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91  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Reproduction Endura Bumpers are horrible on: September 26, 2012, 08:56:58 AM
Just curious as to what materials/product your using to repair the endura bumper. I know GM made an actual repair kit in a can.........."Urethane Bumper Repair kit" #1050951
I have one can but the black paste tube has dried out...............good luck
Michael Kellogg
LM69Z28

I was thinking about trying 3M Automix 05883 Plastic Repair Kit on a small area, but after reading Steve's post, I might end up sending it to John at www.endurabumper.com.

The repop bumper is on my clone car which is loaded with repop parts that needed to be modified (like the horrible rear quarter panels and window trim).  The repop bumper might be able to be modified enough to be somewhat OK.
92  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Reproduction Endura Bumpers are horrible on: September 10, 2012, 07:42:50 PM
What's amazing is how well the original endura bumpers fit.....
They've never made a good repro endura yet - they've been like that for years.
It's also amazing that reputable resellers have been selling this stuff for years.  They should be putting warning labels on some of this junk.  

I recently bought an original one that has been hacked up.  The former owner had cut two big chunks out of it to attach tow tabs to their car.  Once the original one is patched up, the repop bumper can go into the dumpster.
93  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Reproduction Endura Bumpers are horrible on: September 10, 2012, 03:26:16 PM
Welcome to the world of bad reproduction Camaro parts.

Why make this junk in the first place?Huh

It's really terrible living in the world of foreign made junk.  The only thing that seems to fit OK so far are the reproduction kick panels.  

note: My clone car is loaded with reproduction parts......my Z gets all the good parts that I can find and pay through the nose for (like original weatherstripping).
94  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Reproduction Endura Bumpers are horrible on: September 10, 2012, 08:39:02 AM
This is the best fit for a $279.95 reproduction 1969 Endura Bumper.  Blech.






95  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Wings and Wheels on: September 09, 2012, 08:21:16 PM
Nice!  That first pic looks terrific.


96  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Placke Chevrolet on: August 17, 2012, 09:31:07 PM
pic of a 1954 Corvette:
97  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Placke Chevrolet on: August 17, 2012, 07:49:27 PM
WOW What about those port-o-wall on that Corvair !!! Wink Grin
I thought the Corvair didn't come out until 1960.
98  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Placke Chevrolet on: August 17, 2012, 01:25:57 PM
My 1969 Z/28 was bought out of Placke Chevrolet in St. Louis MO.

Today, I recieved a picture of the building and of Donald Placke.   Grin  Grin  Grin

The picture was titled "Mr. Hartman with Don Placke at Placke Chevrolet Company.  Negative by Edward Goldberger, 1954".


I believe that Don Placke is still alive in St. Louis MO and that as of August 2012, he is 86 years old.

If this is correct, he was 28 when the picture was taken 58 years ago.

That means that Donald C Placke is the gentleman in the dark suit.

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I believe that 1968RSZ28's car also came from Placke Chevrolet.

99  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: shocks on: July 16, 2012, 08:43:37 PM
It sounds like the Edelbrock Classics will not be revived.  I have Edelbrock Classics but not the QA1 shocks. 

Marshall Fegers at QA1 wrote back.

"For a 69 Camaro, the part numbers we list for bolt-in shocks for the front are as follows:
1967 – 1969 Front
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Non-adjustable        TN505                  $93.95
Single adjustable      TS505                 $167.95
Drag race (single)     TR505                 $187.95
Double adjustable     TD505                 $267.95

1967-1969 Rear (Multi-leaf)
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Non-adjustable         TN802                   $93.95
Single adjustable       TS802                  $177.95
Double adjustable      TD802                  $277.95

1967-1969 Rear (Mono-leaf)
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Non-adjustable          TN703                   $93.95
Single adjustable        TS703                  $167.95
Double adjustable       TD703                  $267.95


All of the shocks are fully rebuildable, with the TN shocks being user revalveable, as well.  They are all Made in the USA right here in Lakeville, MN.
You can leave my name, but it might be best to leave either Dave Goldie or Dave Kass’ name (our resident street shock experts.) 

Dave Goldie
dgoldie@qa1.net
952-985-6436
 
Dave Kass
dkass@qa1.net
952-985-6439            "

 


 

100  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Looking for another decal project to consider on: July 16, 2012, 06:22:49 PM
Second - Received a picture from Ed (enio45) of the original Jacking Instructions Decal on his low mileage 69Z.  I've asked for some better quality photos which I'm sure he will provide.  I will talk to my software guru to see if he wants to tackle another one of these.

Don,    Are you guys going to tackle the 69 Jacking Instructions?  What is the date on the picture that Ed provided?

101  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: shocks on: July 16, 2012, 02:49:23 PM
It looks like Edelbrock got out of the shock business about 1 year ago: http://www.qa1.net/news/2011/08/23/qa1-acquires-edelbrock%E2%80%99s-suspension-line/

I sent QA1 an email to see if they are going to continue the Edelbrock Classic IAS line of shocks.
102  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: MyRed67 Before and After on: July 15, 2012, 08:40:57 PM
That looks terrific!  You added a cowl hood and a rear spoiler.  And it looks like the mirror was changed, seats were added, an antenna was added and the rocker spear molding.  Nice!!!

What wheels do you have now?  Ansen slots?

103  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Camaro Natiionals @ Frederick Fairgrounds 2012 on: July 10, 2012, 10:02:39 AM
I hear you Mike.  It's not easy though since my underbody looks like a mish-mash of colors.

I have one pic here that show's a lot of gray:


......but a lot of my other pictures have a lot of black: http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/l604/1969Z/underfloor/?start=all

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I have to decide what direction to go.

     If I want to do well in the Concours Legends class at the Camaro Nationals I should play by their rules (uniform 30 percent gloss black with some overspray).  

     Otherwise, I should pick a different class and see if I can be allowed to enter (and make it as I believe it was originally).


104  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Camaro Natiionals @ Frederick Fairgrounds 2012 on: July 10, 2012, 06:18:48 AM
X3!  Having published guidelines would be wonderful but I'm guessing that the guidelines would be huge due to all the variations that could be seen at the two plants and variations due to some processes being done by hand.  The variations seem huge to me.  I have a Norwood car with a gray primer underbody and another has a Norwood car made 3 months earlier that has a mostly black underbody.

For restoration,  I have been using Jerry's 69 book and his "Appendix E: CORRECT COMPONENT COLOR AND PLATING CHART".

One problem is that things change over the years and what is acceptable one year, might not be acceptable the next year.  A drastic example.....I'm pretty sure that undercarriages could be either black or gray back in the early 90's.

Below is a picture from Camaro Enthusiast May-June 1993. The title of the article is “UnderCarriage Detailing Component Finishes” by Frank Serafine.


Don't make your undercarriage gray though.  Jerry's book (and every restored Concours car I saw at the Nationals) has "30-percent gloss black paint".



105  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Delco Radio on: July 07, 2012, 11:19:42 AM
Is it an AM radio - 91APB1 ? 

Do you have any soldering experience and want to see if you can fix it yourself?

Mine hadn't worked for 37 years.  I replaced the dried out electrolytic capacitors and it fired right up.  Sam's photofacts has the schematic.

If not, there is a restoration recommendation thread here: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9018.0
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