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976  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 Z28 sold at auction last weekend? on: October 30, 2013, 08:30:10 AM
Hemmings daily information had a short article on the '67 Z and that auction today (see Link); not a lot more details, but did include Hemming's writer attitudes about the car, as well as a few other prices.   I'd been interested in the two Nomads they had listed, but didn't find out about the auction until 2 days after it completed.. and I still haven't received the full auction results from Branson Auctions.

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2013/10/30/first-year-camaro-z28-sells-for-91800/?refer=news
977  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: GM silver for Rally wheels. on: October 29, 2013, 09:42:42 PM
I suspect Kelsey painted the wheels prior to delivery to Chevrolet, but I also suspect they were painted to GM specs...
978  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: "DMC" markings on NOS lug nuts on: October 29, 2013, 09:32:23 PM
http://www.deckernut.com/about.htm
'Decker Manufacturing Corp'  (DMC)  but NO idea when your lug nuts were manufacturered, maybe you can research within their parts line?
979  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: GM silver for Rally wheels. on: October 29, 2013, 10:51:15 AM
*L*..  thanks Darrel!~     (IMO  GM Reconditioning black, which is a satiny, semi-glossy, semi-flatty black)..  Smiley
980  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 Z28 sold at auction last weekend? on: October 28, 2013, 11:55:34 PM
1967's are the most rare, and lightest of the early Z28's and perhaps has more 'racing heritage' than the other years?... and this one was supposedly restored with the help (or consultation?) of Jerry McNeish...
981  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 124379N561026 in database?? on: October 28, 2013, 11:52:49 PM
So the current owner believes he bought a 'fake' SS, that was originally a real Z28 car?   ONE or BOTH of those two tags has to be fake, as they have the same BDY number....
Maybe someone got a deal on two fake tags??  Keeping his options open?  Smiley
982  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Camaro deluxe door panels - Quality? on: October 28, 2013, 10:58:20 PM
Since you are doing custom paint, why not consider a complementary custom upholstery design on your car?   A good upholsterer can do wonders with only a vague idea of what you want.   In our area we have one of the best (Paul Atkins, who has done some of the most amazing interiors ever, including those of several Ridler award cars).
983  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: black on tailpan on ss cars on: October 28, 2013, 10:51:25 PM
since we are having quite a discussion on 'gloss' 'semigloss', etc, I think it would be beneficial if we all shared a similar definition.   The following link has both general definitions, and very good technical definitions of 'gloss' from an optical perspective.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloss_(optics)

and since when we 'see' gloss, we are basically seeing the light reflected from a surface, the following definition of 'reflectance' and reflectivity is important to understand.

http://www.answers.com/topic/reflectivity

Having worked in the optical and imaging fields of engineering for 40 years, I would prefer if we all used similar words and definitions..  Smiley
984  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Bumper Jack restoration service on: October 28, 2013, 09:40:55 PM
you can remove the jack head, and take the mast to a local plating company... and reassemble yourself..
985  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: "DMC" markings on NOS lug nuts on: October 28, 2013, 08:45:41 PM
Hi Guys.....Does anyone know what the "DMC"  stamp mark on NOS lug nuts stand for??  Just want to know for reference purposes.  thanks!

Delorean Motor Company.   Huh    Tongue
Paul

I'm doubting that one..  Smiley
986  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: black on tailpan on ss cars on: October 28, 2013, 01:37:33 PM
Mark,

For NOR I have a picture in the book showing this element taking place on the line.  I did not precisely determine where just yet but that would be easy enough since the vending machines are in the background.  I can look at the prints for vending areas that were set up adjacent to the paint line areas.

We could simply ask the guys that did this work, or you could ask these same guys this question and many more on any topic.  I still have a few spots open for the Norwood GM Heritage center trip and tour.

How about some details on the GM Norwood heritage center tour??   
987  Model Specific Discussions / Foreign Camaros / Re: GM France 67 RS Convertible on: October 28, 2013, 12:45:27 PM
Trunk emblem. Not sure what this is but guess it may be the importer? Another terrible quality photo but you get the idea!
My guess is that "R. Devivilier" was a French dealer who originally 'sold' the car (and that could certainly have been to the French gov't, as well as anyone else)?
988  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Lower Hood Latch Springs on: October 28, 2013, 12:41:02 PM
I understood your question, and believed it was a good one, but I don't know the answer.  My guess is that the sub parts making up that latch assembly were corrosion protected BEFORE assembly and thus each part would have been phosphate, zinc plated, or even dip painted, PRIOR to assembly.   Unlike what we might do in restoring a car, where we have an assembly, and we are looking for ONE answer that fits all?  I think it's *possible* that the springs might have been dip painted in the same black we see other places, prior to assembly into that spring latch assembly.  Maybe someone who KNOWS, or has a nice original *unmolested* part can provide a clue..?
989  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Production Schedule around Holidays on: October 28, 2013, 10:56:32 AM
I would imagine that auto manufacturers operated their plants the same as any 'heavy' manufacturing operation, except they also had the UAW, and it's contract, to deal with.  Smiley   It's all about meeting demand, and making $$ (which means minimizing costs, and maximizing sales revenue).. Smiley
990  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: GM silver for Rally wheels. on: October 28, 2013, 10:37:36 AM
Thanks for the info on the tumbling. Next question. A lot of the original wheels we have are date code senitive and some of the stamping can be very lite at times. Has anybody had problem with blasting or tumbling and loose any of the stamping? Also once your ready to powder coat and paint that coud make the stamping very hard to read and maybe not see it at all. Is anybody doing anything special to prevent this?

I do my own sandblasting, using an old 'Truman/TIP' sandblaster (100 lb model), and at a pressure under 100 psi (typically maybe 75 to 80 lbs), and I've always found the stamped codes come out easier to read than before.  But I'm sure if the sandblaster were operated at higher pressure, OR if the operator concentrated on one area too long it might possibly harm an original surface (One should keep it moving continuously, and come back to an area if it needs more cleaning than a once over will do).  Even if the wheel were very rusty, to the point that you could not read the stampings before the blasting, I would believe that careful blasting would aide the legibility, not harm it.
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