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736  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.

737  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

738  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.
739  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.

740  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.


741  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?
742  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,

743  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.

744  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Brake & Gas Liine Clip 3881339 on: July 20, 2012, 08:34:08 PM
 I'm in the same situation too with my current 67 NOR conv restoration and the clips I got from In-Line. I have the original ones I took off in the 80's and those that are in fair shape to display a finish show no red color. But that's not to say it hasn't faded but I would think the rear parts that are against the chassis would retain something.
My 67 LOS survivor that has original fuel and brake clips preserver in a layer of grime are clearly phosphated. I may take the repo ones and glass bead then phosphate
unless there are others here who can say they have seen colored ones.

745  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Old vs. new style BB mounts on: July 18, 2012, 08:59:16 PM
 I see LI Corvette has the repos. I'm going to head over there during lunch with the later style I have and compare them.
I've decided I'm going to use the old style being the car will not be beat on anymore.

Thanks for the replies,
746  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Old vs. new style BB mounts on: July 17, 2012, 09:21:59 PM
  While replacing the motor mount bolts with new ones I noticed they are almost 1/2" shorter so the nuts don't have enough threads to properly hold.
The ones I removed were 4 1/2" grade 8 hardware bought ones I installed in the mid 80's along with the new motor mounts from Chevy at that time and the bolt length was just right.
Looking at my other L35 survivor that has the old style mounts (without the safety tabs) I see they are narrower so these bolts would fit if I use that type.
  In keeping with restoring correctly down to the correct bolts I researched and see the old style mounts are made again as repos (without the safety tabs).
My drag days are long over so I was thinking of installing the older style mounts being I'll only be using the car for shows.
Has anyone else encountered this problem with the bolts and also does anyone use the repo 'old style' mounts?

Thank you in advance,
747  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Ground wire on 67 PS Rag Joint on: July 17, 2012, 12:21:03 AM
 Check out UPC 9/A6 (67 AIM) for directions on adjusting the steering column in/out.
It's very easy to adjust.

748  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Another 'survivor' on: July 16, 2012, 09:28:44 PM
 So, it sounds like the car is not what it is represented to be. *sigh* Now I know why I love the astrophotography hobby so much.
I hope this guy wasn't lying about being in country too. When he mentioned Tet and '67 in the same sentence, I was surprised and wondered what else was wrong with his story.

749  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / 67 NOR body (rear) seam sealer color verification on: July 14, 2012, 07:07:50 PM
  I'm restoring my 5B NOR convertible and completed the underbody finish. The next stage is to apply the seam sealer but I wanted to verify which color is correct for 67 NOR Camaros.
I examined my 67 LOS 4B survivor and see the sealer color is black but looking at original sealer (small sample taken and split to see under the spatter paint) in the NOR trunk I see it is beige.
I am assuming the person applying the sealer to the trunk used the same gun to apply underneath so the color should be the same.
  When I restored the car back in the 80's I replaced a lot of sheet metal so the original sealer was removed and replaced with the Eastwood product and painted black. Following the assembly article the sealer was applied after the body was primed but before the paint was applied so this time I'm going to let the sealer stay unpainted and let whatever overspray lands on it, stay. That should replicate what it looked like back in 67.
 The seams I am interested in are in the rear undercarriage at the locations where the 1/4 drop downs and rear wheel tub along the bottom of the drop down and 1/4's meet....up to where the drop down meets the rear valance (the curved seam).
 I have a tube of 3M 8505 beige that looks to be an exact match to the trunk sealer color. If any owners of NOR built 67's can confirm the color I would appreciate it very much.

Thank you,
750  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Radius rod color on: July 14, 2012, 10:58:53 AM
Hi MO,

 That picture looks like a square radius bar on a round radius bar bracket.  Huh
But, I'm inclined to say black too. When I restored my car in the 80's I was anal (still am  Cheesy ) about maintaining the correct finish so the bar was painted black. My other survivor '67 with the round rod has signs of black paint too so I guess the same manufacturer made that (square and round) and so used the same color.

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