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Restoration / Re: Rocker panel molding installation
« Last post by z28z11 on July 31, 2015, 02:39:36 AM »
This may appear a mite crude, but the measurements are accurate. You can base it all from the rocker panel and quarter panel to locate the channel (and the moulding) accurately. I've included a pic of the rearmost mounting bracket (channel) hole; all of the bracket holes are .500" (hole cneterline) below the top edge of the rocker - the rearmost bracket hole is 2.125" forward of the quarter panel edge to the hole centerline. Rear moulding screw hole is 2.500" forward of the quarter edge to the centerline of the screw hole. Installation should be pretty straightforward - bracket locates entirely on the rocker, clip the moulding in place, check the alignment for parallel to the rocker, locate the rear moulding hole 2.500" from the rear qtr. edge, and then drill the last two (front and rear) moulding holes to finish. You can put a dab of paint or sealer on the moulding screws to protect the metal after drilling. Mock it up using these dimensions and see if I got it right.

Be sure and compare the old moulding to a new one if you have one - if you're using a repro, check to make sure all of the bracket holes and the overall bracket dimensions are a match - we've all been burned by poor quality reproductions. If you need addtional pics or info, let me know. I have several sets of NOS if you need dimensional checks -

Regards,
Steve
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Restoration / Re: Rocker panel molding installation
« Last post by 1971ls6 on July 31, 2015, 01:56:04 AM »
Use the 3m double sided emblem tape, mine has never moved in the past 3 years, mine were filled in by the painter as well
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If you have a numbers matching all original car I would not change the color.  If the car is non-stock I don't see a problem in changing the color.  My '69 Camaro is far from stock.  I would not have purchased it if it had been it's original Burnished Brown.  I'm glad it had been repainted Dover white.  Dave
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Restoration / Re: Rocker panel molding installation
« Last post by z28z11 on July 31, 2015, 01:10:06 AM »
Give me a bit and I'll get you pics and dimensions. My originals are off of the car, but all holes are original and untouched. Just need to figure out how to template them -

I can compare old to NOS if you need to reference the channel - if you have NOS molding kits, you won't have to worry -

Regards,
Steve
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General Discussion / Re: What's I've been busy on.... :)
« Last post by cook_dw on July 31, 2015, 12:25:18 AM »
Looking good Gary!!!..  Jano you just need to move down south..  I just came in from mowing and it just keeps getting thicker...  Humidity + rain + extreme heat = amazon yard.. :o
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General Discussion / Re: What's I've been busy on.... :)
« Last post by janobyte on July 31, 2015, 12:07:57 AM »
LOL-started with a 3 car attached when we built the house, 10' ceilings. 2005 had a 32x64x12 gambrel built. (our first house could fit up stairs). All my lawn care stuff is in the 16x12 "salt box" Z's on the lift, still jockeying vehicles around! I'm jealous how beautiful your lawn is! This summer has been brutal from too much rain to now we need some. Digging the baby Kubota also, you know how to live!
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Restoration / Re: Rocker panel molding installation
« Last post by zman1969 on July 30, 2015, 08:01:54 PM »
I am in same boat as Jack - same issue need to install and no holes left.- my body guy filled in mirror holes and vinyl top trim studs and holes made everything alot easier for me :(
pics anyone?
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General Discussion / Re: KING Chevrolet Cincinnati Oh COPO info
« Last post by jdv69z on July 30, 2015, 07:30:55 PM »
Now that  think of it, the car I remember a darker shade of Blue, Dusk Blue? Had dog dish hub caps and all the "original" look. I have no idea if it was "real" or was a clone. It was very nice though.
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General Discussion / Re: KING Chevrolet Cincinnati Oh COPO info
« Last post by X33RS on July 30, 2015, 06:20:03 PM »
I believe we are talking about a different car.  The one I speak of was a lemans blue COPO that was detailed and restored to a high level.  Some friends of mine were their at the show with their COPO's as well that day so of course we all came together and approached the car and owner.  Not much more information other than that because the owner was a snob and didn't want to talk to any of us because most of the COPO group I was around were into "day 2" mods like headers, wheels, traction bars, just simple stuff, and the fella just had nothing to say to us.  We were frowned upon  ;D.
     
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General Discussion / Re: What's I've been busy on.... :)
« Last post by 6667ss138 on July 30, 2015, 04:38:32 PM »

Gary, very nice! I am definitely jealous, especially since I don't have a shop of my own at this time. I have been using my brothers shop that is equipped with a lift to work on my 66, and thankful for that.
 
Look forward to seeing finished pictures and with your HO car sitting in there. :)

Keep up the good work and be careful in that heat/humidity
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