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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Who do YOU use for repop interior/body parts? on: April 20, 2015, 07:43:09 PM
Unless they have greatly improved their procedures, Just Dashes look very bloated. I had a 68 in the shop and spotted it immediately. Al Knoch was doing the best 67 and 68 dash pads. Reviews and pictures at Team Camaro.
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Cadmium vs. Zinc Plating on: April 15, 2015, 05:48:07 PM
Was not set off at all. Just stating that the info is here for anyone who wants to know more about it. And thanks to John Z for posting valve terminology clarifications and function numerous times in different threads.






Hey real sorry to set you off..
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Cadmium vs. Zinc Plating on: April 15, 2015, 01:47:22 PM
Valves and there purpose have been discussed here ad nauseum. The hold-pff valve does what it's name impies: it stops flow to the calipers until the valve reaches 30-40 PSI. It does not make the front discs operate before the rear drum brakes. Do a search on this site about the valves and all the data can be found.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Cadmium vs. Zinc Plating on: April 13, 2015, 09:22:26 PM
The round valve under the MC is a metering/hold off valve, the proportioning valve is located on the subframe. There is then the distribution block. The hold-off valve can be rebuilt by a car owner and it is an easy job. Not sure if a rebuild kit is offered for the proportioning valve yet. This has been on this site before:
https://www.musclecarresearch.com/gm-3905525-rebuild
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Rally Wheel Paint on: April 11, 2015, 06:43:56 AM
Any paint that is not solid is referred to as metallic or pearl. It's the size and facets of the metallic flakes that vary. Krylon Dull Aluminum does look metallic; without finely ground metallic it would not appear as it does.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New guy, New project ' 67 on: April 09, 2015, 11:50:59 AM
They usually are the best on the market among what is available, and still there are variations in quality. It is common knowledge in the restoration business that reproduction panels require modifications to fit, and stamping inconsistencies are to be expected. Heartbeat City has USA made fenders for $800 each.  For that price I would want a guarantee they are as good as the best assembly line take off.

I've had to throw a day of labor at late stamped NOS fenders because the stampings were so bad.
  I've been hearing that AMD panels are the best on the market, is that not true?
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New guy, New project ' 67 on: April 08, 2015, 07:32:40 PM
I addressed that narrow ledge in this thread: http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=212160&highlight=67+amd+quarter+panel&page=2 That is not all you will find that needs modifications.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Should I paint over lightly stamped numbers on my original BU rear end on: April 08, 2015, 08:40:59 AM
        I guess I will try to put a light coat of satin XO-Rust? Never heard of that one. As mentioned here. And see how that works
   
The easiest way out is a rattle can like Charley said. Just be careful as aerosols are high in solvent content and may lift an uncatalyzed paint. I mentioned gun spraying because this is my job; many owners are not set up to do so. Although not stated on the can, XO-Rust performs best when mixed with enamel hardener at an 8:1 ratio and will dry like a rock. It works well for certain cost effective jobs. In fact, a friend uses it on the undercarriages of his excavators and it holds up for years. There are many aerosols available like SEM Trim Black, Transtar Trim Black, or even Zero Rust through your jobber; most grab aerosols from the hardware store.

Undercoating was not applied to the belly at the factory, only partially to the front houses and fully on the rear houses.

 
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Should I paint over lightly stamped numbers on my original BU rear end on: April 07, 2015, 03:32:59 PM
Over-reduce epoxy and blow on a light coat. If you don't have epoxy grab a pint of satin XO-Rust at the hardware store, over-reduce that and do the same.
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New guy, New project ' 67 on: March 31, 2015, 12:33:39 PM
The factory did not make gaps on these cars perfect. I have a 67 that the original quarter was installed so poorly at the factory to the tailpanel it was a joke. I had to cut it apart and do it over because I did not want it to reflect on my work. Not only did it fit badly, the rear of the quarter was defective and was split at the die draw marks. It also had jog in the top near the forward radius of the decklid gutter. The quarter supports that are supposed to be welded to the inner sailpanel/weatherstrip channel never got welded. Survivor cars are not always the prettiest.
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Why I am worried about Body Work Guys in General on: March 29, 2015, 07:33:55 PM
That place does not do restorations, they just flip cars. One of their cars was the topic of discussion with photos at Team Camaro. Typical for a classic car dealer. I've seen local cars before and after they landed at a dealer and know what's under the paint.



Vince, the car is listed on eBay (in-case you're interested)...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevrolet-Camaro/131469409831?_trksid=p2060778.c100276.m3476&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%




3D1%26asc%3D20140725133649%26meid%3De3ddd405f76f410baaa4545fa9cf2047%26pid%3D100276%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D221725446142

 Wink

Paul
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Why I am worried about Body Work Guys in General on: March 29, 2015, 07:13:23 PM
I have customers who understand the time and money required to do the job right. I've also had one that was trying to save a buck and had the car finished and painted elsewhere after I did the all metal replacement and modifications for fit and gapping. The car then got shipped back to me and I had to repaint parts of it that were done poorly by the other shop. Unfortunately the entire car should be reshot but he cannot afford it. Save a nickel, waste a dollar.

Documenting a build with photos is standard procedure for some. Owners two or more states away can't pop in and they are provided progress photos of the build. I do the same with in or out of state jobs for reasons previously mentioned by X33RS. And if the owner ever sells their car, the buyer can see the build from bare metal to paint.

I know of a shop that bangs out cars to sell at Barret Jackson. Cave and pave jobs. The owner told a customer there was more filler in one fender than in an entire car. But it's B.J. so it must be a quality.
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Fender Skirt Splash Apron Kit on: March 27, 2015, 12:32:11 PM
I have some original fender skirts with staples placed hurriedly and sloppily. Some missing and some with the staples half off the inner fender. AIM may show exactly where they went, but workers were not overly concerned with this detail. No different than original quarters and tail panel I have that are badly aligned and poorly welded., other areas not welded at all.
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 CAMARO PARTS WHAT ARE THEY WORTH? on: March 21, 2015, 07:33:41 AM
Unless the top of the car was almost completely disintegrated, that may have been a mistake. A fully assembled bottom chassis can be purchased for $3900. Just put the top half of the donor car on it which is an easy job.

I sent him an email asking what happened to the body hull...  "What happened to the body hull?  It almost looks like you have everything off it laying there?"

His response:  "Body, after I sand blasted it, was all rusted out. Sent it to the scrap yard. Kept most everything else plus I bought a lot of new parts. Jeff"

So that appears (as it looked in the photo).. that he had all other parts to the car....  a great buy for someone nearby..  IMO....

15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 69 CAMARO PARTS WHAT ARE THEY WORTH? on: March 20, 2015, 04:34:56 PM
That's a nice bulk purchase for someone building a car or inventory for future jobs. GM fenders even with lower rot are worth 200 each. Any of that GM metal is valuable, not to mention any other parts. I have a job to do and that would be a perfect buy. The seller would have been better off selling the rotten carcass with all the parts; he would have gotten more than 3K.
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