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76  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Originality questions for Tilt Column (restored) vs Original non-tilt column on: March 24, 2013, 11:10:56 AM
Mine is a 4th week Jan 69 Van Nuys car w/tilt (column assumed original I,ve had it since 82)
High key boss, no green or black "spacer" I only see the splined shaft where this piece would be ?
77  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: A question for the paint system experts on: March 13, 2013, 12:19:00 AM
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78  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: A question for the paint system experts on: March 12, 2013, 08:16:56 PM
I don't think that woodsman1172 is asking how to get a paint job that you can "reach down into it and get a hand full". The factory paint didn't look like that because they didn't use 15-20 coats. But can a BC/CC urethane job be applied to look factory paint ? I'm not sure that it can.
79  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: A question for the paint system experts on: March 12, 2013, 04:18:56 PM
I agree w/ 69Z28-RS and I think we have talked about this before. The original paint was lacquer and looks line a pretty piece of metal while the BC/CC paint jobs look like an overly shiny and deep piece of plastic. TCP Global has an affordable lacquer I believe it's called restoration shop a round $50/qt and $175/gal (they also have name brand it was around $900/gal) I think I'll try the inexpensive stuff. I haven't painted any thing lacquer for 25+ years. Painting metallic colors is tricky especially light colors because they don't have as much pigment and it's easy to want to put on too much to quick. With a light color make sure to use a light color primer/sealer (grey for silver) probably 3-4 wet coats tack time between. I always alternate between up and down strokes and side to side coats to help eliminate the dreaded zebra striping.  If you put a coat on too soon the solvents will soften the last coat and cause a sag (sometimes it's just a sap in the metallic) but still mot good. When the last coat is still quite wet turn your air pressure up and stand back like an arms length and "mist" the car. Use back and forth circular motions not directly at the surface let the paint fall onto the surface kinda like snow. this sets the metal flake in different directions instead of all laying flat. Be careful though too much or if your last coat is not wet enough you will end up w/ dry spots (using a slower reducer helps) PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. take off your deck lid and hood and perfect you technique on the under side of these first. Also TCP sells a high perf clear i or 2 wet coats of this will give you something to buff so you ate not buffing into your metallic. Remember lacquers don't have a lot of UV tolerance and  subject to crazing with expansion and contraction. Keep it in the garage. Just my opinion and old school technique I'm sure some will disagree with my method but has worked for me. Good Luck
80  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 69 Dash Grab Handle Conversion Question on: March 12, 2013, 03:30:31 PM
My 69 has ivory/black interior of coarse the grab bar is black
However I have a grab bar that I removed from a dark green standard interior (TR 723) car 30 years ago it also is black so was the plastic plate. pretty sure it was original
81  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Azure 1969 Z on: March 05, 2013, 03:28:46 PM
Could be my bad. Like I said I have never done much research on the rear end. It is a 12 bolt and is a posi. for sure. I remember counting the drive line to wheel rotation and was was more than 4 and less than 4.5. So who cares 410 / 411 posi = not so fast on the freeway but great use of the 4-7k rpm targeted cam range on take off : ) (oh and monster brodies) there I dated myself I said brodies
82  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Azure 1969 Z on: March 05, 2013, 01:14:52 PM
I have spent this winter nursing a broken leg, reading posts and looking at other peoples cars. I think it's time to get mine back on the road. I have an azure turquoise (55/55) purchased in 1982 from the 2nd owner. I drove the car for one summer and garaged it. I opted to drive my 1970.5 Rally Sport as my daily driver (I'm glad I did because the RS got well used) I purchased the 70.5 from the original owner and added paint, custom stripes and later high back buckets. I sold the RS in 89 to pay for honeymoon expenses.
Anyway my 69 has been garaged through the raising of 3 kids and I am now hoping to give some of my attention to the car.
I have been asked to post pics of the car but it is in primer waiting for a repaint (repaint, new headliner and detail/clean up) I will not do a complete restoration as the car retains the original carpet, seats, door panels etc. I think original with  a little wear is better than replacing parts w/ reproduction stuff.
I am posting pics of the original hood because I love the colour (put the cowl stuff on over 30 years ago and will be putting the flat hood back) I just have not been able to make myself take sand paper to the original paint on the hood.
And just for fun I am posting pics of my 70.5 I heard it was totaled after I sold it (for $3500 in 1989)
Here is some info Re my 69Z

   Azure Turquoise w/ Black Stripes
   Flat Hood
   Factory Front and Rear Spoiler
   Style Trim Package
   Ivory Standard Interior
   AM/FM Push Button Radio (original front and rear speaker)
   Console w/Gauges
   Clock,7K Tach,
   Tilt Column w/ Rosewood Wheel (wear but no cracks)
   Endura Bumper (original)
    I have the protect-o-plate documenting it is an original DZ car w/ Holley carb and the car has the original vin numbered 302 and M-20 (never checked the rear end #. The car was built in Jan 1969 and has the correct dated original DZ carb and 411 posi

Thanks
83  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: !969 cushion grip or rosewood steering wheel with tilt column on: February 18, 2013, 11:06:17 PM
Are you mourning the departure of the hub adapter also or do you still have it and want to jettison it into the abyss ?
Thanks,
Garth
84  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: !969 cushion grip or rosewood steering wheel with tilt column on: February 18, 2013, 07:26:46 PM
Thanks for the info. that size is correct to the column. I've decided the existing hub is an older poor quality knock off. (less than 4" at column end)
85  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: !969 cushion grip or rosewood steering wheel with tilt column on: February 18, 2013, 01:05:55 PM
Thanks I'll try to find some close up pix of the hub on a standard vs a tilt. The tilt column seems to be slightly larger in diameter than the hub (maybe 3/16"). I'd like to see if this is the same on a non tilt column. The tilt column is 4 1/32 diameter.
86  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / !969 cushion grip or rosewood steering wheel with tilt column on: February 18, 2013, 11:21:38 AM
I'm looking at a 69 Camaro w/ the cushion grip wheel and tilt column. The wheel is an original GM but the hub has no GM P/N. I am guessing that it is a repo hub adapter. The installed hub adapter is slightly smaller in diameter than the tilt column. Also I have seen listings for the NOS #3937896 hub that states not for tilt column. I can find nothing in GM literature showing that the rosewood or cushion grip wheel is not available with the tilt column nor can I find a different hub part # for tilt column cars. Any info on tilt column diameter or hub part #s or actual diameter @ the column end of the #3937896 hub would be helpful. Thanks
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