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Restoration / Re: window regulator roller repair?
« on: March 30, 2023, 11:50:56 PM »
Attached is a photo of the tool used to mash the rivet end when replacing a window regulator roller in the car.  It could of course be used with the regulator out.  This came from a friend, not sure who the tool maker is.  Somewhere offshore.  He did tell me he stakes the rivet end first so it mashes easier. 

Restoration / Re: window regulator roller repair?
« on: March 24, 2023, 03:13:48 PM »
I found a video where the person stakes a shallow X into the rivet end with a chisel, then mashes it the rest of the way in a vise with the ball end of a ball peen hammer.  It worked great for me.  I also used a socket in the vise to fit the flat end of rivet so I didn't mash any of the nylon roller.  A friend told me he has a special tool to do it in the car where you grind off the old rivet end first, punch it out, then this tool can mash the rivet without taking the regulator out of the car.  I'll post a photo of the tool if I get it. 

Restoration / window regulator roller repair?
« on: March 15, 2023, 07:07:34 PM »
My 1969 Camaro needs the rollers replaced on one of the window regulators (photo attached).  I was able to find a 3 piece set, and they will arrive in a few days.  They look to be a pressed pin with the end mashed to secure it in the regulator.  Any tips from the team the best way of replacing them?

Restoration / Re: Rust Remover
« on: February 24, 2023, 02:54:54 PM »
Thanks to all for the great feedback.  I ended up replacing the trunk floor with lots of help.  Photos attached of before and after.  There were some pretty big rust holes in one corner as well as around the filler neck area, decided it would be just as much work to try and repair them as to replace it.  I also read all the previous threads on spatter paint and I believe my original was gray/white so that is what I ordered. 

Restoration / Re: Rust Remover
« on: January 13, 2023, 06:31:51 PM »
Thanks for all the feedback.  I will be working on the car over the next couple of weeks and will post a photo as soon as I can. 

Restoration / Rust Remover
« on: January 10, 2023, 12:23:48 AM »
I want to remove rust from the trunk floor of my 1969 Z28.  It is pitted as well as has some small holes.  I have seen info on Evaporust from this team with good reviews and have a friend who uses POR15.  I have never used either of them.  Can anyone from the team advise on a preferred brand?  I see Evaporust also comes in a gel, would that work better?  Any advice would be appreciated.

Research Topics & Reports / Re: First Gen Camaro radiator dates
« on: January 10, 2023, 12:16:01 AM »
1969 Z28 07A Norwood
photo attached

Restoration / 1969 standard interior seat foam question
« on: December 07, 2022, 02:41:47 AM »
I have a 1969 Z28 with standard interior, am restoring it to original ivory color.  The upholstery shop called today and told me I need seat back foam with wire in it vs. the original seat foam (without wire) I provided.  The seat bottom springs were replaced and the standard foam worked fine.     See photo attached, original seat back foam is on right.     I can find seat foam for sale with and without wire, the only 2 options I can find.  Did the seat bottom come with springs attached to the frame, and the seat back come with springs (or wire?) in the foam not attached to the frame?  Just trying to clear this up before I order more product.  No one has them in stock and it looks like I have to wait several weeks or months to get them, just wanted to make sure what I order is correct.  Thank you.

Site Comments/Discussion / Re: VIN Registry / database
« on: November 09, 2022, 08:36:26 PM »
I am a new member and joined a few months ago.  I have a 1969 Z28, have owned the car for 40 years, and only recently found out about CRG from a supplier I am buying restoration parts from.  The information available from this team is amazing. 

I would be glad to provide any data you need on my 1969 Z28.

Thanks for all the great work from the CRG team,
John Thomson

Research Topics & Reports / Re: 67-69 Bumper Jack Design
« on: November 07, 2022, 10:20:59 PM »
My '69 Z28:
Plant: NOR
Model Year: 69
Build Date: 07A
Jack Mast Section: Trapezoidal
Rivet Date: "9F" (might be an E, see photo)
Jack Base: don't have
Bumper Hook: nothing I can see
also says Patent 3163925 on mast

General Discussion / member locations and recommended installers
« on: November 04, 2022, 02:15:43 PM »
Is there a way to find other team members in my area I could connect with?  I live in Jacksonville, FL, and it would be great to know if there are any others in my area where we could share car info, local show info, recommended installers, etc.  I searched Florida in the member list and only 2 came up without locations. 

Originality / Re: hood/headliner insulation question-1969 Z28
« on: November 03, 2022, 02:12:17 PM »
I bought the car from a friend in Tampa in 1982, and at the time I had another friend who worked at GMAC and was able to get me all of the Florida title history.  I did nothing with the docs until recently.  My friend owned it from 1978-1982, and I searched the name of the 1976-1978 owner (he still lives in FL in the St. Pete area) from one of the titles and actually found a phone number for him.  Was he surprised when he got a call 44 years later, but we had a great conversation and he remembered a lot about the car.  My car does not have the original DZ engine block, and he told me he was the one who replaced it but said he did use the internal parts from the 302.  I am starting a 2nd restoration (first was in 1982, but I had 3 young kids and not much money back then) and am keeping him updated on progress.  The car came to Florida from Connecticut in 1974, and I am still trying to contact the lady who owned it then.  CT DMV has been no help, so I'm trying anywhere else I can.  I got my NCRS letter recently, and found the car was originally delivered to Louisiana.  I called the Chevy dealer, who is still in business in the same location (since 1931), and actually spoke with the owner who started working for his dad there in 1970.  Again we had a great call, I sent him some photos, but he has no records that old.  So far a fun search, and I'll continue until I complete the timeline. 

Originality / Re: hood/headliner insulation question-1969 Z28
« on: November 03, 2022, 12:27:01 AM »
I spoke with the guy who owned my car from 1976 to 1978 today and he confirmed he did add the cowl hood, wheel well chrome trim, and louvers.  Thanks to all, the info you provided was exceptional and completely accurate. 

Originality / Re: Spare Tire J Hook & Wing Nut
« on: October 29, 2022, 07:02:28 PM »
See 2 photos from what I believe are original jack parts on my 69 Z28 07A car. 

Originality / Re: hood/headliner insulation question-1969 Z28
« on: October 20, 2022, 11:18:34 PM »
My car is a 07A car, and I just received the NCRS doc showing the official production date as 7/3/69.  Attached is a photo of the corner of the hood, I can't make out any numbers. Were there any original hoods that did not have the number?

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