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811  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Sand blast or acid dip? on: July 24, 2008, 01:34:58 PM
I will also e dip the frame. E dip is the process that helps the frame from rusting right?

I intend to drive the car but not in the rain unless I get stuck in bad weather somewhere. This is not a trailer queeen but a 36K mile car that I intend on driving. I will re install all the original interior once I get the car back.

The reason I wanted to dip the car was to protect the inner sub frame. Is this a real concern if the car is not badly rusted? One thought I had was to use some sort of tool and get POR-15 inside the frame rails.

Your comments are appreciated.
812  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: correct 69 Decklid on: July 23, 2008, 09:13:26 PM
I dont know what ya'll are referring to but here is a picture of my trunk lid and the car is a 03D car.
813  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Sand blast or acid dip? on: July 23, 2008, 09:11:26 PM
I am at a cross road with my restoration. I need to either sand blast or acid dip my sub frame, rear end, upper and lower control arms. Maybe just glass bead my control arms. Does any one have any experience with acid dipping these parts? The cost to acid dip all parts is around $350 vs. $150 for the sand blasting. The reason to acid dip is to get the surface rust from inside the sub frame out. The parts are in pretty good shape over all.

Thanks for the feedback.
814  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Another trim tag question on: July 22, 2008, 07:52:57 PM
Original Trim markings
815  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Another trim tag question on: July 22, 2008, 07:51:16 PM
Original Trim markings
816  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Steering column paint (black int) What color ? on: June 12, 2008, 08:38:42 PM
SEM Trim Black #39143 (spray can) is the correct sheen, and is much more durable than the flatter Krylon #1613.

John is this the same color that would be used to touch up around the Astro vent on the passenger side of the dash?

Thanks

Hard to say - depends on the sheen that's on there now; blending into existing paint is always an issue, vs. painting separate parts like the steering column.

OK thank you.
817  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Steering column paint (black int) What color ? on: June 09, 2008, 08:06:05 PM
SEM Trim Black #39143 (spray can) is the correct sheen, and is much more durable than the flatter Krylon #1613.

John is this the same color that would be used to touch up around the Astro vent on the passenger side of the dash?

Thanks
818  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z28 leaf spring finish/Plastic pads on: June 04, 2008, 05:40:06 PM
Dont know about the styles.

I will look through my pics on the computer. If I dont have one I will go over to the painter's shop and snap on for you and get it out.
819  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z28 leaf spring finish/Plastic pads on: June 03, 2008, 09:01:14 PM
My 69 Z has the pads between the springs. They are all there and intact but one. If you need pics let me know.
820  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / 69 Heater control knobs on: May 29, 2008, 06:52:13 AM
I removed my switch assembly and during he process mildly scratched the plastic faceplate. I am considering replacing the plastic faceplate but to do so requires removing the small knobs at the end of the contol levers. I remember as a high school kid driving these cars that when those knobs fell off they were very hard to re install and stay installed. The knobs are on really secure now so my question is risk breaking the factory install of the knobs to replace a mildly scratched face plate or leave well enough alone?
821  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 camaro console oil gauge line on: May 28, 2008, 08:10:54 PM
My x33 car has a plastic one in it and does not look like it has been touched since original installation.

Good Luck.
822  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z28 leaf spring finish/Plastic pads on: May 18, 2008, 06:20:01 AM
The plastic eventually works it way out of the springs. My car has 36k miles on it and the plastic is still between the springs but has started to come out.
823  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: kick panel cables on: May 18, 2008, 06:14:41 AM
I shrink wrapped the cables and they work perfect. Great trick.
824  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Paint on floor pans on: May 15, 2008, 04:37:10 PM
I have a Norwood 69 Z Olympic Gold RS car that is at the painter now, and I need to confirm or get your comments on the following:

Background info:

1. Currently, there is surface rust on the underside of the car, but I can see gray primer in various areas that had oil etc.  had leaked on the underside of the car.
2. I understand that some cars came from the factory with gray primer as my car has on the underside and others were painted black. I see many cars that have been restored painted black on the underside, but not many with the gray primer.

Questions:

Is it correct for the underside to have the gray primer then the body color overspray then the black overspray due to the RS option?
A few months back there was a Lemans Blue RS Z car that was a high point car that had a gray primer underside with the overspray as I have explained. If anyone remembers that car and discussion was that car done right?

Thanks
825  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: sub frame painting on: May 12, 2008, 05:39:24 AM
There really is no reference manual other than Jerry McNeish's Book. If you don't have it I recomend that be one of the first things you buy.
http://www.z28camaro.com/publications.html
It will give you the correct finishes on everything.

As far as over spray and etc... you are going to have to carefully clean and see what you find.
There are alot of very good threads over on the yenko.net site showing highly detailed restorations from the Super Car Workshop among others... they are very accurate in their replication of returning cars to how they find them... paint runs and etc on firewalls and sub frames etc.

Speaking of firewalls...I am NOT going to cover up my original P T B stampings. I know I can reproduce them but I plan on protecting them and the trim tag before painting. I may just try to touch up the firewall. But the inner fenders and the radiator support etc. need new paint. I dont want to make it look goofy of course but there will be trial and error.

I have Jerry's book. I got it the first week I had the car. I will plow through the websites and probably bug you too! I am in no hurry so I hope to do it right.
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