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z28 front backing plate and steering bracket bolt finish
« on: February 24, 2013, 02:52:52 PM »
Does anyone know how the bolts that hold the s shaped steering arm to the spindle and the short fat  bolt that holds the backing plate to the spindle should be finished? Saw a picture that has me doubting what I did
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Re: z28 front backing plate and steering bracket bolt finish
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2013, 04:57:23 PM »
My understanding is they weren't painted; ie. bare metal.. Mine didn't show any evidence of having ever been painted, but when I cleaned my parts up, I found some orange and blue paint splashes (for id?) on the spindle eye mounts...
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Re: z28 front backing plate and steering bracket bolt finish
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2013, 06:12:43 PM »
Does anyone know how the bolts that hold the s shaped steering arm to the spindle and the short fat  bolt that holds the backing plate to the spindle should be finished? Saw a picture that has me doubting what I did
Thank you

I think you'll find that those bolts were phosphated, not natural or zinc.
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Re: z28 front backing plate and steering bracket bolt finish
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2013, 06:37:55 PM »
John is correct (as usual)  :) ; the bolts are 'dark' and appear to have been phosphated.   I was thinking that they weren't painted (which they weren't).  I had to go peek at my photos,and I also see that I was wrong about the 'orange and blue' paint splashes; what I was recalling as 'orange' actually appears to be pinkish?   see photos attached.

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Re: z28 front backing plate and steering bracket bolt finish
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2013, 08:17:33 PM »
Thanks guts. Mine are ok then

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Re: z28 front backing plate and steering bracket bolt finish
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013, 03:11:28 AM »
Gary:

The spindles on my Z/28 were pink.  I have also seen ping daubs on the center link on Z/28's.  Other cars I see red or white on the spindles.  The red has an orange tint, but still more red than orange.

John is correct (as usual)  :) ; the bolts are 'dark' and appear to have been phosphated.   I was thinking that they weren't painted (which they weren't).  I had to go peek at my photos,and I also see that I was wrong about the 'orange and blue' paint splashes; what I was recalling as 'orange' actually appears to be pinkish?   see photos attached.