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Restoration / Re: Upper A-arm Splash Shields
« Last post by ZLP955 on July 15, 2018, 07:47:10 AM »
The reproduction set from Steele Rubber arrived a few days ago, but owing to tackling a long list of jobs on the house, I only just got around to having a good look at them. The appearance looks very much like the pictures posted by Hans (reply 34) and Chick (reply 39). Somewhat of a glossier finish, good texture, albeit no significant visible string/cord fibers.
I will take some reference photos and post them in the next few days.
Overall I'm pleased with the quality of Steele's product. I noted some previous suggestions to give them a light hit with the DA sander to reduce the gloss and show a bit o' fiber, but wonder if maybe the appearance we see on survivors is possibly age and wear, and they started out somewhat closer to how the better reproduction pieces look?
Garage Talk / Re: Ok you Hugger Orange fanatics, this is for you....
« Last post by BULLITT65 on July 15, 2018, 07:29:11 AM »

( I am not a moderator, add what ever you like.  :))
Restoration / Re: Upper A-arm Splash Shields
« Last post by BillOhio on July 15, 2018, 05:18:17 AM »
I did chip a little paint but I touched it up with a brush. Like what you would find in a model kit. To get them really tight I had to have someone on the inside of the car with a dolly and I used to punch or something and tap the staple tight.
Restoration / Re: Upper A-arm Splash Shields
« Last post by DAVEN1256 on July 15, 2018, 04:25:17 AM »
I hope this isn't high jacking the thread but it seems pertinent to what is being discussed.

I was wondering how everyone who has installed the splash shields is bending over their staples?

I had bought a set of OER splash shields which were the thin (bicycle tube) rubber. I used them because I didn't realize at the time that there was better stuff out there. I installed them on my inner fenders before the inner fenders went in the car. These OER's were so bad that they started falling apart under their own weight. I saw something on the ground under the car one day and it was pieces of the splash shield. They just split apart at the staples and fell off! And the car hasn't even been driven since the splash shields were installed. There's no engine in it yet. This happened with the car standing still!

So anyhow, I have new ones now that I bought from Metro Rubber which are much more like the originals. Now I have to install them with the inner fenders in the car. Thankfully, there is no engine in the way but much less access to some of the staple locations..........So I'm curious as to how everyone is able to bend the staples over nice and tight and not mar any paint.

General Discussion / Re: AACA event at Gettysburg this Saturday
« Last post by RRMs69Z on July 15, 2018, 04:23:56 AM »
Great event today. The judges were professional and everyone was friendly, and I got my first junior too! 
General Discussion / Re: YENKO SOLD CAMAROS
« Last post by maroman on July 15, 2018, 04:10:22 AM »
Thanks for your time posting this info.
General Discussion / Re: AACA event at Gettysburg this Saturday
« Last post by maroman on July 15, 2018, 03:28:07 AM »
Sorry I didn't get to see you Phil. Sun was hot and legs are old, never did get to the hp side of the show. LOTS of people!!
General Discussion / Re: Member of Forum passed away and a Emergency Kit question
« Last post by maroman on July 15, 2018, 03:24:58 AM »
There was a white '67 Z for sale at Hershey about 20 years ago, black interior. I think the owner was in a wheel chair.
Originality / Re: 1969 camaro 307 1 owner car ?
« Last post by cook_dw on July 15, 2018, 02:56:02 AM »
Trans-Am Camaros / Re: Allen Hewitt 67 camaro T/A car?
« Last post by Jon Mello on July 15, 2018, 02:40:16 AM »
No documentation as being a real Z-28 but may have real Trans-Am history.

Was in the well known multi-car crash at Road America in 2005.
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