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46  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Undercoating on inside of quarter panel ??? on: January 08, 2014, 11:37:29 PM
3M
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!

Jim
47  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, ,,,

Jim
48  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?

Jim
49  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
50  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.
51  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
52  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
53  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
54  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
55  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
56  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
57  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
58  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
59  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",,,,,,,,,,,,
60  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
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