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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: widow felts nos vs. A.Mrkt. on: March 20, 2014, 09:06:34 AM
Ko-lek-tor, I have been looking for the manufacturer name of the better felts, I think it was "Re-pro Parts" but can't verify it yet. If I find it I will let you know.
The company is Repops. I have not used them yet but some have had success. I'm sure more threads can be found at TC, these are just two I recall from Rick and Roger. All one has to do is ask a vendor what their retuirn policy is. If you don't like them just send them back. I've done it numerous times.
http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=265033&highlight=repops

http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=217520&highlight=repop+window+felts
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: widow felts nos vs. A.Mrkt. on: March 19, 2014, 05:12:49 AM
I had more issues with the more narrow rubber strip along the bead.  It was only about 60% as wide as the original...   Sad
That width difference is shown in the link I provided on the previous page. The retainer location on the felts or the quarter may result in the rubber strip being sucked below the quarter ledge.
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: widow felts nos vs. A.Mrkt. on: March 16, 2014, 04:43:05 PM
Recently purchased PUI felts shown have sharp ends as James stated. PUI felts bought 10 years ago are the same. Quarter window felt shapes vary and may not match the window ledge contour very well.
 
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Order of assembly when painting car on: March 15, 2014, 05:51:49 AM
  I recommend drilling a few small diameter pilot holes through the floor/top of sub frame for proper realignment ( very small, like I said you would utilize these as a guide to get you back exactly were you were before disassembly) cuts the diagonals(cross measurements)out--keep it simple.

How do you know the subframe is aligned before disassembly if you don't measure it? Subframe R&R is easy; just read the tape measure.
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Order of assembly when painting car on: March 14, 2014, 06:31:46 AM
The shop should discuss all the options with you. Before you proceed with that, ask to see photos of their work from bare metal to paint. Photos don't always show flaws. If you know what straight panels look like, make sure they can deliver them and the type of panel alignment and gaps desired. Gaps exceeding that of what assembly line panels provide are costly. What some customers think is good others may not. Some shops will provide wavy panels, inferior paint and poor alignment, others will not.

36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: widow felts nos vs. A.Mrkt. on: March 10, 2014, 09:06:20 AM
PUI vs GM felt comparison beginning at post #35 in this thread: http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=212160&page=3
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Perventing rust in the 1/4 panels of my 69 camaro on: February 28, 2014, 07:38:18 PM
Rust Fighter I is just a cavity wax with wicking properties, not a paint or converter. Paints like SEM Rust Shield can be applied first, then followed with cavity wax. The condition of pinchwelds, amount of rust between them and ipotential to pop out is the concern. A solid, pampered car should not rot before you do.
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Perventing rust in the 1/4 panels of my 69 camaro on: February 27, 2014, 06:25:54 PM
Go to your local jobber and buy cavity waxes/internal coatings and an application wand. SEM, 3M(Rust Fighter I) and Transtar all have them, Wurth is another good product. I don't use POR products on any job. If you navigate the aforementioned company sites, all the info is available.
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Are There Any "Off Limit" Areas in Your Restoration? on: February 24, 2014, 11:08:33 AM
I guess it will be a semi-preserved car. I don't want the underside painted either. Is there a preservative or clear that will protect underside and inner panels from corrosion and rust?
With the floorpan and rear frame rail rot I've seen on your car, how are you not going to paint the belly? Blasting is a requirement for proper repair. Cavity waxes are available from multiple companies. Other post paint rust prevention measures should also be taken. Your bodyshop should know all this.
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Nagging questions about parts and restoration direction on: February 24, 2014, 11:02:42 AM
This being the case how were replacements indexed (inner supports to fneder crest line etc.) ?

There are alignment holes in the supports and fenders. The same applies to other models.
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Galvanizing a Fuel Tank on: February 23, 2014, 06:48:07 AM
Spectra tanks are Ni Terne coated.

I believe the reproduction tanks (such as those made by Spectra) have a gal finish, but not sure of the process used;
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trunk Spring installation on: February 22, 2014, 08:27:09 PM
http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=215838&highlight=trunk
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: '68 D91 stripe vs 396 Emblems on: February 20, 2014, 08:12:10 PM
Gap between wide and thin stripe is incorrect and too large.

67 not original paint.

44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: '68 D91 stripe vs 396 Emblems on: February 19, 2014, 08:32:11 PM
as my car is a late 67 build....  
How late? Are you sure it did not have a D90 on it? The emblem should be centered in the stripe. Your D91 would not be located differently from the AIM dimensions for the emblem to be centered. The stripe would be too far back. Even though you told the shop what to do, they should have stopped when they checked the emblem for placement.
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Nagging questions about parts and restoration direction on: February 17, 2014, 07:27:12 AM
That's not what I meant. You mentioned a 64 C/10 panel. You can't compare a different make and model repro or factory body part when evaluating Camaro parts. If a Goodmark quarter fits a Chevelle nicely it does not mean Goodmark is good choice for a Camaro resto. On the last job I did, the atrocious Goodmark fenders and doors supplied by the customer were discarded and replaced with AMD and GM. I've used enouigh repro and GM sheetmetal parts to know that some repro tin is garbage and requires extensive labor and mods to make them fit. Same goes for late stamped NOS fenders that have wrinkles, overly round radii, and poor alignment and edge definition. This is not my hobby, it's my profession.


"Stick to comparing Camaro sheetmental parts and dismiss all other makes and models; what applies to those has little to do with these. Your bodyshop should know all this. If they do not start looking for another one."

While I agree you want to go to a body shop that likes consistent panel fitment, I don't see a quality shop taking a customers 69 Camaro and saying "well this is a 69 Camaro we have to really make the car fit together good now", that would be suspect to me. My 69 Camaro hasn't been apart since it left the assembly line, and I can tell you first hand even with all the assembly line parts it is doesn't look as nice as some of the "show" cars I have seen. From the few different makes and models I have, the reproduction Vs. original Vs. NOS is the same across the line for panel fitment. The Camaro isn't exclusive in that category.
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