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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Correct rivets for the ash tray on: December 01, 2013, 08:05:31 PM
Nice.
Assuming: Semi-Tubular Rivet, 1/8x1/8 In

Good job. Thanks for sharing.

Jim
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '68 D90 stripe questions on: December 01, 2013, 07:57:52 PM
It was a long time ago (1986/87) WHEN we painted my car.
I thought the stencil was a peel & stick, then you used your 1/8" fine line 3m tape to set the pin stripe.
My buddie the pro painter did it as I would goof it up.

I like the 396/350 centered in the fat part of the stripe, but the factory SURE deviated & I have orig paint photos of my (LOS) car and the 396 is not centered perfectly as built.
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Correct rivets for the ash tray on: November 30, 2013, 08:23:17 PM
Can you post a Pic of the tooling?

Jim W
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '68 D90 stripe questions on: November 30, 2013, 08:20:42 PM
That pictured sample is WAY off on the edge distance from the wheel well lip.
Ref: 1968 AIM, D90, Sheet A1, Page # 237. Calls for 1".

Most would never know. Still a nice photo.
I used Stencils & decal in 1987.
Where I goofed was not checking 396 emblem placement PRIOR to shooting the nose stripe, Emblem has been incorrectly located during a prior repair and repaint in 1980 by previous owner.
Learn from my mistake check the emblem placement even if you are farming out the paint work

Mine looks goofy w/ 396 out of position & never have bothered to fix it over the years.

Jim
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 upper ball joint rivets on: November 28, 2013, 01:42:13 AM
Cheater kit from a Corvette supplier.
https://www.paragoncorvette.com/p-361675-lower-ball-joint-rivet-kit.aspx
I used this w/ my PST kit. a big compromise.

I like the set up pictured above better.

Jim
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Which crossflow/transverse muffler on BBC on: November 23, 2013, 09:23:03 AM
68 SS396 car: muffler are you "using" on your BBC with full exhaust? Gardner

Your Car: if it were "ME", Pypes

Jim
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: More pics of an old Z on: November 22, 2013, 10:35:02 PM
GREAT thread Guys.

I like the vintage photos.

Jim
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 B.U. Rear End on: November 22, 2013, 10:29:05 PM
I live in Vancouver, Wa. I've seen their yard many times... not much left of first gen Camaros.  Terry
I concur, last time I was there the 1 gens were shells only, picked to the bone bare, they did have rally wheels stacked like cord wood.
I went in the summer and the Hornets were aggressive and a hazard. The yard is a cool place to troll and get some serious flash back of iron from the past.

Jim
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Storing Tires on: November 22, 2013, 01:20:48 AM
I mounted one of these on my wall of the garage.

http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/detail.jsp?ID=164&category=Tire+Storage

Mounted and aired up wit cardboard inbetween,,,,,,

Jim
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals Nov 23 & 24 on: November 22, 2013, 01:16:30 AM
I went in 2011 I think,,,,the ZL1 show case show, and the event was so special.
I got a signed picture from the Grump and a handshake, before his passing (RIP),,,,,

This show was HUGE, I am bummed I have not made it a priority to attend regularly.

The heavy hitters of the Hobby and History makers & Iron are there.

I will enjoy the posted photos and dream of a rip in the future,,,,,,

Jim
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: tie rod paint codes? on: November 18, 2013, 12:42:31 AM
Stop and think about the way the paint daubs "RUNS",,,,,,,,,,,,
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 Z28 on the CRG Home Page on: November 13, 2013, 10:21:37 PM
I bet it must have been tempting to restore it to the as race configuration.

Great Car.

68Z

Jim
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: First attempt at Zinc Plating on: November 05, 2013, 11:17:59 PM
Great work, this makes me want to activate my tanks again.
THis is a wonderful example of DIY, step AWAY from the Eastwood plating in a spray can guys.

Your OCD is a good thing when you produce results like that.

Cheers,

Jim
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original tires on: November 05, 2013, 11:07:34 PM
Q: What does the CRG mean by "normative practice?"

A: The first-generation Camaro was produced at two US factories and at least four foreign sites, in large numbers, for more than three years. Mid-year changes were deliberately made for marketing, production, and safety purposes. Each factory had specific unique assembly practices, many of which are undocumented. The CRG strives to document the released and accepted factory procedures for each major vehicle configuration, and additionally, attempts to document as many of the major variations as can be easily noted.

However, in order to keep assembly lines rolling, some exceptions to "normal" procedure could be and were made by GM. In these cases, GM had a internal process to determine what components or process could be substituted (normally based on fit and function). There were also assembly errors made, including mismarked tags and stamps. Buyers searching for original vehicles should realize that such unusual features can be real, though the CRG does not encounter them frequently.

Therefore the CRG focuses on what we call "normative practices," which are the factory configurations per released procedure for the model year. To the extent that we can, the CRG will also document normative practices as a function of assembly plant and mid-year time frame, though these will never be complete, and in many cases must be observed indirectly by collection of a statistically significant population of vehicle data.

The point is that when inspecting first-generation Camaros an occasional "non-normal" feature will pop up. The reason for documenting typical practice is that the more unusual the feature, and the larger the number of exceptions to practice on a single car, the more the originality of that vehicle should be questioned. While it is difficult to say "never" or "always" about a first-generation Camaro, too many liberties from normative practice should sound a warning bell to any interested in an original vehicle.


How does this figure into a restores choice of tires when attempting to select from the reproduction markets offerings? assuming he has NO evidence of original configuration of his late 69 SS NOR car.
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: GM silver for Rally wheels. on: November 01, 2013, 10:46:15 PM
Jim,

I think the same thing is true for all the Rallye wheels of the late '60's at least.    Gray paint was applied by Kelsey for 'service wheels', destined to be sold thru the dealerships, rather than production line parts.

What I meant to say is ALL (5) of my ORIG factory (LOS) installed 76kmi rallys wheel are KH gray on the back side. There is NO black. I have owned the car since 83. I am convinced my car was purchased with the similarly dated orig factory wheels.



FWIW Colvin Book FIG 17-8 1969 14x7 jj standard wheel Kelsey Hays drawing number 082153  seems to confirm that wheels were part numbered with varying finishes ,,,plain, rustproof oiled,,, primed KH spec 3323 black..,,,,
Interesting.
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