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181  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 67-68 Brake Line Clip attachment on: April 14, 2009, 10:58:25 PM
I ended up ordering a 'Kit' from one of the vendors and they were in fact RED. I used a sears blunt punch to "SET" the intergrated rivet into the body hole. One hit with the ball peen and the clip was go to go in the body. One clip popped out when wrestling the line into the hoop, I just re-set the rivet again with a healthy blow of the hammer. My orig clips were heavy coated with undercoating and one w/ the rivet rusted off. After cleaning they did show orig red coloring. I do not think I kept the carcasses to pic for you. I do remember that a call to AMK was done and they claimed they were discontinued so I searched for other sources and found them from Ricks, Classic or Inline tube??? one of them had em.

182  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Proper Designation SS/RS RS/SS? on: April 13, 2009, 08:47:22 PM
Looking at a lot of the period Ads found in mags of the day. Chev listed the cars as a ,,,,

'Camaro SS with with Ralley Sport equipment'     68 Ad-"Some cars fake it. These make it."

'Camaro SS sport Coupe'  68 Ad-"The resemblenace is more then coincidental" Car clearly has RS option but not mentioned?

'Camaro SS convertable' 69 Ad-"Camaro SS...and friends" Pace car ad,,,Z11 content included RS eqipment...

I think they were more obsessed with convincing prospective Customers that could not swing a Vette that an F body would suffice.
The answer to this question is a matter of preference,,,as I always say,,,any one lucky enough to own a SS/RS, RS/SS, Z28/RS, RS/Z28 is very lucky and way you name it,,

68 SS/rs 396
69 SS/rs 350 LA Z11
183  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Coil Bracket finish on: March 19, 2009, 01:11:37 AM
I have never seen a DiChromate treated Cad coil bracket.

Pronunciation: \(ˌ)dī-ˈkrō-ˌmāt, ˈdī-krō-\
Function: noun
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary
Date: circa 1864
: a usually orange to red chromium salt containing the anion Cr2O72− <dichromate of potassium> ócalled also bichromate

The DiChro treatment of a Cad or Zinc plated part turns the part the Yellow color,,,,,or Burns i brown with excessive duration

I believe that list incorrectly uses the term.

Go ahead and purchase the Cadwell system, It works well if you can manufactue a power supply, properly prep your parts, handle the Chem.
Otherwise find a jobber or industrial plater who will handle hobby parts.

Coil bracket should be Bright Cad, I swear some of them even look galvanized?

184  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: trunk latch plating on: March 02, 2009, 11:58:26 PM
Maybe this question is out there but,,,,
Can you re-plate a used orig latch?
I have never had "Moving" parts renewed by my plater.

Has anyone ever tried this ?

185  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: vintage 67 picture COOL! on: March 02, 2009, 11:51:00 PM
2nd try Posting Photo

July of 1970.
My 1968, just a used car,,,,,I got it in 1983 feels like yesterday.

186  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: What is the last date code for 1968 Z/28 in December 1967? on: March 02, 2009, 11:19:53 PM
Yes like Todd mentioned, I have a orig interior 68 car from LOS w/ cowl tag 12E equipped with the Deluxe Houndstooth Black buckets (Trim code 749) and it was built with shoulder belts.

I need to Call my friend Roger and see if his 12E LOS z28 he is reastoring has the shoulder belts  also.

187  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: What is the last date code for 1968 Z/28 in December 1967? on: February 28, 2009, 07:29:20 PM
Yes, 12E with 749 and was built with shoulder belts .

I will have to check on yhe 12E Z car (std red int)

188  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: What is the last date code for 1968 Z/28 in December 1967? on: February 11, 2009, 10:12:12 PM
Up here in the NW Washington we (A co-worker & I) have two LOS 12E cars

Mine LOS 12E (SS/RS 396-325 Th-400) R-2

Buddies LOS 12E (Z28 302-290 M21) C-2

189  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Barrett Jackson on: January 20, 2009, 11:46:47 PM
I didn't see any 1968 Z 28's at this auction. I guess all the owners are keeping them

I was at the Russo & Steele and they had 2 68Z's
1 red R/S
1 YY std

Had a nice visit with the YY owner out of Salt Lake & he had a JM cert, his sold on Fri afternoon. 40k+?

My first trip to the circus, BJ-R/S-Siver, &(pavillions) I had a wonderful time and would reccomend it!
Did not even purchase a t-shirt, concidered it a break for the sun and veiwing MANY nice cars.

It is very confusing to the owner and restorer, think values and restoration examples.

190  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Congrats JohnZ on: December 29, 2008, 01:56:46 AM
Congrats that little bio- was very interesting,
kind of a -- rest of the story.
I am amazed at his knowledge and willingness to share.

191  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Merry Christmas! on: December 26, 2008, 08:22:58 PM
Now everyone get out in the Garages and start wrenching on your NEW Years resolution projects-



Jim W

192  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 Camaro Z/28 RS Parking Lamp Plating on: December 08, 2008, 10:36:23 PM

My housings look just like your "before" pics.

The finished product is the best I've seen. Do you think spraying the finished product with Eastwood clear coat will prevent fading?
BTW, I couldn't read the stamp on the plate. Mine says "Made in USA". Is that what yours says?

Thanks again,


Yes Mine also have MADE IN USA stamping on back.
If your Coloring is similar to my before I would assume they were yello cad, Checking the finish under the white paint will provide you with conclusive plating finish as built.

We had a lot of Fun with this project. I do not protect the plating as it can alter the sheen, I did it once I figure the way I pamper my Cars someone else will have to refinish it years from now.

I noticed that the title reads RS, while these lights are the same R/S equipped or not.
193  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Correct locaton of proportionong valve on sub frame on: December 06, 2008, 05:16:16 PM
Update w/ Disassy photos.

I ended up just taking it apart and cleaning it up w/ brake fluid and carfully re-assembling.

Hope this is helpful.

194  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 Camaro Z/28 RS Parking Lamp Plating on: December 06, 2008, 05:02:49 PM
Completed Parkers
Very Cool factory Refurbished parts that look beter than the OER reporductions out there, IMO.

This was a very fun project. I took this on when I contacted Jerry a year ago and he mentioned they STOPPER plating parkers?

Now I understand that there were varying suppliers for parts and I want to be clear, when I removed the OEM white paint on the interior of MY orig parkers the plating was found to be Bright Yellow Di-Chromated Cad plating [ 1969 04C LOS pace Car ]
Keep in mind plating wears with age and the yellow dichro treatment fades with time,,,what looks silver can be faded yellow.

Have fun.


Jim Weaver
195  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 Camaro Z/28 RS Parking Lamp Plating on: December 06, 2008, 04:54:36 PM
1) The socket can be cleaned and buffed up by many means to provide a clean new appearance.
2) The wiring harness can be cleaned up with Laq thinner and conditioned to look fresh, Wires, grommet and black covering.
3) The wiring terminals were unseated from the connector harness-plastic connector and copper contacts cleaned up to assure good continuity (If required cut and install new copper-brass terminals) and reinstall in plastic connector and given a fresh squirt of die-electric grease.

The repop gaskets I obtained from a vendor were VERY different from the as built gaskets. In fact this presented a problem as the repops were MUCH thinner that the OEM parts and the Lens would rattle when the Factory three retention screw were tightened and the NEW gasket was not thick enough to provide proper compression. I peeled the vendor label and as luck would have it the repop manufacture label was intact and I contacted them and otained thicker gaskets dispite their protests and denial of the defective product. * they originally supplied 0.125" thick gaskets which are not thick as the OEM version.
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