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Restoration / Re: HOOD HINGES SPRING
« on: February 07, 2020, 12:41:49 PM »
So is the consensus that the hinge is zinc, not manganese phosphate, and the spring is neither?

I plan on doing my hinges is a few weeks and have a NOS set of springs in the package that just need cleaned up.  Maybe just Evaporust and oil the springs?   
If the springs are new GM why do you want to treat virgin spring steel with Evaporust? Were they rusted when removed from the package? I have had many hood hinges rebuilt which were supplied with new GM springs. Treat the new springs with the many bare metal protective coatings available if that is your preference. REM oil or any preservative in the machine tool industry works well. For those who drive their cars, I duplicate the hue of the raw hinges and springs after proper prep with epoxy and topcoat. Use Deep Creep for lubrication.

Could you share the paint formula that you use?
No formula. I use what I have in stock and mixed a batch to ahieve the color.

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Restoration / Re: HOOD HINGES SPRING
« on: February 07, 2020, 12:24:11 AM »
So is the consensus that the hinge is zinc, not manganese phosphate, and the spring is neither?

I plan on doing my hinges is a few weeks and have a NOS set of springs in the package that just need cleaned up.  Maybe just Evaporust and oil the springs?   
If the springs are new GM why do you want to treat virgin spring steel with Evaporust? Were they rusted when removed from the package? I have had many hood hinges rebuilt which were supplied with new GM springs. Treat the new springs with the many bare metal protective coatings available if that is your preference. REM oil or any preservative in the machine tool industry works well. For those who drive their cars, I duplicate the hue of the raw hinges and springs after proper prep with epoxy and topcoat. Use Deep Creep for lubrication, same for door hinges.

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Restoration / Re: Underside of fenders
« on: February 06, 2020, 01:49:35 PM »
The cowl vent panel was hung from the RH roof and only the top received full coverage. I have numerous original paint cowl vent panels.
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Restoration / Re: HOOD HINGES SPRING
« on: February 05, 2020, 01:55:49 PM »
The original spring is not phosphate’d imo. The spring is natural spring steel which has a naturally dark looking finish.
I concur.

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Restoration / Re: HOOD HINGES SPRING
« on: February 04, 2020, 05:14:57 PM »
If you want to know exactly what they look like without the screen color inaccuracy, buy a brand new GM pair. I just got two more with the umpteenth pair of hinges I just had rebuilt.

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Restoration / Re: Whats the difference?
« on: January 29, 2020, 12:39:12 PM »
I prefer GM assembly line sheetmetal even if they require rust repair. If one does this every day, it will be found that repro, and even many NOS parts require labor to achieve alignment goals. If you want show gaps, you'll still have to modify assembly line tin.

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Maintenance / Re: Reusing original upper and lower steel radiator rails
« on: January 17, 2020, 01:33:27 AM »
I've mentioned this numerous times. I've used Glen-Ray.  Also recently found another local shop through a contact.  Do the research, qualified shops are out there.

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Restoration / Re: Problem with new pulley ???
« on: January 14, 2020, 09:43:32 PM »
The base of the power steering pulley bottoms out on the double pulley bottom. If the lip held it out 1/16", they would not seat correctly.

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Restoration / Re: Looking for a radiator shop around Charlotte
« on: January 08, 2020, 07:11:03 PM »
Glen-Ray has done excellent repairs for me after two self proclaimed expert shops trashed a radiator. He reuses the hat channels.  He used to have some Harrison cores in stock.

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Mild Modifications / Re: Replacement A-arms
« on: January 04, 2020, 01:14:01 AM »
Upgraded suspensions improve handling, comfort and ride quality. You'll get better info at Team Camaro or Pro Touring sites. Try Pozzi Racing as well. I would not buy repro "factory" a-arm replacements. I'd source nice, used original  parts and rebuild them myself. Plenty are available.

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Maintenance / Re: Coil Spring Compressor
« on: December 30, 2019, 02:50:00 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: What is this fuel pump ?
« on: December 26, 2019, 06:44:33 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Need to replace the firewall
« on: December 19, 2019, 08:37:21 PM »
Trim tag and VIN tag rosette rivets are available on ebay. You can push the original trim tag rivets out from the backside. No need to drill them out like many do.

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Restoration / Re: 67 Inner fenders
« on: December 04, 2019, 12:59:41 AM »
The answer is no. Just look at them and you'll discover why. I've been doing this for decades. Just pull the fenders. It's been done numerous times with no damage to adjacent panels. I've never had any paint failures decades after using epoxy and topcoat. Some were often driven in the rain and down dirt roads. Powdercoat is a personal choice.

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General Discussion / Re: 68 VIN Rivets
« on: November 20, 2019, 01:04:25 AM »
Rosette VIN and trim tag rivets can be purchased on E-BAY.

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