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Restoration / Re: 68 Camaro Restoration Plan - Bodywork costs.
« on: February 25, 2024, 09:26:54 PM »
I would suggest taking measurements between the body and ground, like shown in the AIM.

I wish I would have done that before I pulled my subframe off for restoration. I didn't think far enough forward to do this and now that I'm putting the subframe back on I wish I had.

Originality / Re: 1967 caliper hardware finishes
« on: February 25, 2024, 02:06:57 PM »
This is from the 1967/1968 Camaro Legends Judging Manual. Did not copy photos but the photos are in the Manual

Calipers are painted semi-gloss black.  All machined surfaces on the calipers will be unpainted natural metal. The calipers for 1967 and 1968 are a 4 piston design and carry a casting number of 5455533 on the outer half and 5455530 on the inner half.  There are two different brake line sizes found on the calipers. It is believed that the early 1967 used a 3/8 inch hex flare nut on the caliper for both right and left. The later 1967 and all 1968 used the 7/16 inch hex flare nut on the left side caliper and a ˝ inch hex flare nut on the right side caliper. All of the mentioned lines use a 3/8 inch hex flare nut for the hose end of the spring wound steel line that connects the two together. The caliper is mounted using two 7/16 inch coarse thread black finish hex head bolts and lock washers. With the upper bolt retaining the semi-gloss black painted special bracket to secure the hose using a black “U” clip. The bleeder valve is silver zinc/cad plated and does not use any type of cap. The caliper brackets are yellow cad/zinc plated and numbered 3913798R and 3913797L.

Thanks for posting this. So as far as I can make out:

Rod that holds the brake pads to the caliper - still unknown phosphate. I suspect it's either yellow cad, zinc, or phosphate (yeah, I know that's about all of them) edit - just found a nice photo of Chick's 68 brakes and this rod is phosphate.

The bolts that bolt the caliper halves together - top one is semi gloss black, I assume same as the paint on the calipers

The bracket that bolts to the caliper the brake hose mounts to with the spring clip - it says the semi gloss black

The bolts that hold the caliper to the yellow cad brackets - are black finish, is that black paint or magnesium phosphate black?

I looked at Chick's 68 restoration photos, but of the caliper mounting hardware finishes are tough to make out.

General Discussion / Re: 1968 Big block VS small block SS cars
« on: February 23, 2024, 08:08:56 PM »
So what is your point?

I think the question is "What is your point?"

Since you are posting here you must have some reason for posting?

  As in something worth contributing to the conversation?

IF you don't, then don't post on my Thread.  Thanks!   :P :P

You are going to get one notice, and this is it.

Act like you want to be here, or you won't be.

Heed this warning.

Originality / Re: 1967 caliper hardware finishes
« on: February 22, 2024, 04:05:01 PM »
Thanks for the photos.

Kind of hard to make out the finishes.

Bracket looks phosphate of some kind. The bolts possibly too.

Is the caliper yellow?

Originality / 1967 caliper hardware finishes
« on: February 22, 2024, 03:28:36 PM »
What are the correct finishes for these parts?

Rod that holds the brake pads to the caliper

The bolts that bolt the caliper halves together

The brackets that bolt to the caliper the hoses mount to

Thanks for the help, again.

General Discussion / Re: Beware.. VINS / TT for a future car?
« on: February 13, 2024, 07:00:53 PM »
Is it - 124378N324542

General Discussion / Re: Day 2 build on Ebay-68
« on: January 09, 2024, 04:25:29 PM »
Blue dots in the back up lights. Dare to be different, I guess.

That was common in the late 70s and early 80s.

I was alive then. We put them in the red lens to make purple running and brake lights. The white lens only comes on when in reverse, so not very effective.

And then cops started ticketing cars on Van Nuys Blvd with them.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Very rare options combo?? (auction)
« on: January 08, 2024, 04:33:36 PM »
I thought you could get AC with the L35 but not the L78?

So no AC for L35 in 67 but you could get it in 68/69 model years.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Very rare options combo?? (auction)
« on: January 08, 2024, 10:45:20 AM »
I thought you could get AC with the L35 but not the L78?

General Discussion / Re: Large Barn Find
« on: January 05, 2024, 01:29:53 PM »
Yuck on that stamp.

Mama Mia, would have been better off to just let the assembly date on. VIN 124379N618563

And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

General Discussion / Re: Stolen 68
« on: January 05, 2024, 01:21:39 PM »
Funny thing about air tags is that if you have an Apple phone, it will tell you that you are being tracked.  Not sure if there is a way to disable the feature, but my friend had one in his wallet, and my phone alerted me about it.

Yeah, that's one of the reasons for removing the speaker. While the app tells you that there is an airtag near you it wont be emitting any noise so it's harder to locate.

General Discussion / Re: Stolen 68
« on: January 02, 2024, 11:27:09 AM »
Apple Air tag time

You’ll need to remove the speaker from the air tag to make it more effective as a tracking device.

Research Topics & Reports / Re: Under hood light pics
« on: December 18, 2023, 12:05:07 PM »
Found this on the web. Grummy's 67.

Originality / Cowl Plenum treatment
« on: December 05, 2023, 08:45:37 PM »
What was the normal treatment inside the cowl plenum?

What is just left with the color from dipping?

Was there and effort to paint it? primer;body color, matte black?

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