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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Subframe markings? on: January 19, 2014, 03:15:05 PM
I found the following on my Van Nuys Pace car (04C) when cleaning up the subframe. The orange stripe is out of frame to the right

32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Factory records on: January 19, 2014, 02:23:27 PM
This is great news- agreed.

Your vehicles history can be composed (documented) by a patch work of information. This $50 expense is easily worth it. 
FWIW. I had (in 1996) the WA state Dept of Motor Vehicles perform a micro film search ($26) and got records back to a dead end 1974. ALL the printed material had the privacy act (PII) Personal Identification Information cut out with an 'exacto' knife. So as to comply and protect past owners from being ID'd or contacted.

33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: just bought a 67 RS/SS350 survivor on: January 10, 2014, 09:34:55 PM

Can not wait to see pics of this one.
Neat car.
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Ziebart... How to remove it? on: January 10, 2014, 09:33:07 PM

My experience with undercoating (Dealer installed) was 2 fold. Areas where the coating was subjected to prolonged exposer to leaking powertrain fluids became a oozing goo, softened by the oil & trans fluids. This stuff required lots of solvent based removal efforts. Other (The majority) areas were hard as a rock and mechanical removal via scrapers of various types was the preferred method. I purchased lots of varying types of scrapers from swap meets and the coating would chips off and go flying of revealing PRISTINE sheet metal. The benefit was I could see the factory primers and topcoat overspray patterns which I tried to duplicate (Mostly).

Q. How much undercoating did the dealer install?
A. >17lbs

35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: This is a nice original 69 Z28 on: January 10, 2014, 07:37:35 PM
I like
I would
I prefer
I should
 Roll Eyes
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: If Anyone is Interested in a 67 Pace Car on: January 10, 2014, 07:23:55 PM
Could-? Part of the problem is Parts(OEM) (Correct)(Date Correct)(Restored) costs.
I know the "KIDS" laugh at any reference to a +>$200 trunk seal on ebay,,,,,,,
You OLD men.
I am 50 & like others had a 67 in high school so the First gens are a natural to me, unexplainable,,,,,

A friends 20's y/o son has gone thru Dozens of "CRAIGS LIST" Cars (This Pacer is NOT typical) and his 'horse' trading skills are amazing,,,,,,eventually he acquired a 68 Camaro project 250cu/in car after years of haggling. This is One method for the younger group to approach these cars with out the sting of debt which they cannot afford or qualify, but ALL of us want for our gems.
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Undercoating on inside of quarter panel ??? on: January 08, 2014, 11:37:29 PM
From a Can : 3M™ No Cleanup High Coverage Body Schutz™ Coating 08964
From a Gun : 3M™ Body Schutz™ Rubberized Coating, Black, Quart, 08864

I prefer the quart and special gun for application. Careful practice and masking can yield spectacular results as indicated by photo above. The inside trunk pattern looks to be HEAVY, pour it on!

38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 Z28 Engine Bay Pic's on: December 13, 2013, 03:00:29 PM
Has anyone thought about the possibility of Fisher Body use a stenciling "INK" not paint.
Stencil Ink does not have the same consistency as traditional paints.
just a idea.

We use "Stenciling" INK to label Electrical Bussing and mark Naval circuit breakers for various hulls in the DoD side of ships repair all the time.

It does not cover very well and stamps crisp and fades with time, ,,,

39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 upper ball joint rivets on: December 02, 2013, 11:53:46 PM
They tightened up just fine. There was a fair amount of friction between; the mating surface of the domed head, the shank thru the ball joint and the a arm seemed to hold the bolt and provide enough resistance to allow sufficient torque. Additionally you can use the strike method (Slugging wrench) to make darn sure they are tight.

These bolts were a fair compromise. I wonder how many tons it takes to clinch the real deal rivet?

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

Good job. Thanks for sharing.

41  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.
42  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
43  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.

44  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.
I used this w/ my PST kit. a big compromise.

I like the set up pictured above better.

45  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

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