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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Fender Skirt Splash Apron Kit on: April 16, 2015, 07:39:38 PM
Just ordered some will post results.
40" wide x Linear  foot @ $13.75 per FT.

I have a torn Orig I bonded (Glued-Goofy) repair back in 86. The replacements seem to smooth and lack the texture and cotton strands.

James I sincerely appreciate you sharing the source.

Jim
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 RS Washer Bottle Bracket Fasteners on: April 15, 2015, 11:26:08 PM
ID x OD x LG ??

Thanks

Jim
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Where have all the RS SS's gone ? on: March 16, 2015, 09:57:51 PM
I think more often than not collections such as the ones you mentioned, and the original post will find there way to an estate sale when the owner passes. Time creeps up on everyone, and usually guys wait 5 years to long to carry out the plans that fueled there passion to begin with.

I think there is a show on TV where a crew will come through and sell off a guys collection to finance the full resto on his favorite car in his collection. I think this may be the only way to really get these guys to sell, is when they know they could enjoy 1 running, instead of 8 sitting.


You Nailed it on both accounts. Time gets away from ALL of us in many forms, I keep Begging the second fella to JUST fix one of the darn cars and make some memories for his family and himself. I always say these "cars ARE the vehicle for many friendships and event making memories."

JIM
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Where have all the RS SS's gone ? on: March 16, 2015, 08:39:07 PM
This situation is more prevalent than we collectively think. There are still folks from the 70’s that were into f bodies and purchased quantities of vehicles when they we just used cars. They were likely older portions of our interest group and NOT all took to the electronic innovations and social connections that bring their existence to our awareness. They are good folks who had / have the passion yet manifest it in a “Hoarder” definition. I personally know of two groups of cars exactly like this (In Washington) and both sets are stored similarly yet out of the hobbies sight.
Set #1 is a result of a long term (PNW region) Camaro supply business and their attempts to obtain a Stock of cars to maintain a robust inventory of carcass parts during the lean years of NO reproductions. By purchasing any and all that were reasonably this ‘Gill Net’ purchasing allowed the business owner to grab some Rare fish with the common junk he bought and in the end the internet killed the Business resulting in a Hoard locked away as he pursued Common skill set jobs to maintain a family.
Set #2 is a result of a independent body and fender man who just happened to pick Chevrolet and Pontiac F bodies to focus on as a means of making side funds to make a family wage as supplemental income to make up for the deficit when working  for the MAN at Body shops. Naturally culling the available stock via the exposure that Body shops (1970’s) [Yes He parted a Royal Plumb 1967 Z28] afford allowed for a nice collection of frustrated projects and opportunity purchases. Being older and unwilling to engage the electronic world his cash of iron has forever remained hidden to this day. His BEST purchase $1,500 in 1979 one (1) 1969 RAIV 4 speed Firebird Tran Am (broken car) from a Fella who wanted “Weed” money. Ironic Washington “The Evergreen State!” . That project is GONE & funded a FULL Ride for his daughters College Fund as a Basket case project Car- Uh Raw!

They ALL become available just a matter of time,,,,
PS Anyone want a 1947 Packard Super Eight Clipper project,,,,,Not my cup of tea What I inherited. My Father wondered out loud WHY in the world would anyone want to buy a White & Orange Chev Convert,,,,,,,when I proudly drove my Pace car home in 1984 for chump change,,,,,
They ALL become available just a matter of time,,,,
Hopefully someone will want that ugly Pacer of mine,,,,avail soon est. 2045

Jim
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: What clip is being used for carb linkage. on: February 26, 2015, 12:34:24 AM
After reading up a bit your are right. < I always thought they were all e-clips>

I found a few cars with retainer style, must have been easier to find these vs the correct e-clips
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Restore cruise servo finish on: February 23, 2015, 11:17:28 PM
I have used my plater to renew the A.I.R. check valves without any detriment or damage to the rubber check valve internal flap. My plater process is COLD so heat is not an issue. Not without risk but I had personally work fine. The Cruise looks complicated with the two inlet tubes, diameter crimp, chain pull & wheel pulley. I am not sure if it can be done and retain functionality. Would be interesting to fin other donors and experiment with them first before committing to your in sue component.

Jim
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: What clip is being used for carb linkage. on: February 23, 2015, 11:05:18 PM

Retaining Pins
Used on grooved shafts, these are also known as hairpin clips. 18-8 stainless steel are corrosion resistant and may be mildly magnetic. Zinc-plated steel pins are rust-resistant

Ref. McMaster-Carr
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 Z/28 for sale on ebay on: February 09, 2015, 09:22:39 PM
ANSEN Ground Grabbers!
I sure wish I could pull the trigger on that one.

Jim
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: GM silver for Rally wheels. on: February 08, 2015, 11:38:55 PM
Gray back side on this ss350

http://www.camaros.net/forums/album.php?albumid=2817&page=2
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Anyone done this? on: January 23, 2015, 03:01:17 AM
It "WOULD" pass tech at a local track here for Fri Night street tire drags!

No Catch No RUN!
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Leaving Friday Morning for Turlock, Need any Parts? on: January 23, 2015, 02:36:36 AM
Ah Swap meet,, I can not wait for our start up here in Puyallup Corvette & hig perf swap in Fed & Portland in April,,,,,
have fun.
Jim
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Bad Luck is Better Than No Luck; Right? on: January 19, 2015, 05:10:39 PM
Darrell, Do you know the Header brand and primary tube size. I noticed 67 w/ P.S.
If you know the exact PN or was it something that was found along the way- acquired with car?

Jim
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Window Guide Plates on: January 11, 2015, 12:11:09 PM
FYI
Another good substitute for the black rub material for the front window guides that I have used often is black velcro ( the loop side that is thicker) 2 " works good.

Mike

The material looks very similar to "ballistic nylon fabric". Tough, but slick.
We use it extensively in Submarine repair work at the Public Naval Shipyards.

I really like the Velcro (Loop)  idea

Jim
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 67 rag exhaust replacement on: January 11, 2015, 12:06:09 PM
Hello all. I need some advice on replacing my entire exhaust on my 67. I live in Canada. I am not sure if I should just go to a muffler shop or if I should order a package and do it myself. I will be going to the Portland swap meet in April. Should I just buy a set there and bring it back to Canada?
If you choose this route Call Jeff @ http://www.biscaysclassic.com/camaro.html#misc and see if he can help you by ordering it taking delivery and meeting you At Portland then you p/u for the ride north.

Jim
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Headrest Restorer??? on: January 11, 2015, 11:59:29 AM
That is a good question. I am wondering, out loud, does "JUST DASHES" also reskin headrests in spite of the company name?
I have seen some DYI attempts at car shows that look funny, like Hannibal Lector got into interior restoration work (sorry about that).
http://www.justdashes.com/

JIM
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