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Offline 76TA79Z

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79 Z28 Header Decal Placement
« on: August 30, 2017, 09:50:13 PM »
I recently purchased the Z28 header decal from phoenix Graphix.  Does anyone know the proper placement dimensions?  I have a copy of the GM factory drawings that shows the Z starts 7.1 inches from the center of the nose and 0.8 inches from the bottom of the decal to the grille.  I measured a Norwood car with 17K orig miles and found the Z to start about 5.5 inches from the center of the nose.  The distance between the bottom of the decal to the grille was the same as the drawing.  My car was built in Van Nuys.  I suppose there could be a difference from Norwood to Van Nuys.  It could also be the differences from one factory worker to another as I'm unsure of how the decals were applied (machine or human).

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Re: 79 Z28 Header Decal Placement
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 06:27:38 AM »
The decals were applied human. Never spot on. If you look at an all original low mike s/e for example, the stripes look like they were done by a 4 year old. Your dimension is near exact what it should be but nobody grabbed a tape measure back then.
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Re: 79 Z28 Header Decal Placement
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 09:15:30 PM »
That was my guess.  It sounds like you maybe have experience working in an assembly plant.  I recently met a gentlemen and his dad at the Trans Am Nationals that are working on a Norwood, OH assembly plant documentary.  If you don't already know about it, you can find out more information at www.norwoodlegends.com

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Re: 79 Z28 Header Decal Placement
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2017, 12:13:42 AM »
I don't have experience but I know several gm workers from that time and all their stories are just wow with how they even got the cars built lol
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Re: 79 Z28 Header Decal Placement
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2017, 12:18:54 AM »
It isnt any different now. Believe me!
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Re: 79 Z28 Header Decal Placement
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2017, 06:47:22 AM »
 ???
Don't tell me that, I buy your product
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Re: 79 Z28 Header Decal Placement
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2017, 07:09:30 AM »
I wonder if the workers screw off at a Japanese plant?

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Re: 79 Z28 Header Decal Placement
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2017, 06:28:33 PM »
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