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Originality / 67-68 Front Spoiler
« on: June 12, 2012, 04:20:54 PM »
At some car show recently, have seen front spoilers painted the same color as the body.  Thought front spoilers only came from the factory unpainted (blackish plastic color), so assume the painted ones are incorrect?

Maintenance / Battery Chargers
« on: May 01, 2012, 04:22:19 PM »
Looking for opinions on the best/safest battery trickle charger to purchase.  I usually connect my regular battery charger every now & then when the 68 has been sitting for long periods of time.  Would like to utilize one of the smaller battery maintainers/trickle chargers that I can leave connected all winter.  Have an Optima AGM style battery.  Thanks.

Maintenance / Fueling my '68 in Calif.
« on: April 24, 2012, 05:14:00 PM »
Last Spring I did a post, looking for suggestions on how to pump fuel into a '68 without spilling any.  Live in Calif. (Bay Area) where we have those nasty pump nozzels that are great for the environment, but make it real difficult to get a tight seal at the fuel tank neck.  I've tried several after market devices (clamps, u shaped slip-ons).  Tried sticking my finger against the nozzle rubber, etc.  Nothing seems to work.  Currently, putting my 68 year old knees on the ground, press the fuel nozzel tight as I can against the filler opening, and hope for no leakage (no leakage jokes please).  Usually back off every 2/3 gallons to let air out of the tank.  Still get some fuel spill untill I get the nozzel position and seal just right. Any suggestions?

Restoration / paint color match
« on: March 12, 2012, 06:52:22 PM »
Kurt, some time ago you posted a web site that had cross references/matches of Camaro colors to current PPG colors.  Having trouble locating it now.  Can you help.  Trying to match my 68 exterior Z British Green to something that meets al of todays EPA etc. standards.


Restoration / fuel tank paint
« on: March 05, 2012, 05:19:54 AM »
My fuel tank is currently black.  Would like to paint it to look factory original.  Any suggestions on what paint gives the best match?  How about for the straps?

Restoration / Body Sill Moulding/Rocker Panel Moulding
« on: January 13, 2012, 02:39:45 AM »
Any pointers on the best way to replace the body sill moulding on a 68 non RS.  Don't want to damage the paint.  Do you just remove the 2 end screws and just pry the moulding off the retainer?  Does the new moulding just snap onto the retainer & the screws go in?  If it snaps in, top or bottom first?

Restoration / Restoring Window Mouldings
« on: October 05, 2011, 11:38:16 PM »
Looking for suggestions on the best way to restore front & rear window mouldings (hopefully without taking them off the car).  Mine are in good shape, but real dull & discolored.

General Discussion / 1968 Front Spoiler
« on: September 15, 2011, 10:46:27 PM »
Read most of the old posts regarding front spoilers.  Did the 68' front spoiler help with engine cooling (by forcing more air towards the radiator/engine), or primarily just aid with down force?

Restoration / Horns
« on: August 20, 2011, 05:57:46 PM »
Are 1968 horns and attached brackets identical for standard and RS....just mounted in different locations? 

Restoration / 68' A Arm & Frame Dust Shields
« on: July 21, 2011, 04:04:46 AM »
I'm installing new a arm dust shields (from Montco manufact.).  Looking for any suggestions or tricks to make installing the staples easier.  The replacement shields don't have holes for staples prepunched. 

Restoration / 68 custom interior center dash bezel
« on: April 15, 2011, 01:10:19 AM »
My 1968 woodgrain center dash bezel is shot.  I've tried two repro replacements so far, and both are very poor quality (the stick-on woodgrain is real bad).  All the parts dealers (Ricks, NPD, Classic, Firewheel, etc.)  seem to use OER as the supplier.  Anyone know where I can get a good bezel, or someone that can redo the fake woodgrain?  This is for an a/c equipped car.

Restoration / Air Conditioning Center Dash Vent
« on: February 11, 2011, 10:24:44 PM »
I'm installing air in my 68 SS coupe.  The two piece center dash A/C vent assembly I purchased comes without spacers behind the bezel/valve.  Does anyone know where I can purchase something similar to the factory 3891762 spacers?  Or, what they look like so I can make some?  Thanks

Restoration / Dash Pad Restoration
« on: January 31, 2011, 06:45:44 PM »
I need to restore or replace the dash pad on my 68 coupe.  Any recommendations on the best place to find a good quality replacement.  I have all the catalogs: Ricks, Classic, Year One, NPD, etc., etc. but not sure who has the best.  Or...should I send it to Just Dashes for a rebuild?   

Mild Modifications / Gas Tank
« on: January 14, 2011, 05:58:46 PM »
Looking for opinions regarding replacing the fuel tank in my '68 SS.  Has anyone changed out to a larger capacity (i.e. 20 gal) that still mounts in the same location & uses the same filler tube/cap?  How about orig finish vs stainless steel?  Thanks.

Maintenance / Exterior maintenance - wax/polish
« on: December 20, 2010, 05:55:11 PM »
Looking for opinions on what's the best wax/polish for non clear coat exterior paint.  (Sorry to you guys in the East & Mid-States......out West some of us are still driving our Camaro's....between rain storms).  Know there's lots of different opinions on something like this.

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