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46  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: So you think you have a Dana, Nickey,Berger Baldwin, etc...? on: March 11, 2014, 02:37:01 PM
Yes exactly what I was saying... If it were isolated it was 30k plus pages for first gen camaros which alone is a monumental task... however as stated it is not isolated so the task becomes exponentially more complicated.
47  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: So you think you have a Dana, Nickey,Berger Baldwin, etc...? on: February 25, 2014, 08:01:34 PM
22 per page.... If isolated that is 30,000 pages for the first 3 years of Camaro production. What an enormous amount of work.
48  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Nagging questions about parts and restoration direction on: February 25, 2014, 07:39:45 PM
Most Service fenders were welded (and primed) at the Regional Parts Depots, using simplified versions of our weld fixtures (which is why production take-off fenders usually fit better than NOS Service fenders).

In the 90's I worked for an after market auto sheet metal supplier and they also believed producition line parts fit better.
 3 different production line parts were removed from 3 different vehicles, scanned/3D mapped with the resulting data sets used for dies etc being the average of the three measurements.
49  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: PACE CAR TROUBLES on: February 25, 2014, 07:27:48 PM
I remember that happening, wow.... I heard the trailer ball snapped off during a panic braking situation after the trailer jack-knifed.
50  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: '68 D91 stripe vs 396 Emblems on: February 25, 2014, 07:15:25 PM
69 AIM actually shows a .37" gap above and a .25 gap below the CUI callouts.

I know that the 69 307 emblems are called out with different part numbers left to right.
One of the original 396 emblems I have has a different more pronounced "curve" than the later replacement. Does anyone know if production line emblems are different?
51  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Are There Any "Off Limit" Areas in Your Restoration? on: February 24, 2014, 10:28:19 AM
IF I WERE taking my own car somewhere I would clean around the markings well, lay some wax paper over the markings then a piece of heavy canvas maybe 3-5 inches larger, then get the best duct tape and clean with alcohol the metal and canvas backing as you lay the duct tape over the whole area, take a 2nd layer in the opposite direction. and write implicit instructions DO NOT REMOVE!!!!
Not saying it will prevent anything from happening however I would sleep better knowing it was there and IMHO I believe it is your best chance in averting an irreversible mistake!
52  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Nagging questions about parts and restoration direction on: February 24, 2014, 10:17:39 AM
If I am not mistaken the inner supports were spotwelded before the fenders were flo coat primed at the  assembly plants based upon a parameter of the crest line? Amnng others I am sure.
This being the case how were replacements indexed (inner supports to fneder crest line etc.) ?

I believe it was left to the "offline" installer to create the fit required for the job..
53  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Is this an original '68 N34 steering wheel? on: February 20, 2014, 03:10:47 PM
The 69 Vette wheel was walnut grained much like the 68 Camaro wheel, however I believe the inset is different so be sure to verify.
54  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: My '69 04C Z/28 has rear antenna and spoiler. What's up? on: January 31, 2014, 01:12:19 AM
If it has a factory rear ant there wouldnt be a ant lead hanging out the cowl side. It would have the cable retained in the pass wire gutter using a clip which isnt reproduced. It slides down over the pinch weld and has a rubber coated finger which holds the cable down.
55  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 Engine Bay Pic's on: January 31, 2014, 01:00:10 AM
They were purchased from ricks years ago...
56  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Undercoating on inside of quarter panel ??? on: January 10, 2014, 03:04:38 AM
To get the build like the original the Lord Fusor product looks dead on.
IT DOES require a special gun to apply.
57  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 Engine Bay Pic's on: January 10, 2014, 02:17:56 AM
Here are some results using High Pigment Permanent India Ink in a stamp pad. Hit the INKPAD  then hit the car quick.

58  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z/28 survivor on Ebay on: December 22, 2013, 04:06:22 AM
Someone put a repop trim tag on it... damn that sucks terribly for the owner.
IT is a LARGE TT for a VERY EARLY November of 1968 built car.
59  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: cleaning paint off PBT stamping on: December 17, 2013, 12:56:15 PM
I will tell you that if it is on fasteners they need to be removed to be cleaned correctly. I removed the engine compartment fasteners one at a time and soaked it in lacquer thinner then in cosmoline then re-installation into the EXACT PLACE IT WAS REMOVED. I DO NOT THINK THAT YOU CAN POSITIVELY REINSTALL IN THE EXACT LOCATION ANY OTHER WAY.
60  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: cleaning paint off PBT stamping on: December 15, 2013, 01:53:54 AM
Enamel reducer is what I used, this whole engine compartment had been rattlecanned during the 70's, Figuring it to be enamel I tried enamel reducer VIOLA....

FYI this is TEDIOUS AND NASTY work and must be done in a well ventilated area. IT TOOK 20 HOURS PLUS, however the original phosphates etc were beautiful, the car was certified survivor at the 07 Camaro Nationals. 







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