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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: DF rally wheels on: December 31, 2014, 11:48:14 PM
On my 03C ,68 z ,the wheels just have DF by the valve stem.When I buy new tires I check the dates. Mitchell
There are several versions of DF wheels during the 68 model year so it depends on when your car was built to determine what wheel is correct. Most early cars will have the large Font DF with no date like the 67 Z/28's. The earliest dated wheel I have ever noted around the valve stem was 12-1-67 with the small size DF font but oddly enough the next dated wheel around the valve stem starts in March68. DF wheels in between those dates had the large DF font and only a date on the inside of the hub as Mitchell above probably has. Even large font DF wheels differ on other stampings as a change in stamping took place in Feb68 so probably Mitchell's large font DF wheel is different then early 67 or 68 Z large font DF wheels. Note also how the early dated small font DF wheel has the K1 and the year (7) above and below each other.





Original valve stem length and micro winged weights used. Note the micro wheel weight is on an original 68Z spare tire dated Jan68 that never hit the road (Lg font DF).

32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Round 2: Going to see a '68 Z/28 - Need some help w/pics on: December 24, 2014, 05:23:52 PM
Well, after 2 days of texting back and fourth, we agreed on a price.

I should have it home is the next 2-3 weeks.

And so it begins...

Chris
Congratulations Chris!
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas to All! on: December 23, 2014, 06:27:23 PM
Each year is special and looking forward to 2015! Especially in the mature years......
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.......
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My New '68 Camaro Z/28 Butternut Yellow on: December 23, 2014, 01:29:21 PM
Danny, can you post a picture of what you picked up in wiper arms and blades?
I got mine since we last talked..... You won't believe where I got mine. Smiley
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Round 2: Going to see a '68 Z/28 - Need some help w/pics on: December 23, 2014, 01:25:00 PM
67rs -

My whole objective with this car for now would be to go through it, make sure that everything was up to snuff, i.e. brakes, fluids, cooling, etc, polish it up, and drive it for a while.  Yes, it's a little rough around the edges, but it's presentable and driveable as is.  I do NOT want to buy a car, and then take 5 years to restore it before I can drive it.  I'm ok with not having a perfectly restored car right now.

Honestly, the end game for this car is to have a nice original driver.  I do NOT want a trailer queen/garage ornament.  If I end up with a car that's 95% original, I'm fine with it.

Distributor was about as dirty as the rest of the engine and did not look out of place.
Engine had a fan with a clutch - original?  Don't know, but one is there.
Factory dated gears are gone - it would be nice to have them, but I wouldn't have them put back in anyway.  4.56 is too damn low for practical street use IMHO.

Radiator/alternator/MC, etc, I'm ok with not being original.  They're there, they work, and they don't look entirely out of place.  If I decide to go for a concours resto, then I'll worry about it.

Chris





If you get it you have the correct idea for sure so enjoy! 67RS did just bring up what things cost so some of the fun can also knowing what you need and having fun working to find things that are needed on the cheap and it can be done, especially small items.
I know Danny is sure having a lot of fun....... Smiley
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 67 rag exhaust replacement on: December 22, 2014, 10:55:03 PM
Did Gardner resolve their problems brought up in an older thread? I've have not heard of any installation complaints about D&R's system yet.
Assume your going back to the muffler issue Scott? Someone mentioned not too long ago that the wrinkled muffler ends was still an issue.
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Mirror Restoration on: December 22, 2014, 09:40:24 PM
I have a set of door mirrors for a 1969 Camaro I would like to have restored because they are "Originals".

What is a "set"?  1969 Camaros only had one door mirror, on the driver's side.
My car came with one on passenger door.  This is incorrect??    Don
No, only had drivers side mirror but many were added or dealer installed over the years. Soak in Mineral Spirits for a day and my mirror came out and as Bill stated there are 4 globs of what looks like some type of silicone. Then send your mirrors out to be re-chromed and when returned use an adhesive to place the mirrors back in place. Check the date codes on your glass.
I have the old mirror glass removed now.  I'm just wondering now, will the chrome plating people, re-plate mirrors fully assembled, minus the glass of coarse. I'll have to call around and find out I guess.  Anyone have any further info, please "chime-in"and Merry Christmas
Its taken apart as it has a spline fit together so its chromed in two pieces. Any chrome shop should be able to do.
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Mirror Restoration on: December 22, 2014, 09:37:45 PM
Here is what it looks like with the mirror out.

39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Mirror Restoration on: December 21, 2014, 09:27:24 PM
I have a set of door mirrors for a 1969 Camaro I would like to have restored because they are "Originals".

What is a "set"?  1969 Camaros only had one door mirror, on the driver's side.
My car came with one on passenger door.  This is incorrect??    Don
No, only had drivers side mirror but many were added or dealer installed over the years. Soak in Mineral Spirits for a day and my mirror came out and as Bill stated there are 4 globs of what looks like some type of silicone. Then send your mirrors out to be re-chromed and when returned use an adhesive to place the mirrors back in place. Check the date codes on your glass.
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: cracked dash? on: December 21, 2014, 09:21:12 PM
I've never personally used them, but you can try Just Dashes in CA, www.justdashes.com , (800)247-3274. Been around a pretty good while -

Regards,
Steve
Just Dashes completed dashes look over stuffed or just down out fat. Best I have seen for 68 dashes hands down at a very affordable price is Al Knoch Interiors. When they first started doing them a few years ago it was only $125. Not sure what they are charging currently!
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: MUSCLE OF THE WEEK VIDEOS on: December 21, 2014, 08:05:41 PM
Charlie, that is just incredible as MCACN is the premiere show in the country as far as I'm concerned......
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Round 2: Going to see a '68 Z/28 - Need some help w/pics on: December 21, 2014, 07:59:13 PM
Where is the date code on the distributor?
Be careful on the date code as there are a flotilla of re-stamp distributors. My build thread has a lot information concerning 68Z's.  Like Charlie, it seems to have a lot going for it if the floor boards, bottom of doors, etc. are solid as a rock.
Love those 68Z's!
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Burnished brown Z/28's on: December 14, 2014, 11:06:40 PM
My father was a dealer in the 50-70's.  Select vehicles often had vinyl tops installed to provide ADP.  (additional dealer profit).  Although unusual to have brown vinyl top on Z/28.  Rarely have I heard of a Z/28 to receive an aftermarket vinyl top unless there was a either a defect or a warranty claim.  Nevertheless, I also was the proud owner of Z/28.  As a college student I ordered a new 1969 Burnished Brown Z/28 with white stripes...best color ever!  Interior in my car had black carpets & dash with white seats and door panels.  Also it had a dealer installed under dash 8 track player; wood grain dash; front and rear speakers, tinted glass, cross ram in the trunk (never installed and sold with the car); cowl induction hood, spoilers front and rear and it did not have a console. Also, it also had a factory installed 1970 Z/28 steering wheel and the car was built in Norwood, Ohio.  Unfortunately I sold the car to pay for grad school and would love to have the car back. I trust that it is a survivor...
You mentioned your car came with a cross-ram in the Trunk so can you discuss how you ordered and any details pertaining to that.
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: A sad goodbye on: December 05, 2014, 07:22:19 AM
  Bummer, but I hope you enjoy the new digs as much as the Camaro. Please stay active on CRG! The more input the better.

X2 and I'm sure down the road of time if you wish another will come to rest in your garage. Heck we sold our 69 Nova we ordered/purchased in 1983 and purchased back in 2013 so crazy things can happen..... Happy Holidays!
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: amazing 69 Chevelle SS true survivor on: November 20, 2014, 10:00:39 PM
That is one fine 69 and hard to find cars like that. Hope it found a great home! And agree with Steve those mud flaps would be coming off soon if in my care but bet they sure did work in multiple ways. LOL......
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