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Messages - Sauron327

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Garage Talk / Re: Restoring black plastic/vinyl trim
« on: April 19, 2018, 11:42:47 AM »
If you clean those parts very well with Dawn, followed by wax and grease remover, you could paint them with black SEM after using an AP(adhesion promoter). Go to their website or talk to your local jobber that carries it. Not all jobbers know what they are talking about. Any questions, call SEM directly.

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Garage Talk / Re: Restoring black plastic/vinyl trim
« on: April 17, 2018, 12:35:31 AM »
What parts are you talking about specifically? "Plastic" does not apply to all parts. Been in the business for decades and every part requires a different procedure. Some just cannot be saved.

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Originality / Re: Floor pan color
« on: April 09, 2018, 12:50:40 PM »
I use PPG AUE LG black(low gloss)360, correct 30% gloss. It is in the commercial line. High solids so it required reduction to achieve the finish desired. Many don't know about it because not all PPG jobbers carry it. Excellent product line and less expensive than the automotive line. I don't use PPG DPLF since they dropped the old DP line.

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Restoration / Re: Repair or replace fenders
« on: April 07, 2018, 12:15:06 AM »
I'm a mechanic not a body man.
The previous six jobs I've done were hacked by other shops, and all their work needed to be redone. The job depends on how the car will be driven. value, and storage.

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Restoration / Re: Repair or replace fenders
« on: April 06, 2018, 08:32:10 PM »
I've done six first gens in the past 5 years. Two fenders were late NOS, one was a repro, the rest were assembly line take offs. Late NOS needed a day labor each to correct issues. Take-offs needed the back brace cut to re-arch the fenders to align perfectly with rocker, a very common issue. Repro came with car and brand is unknown. It fit well except for very top of door to fender. Matched the rocker better than any GM product.

Fit is all over the map and varies by manufacturer. Some parts fit very well, and then the company changes sources and the fit and quality is awful. I just went through this with a CHL Dutchman panel that used to be great, now they're trash. Picked up a Dynacorn panel and it was fine.

I'll fix an assembly line take-off first. Tony at Muscle Car Metal presently swears by Dynacorn. But that could change in this industry.

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Originality / Re: Laminate or not?
« on: March 26, 2018, 12:34:23 PM »
Never laminate. Use proper methods and storage products. Call a local conservator if you have any questions. http://www.loc.gov/preservation/care/paper.html

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Restoration / Re: drip rail moldings
« on: March 25, 2018, 03:19:20 PM »
I've used 3 sets. Two from D&R, one from Ground Up. All were the high quality, more expensive, GM Restoration ones. Fit and finish was fine. Some vendors off both the low and high quality type.

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Car has a '70 up frame on it. The way you can tell is by the elongated hole on top of drivers front frame rail. The rearward of three holes is elongated as they went to the charcoal canister in '70 and that hole is for the vent hose.

                                                                  - Warren
That is not a second gen subframe.  Totally different designs.

Early 67 frames do not have the large side holes. I have both early and late styles.

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General Discussion / Re: team camaro
« on: February 11, 2018, 03:19:39 PM »
Use an ad blocker.

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General Discussion / Re: Resizer for photos
« on: February 02, 2018, 12:13:47 AM »
You can e-mail photos to yourself for downsizing. Other sites do not require downsizing and uploading photos is a snap.

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Restoration / Re: 1967 RS/SS 396 - L35 M40 project
« on: January 28, 2018, 07:48:15 PM »
Manual disc brakes - J52.

http://www.camaros.org/suspen.shtml#Brakes

http://www.camaros.org/suspen.shtml#Brakecomp


If you replace the brake lines, be forewarned. I'm converting a 67 to manual disc and Inline Tube and Right Stuff got the crossover line on the subframe wrong. Right Stuff was wrong twice. Set up an account with Inline and they guaranteed theirs would fit which was not the case. It was not even close. The original drum line is correct. All their other lines were fine. Right Stuff also shipped the wrong front section for two piece rear line. Parts are inventoried wrong and mislabeled.

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Restoration / Re: Dash suede paint
« on: January 25, 2018, 07:12:46 PM »
I stock SEM texture coating in quarts and gun spray it. It provides more control, and allows reducing to alter the texture. Then topcoat with the color of choice. Far more economical than lacquer at $100 per pint.

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Maintenance / Re: '69 Camaro SS convertible heater core replacement
« on: January 12, 2018, 03:42:29 PM »
He needs to get the box off first.  Fasteners are on engine bay side.  How else would you do it? 
The 5 nuts fastening the inner box are accessible from the engine bay. The sheetmetal screws near the blower motor only fasten the cover, and do not fasten the inner box. No reason to remove the sheetmetal screws, the cover, or pry the fender out.

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Maintenance / Re: '69 Camaro SS convertible heater core replacement
« on: January 12, 2018, 02:47:52 AM »
Unbolt the outer fender to inner fender bolts. Unbolt the lower rocker panel fender bolt. Push outer fender away and insert a piece of 2x4 to hold it open while you r&r the core. I had the water connections loaded up on brazing rod a lot to make it last a long time and it has not needed any attention in the last 30+ years. :)
The core cannot be removed from the engine bay side. Your procedure applies to blower motor R&I. Repairs are done with solder, not braze.


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Originality / Re: What is this?
« on: January 08, 2018, 11:42:28 PM »
I have three 67s here, and have had numerous 67s and that clip was not on any of them. Including cars that have never been disassembled.



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