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706  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Front/Rear Bumper Factory Stamps on: January 27, 2012, 10:17:05 PM
Have not looked at a repop for years but they used to have thinner material.
707  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: A Arm washer etc finish 1969 Z/28 on: January 27, 2012, 07:08:38 AM
Chick,  Great thanks how about the bolts (heads) and washers finish? mine are head stamped RBW with lines at 12 5 and 8 o'clock
Appreciet the help very much!
Cheers
LM69Z28 Wink
Washers phosphate and RBW bolts are very common. A lot of RBW bolts in our 68 including #2 & #3 sub-frame mtg. bolts.
Have fun Smiley
708  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Finally home!! on: January 27, 2012, 06:49:51 AM
Wow, tell us more about the project or what you know about the Z.  How about you used a rollback truck to get the car in as they are about the same height? Has the sub-frame been sprayed with polyester?
Glad you got it home and good luck,
709  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: A Arm washer etc finish 1969 Z/28 on: January 26, 2012, 08:56:10 PM
Correct finish for A Arm large outer washers, smaller washers and bolts as well as sub frame washers and bolts............zinc or silver cad?
Thanks Wink
LM69Z28
Referring to your bolt question in the a-arm and sub-frame they were phosphate and not Zinc nor silver cad. The original A-arm large washers as far as I know were silver zinc.
710  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Fasteners and headmarkings on: January 26, 2012, 06:51:50 AM
Not a great picture but the speed nuts on the cowl blower motor box are all stamped with a 'C'
711  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: A Arm washer etc finish 1969 Z/28 on: January 24, 2012, 09:28:58 PM
Correct finish for A Arm large outer washers, smaller washers and bolts as well as sub frame washers and bolts............zinc or silver cad?

This was discussed elsewhere recently.

Upper control arms were assembled to the shaft with the bushings and all hardware. At that point they were painted black; dipped or sprayed. The ball joint and bumper were added later.
Are you sure about the hardware William? Know the a-arm, shaft and bushings were dip painted as an assembly but was not aware of the other hardward attached.
712  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Frustration in finding the right body shop on: January 24, 2012, 09:12:41 PM
Thanks for all the replies and suggestions. I know about Lucas and their reputation. I was hoping to stay closer to home but I will definately consider them.

68camaroZ28.......Thank you for your tip on Lucas. I didn't understand the quoting from my post and that Lucas doesn't do bodywork and paint.


Our car is currently painted but not assembled yet, and everything and anything plus associated with paint was completed by East Coast Muscle Cars which has done several cars for Lucas Restoration. The Cortez 69Z currently on the front of Camaro Enthusiast (think that is what its called) was completed by Lucas Restorations with East Coast Muscle Cars (ECMC) handling everything associated with bodywork and paint. ECMC had four cars in little over six months shot for magazines and they are just top shelf IMHO. Lonny Gordon is the owner and is easily accessible and helpful as I have known him for over 25 years. You want one of the best, then give Lonny a call at ECMC in Craley, PA.
713  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Frustration in finding the right body shop on: January 23, 2012, 06:38:35 AM
The poster stated "I only need to them to put the car in paint" and asked for help with picking a shop that can do bodywork and paint with a list of "I need", etc., and he will assemble. Lucas Restorations does outstanding restoration, one of the best, but they do no bodywork and paint.
714  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Fasteners and headmarkings on: January 22, 2012, 10:41:08 PM
Marty, don't want to stray too far from what this thread is about but as far as an inexpensive glass bead cabinet check out harbor freight. I bought one on sale and with a coupon it was only $169.95 and believe it or not it works great. Trust me, even in a cabinet you still have dust so I spent time sealing it up better. I also made a wood platform (few inches high) with dolllies so I wheel it outside. For safety I still wear a resporator as that stuff is heck on your lungs. I can tell you this, you will use it a lot more than you first think so give the purchase careful consideration. Funny story- This Fall Carlisle I go and purchase a glass bead cabinet vac and it's advertised as having 30% more sucking power. So I hook it up and turn it on and within 2 or 3 seconds it sucks one of the gloves off. Guess I had the cabinet too sealed off Smiley
715  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Hood Catch & Plate Fasteners on: January 20, 2012, 11:16:07 PM
Mike – Appreciate all the pics of your survivor 67’s fasteners. Please keep them coming. Do you have pics of the car you can share?
 
Here are a couple of pics from fasteners that appear to be factory on my 69. I won’t bother mentioning where they're from because I don't have a clue if they are in the right spot. Exception…Rad Support bolt, for obvious reasons. Anyway, the most important issue pending, are the head-marks…once that's figured out I think the rest will be a cake walk.

 Huh Compare your anchor to mine...notice anything Huh

Any 69's out there  Huh


That anchor does look a little crooked. The ones I have look like yours! Your two middle bolts in the picture is what is in our 69 NOR Oct 69 (10D) L48 hood latch. Your top RBW bolt are in numerous places like the fender/rad support bar. Your bottom RBW bolt looks like a bolt from the 12 bolt rear end cover but only you would know for sure. Here is a picture of a new bolt for the rad. support to sub-frame that is the same as what was in which comes in the bolt kits I purchased from Heartbeat. Also a bolt from the rear bumper guard from a NOR 69.
Same mfg. just a little different.

716  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Hood Catch & Plate Fasteners on: January 20, 2012, 10:06:40 PM
I will be going through more of our orig. bolts as I decide to restore or replace

Chick...or anyone. I see this company pop up quite a bit when talking chemical restoration of fasteners and other metals. One, have you guys ever tried this company (or similar companies/products) and two do you have any before and after pics?

http://www.palmettoenterprises.net/Palmetto_Enterprises/-Welcome-.html

Yep, I have used it and it works great! Need (for best results) to glass bead the parts and your ready to cook. If the bolt/screw heads are pitted they are not going to look great as you can imagine. Clean bolt head and they will look new. Now, not sure of your two radiator support bolts but the ones from AMK are exactly what our 68 had and several other non-restored Camaros including two 69's. Here are some examples of restoring the shift rods, etc. on our Muncie shifter, and original body mount bolts using Palmetto products.

717  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: sold my 68Z back to the original owner on: January 19, 2012, 11:17:37 PM
Now that was a treat to read. Good on ya! Got to tell us, what did he say when you told him you would sell it back to him or?Huh?
Great story and as already mentioned I can fully understand how excited he was to get it back.....
718  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Correct Hood Catch & Plate Fasteners on: January 19, 2012, 11:07:15 PM
Mike, I'm not saying the 'f' as you call them are incorrect but just a comment that the bolts on the restored car look very nice and the AMK bolt kits have a lot of those 'f' type bolts. I will be going through more of our orig. bolts as I decide to restore or replace and to date I do not remember seeing any 'f' headed bolts but they may be there. To date everywhere the kits had the 'f' bolts I had something different. Do not have enough info to say they are correct or incorrect, only that I'm not seeing them or at least not yet.  Grin
719  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: BJ Auction - 67 RS went for $80k on: January 19, 2012, 07:31:34 PM
My restored 67 SS conv has this attractive color combo.

 Hmmm...must be a rare radio in that too.
Sometimes I wonder how many times the so called *winning* buyer is actually a rep of BJ that is bidding to force the price up artificially but in some cases not having a real legit buyer topping it to take it away. Just an observation.

Mike

I highly doubt that due to they would have far too much to lose then gain.
Wow, just cannot believe that car brought that much. Incredible..... Seller is happy I bet:)
720  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1968 RS/SS Dana Camaro on: January 19, 2012, 07:20:10 PM
Peg, welcome aboard to the CRG Grin Know all of us sure wish you and your husband the best with the car but not sure what the trim tag or vin will assist in establishing it was a Dana unless someone has some Dana vin database. The trim tag on a 68 tells us very little as we own a 68. You mentioned it was purchased off the orig. owner and that you have the front end coming so maybe there are some clues there but so far I'm not sure anything has been revealed. I'm sure you asked but doesn't the orig. owner or any family members have any pictures of the car at all? Racing picture or maybe it never hit the track?
Again, welcome and good luck!
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