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106  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: The Paddock on: April 29, 2010, 08:13:13 AM
Day two and the Paddock is still not taking phone calls. Does anyone know what is going on with them? Beware if you're thinking of placing an order with them.

Mike.
107  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: The Paddock on: April 28, 2010, 05:48:54 PM
Mark:

Well it doesn't matter to me if they hold the order forever as long as they don't bill my charge card because I can't find the part anywhere else at this point. What concerns me is that they took my order and charge card number online but don't answer their phone and don't have an email address online. Their voice mail says that they are closed and that I should call back between 8am and 6pm and I've called several times today. I'll try again tomorrow.

Mike.
108  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: The Paddock on: April 28, 2010, 10:41:01 AM
Mark:

Man did you ever hit the nail right on the head. I placed an order online and received an email that both parts are back-ordered. I tried to call them during business hours and get a message that they are closed and to call back between 8am - 6pm. They also do not have an email address on their web site.

I can't say that I'm having a good time with them so far.

Mike.
109  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / The Paddock on: April 28, 2010, 06:16:18 AM
Can anyone give me a recommendation good or bad for The Paddock Performance and Restoration? 

http://www.paddockparts.com/

They are the only ones I can find that have Parchment seat backs for my 68 but I've never bought from them before.

Thanks, Mike.
110  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: stereo controls in floor console on: April 26, 2010, 08:31:52 AM

and here's a better photo of what I have so far. The knobs are modern aluminum knobs that closely resemble the originals and the lamp is a vintage panel lamp that is close but is too tall and just plain green. My plate is just a paper inkjet print of the template that I'm making in Pshop. I did some work with your photo in Photoshop and found that my plate is a little big at 3 3/8"  square but I was shooting in the dark up until I got your photo. After scaling your photo I believe that the original is 3" square.  Back to the drawing board.

Can anyone out there tell me what material the original plate is made from?  aluminum? or stainless? plated tin?

Mike.
111  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: stereo controls in floor console on: April 26, 2010, 07:02:14 AM
hi mike,
i dont have the square base plate.
i would like to get one but dont like my chances.

cheers,
rohan

Also I'd be glad to pass a plate on to you at my cost if I can get some repros made. If the guy can do a nice job of it I'm going to have a half dozen or so made.

Mike.
112  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: stereo controls in floor console on: April 26, 2010, 06:58:34 AM
hi mike,
i dont have the square base plate.
i would like to get one but dont like my chances.
sorry, cant help you there.
rohan

Rohan:

 I'm going to try to extrapolate the dimensions from your nice close-up photo of the plate. Knowing that the holes are 7/16" I should be able to scale things in photoshop.

Mike.
113  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: stereo controls in floor console on: April 25, 2010, 05:21:30 PM
hi mike,
i have a multiplex radio and would like to show you some pix but i am not sure how to do this as i am a new member. the green light shows the word "stereo", the centre is lit and the outside is dark.
hope this helps,
kind regards,


rohan

Rohan:

Could you please take some measurements from the square control panel on your console door? I'd love to know the square size of the panel itself and the height of the letters of the words "VOLUME" "TONE" etc. I have a friend who can silk-screen the part for me.

Mike.
114  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: stereo controls in floor console on: April 16, 2010, 12:08:00 PM
and here's a pic of what I believe to be an OEM indicator lamp
115  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: stereo controls in floor console on: April 16, 2010, 11:58:51 AM
Rohan and JohnZ thanks for the replies. I have received pics of the light from a member here (thanks Marty) and found that there is the word "stereo' and the chevy chevron on the stereo indicator which I don't think I'm going to be able to duplicate. . The lamp that I have is similar to the original but the lens is just plain green.

What I'm doing is building a reproduction of the Camaro console stereo controls from a 1968 Impala under-dash multiplex unit. The controls are built and tested working and now I'm working on points for style. I've found knobs that are very close to the originals and have a friend that says that he can silkscreen the labels onto a faceplate but I'm stuck on teh stereo indicator lens.

I've attached a couple of photos of shat I have so far.
116  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Disassemble bucket seat on: April 07, 2010, 05:43:59 PM
jl8dale

Thanks for the tip. It's apart and that's what I ended up doing just out of frustration. I pried it apart from inside the vinyl cover and got it apart without damaging the vinyl.

Mike.



117  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Disassemble bucket seat on: April 07, 2010, 11:42:19 AM
I'm a little embarrassed to ask this but can anyone tell me how to separate the backrest of a bucket seat from the seat bottom? I've been wrestling with this for an hour and I'm stumped. What's most embarrassing is that I recovered these seats twenty years ago and obviously got them apart to get the vinyl cover over the hinge pin. I guess it's true that the memory goes first.

The hinge arms appear to be welded to the backrest frame and the hinge pins appear to be welded to the bottom frame. What am I missing?

TIA, Mike.
118  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / convertible coctail shakers on: March 13, 2010, 10:12:43 AM
Can anyone tell me if the cocktail shakers in the trunk of a 68 convertible were black or spatter gray color?

Thanks, Mike.
119  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: stereo controls in floor console on: March 13, 2010, 10:05:21 AM
I have another question about the console mounted stereo radio controls.  Do any of you out there remember what the green stereo indicator light looked like when lit? I am told that it showed a chevy logo. Is it a bowtie? Is the center lit and outline dark or visa versa?

I'd love to see a photo of one but that's probably a long shot and I'd appreciate it if anyone could describe it from memory.

Mike.
120  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: palomino convertible on: March 07, 2010, 10:23:10 AM
No, houndstooth was not available in the convertible in 68.

Mike.
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