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826  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Seat foam and springs. on: August 30, 2011, 07:12:24 AM
I had Al Knoch do our orig. door panels, buckets, and rear seat for our 68 Z/28 restoration. IMO they are getting it correct dead on. Glass beaded the springs, restored the seat backs, etc..... My friend who has a restoration shop was so impressed with the quality he gave them his entire interior for his 69Z. Posted pics of our 68's interior where I have a thread on it's restoration. http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584&page=23
Also doing, again just my honest opinion, some great recovering on 68 dash pads. Just gave them a dash pad out of a 69 Firebird that is similar to the 68 Camaro. Great quality and great value for your buck. 
827  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original Keys for my 67 on: August 29, 2011, 08:30:51 PM
First off IMHO you should absolutely do nothing to them as they are the born with keys and are so cool the way they are. As mentioned if you want to do something get other NOS keys and just keep your old keys period. Our originals for a 68 did not have the knock outs so I purchased two that had knock outs and two NOS that did not. Our old faithful locksmith punch cut the 4 keys and even stamped the 2 new keys (w/knock outs) with the correct code. So I have 4 new keys but keeping the orig. in a safe place. By the way, you can easily purchase the key envelopes at Paragon or other Corvette websites.
828  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: we need to stop the fraud on ebay - on: August 29, 2011, 06:17:15 AM
Only one problem...how do you take on a company as huge as EBay? One would have to assume their army of attorneys are well prepaired to deal with anyone trying to remove a large chunk of their income. One would also have to assume the political system is at their disposal.

I don't know of any other site that has helped more to minimize these types of sales.   
 

Applaud the effort but this is not a ebay to say issue. We neither can or should expect Ebay or any company to have an army of employees checking every car/part/literature ad to verify it's the real deal. What about non-automotive parts as rip offs and fakes reside in all types of things as fraud has no boundaries. No different than someone placing an ad in the newspaper. Know personally I have sent messages to Ebay concerning a few very apparent shams and each one was removed.
The site that consistently warns and documents vin #'s etc. is Team Camaro. So between Team Camaro and here a lot of fraud or just say suspect Camaro's have been listed. That's the great news and shows a lot of people like you Joe CARE!
829  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1969 Muncie restoration on: August 28, 2011, 05:41:07 PM
I'm not sure you have anything to do as everything you mentioned I believe are bolt suppliers that GM used so they would/could be correct. I've got mixes quite a few places. Did not go out and check our M21's to compare but nothing you mentioned seemed out of line.
830  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: inspection markings database on: August 27, 2011, 11:14:55 PM
Thanks Chick, 

Did I understand you correctly...did the evapo-rust actually make the drive-shaft paint marks visible?  Were you able to determine colors and widths? I never heard of evapo-rust can you tell me more about it?  Marks on my 69 were easy to see and my 68 does not appear to have any so I may want to try this method.

I agree the level of restorations is like an exact science today...

Evapo-rust is one of many products that dissolves rust for an easy explanation. I have found it to work amazingly well and can be purchased here locally at PepBoys and Harbor Freight. Have used it for all kinds of pieces. To answer you question yes, I could not see or did not notice any paint on the yokes or driveshaft before the evapo-rust bath. Already had a 5' pc. of PVC pipe so purchased a $.96 cap, glued it on one end, stood the pipe up and fastened, placed the drive shaft in the tube, and then poured two gallons of evapo-rust which totally covered the drive shaft. Took it out two days later and bingo. Here are some before and after on a restoration thread I have on team camaro.
http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584&page=19
http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584&page=22
831  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Who does steering box rebuilds? on: August 27, 2011, 05:29:35 PM
  I used Power Steering Services, Inc. in Springfield,Mo.-  www.powersteering.com  He has a service to restore your original.  He also has a service(which I used) to put  quicker ratio gears in your original box.  GM used the same Power Steering Gear Box casting all the way up to '92, which is why he's able to do this.
Just worked on a box for us and turned it around quickly and was willing to assist even before he knew I was going to be a customer.
832  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: inspection markings database on: August 27, 2011, 05:09:53 PM
Research it and make your list. Plenty of info both here and team camaro on the subject but it would need to be put together. I have paint markings found on my spindles, driveshaft, yokes, and what appeared like a crayon mark going down the bell housing and the bell housing was only painted several inches in and not all orange but it had some nice runs. Grin Even found a pic of another orig. camaro prior to restoration that had exactly the same type of mark and bell housing was not all orange. As far as paint marks I agree there is a lot of graffiti going on but one also needs to realize that long ago restorations were not at the level of what is trying to be achieved today. I for one could not see the paint marks on any of our driveshaft bur careful soaking of the driveshaft in a five foot 4" tube with evapo-rust did the trick and bingo. I never did or thought of doing that type of stuff 15-20 years ago.
833  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Z/28 stripes on: August 27, 2011, 04:48:02 PM
Getting ready to paint stripes on my cowl hood, can any one tell me the size and location? Car is a 69 camaro,sweet cars!!!! Thank's from Joe Jones from N.C.
Hi Joe and first off wanted to welcome you to the CRG! You can find a lot of information also using the search key. Very common topic over the years. Here is the recent thread on stripes! http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=8486.0
Welcome again,
834  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: PTB on Los Angeles Camaros on: August 23, 2011, 07:31:16 AM
Sorry about the first picture as it should show the upside down "T" to the left of the green stampings and it's on the picture but when I post it, it is cut off. Tried with no text and it showed upon review but when posted same results. Gotta figure out how to do this correctly Grin
835  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: PTB on Los Angeles Camaros on: August 23, 2011, 04:40:01 AM
This is a 69 Firebird local car it's entire life (know the car from new) and took the pics as the trim "T" was upside down on both sides of firewall. You can see how faint the green is compared to the orange. And the "T" is under the trim tag on the left side.

836  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Need help on orig. 68 std Gas Cap on: August 21, 2011, 06:21:43 AM
Chick....just now looking at the filler tube seal on the cap, is that a rubber gasket with a thin metal support underneath?  My original does not have any rubber on the seal area....it is all metal with a raised ring that seats on the filler tube.
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Chick....just now looking at the filler tube seal on the cap, is that a rubber gasket with a thin metal support underneath?  My original does not have any rubber on the seal area....it is all metal with a raised ring that seats on the filler tube.

Yes Jerry, those service replacements have a very thin rubber gasket on top of a thin metal support. From your picture I thought that was similar. Will just be on the hunt for a nice original cap!

Good info Pete and may check into that just to help change over one of the two already painted.
837  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1967 oil gauge line on: August 20, 2011, 03:04:38 PM
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That's a C3 Corvette oil line - are you sure it's the same length as the Camaro line that the Camaro vendors sell? You'll also need the grommet where the line passes through the firewall.

That is what I wasnt sure about, I just read a few old posts with guys recommending/posting a link to Paragon.  Thanks

You might have misunderstood if it's the same recent post by Jeff where he asked about the ferule on the end vs. the NOS he purchased and then another member happened to have a Paragon line (for his Corvette) that he posted a picture of how the ferule was or seemed correct but the line length was not discussed to know if they have something adaptable. Is that the post your referring to?
838  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Need help on orig. 68 std Gas Cap on: August 20, 2011, 02:52:17 PM
GM #3910043; listed for $17 back in '93.
Yep, got three of them rascals and they all have screws instead of rivets and purchased in the late 80's I believe.
Now how can I change that screw to a proper looking rivet Grin
839  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Need help on orig. 68 std Gas Cap on: August 20, 2011, 04:59:50 AM
You did just fine Jerry! Now I know what to look for. Wonder what that white cap came off of or maybe that is a later service replacement for Nova??? Now I gotta find an orig. for the car...... Thank You!
840  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Need help on orig. 68 std Gas Cap on: August 19, 2011, 09:58:36 PM
I do not have the orig. gas cap and have no idea where it is but I did compare one NOS cap to what I believe to be a Nova gas cap. Notice in the pics the Nova cap (kinda of a white) has a much wider piece that is used to open/close and the underside has the screws with a plate but the NOS has no plate. On the Nova cap the center part of the underside is riveted to the plate and is held in place by the two screws going to the exterior handle where the NOS center part is riveted to the large round sheet-metal piece. By the way, that rivet process causes the large round sheet-metal plate to be warped. Other words, it does not lay flat whereas the Nova cap does.
Can anyone confirm what their orig. gas cap handle width is? The what I believe to be a Nova cap is approximately .670" wide and was wondering if an orig. 68 gas cap had the same handle. Also would greatly appreciate a picture/info of what the orig. is like underneath of the part that goes in the filler neck. Is it similar to the one with the screws/plate? Again, pictures of an original would be greatly appreciated. I completed some searches and found many posts concerning RS caps and 69 caps but not std..


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