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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: any of you ever sued over a car you bought on: July 22, 2014, 04:04:04 PM
I read your other thread about this car and am curious why you did not have someone with bodywork experience inspect it. Riveted quarters should have been noticed upon inspection, as well as the lower fender butchery. The paint is horrendous and gaps are awful. In the first pic, the leading edge of the vinyl top is a clear indication of a nightmare. All that is enough to make me walk unless the car is dirt cheap; not to mention the red flag of a dealer sale. That car was worth nowhere near the $4K you think is was. Good luck on the lawsuit.

If you are considering a Dynacorn body be aware that they are not plug and play. Extensive work is required to make them acceptable unless they have improved quality tremendously. Read Jayson's #14 reply. I know him from Refinish Network.
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Lacquer question on: June 14, 2014, 05:30:42 PM
You can use urethane BC followed by clear. TCP Global sells lacquer but I don't buy there so minimum qty is unknown. I can still buy lacquer here.
I have extra LeMans Blue from a job you can have for the price of postage. I'll just do a pour off into a touch up bottle. The same can be done with primer unless you have some. Your local bodyshop with a mixing system can mix a tenth of a pint too; if you know one that would do you the favor. Jobbers have a 1/2 pint minimum.

Is you paint original and if not is it cleared? Don't over buff the area after touch up if uncleared or you could screw up the metallic.
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 & 68 BumbleBee Stripe on: June 08, 2014, 11:13:10 AM
From a design standpoint and in my opinion the underscored stripe looks incomplete and lacks consistency. I also do not like the longer, earlier version of the stripe. Viewed from any angle except perpendicular to the car's side, it appears awkward. The short stripe follows the contour of the fender which appears consistent.
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Original versus New Sheet Metal on: May 10, 2014, 07:17:10 AM
Without a visual I cannot tell what a fair amount of work is. Your repro SS hood's crown will require work to fit the fenders, and its front detail may not look like a GM hood. The notch at the rear corners will also not be the same, if it has one at all. The sides may not be straight and mods may be required for gap consistency. I strongly suggest reparing salvageable original panels or replacing with GM assembly line take offs. If you search diligently you will find them.

NOS fenders are not always that great, especially late stampings. I recently installed a late stamped pair and each required a day to correct problems. The repro Goodmark RS valance supplied with the last car was tossed in favor of a GM used one that needed some work. Most Goodmark panels are garbage. If you need repro quarters buy AMD.
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: How to Fix Loose or Sagging Side Door Mirrors on: April 29, 2014, 10:19:27 PM
Anybody have a pic of mirror with glass out.
How about checkin' out the link in the first post?
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 inner quarter pinch weld / door gap on: April 20, 2014, 09:09:12 AM
Whose door weatherstrips? How much compression is available? How much clearance between the door and jamb without them? Cannot fully evaluate using that photo. A repro quarter should be checked for clearance and modified if needed.
37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 inner quarter pinch weld / door gap on: April 15, 2014, 06:39:24 PM
How about a photo of your problem area?
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Horn Button Assembly 67 Camaro on: April 12, 2014, 06:30:50 PM
The part is hard to see in the link sent, but look closely and you will see it around the metal spring plate.
Click on the magmifying glass in the corner for enlargement.
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Treating inside of rocker rails & the snow is gone! on: April 12, 2014, 10:52:17 AM
I just don't subscribe to a one size fits alll repair.
I cater to each area , and replace as needed. It may not be as profitable as what you are accustomed to, but it doesn't cut unnecessarily into a nice car where unwarranted. It is on a as needed basis only. BUT if cutting every time gives you the warm fuzzies than ok.
That is what cutting out that small piece out is doing, catering to the area. Every job is different. I don't replace entire sections or panels if it's not needed. Using mig wire alone in the rot holes as you suggested is not going to repair that area. The metal is rotten and thin, there is a piece missing and those holes larger than pinholes.
You are correct, one size does not fit all. Each job gets evaluated and repaired accordingly. This is not about profiting or doing more than is required at the customer's expense.
Tubes are galvanized
Never seen that before! Only parts I thought were gal on these cars were the headliner attachment strips, floorpan plugs and the wiring loom cover/carpet support at the door openings.
Rockers are galvanized, so are the door jamb supports.
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Treating inside of rocker rails & the snow is gone! on: April 11, 2014, 08:09:14 PM
The area shown needs to be cut out. No mig wire hole filling techniques are going to properly fix the half rotten hole or the adjacent pitted and thin areas. I deal with rot repair and panel replacement on a weekly basis. When pinchwelds and lapped panels are swollen and rotten, shortcutting is not the best approach to a lasting repair.
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Treating inside of rocker rails & the snow is gone! on: April 11, 2014, 07:10:38 PM
I disagree. It's a very simple and quick process to cut out a small rusted rectanglar portion and replace it with a new piece of metal. Filling the hole in the areas shown with mig wire is not a correct repair. Certain holes can be done in such a manner, but not those. The plastic plug hole itself is partially missing, so that area needs a proper repair.  Correct procedures don't do more damage, they ensure a lasting repair.
If the owner's car is never going to see water again and rarely sees the road then perhaps he can just leave it the way it is. He may be under the dirt before the rusted areas becomes a major concern.
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Treating inside of rocker rails & the snow is gone! on: April 11, 2014, 06:27:13 PM
I go through this on every resto. Remove the plugs and the drain flaps. There is also a plug under the carpet. Attach a wand to a blow nozzle and clean the cavity. If media blasting this is also standard procedure. During a resto the sheetmetal flap at the leading edge of the rocker can also be opened to provide additional wand access. After cleanng apply a cavity wax, but do so post paint, not pre paint. They are made by numerous companies such as SEM, 3M, Wurth, Transtar, etc. Buy an an application wand that affixes to a Schutz gun. A corrosion paint like SEM Rust Shield can also be applied prior to the cavity wax. These post paint procedures apply to all cavities in the car.

That rot on your wheelhouse needs to be repaired. The correct way is to cut out the rotten metal and replace, not just fill the holes with mig wire. It rotted because there are two adjoined pieces of metal there and that's where cars first rot out. After cutting that out, the rocker cavity will be more easily cleaned. There's no telling what else may need repair. If that is rotten, it's a sure bet other areas are as well.
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Horn Button Assembly 67 Camaro on: April 11, 2014, 04:55:45 PM
There is no plastic insulator. Where does it go and what does it look like?
See the ring in the following link? It isolates the spring steel disc.
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Horn Button Assembly 67 Camaro on: April 11, 2014, 12:15:03 PM
Is the ivory plastic insulator ring installed under the steel disc?? I can't tell from that photo.
45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '67 Roofrail Weather Strip Channels on: April 09, 2014, 08:39:08 AM
Use single sided adhesive thin foam tape, not the double faced(D/F) tape in that Heartbeat link. Vendors will describe anything as being correct and people will buy it. In their description they don't know the difference between width and thickness either. The weatherstrip channel is adjusted to the windows after window installation, Heartbeat's 3M D/F tape won't allow any adjustment. Foam tape can be purchased at any hardware store, 3M D/F tape at any jobber.
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