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Restoration / Re: Rust Remover
« on: January 10, 2023, 01:17:27 AM »
I used Evaporust.  Seemed to work well.  Neutralized with flooding with first water and a scrub brush (after pulling the drains) then with lacquer thinner and finally with wax and grease remover before epoxy.  Used high build primer and blocked it.  Sealed with epoxy.  Seems to be holding up well.  Car was on a rotisserie so easy to level it out.

Restoration / Re: Rust on exhaust manifolds
« on: July 04, 2022, 11:03:30 PM »
I am planning on a running a trial using CERACOAT on exhaust manifolds, I have thoroughly cleaned an exhaust manifold and will be blasting with garnet at 100# per ceracoat instructions.
Planning on mixing something close to a natural castiron look and also doing chevy orange for the flanges and bolts on Big block manifolds.
Looking for something to keep the appearance of a low mile survivor for a decade or more without maintenance.
I used Cerakote C Series on a set, but have yet to start the engine.  You might try a 75-25 mix of Glacier Black and Glacier Silver.  I went 50-50 and its a bit too silver but I'm going to stick with it. It sprays very nice.  Did the front coil springs and going to do the leafs also.

Originality / Re: Hood latch finish - phosphate?
« on: July 03, 2022, 07:51:26 PM »
Not to mention angle of the camera and lighting.  Look at the sides of the raised beads.  A bit darker to me.

General Discussion / Re: Rechroming bumpers
« on: March 19, 2022, 04:12:24 PM »
70 Camaro front bumper 600, rear bumper 550, bumper extensions front and rear 190 in 2018.

General Discussion / Re: Who made the interiors ?
« on: March 16, 2022, 09:05:26 PM »
Inland Fisher Guide (various names through the years) here in Dayton made many interior and exterior parts over the years.  It was a GM owned subsidiary but few folks seem to have heard of it.

Here is a good, albeit lengthy, article about it:

back when Dayton and the nearby areas made many, many things automotive and otherwise.

Go to page 10 if you want to see what they made.

Knew many people that worked there.

General Discussion / Re: 68 Z on eBay
« on: January 29, 2022, 05:00:38 PM »
Reminds me when I was looking for a used 40 foot class A RV.  Had a seller tell me that the coach was all packaged up in Omaha NB and ready to ship and if I didn't like it I could ship it back within 30 days.  I told her I had a relative in the Air Force stationed at Omaha and he could go look at it.  She said it was all boxed up and he couldn't see it.  She seemed to have no clue what an RV even was.

Garage Talk / Re: Jay Leno Drives the 2023 Corvette Z06
« on: January 24, 2022, 11:14:38 PM »
Really?  Now I've got to go cancel my order.  :'(

General Discussion / Re: Original Brake Hoses for '69 Z28
« on: January 24, 2022, 11:10:37 PM »
Thanks again, James.

That's the procedure I'm going to do.  Should be fun.

General Discussion / Re: Original Brake Hoses for '69 Z28
« on: January 23, 2022, 05:23:41 PM »
Thanks very much for the reply, James.

18 point is pretty close to 1/4" so at least I think have that right.

I was hoping for some info on the best way to make the stencil itself.  Using a sign cutter with the vinyl material and PC software.  I've watched a few Youtube videos and I think I have the overall process down, just was looking for some hints on the details.  Things like the materials used etc.  The small characters and the "weeding" seems the most difficult.

I did finally I think decipher the date code scheme.  I believe it goes like this:

Date code is in my case  "B 11 03 0" which is March 11, 1970 second shift of the form working shift(letter, 2nd=B), day of month(2 digits=11), month (2 digits=03) and last number of year (1970=0)

General Discussion / Re: Original Brake Hoses for '69 Z28
« on: January 21, 2022, 05:25:22 PM »
I've pretty much determined that the font is a Arial Rounded at 18 point.

Does anyone have any clues on the stencil?  I have access to a vinyl signcutting machine but what type of material to use?

Maybe this?

General Discussion / Re: 1969 Burnished brown Z/28's
« on: January 15, 2022, 03:30:44 PM »
There was a BB 69 Z28 running around Dayton-Xenia in the late 70', early 80's that was owned by Lloyd Stauffer (sp).  Beautiful car.  Lloyd lost his life working at local Olds dealership pulling a gas tank on a customers car and the trouble light broke setting the service area on fire.  Really sad.  always wondered whatever became of that car.  Anybody know?

« on: December 08, 2021, 06:41:40 PM »
I found an old SS single sink on CL.  Cut a disc form some SS and pop-riveted-and used Ultra grey to seal it.

It could fit my hood latch assembly and hood hinges (one at a time).

General Discussion / Re: Original Brake Hoses for '69 Z28
« on: November 13, 2021, 08:30:48 PM »
Reviving this topic for a question.  Does anyone happen to know the correct font and size and ink-paint used for the stenciling?



General Discussion / Re: Trunk Appearances, what do you like?
« on: October 14, 2021, 03:32:14 PM »
Trunk mat with Z87, otherwise no.

General Discussion / Re: repop parts
« on: October 14, 2021, 03:28:44 PM »
Sorry for the hi-jack, but is there a link to a thread on how to refinish the smog tubes?

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