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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 ss hood louvers on: January 02, 2008, 08:34:47 PM
Last year I sold a really good set of originals to Camaro Specialties.  Not sure if they still have them.
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: 68 RS center grille on: January 02, 2008, 08:17:28 PM
Steve:

Sorry to have been away for so long.  The vacuum metallizing proceses that I am familiar with have a much higher shine/chrome look than is on any of the grills I have seen.  In addition the vacuum metallizing would require some serious masking.  The hot stamp process is another process to get the silver foil look and parts that I have made and hot stamped with a silver foil look like the grills I have seen.  The hot stamp process wil also not require any special masking as they will just hot stamp on the raised surface.

Of course this is speculation and only a process control plan or specification from the factory will tell for sure.

Hope everyone has been well.  I seriously need to get over here more often.  I have been invloved with this Chevelle project and it is taking all my time.

Mark
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Sloppy steering on: August 19, 2007, 11:49:54 AM
The steering in my 68 is very sloppy. Is this just a marginal design from the factory or are there some things in the steering and front suspension that I should be looking at? Is there a way to tighten up the steering while maintaining everything stock or at least easily able to go back to factory correct?

Thank you,

Mark
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / VIN in Data Base? on: June 12, 2007, 06:51:43 AM
A friend has found this Camaro 124378N346550.  Is it in the data base?  Currently has a 350 LT1 motor in it and a 4 speed.  He is not sure of the trans.

Thanks

Mark
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: 68 RS center grille on: April 17, 2007, 06:20:13 PM
Guys:

Haven't checked in here in awhile been at Teams Camaro and Chevelle.  Just some additional informationfrom some of the posts.  I am reasonably sure that the "chrome" is probably a silver foil hot stamp.  That would explain why GM went to the raised rib in 68 as it is easier to get the hot stamp only on the high spot of the ribs. It's a fairly simple and inexpensive process and is frequently done right at the molding machine when the part is still warm.  If this is true there wouldn't really be too much of a financial reason why GM would stop the process unless they were really having problems with it.

Mark
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: 68 RS center grille on: March 04, 2007, 08:34:35 PM
Ed:

I did not know that.  Thanks for setting me straight.

Mark
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: 68 RS center grille on: March 03, 2007, 05:44:54 PM
Hi All -

   I looked at a 04D Los Angeles built '68 RallySport "survivor" today. The center grille had been replaced as there was no sign of the old "chrome". However, the right and left headlamp covers appeared original as lots of "chrome" was still present on them.
I took a couple of photos if anybody is interested. Hope this info helps.

Paul  

Hi all:

I looked at the pics Steve posted and have a question.  If this is a survivor 04D car shouldn't it have the D90 stripe not the D91 stripe?  I thought the D91 was replaced in January of 68 with the D90.

Mark
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Astro Ventilation decals on: December 05, 2006, 12:17:10 PM
Phillip:

i will try to measure that up tonight.

Mark
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Astro Ventilation decals on: December 04, 2006, 09:29:24 PM
Phillip:

Here is a quick picture of my window etching.

10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Correct Date Code Carb or New? on: December 04, 2006, 05:22:15 PM
Jerry:

Thanks for the confirmation.  The car is mostly original and I'm trying hard to keep it as close to factory correct as possible.

Mark
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Correct Date Code Carb or New? on: December 04, 2006, 04:38:49 AM
Ed and Jerry:

Oh man for a second there I thought I had screwed up.  Thanks for the clarification.  I thought I had it right and am pretty sure I do.  The engine stamping is T0524MQ and the build date of the car is 06C so an 861 carb is correct, right?  Just want to make sure.

Mark
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Astro Ventilation decals on: December 03, 2006, 10:49:13 AM
Phillip:

I will try to get a good picture later this afternoon.  Here is the date code infromation for my glass.  Not sure why my 06C date car would have original glass from September of 67 but it does.  probably some left around as we all know from our research that GN did not use a FIFO system for their inventory.  I wonder if I could ever find a drivers side glass with the AV etching?

Here is the date code and information off my windows:

Right side:      SOFT-RAY
              SAFETY  L    FLO-LITE
                  AS-2   O   AZ-10
                             F
                 SOLID TEMPERED
                       M74

Left side:      SOFT-RAY
              SAFETY  L    FLO-LITE
                  AS-2   O   LX-10
                             F
                 SOLID TEMPERED
                        M74

So one window is from September of 1967 (with Astro-Ventilation graphic fired on inside of window) and one is from March of 1968 (without Astro Ventilation graphic)

Mark
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Astro Ventilation decals on: December 02, 2006, 10:32:27 AM
Phillip:

My car is an 06C build and one window has the etching and one doesn't.  Interestingly the one that does is clearly the original door but the glass was a little earlier.  The drivers door was replaced at some point in the cars life prior to my getting it and has no etching.  If you search back you will find my post on this from probably nearly two months ago that has my glass dates on it.  I can try to find it and repost the glass dates.  I wouold like mine to match and personally I like the etching, kinda cool.
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: 68 RS center grille on: November 09, 2006, 08:53:45 PM
Mine has a star washer under the nut.  My AIM is out in my getter so I am not sure what is correct.

Mark
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Cost of Camaro on: November 04, 2006, 10:13:10 PM
Firts Gen:

i'll be headed down there in a couple of months.  Maybe we can hook up.  I'd love to see your black Z.

Mark
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