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91  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / 68 grille center plastic repair on: September 14, 2013, 11:00:28 AM
I have a corner broken off of my 68 grill center. Broken off in three pieces. What is the best adhesive to repair this plastic?

Thanks........Dave

92  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: AMK bolt label deciphering on: September 13, 2013, 03:01:17 PM
Thanks so much.........What I was looking for was right under my nose and somehow I missed it!

When I didn't see anything under "Body" UPC 1 that matched up, I didn't think it was there at all. I didn't look far enough down in the index.

                        Dave
93  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / AMK bolt label deciphering on: September 13, 2013, 02:19:18 PM
Can anyone explain what these numbers mean on an AMK bolt kit label? I was going to call there but they close early on Friday.

I have an AMK master body bolt kit for my '68 Camaro

The labels on each bag tell the general area where the bolts are used but one bag can contain different kinds of bolts and it's not pinpointed where each kind of bolt goes.

These labels say "Assembly Manual Page" at the bottom and wonder if that refers to the numbers on the label shown above such as (11/13A5, 11/13B5). Do these numbers refer you to someplace that shows where the bolts are used? I don't see any correlation between these number and the pages in the AIM.

I was wondering if there is an exploded view available somewhere of the front end sheet metal showing the bolts.

Thanks...........Dave

94  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Paint stripping rear spoiler? on: September 12, 2013, 09:37:11 PM
I tried to research this first but couldn't come up with a conclusive answer.

Is there a recommended way of stripping the paint off of a rear spoiler without harming the gel coat?

Thanks...............Dave
95  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '68 window fuzzies - ordered Steele.....got Repops on: July 25, 2013, 07:11:05 PM
Jeff68 had good luck with PUI. No one else has chimed in a with any other recommendations so I will try the PUI.

Does anyone know where to order the PUI from? I checked their website and they do not sell direct to the public.
96  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1968 Horns on: July 24, 2013, 09:00:46 PM
This is where they were on my car. I can't verify that this is the factory location, though. I had my front end apart many years ago and could not say now if the horns were put back correctly. My location differs from the photo posted by cook_dw. Maybe someone could tell me if mine were in the wrong place.

97  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '68 window fuzzies - ordered Steele.....got Repops on: July 24, 2013, 08:17:15 PM
I spoke with Steele today. The guy I talked with couldn't have been nicer. He confirmed that they farm this part out. I explained the problems I was having and before I could even ask for a refund, he offered it to me. He gave me a return number to write on the box, said UPS would come by to pick it up, and that he was going to refund my money. Couldn't have been easier!
98  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '68 window fuzzies - ordered Steele.....got Repops on: July 23, 2013, 11:36:54 PM
Here is a scan of the sticker on the Repops box. Just for the heck of it, I Googled that part number....CA161A. It comes up as the same item from Classic Industries for only $99.99.

99  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '68 window fuzzies - ordered Steele.....got Repops on: July 22, 2013, 05:54:36 PM
I am going to send these back. I'll give the PUI a try.

Thanks for the info...................Dave
100  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / '68 window fuzzies - ordered Steele.....got Repops on: July 21, 2013, 10:53:19 PM
I just received a set of interior and exterior window fuzzies from Steel Rubber Products for my '68 coupe with the deluxe interior and reveal belt line moldings. I choose Steele after researching peoples opinions on this forum and CRG. I am a little bewildered by what I received.  When I opened the shipping box, there was another box in side containing Repops brand fuzzies. There was no mention on Steele's website about then supplying Repops brand.

I thought, well let me check them out and see how they are. If they are fine, the Repops thing is not a big deal. I started out trying to test fit the exterior fuzzies that attach to the reveal molding on the quarter panel. The first problem I had is that the little tabs that fit into the reveal molding and then get bent over are not cleanly punched out. I can't pry then open. I can't even get a thin cutting blade under them to pry them up....... So I set those aside and tried test fitting the fuzzy to reveal molding on the door. I was able to pry these tabs up but the tabs are not centered like the originals. They are offset causing the fuzzy to sit to high and not rest properly on the reveal molding. You can see in my pictures how the original fits under the ridge on the top od the inside flange of the reveal molding and the Repop hits that ridge

Another thing that concerns me is that I paid top dollar for these. Steele's price was the most expensive of any reproductions I have seen. $180 plus $18 shipping. I just saw the same set of Repops on Ebay for $139 with free shipping under "Buy It Now." I wanted to check the price from Repops directly but their website is "under construction." Can anyone say what they paid for the same set of Repops.

So I guess the questions I am asking is....... why did I get Repops from Steele?

Has anyone had the same problems with tabs?

And did I pay too much?

Thanks...............Dave




101  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '68 Standard gas cap fitment problems on: July 15, 2013, 08:31:22 PM
Thank you for the info.......Dave
102  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '68 Standard gas cap fitment problems on: July 10, 2013, 01:52:27 PM
Yes I am...... The centering of the cap is not as bad as it looks in the picture. The angle I took it at and the flash caused a shadow making it look more off center...... I will adjust it to get it better though.
103  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '68 Standard gas cap fitment problems on: July 10, 2013, 07:59:35 AM
If I can't get mine fitting any better, at least it's good to know I am not alone and that the originals might not have been much better.

                     Thanks......Dave
104  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '68 Standard gas cap fitment problems on: July 09, 2013, 08:30:37 PM
68Zproject and lakeholme........are your tailpanels and gas caps original to the car, GM replacements, or reproductions ?
105  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '68 wheel rear wheel opening molding correctness. on: July 09, 2013, 08:19:23 PM

When I bought my car in 1978, I went to the Chevy dealership and ordered a bunch of new trim, including four new wheel opening moldings. My car is not an RS. I always save and packrat receipts. These are the part numbers from my order. These moldings are the ones I still have and they are the short ones........For whatever that is worth.


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