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Restoration / Headliner recommendations
« on: November 19, 2023, 01:17:45 AM »
I'm getting around to having a headliner installed in my 68 with deluxe interior. There is quite a range of prices, so I'm looking for recommendations. I'd like to be as close to original as possible. Thanks

Originality / Exhaust Clamp Id
« on: September 06, 2022, 09:35:14 PM »
These clamps came in a box of parts with my basket case. I was told the were original 1968 Z28 early take offs. Is there away to identify them? Also the bracket?

Restoration / Rear window trim clips
« on: August 17, 2022, 12:35:06 AM »
I'm using the clip on the left for the rear window trim, but it slides on and off the stud with no resistance. I bent the small center portion so it catches the stud and stays attached. Anybody had this problem? Short comings of repo clips?

Originality / Headliner Trim for 68 Camaro
« on: August 03, 2022, 05:25:58 PM »
I'm trying to confirm the type of trim used across the top of windshield where it meets the headliner. I have 2 types one is a hard, but flexible plastic, and one is a flexible vinyl like the windlace trim used along the door edges. Both pieces have the notch for the Rear view mirror cut-out. The upholsterer believes the flexible plastic to be original. Looking for conformation.

Restoration / Repo RS vacuum lines
« on: February 22, 2022, 02:27:03 AM »
I purchased a repo vacuum line kit for 68 RS headlights.  Does anybody know if packaged hoses are precut to exact length or are they to be trimmed as necessary? I think I could tighten some of lengths up a little. I don't have any originals to reference for length. Thanks

Restoration / Tips on installing a new pinion snubber
« on: July 04, 2021, 08:39:23 PM »
I've tried WD-40 type lubricants, synthetic grease, dish soap, dish soap with a rope pulling up through the mount. Similar to installing windshields with a rubber. No success. Looking for Idea's. Thanks

Restoration / 1968 Repo Hood Louvers
« on: July 02, 2021, 01:01:33 AM »
It's time to purchase a set of Repo BB hood louvers. Any recommendations quality and fitment? Thanks

Maintenance / Brake light dimly illuminated
« on: June 26, 2021, 01:49:29 AM »
Car is a 68 power drum car. The brake components are new or rebuilt. I unplugged the connector on the E brake that made no difference. If I unplug the connector on the distribution block the light goes out indicating a brake issue, but the brakes appear to work with a good pedal. I have fluid at all wheels and I able to bleed all wheels. If I use a test light and use the switch on the distribution block for a ground the the test light will not illuminate. Any ideas?

Restoration / RS Headlight Vacuum Actuators
« on: May 18, 2021, 01:28:24 AM »
I found a old thread from 2007 that JM recommended High Torque Vacuum Actuators from Rick's Camaro. It hasn't been Rick's Camaro for years and I haven't found any listings for these in 2021. Anybody familiar with these? Are they available anywhere or have they evolved into what available today? Thanks

Originality / Transmission lines mounting clip
« on: March 16, 2021, 03:11:41 AM »
Does anybody have a picture of the clip that attaches to the oil pan bolt to retain the trans lines? A member on another site has numerous clips, but I'm not sure which one I need. 1968 396/325 w/400T 

Restoration / Replacement Transmission Line Fitment
« on: March 15, 2021, 11:14:18 PM »
Anybody actual replace their transmission lines with pre-bent aftermarket ones from a major supplier. This is my second set and they really don't line up well at the radiator. At the trans they're good, but at the rad the openings are 12.5" apart and the lines are 9" apart. I bent the first set to fit, wasn't happy with the results, ordered a second, they are the same. Thanks

Maintenance / Replacing a freeze plug in the Car?
« on: March 07, 2021, 11:58:21 PM »
I'm going to cry on your shoulder for a minute. Today was the first time this car and motor have started via the key in over 30 years. The motor was rebuilt and dynoed March of 2020. It took until now to get it buttoned up and ready to run. After firing it up, the rear freeze plug on the drivers side is leaking. It appears to have small hole in it. The motor is a 396 with headers and power steering. Being a Camaro web-site you know what a PITA working on Camaro with a BB is add headers and power steering. I'd like to try add replace it in the car, but don't know if that can be done. Anybody tried? I'm not the type to use one of those replacement rubber plugs. Any ideas or help is appreciated.

General Discussion / 1968 RS front wheel well trim
« on: March 07, 2021, 07:06:33 PM »
Hey Guys,
I understand there is a template to trim standard wheel well trim to fit a RS application. Does anybody have the template or can point me where to find one. Thanks

General Discussion / Ideas for removing Paint from fan shroud
« on: October 04, 2020, 11:58:11 PM »
I need to remove spray bomb paint from my original fan shroud. I'm hesitant to use paint stripper on plastic, not sure about glass beading. Any ideas, advice? Thanks

Restoration / 1968 RS turn signal/parking light ground
« on: October 03, 2020, 10:48:50 PM »
The assembly manual shows a ground for the turn signals/ parking lights. My light assemble has no ground wire am I missing something?

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