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1291  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: First attempt at Zinc Plating on: October 03, 2013, 08:59:28 PM
that's not bad Darrel..     How much is your $$ and time investment so far?  Smiley
1292  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: maintaining doors... on: October 03, 2013, 02:10:20 PM
Jano, sure I'd love to see photos.. and I'm sure others would too..  Smiley
1293  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: maintaining doors... on: October 03, 2013, 10:26:29 AM
Thanks John, That's what I was looking for... 
1294  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1968 - Orphans / Re: VI002MO 8N341120 on: October 02, 2013, 11:17:34 PM
that makes it even more special..  a 'MO' DZ engine in a 'breathtaking' convertible....  Smiley
1295  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1968 - Orphans / Re: VI002MO 8N341120 on: October 02, 2013, 09:16:25 PM
You're not suggesting someone should remove that MO motor from that convertible in the 'breathtaking' color combo...  are you?    Smiley
1296  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / maintaining doors... on: October 02, 2013, 04:06:24 PM
I'm disassembling my door hardware to clean, lubricate, etc... and have some questions I hope to get some help with...

Which inner door hardware (regulators, guides, and latch mechanism') were installed by Fisher before they painted the door?  I'm suspecting it's everything except the glass.. but I've never heard or read anything about this, and I just disassembled my first one (and there is primer/paint overspray on some of the components??)

Is there a good source for an original or good reproduction outer door weatherstrip?  (goes along the top of the door, seals over the door edge, has a chrome/ss bead and provides 'whiskers' against the glass)Huh  If there is, What is the best source?

Is there a source for the plastic inserts which plug into holes in the door, and provide retention for the door panel pins?  (see photos)

Is there a source for the black 'masking tape' (what it looks like) which was used in the factory to tape down the vapor barrier under the door panel?  (see photo)..

Any information/assistance is appreciated...  Smiley
1297  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Vietnam Lost Films worth seeing.... on: October 02, 2013, 01:06:05 PM
Nice car..  and the torque thrusts look great on the early cars..  many ran them back then.. (anyone who could afford them).. Smiley
1298  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Chevy Camaro Only Unrestored COPO in the World! on: October 02, 2013, 11:53:47 AM
I don't think it is the only iron 427 Camaro that is unrestored but definitely not the only unrestoed 427 COPO Camaro including ZL1s
as there (are) amazing ZL1 story.

There are some 427 COPO Camaros that were old race cars that remain mostly unrestored but have mods from racing since new
...  edited..

That car (the original one in this thread) looks TOO good to be unrestored..  it's definitely 'warmed over' even if it was done  a long while ago.  I don't think there is any way, outside of a vacuum chamber, to preserve a Chevrolet that well for 44 yrs..  Smiley ..  
There WAS an unrestored (barn find) COPO at the Camaro Nationals this year..  photos attached.  which show what a *real unrestored* car looks like. Smiley
So their primary claim of 'being the only unrestored iron block COPO' is not accurate..   

PS.  What was the highest body number in '69 PRIOR to the resetting in August '69??
1299  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Sheetmetal Date Code on: October 02, 2013, 10:41:29 AM
Kurt,.. 
That's a reasonable theory..   could be..    only thing I've heard that makes sense...
If we knew those dates, and had some dates before and after along with the die location, we might be able to confirm that theory...

Gary
1300  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: alternator broadcast codes on: October 01, 2013, 09:26:35 PM
If anyone has an '825' CT laying around..  I'd buy it..  Smiley
1301  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Sheetmetal Date Code on: October 01, 2013, 01:15:57 PM
Not i
In those days, cars were selling like hotcakes, and the system was stretched to its limits most of the time; for a stamping plant, that meant racks were in short supply, and you can't produce stampings unless you have the proper shipping racks for the panels (each panel had hundreds of special racks designed just for that panel) - there weren't any "warehouses" to store stampngs - the only "storage" was in the rail cars that hauled the racks of panels to the assembly plants.

Referring back to post #7 on page 1 of this thread, would it be kind of odd then that the sheetmetal date code stamped into the driver side door of my car is H34 for an 01C built car?  Quite a time diffrerence between the 34th calendar week of 1968 and 01C bulid (the 3rd week of January 1969).
Not if your door had gotten replaced somewhere along the way???
1302  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: ACC carpet texture ??? on: October 01, 2013, 11:22:21 AM
Phillip,

I agree with your post; I think he should vacuum it and see if it looks better..   (carpets typically do not look great right out of the box)...
1303  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Sheetmetal Date Code on: October 01, 2013, 11:20:39 AM
The closeness of sheet metal production to car usage implies that the sheetmetal items were pretty much JIT (just in time) even back then.. I suppose that's more true for sheet metal than some other smaller parts, in part due to the difficulty of warehousing large quantities of these larger bulkier parts.   I'd bet John Z can shed some good light on this subject..  Smiley

In those days, cars were selling like hotcakes, and the system was stretched to its limits most of the time; for a stamping plant, that meant racks were in short supply, and you can't produce stampings unless you have the proper shipping racks for the panels (each panel had hundreds of special racks designed just for that panel) - there weren't any "warehouses" to store stampngs - the only "storage" was in the rail cars that hauled the racks of panels to the assembly plants.

Thanks for confirmation, John..      that's as I thought....  Smiley
1304  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Solid lifter valve adjustment 69 302 on: October 01, 2013, 11:19:04 AM
a very nice story clem....  Smiley
Did you use the same broom handle that they used to hold up their hood?  Smiley

J/K..
1305  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 69Z rear ratios on: September 30, 2013, 11:14:27 PM
Good points James!  Smiley
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