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181  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Educate Me on: February 23, 2014, 03:39:45 AM
I'd say we have a winner......(and maybe back as far as the first reply)
182  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Windshield / Rear Window retainer clips or straps on: February 23, 2014, 01:55:22 AM
Rob, I'll leave the experts to answer for sure, but I recall being told that the straps prevented body flex under heavy torque from literally popping the glass out of the body.
I guess that a build-up of air pressure at speed (assuming at least the driver's window was down) could also tend to blow the rear window out, as well as the body flexing due to torque?
183  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Galvanizing a Fuel Tank on: February 22, 2014, 08:38:25 PM
Bob, I have been involved with hot-dip galvanizing of structural steel sections, but never thin-section base metal such as a fuel tank. Nor can I recall the % make-up of material used. Therefore, can't comment with any direct knowledge, but my thoughts are:
- the process may distort the shape of the tank.
- the existing holes in the tank (such as filler neck and sender hole) while large diameter, may not be best positioned to allow fast draining of the zinc on removal from the tank.
- the finish may not be suitable to you from a visual point of view, being an industrial coating as opposed to an architectural finish.
Having said that, I believe the reproduction tanks (such as those made by Spectra) have a gal finish, but not sure of the process used; it may be that they are produced from a cold-galvanized material.....
Perhaps best to contact a local company that does this process and discuss?
184  Model Specific Discussions / Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Windshield / Rear Window retainer clips or straps on: February 22, 2014, 08:23:50 PM
Rob, I'll leave the experts to answer for sure, but I recall being told that the straps prevented body flex under heavy torque from literally popping the glass out of the body.
185  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Van Nuys Hidden Partial VIN on: February 22, 2014, 04:58:54 PM
Yup, just checked, no stamp around the heater box, just on top of the cowl. 05a (really june sometime) L5303xxx
Thanks for checking Kevin - mine's an 04A build. Wonder if it was a widespread omission over several months, or just occasional Huh
186  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Educate Me on: February 22, 2014, 04:54:24 PM
I dont think it been modified.  The Camaro panel is recessed where the louvers are and the panel I have is flat.  If you look on either side of the louver ends it has a step in the panel (hard to see in the pic).  Ive tried to find pics of Omega & Ventura panels but they all seem to be the same as a Nova.   Huh
Certainly is a head scratcher. When it was installed on the '67, assume there was a step between the cowl vent panel and the recessed sections of the hood?
187  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Original 69 Z/28 chrome shifter ball? on: February 22, 2014, 04:48:55 PM
Have a feeling that one is going to go for big $$.....
188  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Educate Me on: February 22, 2014, 01:25:37 AM
That Chevelle panel is nothing like the one pictured at the beginning of this thread (see comparison below). To me, it genuinely looks like a 67-69 Camaro panel that has been modified - but who'd go to all that trouble, unless it was some car show special, or a GM prototype......

  
189  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Van Nuys Hidden Partial VIN on: February 21, 2014, 08:13:42 PM
Why the request?
Reason for request is that I have a non-A/C car with all original sheetmetal, and so far can find no sign whatsoever of a hidden partial stamped near the blower motor hole. The upper cowl hidden partial is present, and it's a nice deep stamping. I recalled reading somewhere a while ago that someone else with a Van Nuys car was also unable to find the second hidden partial, so wondered if any other examples of this were out there. Would appreciate it if you could give an update once you get a chance to check your car.
190  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: A VIN with only 5 digits !! on: February 20, 2014, 07:51:53 PM
Salut Christophe, bienvenue a CRG.
As Ed said, if you can get good, crisp photos of the trim tag and relevant drivetrain parts, plenty of very knowledgeable folk here will be able to comment and help you reach a decision on the car.
191  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Van Nuys Hidden Partial VIN on: February 19, 2014, 03:42:40 PM
Thanks for your replies Warren and Jon, much appreciated.
192  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Van Nuys Hidden Partial VIN on: February 19, 2014, 05:15:11 AM
Any members here have a Van Nuys-built '69 with original firewall, that does not have a hidden partial VIN stamp near the heater blower motor hole?
193  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Cowl Tag Check on: February 19, 2014, 05:04:50 AM
Very interesting back story on that one, credit to Chuck for making known his actions.
194  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: '68 D91 stripe vs 396 Emblems on: February 18, 2014, 03:39:32 PM
Great looking car.  Makes me wish I would have put the DX1 back on my 69.
Agreed, that looks fantastic Rich!
195  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor on: February 18, 2014, 04:31:19 AM
The 05B car was made the same day as my car, and my car is 05A
How did you determine that?
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