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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Treating inside of rocker rails & the snow is gone! on: April 11, 2014, 06:01:24 PM
hey Chris , I think you could just lend your car to me and send it back home to California .... Grin

I had a similar issue with a recent purchase and the rockers were so full of rocks, dirt, nests from different creatures....

I started by removing all the plugs I could get to. Next (if present)remove the rocker moulding. Then remove the lower bolt the attaches the fender on the very bottom of the car.
OK now whip out a hose or if you have a pressure washer and start in the front hole forcing it out the rear one, when you see the water running clear, switch to the rear and spray it in that hole towards the front. Keep repeating this procedure until it runs clear both ways.

You now can pull the fender a inch or so out at the bottom and use a spray nozzle all upside down, and hit every crevice.
Again keep moving it around until you don't see muddy water or debris coming out.

open up the door get the hose in there and spray past the door hinges as best you can.

What I found is while you don't want water and moisture in these areas, it is worse when the weep holes and provisions for the water to drain are clogged with dirt and scale and nests, and 40 years of crap.

Now once you are confident you got everything out you can bolt your fender back up and put your rocker moulding back on. Then re-install the good rubber plugs or put in some new ones.

Now if you really want to make it bullet proof you can go to Ziebart and have them spray there rubberized material in through the drains and what not, BUT if you are no longer driving it in the snow, dirt, and mud you will probably be fine without it.

I would take some spray paint, or undercoat in a can, and spray the bare metal that was in the pic. (If it was me I would get the mig welder out and fill those rust pin holes in first, followed by a small grinder or dremel in the tight spots to grind and smooth it down. )

This is what has worked for me. I am sure there is more than one way to do it though.. Wink
Maybe it would be better after washing the inside ,That you use an air compressure to blow out any left over water that will  still be inside.After that I think I would wait a few days before I put the rubber plugs back in. You dont want to seal any moisture inside.Good luck.
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 BB AC brackets on: April 01, 2014, 05:50:12 PM
Way to many "know it alls" at car events Angry I usually go just to look & keep my cars at home.
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Maintenance / Re: How to Fix Loose or Sagging Side Door Mirrors on: April 01, 2014, 05:38:50 PM
I wish I knew about that 10 yrs ago. Thanks for the info I think I have 1 more restoration in me,maybe a chevelle!
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started on: March 27, 2014, 06:46:19 PM
Well you have plenty of sand there Wink I have blasted steering boxes before, i use small rubber hoses around the seal areas with lots of tape,seems to work good.That looks like a nice project,good luck! BTW were will you get parts from,& how long do they take to get there??
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started on: March 27, 2014, 06:41:07 PM
Some stuff are going to the sand blasting.

21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1970 Z28 Original Hood Stripe Assembly manual measurements conflict W/ aftermark on: March 13, 2014, 07:13:31 PM
I just got done with a 73 camaro,didnt use a stencil just followed the factory assembly manual.I thought it turned out pretty good.Good luck.
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Half a 69 camaro.... on: March 10, 2014, 06:55:14 PM
Fender strips on my 69 Z10 "when it had original paint" were about an inch & a half  longer on the drivers side than the passenger side
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Movie / TV Camaros on: February 08, 2014, 07:23:04 PM
Wasnt there a movie in the mid 70s called"Eat my Dirt" starring Ron Howard "Opie" I believe it featured a 1st gen camaro.
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: welding on cast iron on: November 02, 2013, 07:01:55 PM
Thanks for the help!!
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / welding on cast iron on: November 01, 2013, 08:13:43 PM
I have an original 71 T/A and the right exhaust manifold has a small hair line crack in it.Someone has made an effort to weld  it but it is not working.Anybody know someone who can fix it.I know its difficult to weld on cast iron.These are pretty neat looking manifolds,almost look like headers.Thanks
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Sand blasting... Chassis on: October 08, 2013, 05:58:10 PM
Has anyone heard of "Ice Carbon Blasting" I tried it on a 73 camaro I restored last year.Basicly what it does is freeze the crud off your car.I just did the under carriage.It turned out pretty good & most of the original primer was still intact.Also there was very little mess only the crud that was on the car.I was happy.
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Bumper Jack ratchet color on: October 04, 2013, 07:31:12 PM
My 69 ratchet was black ,kind of semi gloss looking.
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '68 door weatherstripping suggestions on: June 28, 2013, 06:06:56 PM
I have never bought NOS weather stripping,so I dont know much about it, how good could it be after 30 plus years?? I did use Metro on my 69 & 73 camaro,I was pretty happy with it. Its up to you as to your intentions for the car.
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Interior replacement on: June 18, 2013, 05:56:20 PM
I would leave the original door panels on if they are in good shape,if they look a little dull shine them up.If you want to keep it as original as you can refurbish what you have.
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1969, which pinion snubber on: May 17, 2013, 05:46:20 PM
69 04C  Nor 12 bolt  Push on
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