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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1967 Convertible switch picture on: November 03, 2014, 08:43:32 PM
Hi Ken,

  Here are 2 pictures of the switch. I made an error in my prior post about being secured with speed nuts.
In these pictures you can see the screw is secured by the switch body wings (one screw fell under the car when I removed the switch so only one is pictured).
When mounted under the dash, the switch rocker moves with no binding. The connector on the back can only go on one way being it is keyed.
  Let me know if you need any more information.

Good Luck!
Mike
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1967 Convertible switch picture on: November 03, 2014, 02:40:11 AM
I'll take some pics later today and post them. The switch is secured with 2 screws mounted to formed speed nuts.

Mike
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Galvanized finish on 67-68 tail light housings, hot dipped or electroplated? on: November 02, 2014, 03:07:39 PM


Year  Tag date   Plant  Head type
67      11B          LOS   Hex
67      11E          NOR   Phillip (L&R)
67      03C          LOS   Phillip (R) & Hex (L)
67      04B          LOS   Hex (L) & Phillip (R)
67      05B          NOR   Phillip (L&R)
67      05E          NOR   Hex   (L&R)
67       ?                ?    Phillip (L&R) - posted by 69z28-rs
68      03D          NOR   Hex   (L&R)

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19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Galvanized finish on 67-68 tail light housings, hot dipped or electroplated? on: November 02, 2014, 02:25:39 PM
Mine does have the same pan head screws as yours Mike.
When you say 'pan head' are you referring to hex? I ask this only because you made a distinction between Phillip and pan head in reply #15

Mike
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1967 Convertible switch picture on: November 01, 2014, 08:52:15 AM
Hi Ken,

  I'm seeing this now...did you get what you need yet? I can send in pics if needed.

Mike
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Radio Delete Block-off Plug on: October 27, 2014, 11:11:25 PM
Hi Bob,

     That number should be 4805843. Mine (67 05B conv) only has 43 visible due to previous paint jobs before I bought the car and using thinners to remove the paint removed some of the raised numbers. There are reproductions for this but lack the numbering.
This is good to see another plug confirming the number  Smiley
 I find the sealer on the '68 hinge interesting. Looks like in 68 it was brought down the side? My '67's only have sealer on the top hinge and only on the top side. The texture on yours is interesting. I wonder what was used to cause that pattern.

Thank you for sharing this picture as I am sure future searches will find it helpful.

Mike
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Radio Delete Block-off Plug on: October 22, 2014, 10:18:47 AM
 That plug was used for a rear mounted antenna too. Is there a part number on the plug?
Thanks for posting as an FYI because it's always welcomed to have the into at hand when doing a search.

Mike
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Looks like another Fake X77 TT on: October 22, 2014, 10:15:44 AM
The seller has posted that the car is a clone. Someone pointed out that the trim tag is a fake.

That was me - I asked him yesterday why the car had a fake/repro cowl tag when it wasn't a Z/28.  :-)

John,
   What was the sellers reply? Just curious.
Mike
24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Galvanized finish on 67-68 tail light housings, hot dipped or electroplated? on: October 18, 2014, 08:01:13 PM
Thanks Darrell !

Year  Tag date   Plant  Head type
67      11B          LOS   Hex
67      11E          NOR   Phillip (L&R)
67      04B          LOS   Hex (L) & Phillip (R)
67      05B          NOR   Phillip (L&R)
67      05E          NOR   Hex   (L&R)
67       ?                ?    Phillip (L&R) - posted by 69z28-rs
68      03D          NOR   Hex   (L&R)
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Galvanized finish on 67-68 tail light housings, hot dipped or electroplated? on: October 18, 2014, 11:57:37 AM
Hi John,

  Thanks for chiming on. By head type I was referring to hex or Phillip. So, somewhere along the lamp units revision history the fastener type was changed. Looking at the small sample below there doesn't seem to be any hint of when the type transitioned. Oh well, still an interesting topic  Smiley
So far we have:

Year  Tag date   Plant  Head type
67      11B          LOS   Hex
67      04B          LOS   Hex (L) & Phillip (R)
67      05B          NOR   Phillip (L&R)
67      05E          NOR   Hex   (L&R)
67       ?                ?    Phillip (L&R) - posted by 69z28-rs

Mike
26  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Galvanized finish on 67-68 tail light housings, hot dipped or electroplated? on: October 17, 2014, 08:22:50 PM
 Looks like there is no pattern for usage between the two different types of fasteners.

John Z. - were the tail lamp housings already assembled from the supplier? If a vendor provides them, who actually would specify the type of fastener head to use?

Thank You,
Mike
27  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Galvanized finish on 67-68 tail light housings, hot dipped or electroplated? on: October 16, 2014, 08:12:54 PM
I'd guess, based on volume economics, that they were stamped from hot-dip galvanized rolled sheet stock, which then required no further processing or handling.  Smiley
 I agree with that about stamping from stock. I looked at the lamp opening edges and see they are exposed steel with no galvanizing, obviously from the hole stamping process

Mike
28  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Galvanized finish on 67-68 tail light housings, hot dipped or electroplated? on: October 16, 2014, 08:06:10 PM
 Interesting observation and topic! I checked my housings and found the 05B NOR used Phillip heads on L&R side and the 04B LOS used Phillips on one side and hex heads on the other.
I don't know if it was a NOR vs. LOS thing or a transition from one head type to the other starting around 04B (good idea for a poll?). I doubt it would be one of those 'as long as it fits' usage being the assembler would have to switch out the tool to screw them on.
  I attached images of the NOR and LOS fasteners and a closeup of the hex fastener marking  used on the LOS tail housing.

Mike
29  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Galvanized finish on 67-68 tail light housings, hot dipped or electroplated? on: October 16, 2014, 06:11:47 PM
 I checked my '67 04B LOS and '67 05B NOR original tail housings and they have a very clear and definite spangle texture.
I would say they were hot dipped.

Mike
30  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Black Paint on Chrome Parts on: October 14, 2014, 05:32:32 PM
 The GM paint I used then was pre-thinned so it went on straight from the can. It is more of an egg shell gloss, as I would describe it. Looks darn close to Rust-Oleum 7777. Being it was from GM I figured it was the same gloss used for the firewall, tail panel (BB) and radiator and inner fender support so I used it as such. It was a lacquer and dried quickly. I don't know what the GM reconditioning black mixture is today.

Mike
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