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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Van Nuys Hidden Partial VIN on: February 25, 2014, 08:02:57 PM
I have no cowl or firewall partials.  I had posted some pics a while back, I think.  10c LA car.
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 upper ball joint rivets on: November 30, 2013, 02:11:24 PM
Thanks George.

Doug M.
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 upper ball joint rivets on: November 29, 2013, 12:21:25 PM
Those turned out nice.  I couldn't help but notice your brake hoses, very nice.  Original, NOS or ?  I vaguely remember seeing a thread or an ad in the last year or so for hoses with the red/orange markings being produced...I digress.

I have read about the necessity to not stop the process until the rivets are completely set and practicing is good advice, thanks.

Doug M.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 upper ball joint rivets on: November 28, 2013, 11:32:33 AM
Thanks guys.

I hadn't thought about AMK, duh, the nuts and bolts candy store.  Pics are always nice, and thanks for the offer on the use of your tools George.  I have seen the riv-bolt kits and they're certainly an option but I'm leaning towards the rivets.

Doug M.
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Happy Thanksgiving on: November 28, 2013, 11:08:46 AM
Happy Thanksgiving and thank you to all for sharing your knowledge, wisdom and experience(s).

Doug M.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 upper ball joint rivets on: November 24, 2013, 07:40:53 PM
Hans,

Thanks for the reply and info.  Those look nice.  My car will be a fun in the sun driver, not a show car, but I'm still trying to stay as close to original as possible.   I just like the looks of the rivets better. I finally found an old thread over on Team Camaro that confirmed the 5/16" hole in the repro's as opposed to the 1/4" originals.  Do you happen to know if he sized up to 5/16" rivets and drilled out your control arms?  I'm thinking that's the only option with bolts or rivets unless one happens upon a set of NOS ball joints.  I'm not sure why I'm so reluctant to drill out the holes in my control arms, it's a lot less $$$ than NOS ball joints  Shocked, if you can find them.

Thanks again.  I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Doug M.
7  Orphans - documentation or VIN-stamped drivetrains - in search of the original cars / 1969 - Orphans / Re: 1969 Los Angles 302 block on ebay on: November 23, 2013, 07:54:46 PM
My 10C 8/9 350 LA car is stamped by the oil filter.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / 69 upper ball joint rivets on: November 21, 2013, 05:21:27 PM
Hey guys.  I searched but couldn't find an answer to my questions so here goes.

Will a rivet with a diameter to match the factory hole on my upper control arm, such as the ones sold by HBC, fill the space of the larger diameter hole in the ball joint mounting plate upon compression/installation?  All of the after market ball joints I've seen, including the Classic Suspension ones that seem popular, are drilled at a larger diameter to accommodate being bolted on.
It only makes sense that the rivet would fill whatever void is there as it is pressed but is this still considered to meet load/force specs?

There are no stupid questions, only stupid people.  So that would make me...... Cry

Thanks

Doug M.
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 'original' orange houndstooth upholstery? on: February 01, 2012, 01:18:36 PM
Just curious.  For judging purposes does "original" mean on a specific car VIN XXXX from the factory, i.e. born with, or any equipment/option that had originally been on the car?
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 dual fuel line clips on: October 06, 2011, 02:08:48 PM
Does anyone have any insight on the tabbed vs. non-tabbed clips?  Year/model specific in theory or just millions of clips for millions of cars in big bins and if they were available and fit the application they were used.  Just curious.  Here's a couple of pics of mine.
Thanks

Doug
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 dual fuel line clips on: October 05, 2011, 10:21:34 PM
What's curious to me is that mine don't have tabs.  I know the AIM indicates picture-wise the clips are tabbed but... Huh  AMK's 5/16" green enamel clip I'm guessing is close to what the original color was but even those tabs are pointed, not to mention it's a single line clip.  I'll just have to try to clean mine as best I can but with a 43 year old clip I'm not holding my breath.

Thanks for the comment.

Doug
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 69 dual fuel line clips on: October 04, 2011, 11:51:05 PM
How were the fuel line clips (69 SS double line) originally coated?  I can still see pale green in spots on my originals so it's hard to believe they were painted.  Is any one making these by chance?  

Thanks,

Doug
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: missing hidden vins on: October 04, 2011, 10:42:29 PM
Last two, before the blasting.

Doug
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: missing hidden vins on: October 04, 2011, 10:29:25 PM
Two more perhaps?

Doug
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: missing hidden vins on: October 04, 2011, 10:27:52 PM
trying to post pics Tongue

Doug
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