your Z/28 emblems?

The 1970 to 1973 Z28 emblems that I've seen on factory cars are of the style on the top, and the 1969 Z/28 style is on the bottom.

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You would think after owning a car for 42 years I would remember what the emblems look like. Michigan winters suck, it's been so long since I pulled the covers of my cars I guess I don't remember what they look like.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:36 PM   #33
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Classicindustries.com is a great web-site for all the emblems...It will tell you what was on what year, model and what wasn't...and they have them for all Gens....
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:34 PM   #34
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You would think after owning a car for 42 years I would remember what the emblems look like. Michigan winters suck, it's been so long since I pulled the covers of my cars I guess I don't remember what they look like.
Memories do tend to get less reliable with time.

I remember several years ago I was driving on 880 and I was approaching an older Impala in the lane next to me. I looked at the tail lights and suddenly I couldn't tell if it was a 1969 or a 1970 Impala. After about 15 seconds I realized that it was a 1969 because I finally remembered that the 1970 tail lights were vertical. I remember thinking at that moment that in 1970 I would have been able to make that determination in no more than a few milliseconds. Even things that one thinks are clearly ingrained can become fuzzy with the passing a three or four decades.

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Old 04-04-2013, 11:08 PM   #35
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I pulled the post off right away but you were quicker than me.
So, that's why, when I went to reply to your post, it was gone.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:30 AM   #36
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Memories do tend to get less reliable with time.

I remember several years ago I was driving on 880 and I was approaching an older Impala in the lane next to me. I looked at the tail lights and suddenly I couldn't tell if it was a 1969 or a 1970 Impala. After about 15 seconds I realized that it was a 1969 because I finally remembered that the 1970 tail lights were vertical. I remember thinking at that moment that in 1970 I would have been able to make that determination in no more than a few milliseconds. Even things that one thinks are clearly ingrained can become fuzzy with the passing a three or four decades.

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Sucks getting old. Guess I better go over today and take a look at it and refresh my memory.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:19 AM   #37
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There is a big difference between a Z with and without the slash.

The bottom line is you need to know the difference if you're talking to Camaro enthusiasts and purists, because they will most likely bite your head off if you refer to a 4th gen Z28 with a slash, or forget to type the slash when referring to a 1968-70, which the 2014 is descended from.

The 2014 is NOT descended from the 2nd - 4th gens that were Z28s. The IROC, the Z28 SS, the SLP engineering package..... all cars that were fast and handled well, but were not what the Z/28 was about. I think in a way GM understood that, hence the fact they kept the slash off for this long. When the 5th gen came back into production for 2010, the SS was used and any reference to any Z was kept on the back burner because GM knew how revered and hallowed the Z name is in Camaro history despite many calls to use the Z28 (for those uninformed newbies) and the Z/28 (for the hard core enthusiasts). They could have continued from the 4th gen and made the V8 model a Z if they wanted to, but that continues the dilution of the original Z, and also Chevy is intent on using "SS" in a more uniform manner, to designate all of their performance cars. So the decision was made to not use anything with a Z on it until a Camaro worthy of the original intent of the Z was designed. The hard core enthusiasts voices were heard...... if you haven't noticed, this 2014 Camaro Z/28 is NOT an "SS Z/28"..... it is a "Camaro Z/28", and that is how it will show on your insurance card.

The '68-70 and 2014 is a Z/28. Anything else is a Z28 and not the same. Just a name.
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The '68-70 and 2014 is a Z/28. Anything else is a Z28 and not the same. Just a name.
Actually, the slash was not used on 1970 Z28s. The slash was used on 1968 and 1969 Z/28s, and now on 2014 Z/28s.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:50 PM   #39
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Z/28 = The Car made the name.

Z28 = The Name made the car.
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yeah. i mean if you put a 70 1/2 on a road course with a 69, the 69 would just destroy it huh




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Old 04-05-2013, 05:04 PM   #41
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yeah. i mean if you put a 70 1/2 on a road course with a 69, the 69 would just destroy it huh




If you want to be nit-picky the 70-1/2 was a great car yes, but at that time Chevy had already bailed on the racing program.
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how is that nit-picky?


we're talking about the street versions.
the first generation Z/28 was designed to get parts homologated for racing. namely the 302 engine. it was hardly a stripped down barely- legal -for the street car. the Rally Sport package was available, and even vinyl roofs!
the only difference between a Z/28, a Z28 or a Z-28 was the style of the badge.
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