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Re: Drive Shaft Restoration
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2013, 10:30:38 PM »
What I have seen is white/orange/yellow[?] L-R. Stripes were about 10" back of the trans yoke CL. Maybe have it checked for balance while it is out.

Definitely put some coating on it or you will be back where you started from shortly.

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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2013, 04:18:02 AM »
What I have seen is white/orange/yellow[?] L-R. Stripes were about 10" back of the trans yoke CL. Maybe have it checked for balance while it is out.

Definitely put some coating on it or you will be back where you started from shortly.

Thanks William. What coating do you recommend?
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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2013, 04:49:20 AM »
I've been using Boeshield on the cast iron suspension parts as well on some of the stamped metal.   Seems to work pretty good - no rust on those parts yet, but they haven't left the garage yet either.
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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2013, 05:13:41 AM »
I've been using Boeshield on the cast iron suspension parts as well on some of the stamped metal.   Seems to work pretty good - no rust on those parts yet, but they haven't left the garage yet either.

Thanks Hans. I heard great things about Boeshield. However I was thinking of possibly applying a satin clear coat to most of the metal parts. I will continie to research before I decide for certain. If I don't clear coat Boeshield is a major contender at this point.
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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2013, 12:09:28 AM »
I am wondering what the correct stripe configuration should be for a 69Z/28. Here is an original drive shaft.

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« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2013, 01:38:52 AM »
I thought William covered that in the reply #15 above.
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« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2013, 01:43:07 AM »
I thought William covered that in the reply #15 above.

My 6 cylinder drive shaft was about 10 inches back from the yoke, but the original in the photo starts further back and the spacing on stripes is totally different. I am wondering if the spacing matters or if there was several variations that were followed
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« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2013, 04:58:33 PM »
I thought William covered that in the reply #15 above.

My 6 cylinder drive shaft was about 10 inches back from the yoke, but the original in the photo starts further back and the spacing on stripes is totally different. I am wondering if the spacing matters or if there was several variations that were followed

There were many variations - applying the stripes to a spinning driveshaft wasn't a "precision" operation.
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« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2013, 05:13:09 PM »
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There were many variations - applying the stripes to a spinning driveshaft wasn't a "precision" operation.

 The shafts were rotating when stripes applied?

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Re: Drive Shaft Restoration
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2013, 06:37:31 PM »
I thought William covered that in the reply #15 above.

My 6 cylinder drive shaft was about 10 inches back from the yoke, but the original in the photo starts further back and the spacing on stripes is totally different. I am wondering if the spacing matters or if there was several variations that were followed

There were many variations - applying the stripes to a spinning driveshaft wasn't a "precision" operation.

So I take it when restoring a drive shaft it does not make a lot of difference where the stripes go, for the most part. However it does appear that there was specific color coding based on models.
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Re: Drive Shaft Restoration
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2013, 03:52:24 PM »
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There were many variations - applying the stripes to a spinning driveshaft wasn't a "precision" operation.

 The shafts were rotating when stripes applied?

Mike

Yes. Chevrolet-Warren made thousands of driveshafts every day, and the stripes were brush-applied with the shaft rotating.
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« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2013, 05:37:52 PM »
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There were many variations - applying the stripes to a spinning driveshaft wasn't a "precision" operation.

 The shafts were rotating when stripes applied?

Mike

Yes. Chevrolet-Warren made thousands of driveshafts every day, and the stripes were brush-applied with the shaft rotating.

Excellent information John. Thank you.
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Re: Drive Shaft Restoration
« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2013, 02:12:51 AM »
I used the Evaporust in a 5" PVC tube method to clean up my drive shaft and was amazed at the results. I soaked it for 2 days and rinsed with scotch-brite pad.
Thanks CRG members. Finished pictures & before.  George.

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Re: Drive Shaft Restoration
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2013, 02:39:54 PM »
I used the Evaporust in a 5" PVC tube method to clean up my drive shaft and was amazed at the results. I soaked it for 2 days and rinsed with scotch-brite pad.
Thanks CRG members. Finished pictures & before.  George.

Indeed.  Looks fantastic.   Now I'm gonna have to try this!  One of the last components I still need to restore before putting the whole car back together.
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Re: Drive Shaft Restoration
« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2013, 03:00:57 PM »
I used the Evaporust in a 5" PVC tube method to clean up my drive shaft and was amazed at the results. I soaked it for 2 days and rinsed with scotch-brite pad.
Thanks CRG members. Finished pictures & before.  George.
Did you consider not scrubbing the area with the paint stripes?   Were the paint stripes still legible after the soaking with evaporust?
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