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646  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Introduce myself an my car on: August 28, 2012, 07:09:10 PM
QUESTION to the experts.

Starting position:
Car build period was:
01 = January, 1967, the month car was built.
D = Fourth week of the month.
That means dates between: Monday 01-23-67 to Sunday 01-29-67 correct?

What date was exactly stamped on my original 67 transmission for my car?

  That date is when the build period started. Figure a few days afterwards it was completed providing it didn't get pulled to the side for anything out of the norm. I haven't looked at the Julian date calculator to see if your day dates are accurate. As an example of a 'period' my 67 has a 4B date on the trim tag and the UOIT shows a date of April 13th. Almost at the end of that period.
   But, don't get hung up on the tranny date stamp. The date stamped could have been several weeks before the car build date and sat in inventory before being used. The fact that it will not be the original tranny will not make any "P" date any more valuable unless you happen to find the real case with the VIN stamped in it. Most cars today do not have their original trannys so it will not impact the value of the car much at all if you plan on selling it later.
  Don't worry about the tranny and just enjoy the car while you have your health and some $$$$ in your pocket. Life is short!

647  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Introduce myself an my car on: August 24, 2012, 03:40:58 PM
 Welcome Andre'

  Does the partial engine VIN match the hidden VIN? Look below the windshield area under the cowl vent panel closely for the stamped hidden VIN.
What is the block casting date? Can you post pictues of the engine pad?

648  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Modified trim tag on: August 21, 2012, 01:34:42 PM
 There must be a new breed of buyers who may find re-stamped (and possibly re-tagged) acceptable. Thatís cool if that makes them happy and I personally have no gripes with that if it was disclosed up front in earnest. Reading this link below makes it sound more like reality.


649  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 crossmember to subframe mounting hardware on: August 16, 2012, 08:36:09 PM
 Just to be clear, when you guys say 3/8-16 I assume you mean the shaft is 3/8" thick? I checked mine and verified I did need a 9/16th socket to remove my original bolt as show above.
I posted mine as 9/16-16. I'm not up on the correct syntax for bolt identifications.

650  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 crossmember to subframe mounting hardware on: August 12, 2012, 04:48:27 PM
Hi Bob,
   I removed one from my 67 LOS 4B survivor TH400 cross member which should use the same hardware (it was burried in thick grime)
It's a 9/16x16x1 RSC bolt. I attached a photo.
Bolt - phosphate
Washers and nut clearly zinc plated

651  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Engine painting poll on: August 12, 2012, 02:29:18 PM
 It's hard to argue a point that is very subjective with someone who may not be entirely educated in the process back then. Looking back at that time it was dependant on the person applying the paint to how far they wanted to go with coverage. Besides the bypass hose that was on the block when painted, the exhaust manifolds and bell housings (manual cars) and distributor clamp coverage were entirely up to the painter.
  I have my entire bypass hose painted and never got docked points when I showed my car many years ago. I had a discussion with a person just last week about the Camaro build process and I told him the early Camaros' front end sheet metal was painted by Chevy and the main body by Fisher. He still doesn't believe me that was how it was done  Sad

Seeing the archice picture I may print that out just in case I encounter that situation like yours.

652  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Scars - what would you do? on: August 09, 2012, 06:58:10 PM
 You guys were was a thorn in my side. Gesh...I even laid in bed at night pondering what to do  Roll Eyes
I sanded down the arms and the one benefit was the primer and paint inside the scars acted like a filler so while sanding the scars eventually blended into the surface.
I re-primed it and it looks excellent! Tomorrow I'll apply the semigloss and move on.

Thanks for all the replies, I do appreciate them

653  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Scars - what would you do? on: August 08, 2012, 07:19:59 PM
 I should have posted a picture.....
I borrowed my camera from my daughter and took one up close.  Cheesy
As you can see the pits are in a small area and not deep. The taped ball joints are original so I glass beaded them and coated with RPM.

What I am trying to do is:
Based on a post where it was stated that various chassis parts were made by different suppliers, and each supplier could have had a different gloss, I attempted to emulate that.
So, the main chassis is approximately 30% gloss and I used a semigloss for the control arms for a slightly glossier look.
Maybe using a 30% gloss would minimize the eye catching effect of the scars.

My wife brought up an interesting point....if the scars were in a body panel, would you paint over it or smooth it first.
Hmmm...never thought of it that way. It's amazing how one can get neck deep into restore details.

654  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Voltage Regulator Date vs Car Build Date on: August 08, 2012, 12:10:14 PM
My 67's have the original VR's still and the dates are very close to the tag's build date.....

LOS 4B - VR=7C
NOR 5B - VR=7E

655  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Scars - what would you do? on: August 07, 2012, 03:17:21 PM
  As some know I am re-restoring my 67 convertible that was restored previously in the mid-80's.
I'm at the stage where I sprayed the upper and lower control arms a semi-gloss black I noticed a few areas near the spring pocket and sway bar linkage area are that have minor rust scars that catch my eye (parts have been sand and bead blasted free of rust).
I'm undecided if I should just leave them there being it's the natural patina of  a 45 year old chassis or smooth them over with glaze putty.
The main H chassis is in very good shape with very minor small scars scattered here and there due to the benefits of a leaky motor from its former life.
 Being out of the show circuit for 20+ years I'm undecided which way to go. Are areas like these subject to point hits? Again, it's minor scars and not deep craters.

What would you do?

Thank you in advance.
656  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Premier "Supertanium" bolts (a.k.a. fasteners) on: August 06, 2012, 12:35:23 PM
 Thanks for the I know who made these bolts on my car.
Those are on my 67 LOS survivor's TH400 tranny housing to mount.

657  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Another 67 L35 on eBay on: August 03, 2012, 09:45:30 AM
 Stumbled across this 67 396 ad today on e-bay. Looks like a cowl tag from because they have one flaw I have noticed in their tags as posted on their web site.
This isn't to say the car is a clone or fake but does raise an eye.


658  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Congrats to Richard on his 67 L78 4k MUSCLECAR REVIEW article on: August 03, 2012, 07:41:10 AM
 That's a lovely car!
I assume the SS horn cap is an add-on.
Didn't '67s come with lower rear bumperetts?
659  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 1969 Z28 For Sale, Beware! on: July 25, 2012, 01:19:23 PM
The market bottom for old cars should just fall out and drive prices down to realistic values.
This will eliminate the fakes and/or efforts to produce them anymore.
This should hopefully restore some character instead of greed back into car collecting.

Just my 2 cents,

660  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Ashtray bracket mounting screws on: July 24, 2012, 06:22:41 PM
 I can measure my survivor 67 (4B) mounting screw if you're interested.

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