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General Discussion / Re: 69 Camaro How many left.
« on: January 09, 2006, 12:08:50 AM »
sounds like a project for somebody. Document the most obvious diffs between the originals and the re-pops. There must be loads........

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Early vin #
« on: January 02, 2006, 02:39:10 AM »
Have to disagree about Honda junk, my 91 Accord is still running strong at about 220,000 miles(oversize tires underdriving odometer by about 10% and 200,000 on the odo). Maintenance has been extremely rare. 3rd set of brakes, 3rd set of tires, lots of lof's not a lot more than that.


Mild Modifications / Re: 69 Z/28 Front disc brake upgrade
« on: November 17, 2005, 12:45:32 AM »
Dave Pozzi (old forum) had a whole web page of info re brake swaps with other GM brake systems of the same era. Not the brand new high tech stuff, but still a whole lot better than drums. Not sure its still there, but its worth a google.

Good luck

Tom A

Restoration / Re: 1968 RS/SS oil pressure line routing?
« on: November 04, 2005, 11:31:03 AM »

Thanks, I also just bought the parts interchange book. I will not be doing a show quality resto, so fubctional parts may be good enough.


Restoration / Re: 1968 RS/SS oil pressure line routing?
« on: November 03, 2005, 12:58:43 PM »

This is good info, would you recommend Jerry's books for someone with just a base 307 PG coupe?


Restoration / Re: new quater panels
« on: November 03, 2005, 11:37:02 AM »
Thanks for all the responses,
The drill is no problem, the compressor could happen very easily. Also I have a body shop nearby, may be able to drive or tow it over to have major cutting done there. Would it be preferable to use patches and just replace the rotted sections? I don't mind spending time, and there are many other patches needed as well. I will probably start inside the trunk, and work my way out to the fenders one patch at a time. I seem to recall reading that it is critical to get doors aligned first. That's more pf the process type info I was really looking for. I would rather be over cautious and do it right the first (and only) time.


Site Comments/Discussion / Re: Usability request
« on: November 03, 2005, 11:21:15 AM »
I guess it would e the forum tree.
Currently reads:

  Camaro Research Group Forum
    Site Comments / Discussion
      Site Comments/Discussion
        Usability request

Site Comments/Discussion / Usability request
« on: November 01, 2005, 01:31:20 PM »
First welcome back, and congratulations on the new site. Overall very easy to use and navigate.
I have two minor requests:
Would it be possible to add the links to the bottom of the discussion threads like they are now at the top? If not, maybe a link button back to the topic level by the other link buttons that appear at the top and bottom of each thread. This would simplify going back to read the next topic.
Also could the size of the "news" banner be fixed? Currently when the news item cycles, the section resizes, and the links have a tendency to move up or down on the screen with each change.

Thanks again for a great site, and knowledge that cant be found in books.


Restoration / new quater panels
« on: October 30, 2005, 01:48:09 PM »
I am plannibg to replace my rear quaters myself. I have been told to make sure the doors are properly aligned before I start. I expect I should also look into any trunk sections at the same time. What else is recommended before I begin? I have not attempted anything like this in the past. Is there a good reference on how to do this? I bought a mig welder to do this, but have no experience, I plan to preactice on some scrap panels before I start on my car. What kind of cutter should I use on the old steel? Can I do it with a cutter wheel on a dremel, of drill? I do not yet have a compressor so air chisels are not an option.

Thanks in advance,

Restoration / Re: New Shell Vs Fixing mine
« on: October 26, 2005, 05:07:19 PM »
I've considered it, especially with the labor expense of replacing panels. Also mine is a hardtop. They tell me a hardtop shell is coming, but 12 g's for a ragtop shell is a lot. Also I have been informed there are legal issues with welding in my old firewall to use the vin and such. (basically I've been told by law enforcement here in NJ that if I do that, its illegal, and they can confiscate the car)
Check your state regulations first. Since mine is a basic plain jane, not some ultra rare 6 figure model, I just bought a mig welder, and will be off to the wrecking yard or body shop for a trashed body panel to learn on. Then if all goes well, I will do my best at replacing the panels with aftermarket.


Mild Modifications / Re: 700R4 conversion in a '68
« on: October 23, 2005, 10:11:56 AM »
I have a 69 307 PG, and have been thinking along the same lines. I have been told the 2004r is a bolt in no mods swap. 700r4 I think requires cutting the drive shaft. Not sure I about that, but worth considering. I have aslo been told the 200r4 is not strong enough. Anyone have any experience?

General Discussion / Re: CRG is Back!
« on: October 21, 2005, 04:56:34 AM »
Great new look, welcome back! Will the old forum postings be available, or are they gone . .

General Discussion / Re: Members from old forum version please post here
« on: October 21, 2005, 04:45:23 AM »
I used to be 69_rust_bucket


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