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601  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Brake/Fuel Line Clip on: June 07, 2013, 08:40:31 PM
 I'll second what Chick stated about gray. Many on the LOS car I have were preserved in grime and they show a dark gray finish when wiped clean.
I used dark gray phosphate for the 67 I am re-restoring  and they match the unrestored clips in appearance.

Mike
602  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Brake/Fuel Line Clip on: June 06, 2013, 09:23:29 PM
My unrestored 67 4B LOS fuel and brake clips are all phosphate. On my restored 67 5B NOR they were phosphate as well.
I haven't seen a red clip on an original 67 Camaro yet.

Mike
603  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Front license plate bracket question. on: May 25, 2013, 11:17:13 AM
The ACC on the front tag bracket was on later production.

What is considered later production?

Mike
604  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: What's Your Favorite Local Cruise-In? on: May 23, 2013, 05:15:51 PM
Mel's Drive-In and Tubby's   Wink
605  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Drive Shaft Restoration on: May 21, 2013, 12:13:09 PM
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There were many variations - applying the stripes to a spinning driveshaft wasn't a "precision" operation.

 The shafts were rotating when stripes applied?

Mike
606  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Where to look for build sheet on very original 67 on: May 21, 2013, 12:05:03 PM
 I've heard the drivers side gas tank top was another area to look at.

Mike
607  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / 67 front door curve - how to on: May 20, 2013, 01:55:14 PM
 I'm getting ready to install a new door skin on a 67. I have the correct tools for it but this will be a first time I'll be doing a Camaro door which has the inward curved edge at the front top. Anyone with experience have any pointers to ensure the edge folds nicely around the inward curve? I usually fold only a couple of 16ths per pass with a hammer and dolly to ease the folded edge into shape but the curve has me concerned on how to best approach it.

Thank you in advance,
Mike
608  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Trim Tag Numbers on: May 20, 2013, 01:42:04 PM
 I assume there were more than one addressographs running at any time to account for some with and some without mistamps?

Mike
609  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67-68-69 Original GM Camaro DOORS on: May 18, 2013, 07:59:13 PM
 Here is something else to look for....
The door skin front section that folds over the door edge...does that have the extended square flange in the center like an original door?
Replacement skins I have seen do not have that so I can only assume a repro door doesn't have it either.

Mike
610  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Correct 67 radiator tag on: May 15, 2013, 09:15:40 PM
  The vendor called me and said he can't do the straight edge tags like 68 and 69 due to setup costs. The stepped edge ones for 67 are what he wants to concentrate on being he is producing them already. He asked me to pass along which tags would be most commonly requested so I suspect he will focus on the popular ones to recover the cost of tooling quickly.
  I'm in for 2 67 BB tags (UN & UO) and I know Bob is interested in a UO. Anyone else interested? This is just a query for interest and no commitment.

Mike
611  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trunk lock orientation issue...? (67) on: May 15, 2013, 05:20:41 PM
 My 4B-LOS and 5B-NOR 67's with their original rear R/S panels have the same knockout as your posted photo. The actual keyway notch in the lock itself when mounted is located towards the bottom right side and the key position is vertical. In the drawing it shows as Type 2 late model so I suspect the drawing is wrong for period correctness being you have an earlier body with the same knockout shape as my later period body.

Mike
612  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 camaro grill NOS on: May 13, 2013, 05:55:31 PM
  I just looked at a 68 NOS RS grill I have still in the original box collecting dust I bought in the early 80's from Chevy and there is no P/N embedded in the plastic mold on the grill. The headlight covers only have the P/N on the GM stickers.

Mike
613  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Drive Shaft Restoration on: May 13, 2013, 04:17:33 PM
A non-abrasive method of rust removal is to use a length of plastic pipe. Cap one end, drop the driveshaft in. Fill with de-rusting solution, cap. A few days later, as clean as can be.

Gesh...I use that method for restoring antique gun barrels prior to parkerizing. I never thought of using it on something like this!

Mike
614  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Drive Shaft Restoration on: May 12, 2013, 08:53:47 PM
 That looks pretty darn good. If that were mine I'd go with it.


Mike
615  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Drive Shaft Restoration on: May 12, 2013, 11:34:44 AM
Simplest way to restore it? Have a new tube installed. Painting a rusted 'shaft silver doesn't get the job done.
 I agree...this is how I had the one restored on my 67 ragtop. The original tube had a ding in it when it dropped one day racing that caused a slight vibration in the stick. Once I got the restored shaft I gave it a coat of Imron clear and once installed the vibration was completely gone and it looked good and correct once the stripes were added back.
   Besides, when it is under the car, who really studies the shaft in detail outside for looking for stripes unless you are going for a 1000 point event.

Mike
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