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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: gray phosphate on: May 18, 2014, 08:16:22 AM
Thanks for the great info here. It is very consistent with other authoritative sources on the topic. I have completed the disassembly process on my '69 and am gearing up to clean and parkerize all the nuts and bolts. The one part of the process that I am still struggling with is protection of the parkerized parts. i've read about WD-40, PreLube 6, Boeshield and Rust Prevention Magic. Some recommend re-coating once or twice per year. I can't imagine doing this for all the nuts and bolts and washers on the car. Is that what others do?



PS: I do want the factory look, so spraying with clear coat is not an option.
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: starting my resto on: December 27, 2013, 07:04:22 AM
Excellent advice all around! I am in tear down phase of my '69 now. Couple of other ideas:

1. I make notes of particularly difficult disassemblies.
2. I will write the AIM section, page, and part number on the ziplock bag.
3. I have a number of storage bins. I keep a list of what is in each bin.
4. Another catalog worth having is AMK fasteners. They do a nice job of cross referencing with the GM part numbers from the AIM.
5. I tend to blast and repaint parts during disassembly.

Enjoy! this is amazingly relaxing and fun work.
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: I just purchased a 1968 RS/SS on: November 26, 2013, 10:09:35 PM

I recommend repainting original color. Also, do you know about the MD Camaro Club? Based in Clarksville, MD. Great club.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Repro Door hinges on: November 13, 2013, 10:28:57 PM

Thanks for the advice. Mine is a '69. Didn't realize you could rebuild the hinges. Will take a closer look this weekend when I am back at the shop.

Chick, nice to hear from you! Was driving through your neck of the woods last week. Almost called to see if you were around.
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Repro Door hinges on: November 11, 2013, 07:03:45 PM
Like many have reported on this site, I continue to be disappointed with many reproduction parts. Why can't these suppliers get this stuff right?

Anyway, can anyone recommend a good source for reproduction door hinges? Mine are pretty worn.

Thanks in advance,

6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Vietnam Lost Films worth seeing.... on: September 26, 2013, 11:45:12 PM
My '69 Z was purchased by  a Vietnam vet from Kardon Chevrolet in Mount Holly, NJ in Sept, '69. Still hoping to track down the original owner. Anyone know how to track down veterans?

7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Interior Door Panels on: September 10, 2013, 08:49:14 PM
Thanks, guys. Very helpful information!
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Window regulators - clean up or replace? on: September 08, 2013, 09:29:49 PM

Mine are '69 Camaros, so I don't have the vent windows. For me, I replaced the rollers. The reproduction ones are fine. I had to replace the quarter window regulators because the teeth were shot. The repos also work fine. I kept the tracks, just wiped them off. I used white litho and used it liberally.

As to how you install the rollers, there is a tool (Rick's part number HW-26) that is a must.
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Interior Door Panels on: September 07, 2013, 08:45:01 PM
It's been a while since anyone posted about the best source for pre-assembled interior door panels. I see that Lgendary Auto Interiors sells them. So does Rick's. Anyone have a recommendation for the best reproduction?

10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Remove trim tag or not ? on: August 06, 2013, 09:42:31 PM
If it were my car;  I'd leave it alone.   

11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Help finding replacement part on: August 06, 2013, 09:37:48 PM

Thanks much!

12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Help finding replacement part on: August 06, 2013, 09:13:02 PM
Does anyone know where I can get a replacement "seal" for a 1969 Camaro? It can be found in the AIM on UPC 11/13, Sheet B1, Part #6. The GM part number is 3949606. It clips on to the firewall below the steering wheel. Here is a picture of the old part:
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Took my 69 to its original owner for a visit on: August 06, 2013, 07:03:34 AM
We were planning to meet at this year's Camaro Nationals but his schedule caused a last minute change of plans so I told him I would come to him...


Like the others, I love reading stories like this. Thanks very much for sharing. If there is any chance you can meet next year at Nationals, let me know. I suspect we could do something special...


14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Order status "Echoes Of Norwood" on: June 17, 2013, 09:57:51 PM
Wow! Always wanted to understand what it was like. Thanks so much. Just placed order!
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Source for Radio Lens on: February 11, 2013, 09:30:28 PM
I am about to have an original AM/FM radio restored. The date code on the radio is 6914 (14th week of 69). As I understand it, this model has a "late lens", part number 7311160. I also understand this part is hard to locate. Anyone know of a source?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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