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General Discussion / Re: 1968 special paint
« on: December 30, 2017, 11:46:40 PM »
I was going to say that looked like the PNW and then I saw the plate. Yep.

Restoration / Re: Posi tag on rear before or after painting
« on: December 30, 2017, 11:42:16 PM »
Yes, what did the assembly line tags look like?

General Discussion / Re: Plans for your camaro?
« on: December 29, 2017, 05:03:22 PM »
Trying to get my car back to 99.9% factory.  The only real big parts left are the dist. and fan clutch.  I have a radiator but no tag.  Found a source that can repro the original tags and might have a core or can re-core mine with the original brackets.  Took my spoiler off and need to get the holes fixed in my trunk lid.  Of course I'll have to repaint it but I have a flat hood to replace my C.I. one so I'd have to repaint that too.  I took off the belt reveal moldings and they scratched the paint pretty deep but I guess I'll have to touch that up.  My paint isn't perfect anyway.  Then I'm trying to get some original backings for the door panels and get them recovered.  Some day when I get all these things I'll do a frame-off.

Decoding/Numbers / Craiglist PDX
« on: December 19, 2017, 10:49:00 PM »

Originality / Re: Original door mirror fame
« on: December 19, 2017, 10:15:06 PM »
Hey Chick, the one on my LOS 05D has the seam.  It has the same part no. as yours and says C2.  The seam actually goes all the way on front and back into the "rocket ship" shaped mount that the mirror ball attaches to.  That being said, it doesn't prove much of anything.  However, this did make me realize my mirror is upside down which I couldn't fix until I took it off to look at it for your thread, so thanks!

Originality / Re: 1969 Radiator tag
« on: December 17, 2017, 05:36:04 PM »
I found the problem while searching on the Yenko site. Tag UZ should say IO & CH with a part number of 3018623... Just like the chart says. Whoever is making the tank tags is doing them wrong... or at least that one....Joe

Yep and a lot of others, particularly the 68Z tag.

Restoration / Re: Power steering gearbox rebuild service
« on: September 10, 2017, 12:27:04 AM »
If you have it out or can get it out, you can change that seal in about 5 min.  I did it on an 85 GMC with it installed in about 2 hrs. because I didn't know what I was doing and had a hard time getting the steering column out of the way.  Plenty of videos on YouTube.

Restoration / Re: Norwood stickers
« on: September 07, 2017, 02:29:47 PM »
Thanks. I was hoping to locate where various markings etc go when they came off the assembly line for example I know there are stickers on the disc brake shield. I am trying to restore as original as possible.

The best way to do that is to search and research build threads.  There are people here and on TC that have already gone through this process and detailed many of the items you are asking about.

Restoration / Re: complete brake booster for drum brakes: parts numbers
« on: September 07, 2017, 02:22:11 PM »
If you search the forums there are probably a lot of places that rebuild the mc's and re-sleeve with stainless.

I think the tube is just the standard GM small block tube available everywhere still.  One is inside the block under the pan and the other is outside on the block.   That's the difference in part numbers.

On the dipstick, I think the inference is the flat handle goes with mostly NOR cars and the round one seems to be more LOS cars.  Not 100% as it could just be two suppliers and different stock of one type in greater quanity at each location.

Originality / Re: 69 BB p/s pump
« on: September 07, 2017, 02:00:57 PM »
There's a bench in that pic??  lol

No, but I did notice a can of Grizzly Long Cut Wintergreen.  Don't ask me how I know.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor..funky rivets
« on: August 29, 2017, 04:08:40 PM »
I guess I should have been more precise.  Being a 68 owner I didn't take into consideration the change in vin stamps on 69's, but my point is that if you provide a picture of an obviously re-stamped block and claim it's born with, red flags go up with me.  There are ways to authenticate some of these 69 engines, but for me, I will always have doubts as it looks they're trying to deceive.  They may not be but with all the bs out there I am very jaded.

General Discussion / Re: Old Original 69 Z28 Shock Question
« on: August 23, 2017, 03:44:56 PM »
Do not put the repro spiral shocks on the front if you want to drive it with any semblance of a decent ride.  They are what they say "for show only".  If you have originals, keep them and put them on for a show and put the kyb's on for driving.

Restoration / Re: It's Coming...
« on: August 22, 2017, 08:06:11 PM »
I have that same scene on my i phone but have no idea how you get that on here.

So am I correct in understanding that there is no correct replacement molding clips for my 68Z without vinyl top? Or is this just a 69 and/or vinyl top thing?  At one point I saved a thread about the front and rear being different on mine, but I don't remember any discussion on clips being incorrect.

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