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Restoration / Re: 1969 Brake Line Retainer Clips - Finishes
« on: September 17, 2019, 04:17:25 PM »
Sorry for delay Lloyd but would guess matte would be my first choice.

Restoration / Re: engine compartment colors
« on: September 09, 2019, 04:30:00 PM »
Lots of detail pics of survivor cars here in the "original cars and details" which can assist with engine compartment. Also searches can help as topic has been discussed many times over the years but probably search for a specific area or part.

Restoration / Re: 1969 Brake Line Retainer Clips - Finishes
« on: September 09, 2019, 04:25:21 PM »
Looks good Lloyd but how much shine does it produce. Several years ago I had experimented with good old machinist Dykem Bluing and that seemed to work well with very little work. Easy touch-up if needed also.

Originality / Re: 1968 Norwood Trunk Paint Color
« on: August 29, 2019, 11:13:19 PM »
I’ve not seen a 68survivor in gray and white. Many examples can be found both here and team Camaro.

Originality / Re: 1968 Assembly line fenders
« on: August 22, 2019, 07:44:56 PM »
Is there anything specific to assembly line fenders that would designate them compared to over the counter. Car is an 04D car.
Later over the counter fenders seemed to have a more rounded vs.. crisp line from the what has been contributed to die wear. Overall, not an issue IMO.

Originality / Re: 1969 Z/28 oil pressure line
« on: August 21, 2019, 12:55:19 AM »
Oh my the stuff that is passed off as original Z/28! LOL

General Discussion / Re: grill color
« on: July 31, 2019, 01:50:07 AM »
68 std grill, my 07E car @ MCACN... Molded in gray, argent silver front, black top,bottom and sides of headlights...silver & black over spray on the gray rear & sides.

Hi Steve! Just wanted to point out or detail for others service replacements like our NOS 68 grille purchased in 1979 had a darker gray molded color than originals, hence we matched and painted our gray color to match originals in 68 first before the argent and black.

General Discussion / Re: grill color
« on: July 30, 2019, 12:58:05 AM »
I need to know what color the grill was painted on my rally green 68 z/28. I read the camaro exterior info but it had only for 69's.
Pete, u have looked at my build thread many times and around post 1144 I have several pics and info that might help. Scan after 1144 also as there are several entries.

Originality / Re: Quarter panel vent screws?
« on: July 29, 2019, 01:47:50 AM »
Pics I posted #30 on “details of a 68 RS Z28” show a zinc screw. Late built NOR car.

General Discussion / Re: grill color
« on: July 29, 2019, 01:31:11 AM »
I need to know what color the grill was painted on my rally green 68 z/28. I read the camaro exterior info but it had only for 69's.
I placed pics and info concerning grill prep on my build thread. We matched pained to paint the grill to match original plastic color and then painted as they were originally done. Along with the riveted brackets!

General Discussion / Re: Has it really been 50 years??? (Off topic)
« on: July 22, 2019, 12:31:12 AM »
Agree Ed and well stated! Back in the early 80's I looked at a used Corvette for sale that Gus owned from the GM program down in Florida. Should have purchased it but at the time it was higher than the norm as one might expect.

General Discussion / Re: One DANGEROUS car!
« on: July 18, 2019, 10:03:03 PM »
Ok who wants to take bets? I verified the vin.
Post it

Restoration / Re: Interior rear view mirror repair questions
« on: July 18, 2019, 09:58:17 PM »
Our 68 has a gray shroud.

Restoration / Re: Interior rear view mirror repair questions
« on: July 04, 2019, 11:46:05 PM »
I am trying to save and restore the original interior rear view mirror from my '68 and have some questions.

It has two problems. The glass is needing replacing or re-silvering and the lever for switching the day/night mode is broken.

My questions are...…

1) Is there any place you can get a replacement lever aside from a donor mirror. I'm doubting it but it never huts to ask. I tried gluing mine back together and had exactly the luck I expected......none!

2) Replacement glass is available from Paragon Corvette for $40.00. I assume it's reproduction and wonder about the quality and fit. Anyone had experience with these?

3) Can any place that re-silvers  mirrors re-do do a day/night mirror?

4) Is it true that the glass just fits inside the rubber and that no adhesive was used to hold it in. I didn't know if the yellow substance that came off of the back of the glass and stuck to the rubber was adhesive or part of the mirror backing?

5) How is the rubber attached the stainless steel body of the mirror? I had soaked my mirror in hot water to soften the rubber to get the glass out and in the process, most of the rubber detached from the body of the mirror. An inch and a half of the rubber at one end will not come loose though. On the part that did come loose, there doesn't seem to be any trace of adhesive.


Dave, I restored our original 68 rear view mirror but did order the Paragon piece of glass as the silver backing was messed up on our original piece of mirrored glass. One difference was the thickness as it’s thinner but that actually helps zipping the glass back in.

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