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826  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Plastic bezel repair on: May 17, 2012, 02:28:59 PM
X2 on the JB weld. BUT, you must bevel the remaining plastic to create a wider (rough) surface for the epoxy to adhere to.  I just did a butt joint and used the JB to recreate the whole tab (was completely missing).  lasted about a year. it is on my list to redo and I think I am going to use some fiberglass window screening to reinforce the jbweld.

I've had very good results on plastics with using a screen support as described above.
JB is great epoxy. I use the JB cold weld on a 4" stress crack that I drilled stopped above a freeze out plug in my 396 block (apparently previous owner didn't use correct antifreeze levels) 25 years ago and it still is there and no leaks today.

Mike
827  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: What type of sealer and filler to use on roof drip rails and roof line filler? on: May 16, 2012, 09:20:32 PM
  Sauron is right about not using any poly filler for an edge. I didn't follow through that portion of my answer and instead stayed focused on the sails in my reply.
One door edge I wound up grinding away almost 2/16th" near the top curve after installing a NOS fender in the 80's and having only a 1/16" gap and it wasn't linear. I then mig welded and finished grind and used a flat Sheffield steel file to reestablish a straight but rounded edge after all the door hinge alignments failed.

Mike
828  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: What type of sealer and filler to use on roof drip rails and roof line filler? on: May 16, 2012, 07:53:55 PM
  When I said a few 1/16ths....I meant the thickness of the poly filler shouldn't exceed no more than 1/4". Thinner is always better.
Anything above that thickness and you risk paint film cracking and/or feather edge lifting due to the fillers thermo expansion and contraction coefficient when compared to sheet metal.
If applied correctly it will last the life of the car. If the sail areas and wheel opening welds have been done correctly then there should be no flex stresses which can lead to paint film failures so bondo will work fine.
The 'Bondo' today is actually a very good product. The Bondo made by 3M is more than adequate when applied correctly.

Mike
829  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Is this a Non-Console Automatic Floor shifter? on: May 16, 2012, 07:37:10 PM
 This looks like the one on my 67 w/TH400 and console (no gauges)
The character colors don't look correct though.

Mike
830  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Firewall Pad on: May 16, 2012, 06:25:39 PM
I ordered the pad. When it comes in I'll take pics of it and an original for comparison.

Stay tuned....

Mike
831  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: What type of sealer and filler to use on roof drip rails and roof line filler? on: May 16, 2012, 05:12:02 PM
Hi Steve,

  Are you doing the work yourself? I can't comment on the drip rail sealer, but for the quarter sail seems I recommend lead.
I do lead work and it's easy to do. It's just as easy and fast as using a regular polyester filler but more permanent. Eastwood sells the leading tools.
Otherwise a poly filler will do if the thickness is only a few 1/16ths

Mike
832  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Firewall Pad on: May 14, 2012, 09:40:24 PM
Thanks. I'll likely order it then at that price. The pad will be the least looked at item so if it's close enough in appearance then that's all I need.

Mike
833  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Firewall Pad on: May 14, 2012, 07:31:15 PM
Hi Daniel,

 Was the look and texture close to the original?

Mike
834  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Firewall Pad on: May 14, 2012, 07:13:27 PM
The rubber side is near the bottom of the page. It sure looks close enough to the original finish.

Mike
835  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Firewall Pad on: May 14, 2012, 12:21:17 PM
Just reading this thread now...
Has anyone seen this pad? It looks correct enough in that it's not the smooth rubber type.
I need one for my '67 ragtop and this one looks the closest in texture, composition and also looks the same as in my other '67 survivor.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/390412613889?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

Mike
836  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Color coded brake end fittings on: May 10, 2012, 08:15:36 PM
 I'll go with the steel lines then. I know item such as ball joints, brake hoses, repo tires, etc... we have no choice if the design has changed through the years, but for brake lines we still have a choice.
The ones I made in the 80's still look great other than the armor is slightly oxidized in some areas but that was due to my eventual stopping of an annual application with a preservative oil.
Hmmm....maybe steel with SS armor is the trick.

Mike
837  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 rear mounted antenna on: May 10, 2012, 08:10:33 PM
 Like Joe said, straight. Viewing from the rear it should have an ever so slight lean inwards (4 degrees per the manual).
This is where the correct base is a must to get ththe right pitch.

Mike
838  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Power steering bracket on: May 09, 2012, 07:05:56 PM
Hi Paul,

 Have you tried here?
http://www.nationalimpala.com/ObsoleteChevroletParts.pdf
 I put this on my search list for other friends and if I find anything I'll send you a PM.

Good luck in your quest,
Mike
839  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Beware 9N675878 DZ/Title/Tags for sale on: May 08, 2012, 07:36:08 PM
LOL!!!  Cheesy

And...no caution fan sticker!

Well done Oaklyss....I'm still laughing here Wink

Mike
840  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 68 Camaro TH400 oil pan on: May 08, 2012, 06:24:15 PM
 Like Bob's, my 67 TH400 has no markings and is plain steel. It definitely doesn't look close to the one on eBay.
I've seen a few 1st gen Camaro's with the TH400 and never recall seeing a bold or any stamping as that one.

Mike
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