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 I would be curious to know if this was a LOS car.

Mike

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 I think it would cause confusion and clash with the stamped information on the protect-o-plate.

Mike

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General Discussion / Re: Convertible header moldings
« on: February 16, 2018, 04:14:15 PM »
 From what I have seen, aftermarket moldings have their name stamped somewhere. But, I haven't see too many to say if that is 100% accurate. I am able to pick out repros at car shows within seconds because they all have the same fitment problems at the area where the top and pillar moldings meet.
  This link is to a past discussion: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=13815.msg134990#msg134990

 I had my originals re-chromed by a local shop here for $150 (and yes...he does use copper if needed). But as stated earlier, the year will determine if it is bright chrome (1967) or satin (68-69).

Mike

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Maintenance / Re: Keep blowing CLK-LTR/CTSY fuse
« on: February 16, 2018, 02:21:58 AM »
my 67 had that problem. remove the orange wire from the lighter and see if the short goes away.

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General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: February 13, 2018, 03:37:58 PM »
 My plans are to finally drive and show it. After a 15 year hiatus, it is back on the road and with a fresh restoration.
In the picture I am getting ready for a spot buff and polish before I put the car cover on it. I took it for another shake down run this past weekend to check the front end alignment I did. It felt so good to be driving this car again.

Mike

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General Discussion / Re: Where or what is this picture of?
« on: February 08, 2018, 03:14:16 AM »
Jim,
  The side markers started in '68.

So, I wonder if the 'buck' John Z was referring to that held the front sheet metal during spraying at the Chevy side is the style pictured.

Thanks for the tips on where the picture came from!
Mike

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General Discussion / Where or what is this picture of?
« on: February 07, 2018, 03:34:52 PM »
 Looking at the body shape, it appears to be a '68 F-body.
Does anyone know where this was or was it a special line to be spraying the body (done usually at Fisher) and the buck-mounted nose (painted on the Chevy side)? The dash top definitely looks masked.

Just curious,
Mike

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Restoration / Re: Spiral shock paint
« on: February 04, 2018, 04:48:21 PM »
LI Corvettes put their label on the can so I can't tell who made it.

Mike

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Restoration / Re: Spiral shock paint
« on: February 03, 2018, 06:39:11 PM »
LI Corvette sells an exact match. I've used it recently and it is exact to the color of a NOS shock I have.

Mike

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General Discussion / Re: Resizer for photos
« on: February 02, 2018, 12:53:59 AM »
Hi Danny,

  I typically use 800 x 600 pixels (resize --> pixels) for images with lots of details. If the picture doesn't contain a lot of details (has mostly the same background), then it will compress more (smaller file size) and then I can use 1000 pixels horizontal to meet CRG's file size limit.

Mike

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General Discussion / Re: Resizer for photos
« on: February 01, 2018, 08:47:50 PM »
If you use Windows, Microsoft's 'Paint' program works good.

Mike

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...altered tag
« on: February 01, 2018, 08:30:57 PM »
 What next...a convertible first gen Z?

Mike

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Restoration / Re: 1967 RS/SS 396 - L35 M40 project
« on: January 31, 2018, 07:48:38 PM »
My 67 L35 convertible was in such bad shape that the guy who towed it, and my wife, laughed at it when I brought it home.
They said "you bought this piece of sh*t"?
But, the car 'hooked' me...sort of like Christine.
I didn't realize how low in production it was at that time.
I like watching as they eat their words now.  ;)

Mike

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General Discussion / Re: 69 SS that was deported
« on: January 31, 2018, 04:43:41 PM »
 Exports didn't have the rest of the trim tag wordage stamped?

Mike

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General Discussion / Re: Radio Capacitor on coil bracket
« on: January 29, 2018, 01:31:16 AM »
 Both my 67's with an AM radio have it on the coil bracket and VR. I wonder if in 69 it was decided it wasn't needed. Sort of like the anti-static barbed rings in the front spindle hub covers used in 67 and later discontinued.

Mike

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