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General Discussion / Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
« on: January 01, 2018, 07:35:29 AM »
to all Camaro owners and lovers!   I hope 2018 is your best year yet!
Happy New Year!

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Originality / Re: Trunk decal for posi traction
« on: December 13, 2017, 08:22:47 PM »
This is NOS, sitting in a drawer for about 30 years. Measures 5.0" x 6.44".

Not self-adhesive; glued to the lid.
Awesome picture William. Thank you. I'll be needing one of those seeing how mine fell off in the trunk and just about turned to dust when I went to move it to my console for safe keeping...

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Originality / Re: 1967 RS/SS black paint on rear tail light panel.
« on: December 13, 2017, 07:13:07 PM »
If  you don't have anything constructive to offer, how about just moving on to another thread? Some of us know we don't know everything about 1st gens and still like to discuss differences of opinions on things that matter to us.

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Originality / Re: 1967 RS/SS black paint on rear tail light panel.
« on: December 12, 2017, 08:23:36 PM »
Good idea with the razor Mike. It shows the contrast well. Yours is what I'd expect to see. It's "glossy", but not full gloss. I still feel like all the survivor cars have been waxed & polished for the last 46+ years which has made them much glossier than what you would have seen in 67-69. The one pic of the survivor Tuxedo black car shows the difference between the tail panel black and what real gloss black looks like. Unfortunately my tail panel black was painted over prior to 83. They didn't go all the way up to the gutter thankfully. I took a few pics while I was disassembling mine and in the pics below is what I found under and around the trunk seal. I posted these in one of the links William posted up, but good ol' Photobucket struck again. In the end, I think I'll take JohnZ's recollection long before everyone else's opinion. Either way, I'll be painting mine similar to what I found under my trunk seal.








I just don't think the difference in gloss levels gets any clearer than this:



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Originality / Re: 68 and 69 Console Gauge Pod Trim
« on: December 12, 2017, 02:27:26 PM »
"Saw Tooth" refers to the side profile being shaped like saw teeth. It's an old term, still applies.
Got it. I see it now. Thanks.

Dave, I was going to post the link to daven1256's thread with pictures showing the silver edge, but the pictures are gone thanks to photobucket.....
Photobucket is the best! ;-) Lots and lots of priceless reference pics are now gone thanks to those scumbags.

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General Discussion / Re: 1968 restored SS396 / 4 speed on Hemmings
« on: December 11, 2017, 01:21:53 PM »
 
I'm not a bigblock fan,
Really Gary?.... ::) Where's the mooning icon when you need it lol  :D

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Originality / Re: 68 and 69 Console Gauge Pod Trim
« on: December 11, 2017, 01:15:03 PM »
Hey Tim. That's the first time I've seen the "saw tooth" description. What is that referring to? The only thing I can think of is the corners on each of the four gauges. Here's a pic of mine before I cleaned it up if it's what you're looking for. It does have remnants of silver.

IMG_20151017_184906 by Dave H, on Flickr

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Here's a few more about them. I have a bunch more including the court documents in the trial against Edgerly. It's 19 pages long though...












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I posted about that when I found out that Butler was my 69s original dealer a few years ago. Pretty crazy. I'm not surprised though. There are large mob ties all around the area. Think Whitey Bulger etc. His crew was only 20 min east. I read a few things that said there was suspicions of mob involvement. With the kind of money they were talking I'm sure there was. I grew up not far from there.

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Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: November 06, 2017, 07:44:32 PM »
Looks great Hakan! I wouldn't use anything but that Felpro gasket. They work great for me. I just used factory bolts. They were plenty long enough. I like your stud idea though.
Thanks, Dave!  ;D
I agree regarding the FelPro but the original bolts wasn't long enough for me, especially the two for the chain cover! This is the 1884R-gasket, which ine did you use?
I wanted to use studs due to the aluminum block, I'm afraid of over-torqueing the bolts and then destroying the threads... ::)
Hakan,
The pictures are huge. They timed out before they loaded - and I'm on a kinda fast connection. Anyone else having that issue?
Not at all Kurt and I'm on a pretty slow connection. I love the large pics to see the details. Especially Hakan's. He's a great photographer.

Haken,
 I used the 1884R also. Hmmm. I've heard others have the same problem that you did also. I don't blame you on using the studs on that block!!

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Mild Modifications / Re: The Hugger goes ZL-1....
« on: November 06, 2017, 01:06:26 PM »
Looks great Hakan! I wouldn't use anything but that Felpro gasket. They work great for me. I just used factory bolts. They were plenty long enough. I like your stud idea though.

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General Discussion / Re: Hugger Orange
« on: November 01, 2017, 01:10:07 PM »
Other than Steve Shauger, and maybe Hawk, I am not sure if any of the other H.O. guys have their cars in a state to "cruise" them.

Maybe if they are getting towed behind a float in a parade?

So many H.O. cars out there, still in project stage.... :P :-X

( is this reverse psychology ploy going to help them get on it?  ;) )
Not this year. She was all tucked away in the garage. We had a couple of flakes yesterday morning so you never know if the county is going to throw down salt....

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Originality / Re: Correct 1969 Windshield washer repair kit
« on: October 27, 2017, 06:44:35 PM »
My born with is white. Well, it used to be anyway.... It's late 69.







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Originality / Re: Dimple or hole on original floor pan?
« on: September 13, 2017, 06:14:30 PM »
Glad I could help.

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Originality / Re: Dimple or hole on original floor pan?
« on: September 13, 2017, 03:15:16 PM »
It's dimpled. I recreated it on mine by carefully using an air chisel with a blunt rounded tip. I couldn't believe the a/m floor pan was so different in this area. Not even an attempt at being like the original. Other than that area, it was pretty nice.













Someone had used a screw that was too long at one time and poke through.















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