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Restoration / Re: 1968 rear axle brake lines
« on: September 23, 2017, 04:31:40 PM »
Bought mine from Right Stuff Detailing www.getdiscbrakes.com.   Replaced all the brake lines with stainless.   Everything fit ok & matched original (except for the stainless steel finish).

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Restoration / Re: 1968 quarter window rubber seals
« on: April 19, 2017, 05:17:05 PM »
Thanks Mike.   Took your suggestion.....installed both rubber seals in under 15 minutes.   Less messy than my "old" soapy water method.

joe

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Restoration / 1968 quarter window rubber seals
« on: April 18, 2017, 11:14:22 PM »
What's the best way to slide in new quarter window vertical rubber seals (weatherstrips).  I was going to wet things down with soapy water & slide them in.  Is there a better way?

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Sonoma Historics 2016 June 2-5
« on: June 06, 2016, 02:53:03 AM »
Camaros looked great & ran strong.  Thought the red/white/blue AMC Jav. won the Sunday Trans AM race?

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Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Sonoma Historics 2016 June 2-5
« on: April 23, 2016, 04:55:39 PM »
Yes, I plan on attending.  Green 68 SS coupe.

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Restoration / Re: Pot metal chrome services / taillights
« on: January 29, 2016, 06:20:11 PM »
Not sure how far away (shipping) you want to go.  Sherm's Plating in Sacramento, Ca. is very good, but expensive.  Used them on a few of my restorals.

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General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow
« on: December 25, 2015, 07:03:37 PM »
Danny,
In the SF Bay area (where you live) there's a mobile upholstery repair guy that can fix your door panels.  Try Kollias Auto Care...Nick at 510-220-0969 or Tony at 510-386-0820.  These guys make the rounds of new and used car dealers, repairing small cracks, cuts, etc. in vinyl, leather, & cloth.  Used them several times in my classics, most recently to repair the door panel on my '68 SS.  Work is perfect....can't tell where the repair was done.

joe

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Maintenance / Re: Synthetic oil or not
« on: September 04, 2015, 05:15:46 PM »
I tried synthetic...worried about it causing leaks (too slick for my old engine).  Went back to real oil, using Joe Gibbs "Driven" oil which also has the right amount of zinc. 

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General Discussion / Re: Hot August Nights 2015; Reno, NV 3-9 Aug
« on: July 28, 2015, 04:25:49 PM »
I'll be there Wed. through Sunday.  Leaving the Camaro home this year......it didn't like traveling from sea level through the mountains last time.  Rich, will your Camaro be there....which location?

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Originality / Re: Valve cover and air cleaner assy
« on: July 03, 2015, 01:26:22 AM »
Looks like you have Billet Specialties valve covers & air cleaner....high end stuff & worth a few bucks.  I see an Edelbrock intake (performer?).  Check your carb to hood clearance to be sure the stock air cleaner fits.  Should be ok with a performer intake, but may be trouble if its an air gap.  How far do you plan to go getting back/close to original?  You have headers, serpentine setup, etc.  Expensive to change all that back to original.

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Restoration / Re: 67 convertible top hardware
« on: June 02, 2015, 03:09:28 PM »
So...should I use flat black, semi flat, satin, or gloss for the convert. roof support bracing?

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Restoration / 67 convertible top hardware
« on: May 29, 2015, 06:54:31 PM »
What is the correct shade of black to use for 67 convertible top hardware?

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Decoding/Numbers / Re: 1968 RS/SS
« on: April 29, 2015, 04:35:15 PM »
Are rear springs leaf or mono?  SS should have leaf.   It see if your car may have originally had a SS hood, check the hood springs....SS springs were different (more coils).  Check CRG web site posts & you can get more info on these springs.

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General Discussion / Re: Crager SS wheel & tire size question
« on: April 01, 2015, 04:01:01 PM »
I'm running 15" Cragar SS with 7" on the front & 8" on rear on my 68"  Tires are 215/65's.  Car is stock height.  4" backspacing on fronts, not sure about rears...it's either 4 or 4 1/2.  Back has plenty of clearance.  Fronts would rub while cornering if I tried to lower front end by over 1/2 in.  Front brakes are SSBC single caliper discs.  Back are factory drums.

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Restoration / Re: Fender Skirt Splash Apron Kit
« on: March 27, 2015, 04:14:44 PM »
Lots of posts on this subject...suggest a detailed search.  Some posts describe how to make your own staples out of 16 or 18 gauge steel, etc.  When installing mine, I used a small dab of contact cement to hold the rubber shields in place before I installed the staples.  Made my own staples to match factory ones.  Used factory holes as template, & drilled with 1/16 bit through hole + rubber to make staple installation easier.

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