CRG Discussion Forum
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
September 18, 2014, 12:49:08 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
Welcome to the CRG Discussion Forum!
Forum registration problems: Make sure you enter your email correctly and you check your spam box first. *Then* email KurtS2@gmail for help.
104499 Posts in 12235 Topics by 4716 Members
Latest Member: Hgtech
* Home Help Search Login Register
+  CRG Discussion Forum
|-+  Camaro Research Group Discussion
| |-+  Originality
| | |-+  Lower Hood Latch Springs
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Lower Hood Latch Springs  (Read 762 times)
Camarocards
Member
***
Posts: 95


View Profile Email
« on: October 27, 2013, 08:52:33 PM »

I'm about ready to phosphate the lower hood latch assembly and was wondering if anyone knows what the correct finish is on the two springs used in this assembly.

Thanks,

Bob
Logged

Bob
'68 SS L35 01D
68Zproject
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1624



View Profile Email
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2013, 11:33:20 AM »

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=1092.0;all
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9256.0

Please take this the right way.  Sometimes you wont get an answer right away or people have answered a question so many times they don't feel like answering it again. So,  if you use the search function, you can find answers right away as most of the questions have already been asked.  Also, Jerry's books aren't that expensive and go over most of the finishes.
Logged

68Z28
Camarocards
Member
***
Posts: 95


View Profile Email
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013, 12:12:58 PM »

Thanks for your reply. I indeed have searched the forum and did find the links in your posting. However, my question is in regards to the springs shown in the photo's (lower hood latch assembly) in my original posting not the spring in the upper latch hood latch assembly.

I do have Jerry M's book and reference is only made to the hood latch assembly and hood latch assembly spring (presumably the upper). I already have restored the upper latch assembly per the finishes in the book but did find reference to the springs used in the lower latch assembly. Hence my original question.

Thanks
Logged

Bob
'68 SS L35 01D
69Z28-RS
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2391


owner since '76


View Profile Email
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2013, 12:41:02 PM »

I understood your question, and believed it was a good one, but I don't know the answer.  My guess is that the sub parts making up that latch assembly were corrosion protected BEFORE assembly and thus each part would have been phosphate, zinc plated, or even dip painted, PRIOR to assembly.   Unlike what we might do in restoring a car, where we have an assembly, and we are looking for ONE answer that fits all?  I think it's *possible* that the springs might have been dip painted in the same black we see other places, prior to assembly into that spring latch assembly.  Maybe someone who KNOWS, or has a nice original *unmolested* part can provide a clue..?
Logged

Gary W.  /  69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood all tint
69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe (2), 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
72 El Camino, '55 Nomad, '57 Nomad, '57 B/A Sedan
copo
Member
***
Posts: 70


View Profile Email
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2013, 12:46:18 PM »

The springs were coated black phosphate.
Logged
Camarocards
Member
***
Posts: 95


View Profile Email
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2013, 01:07:30 PM »

Yes. I agree that the parts most likely had some sort of corrosion protection prior to assembly. Black phosphate also seems to make the most sense.

Many thanks for the quick replies.
Logged

Bob
'68 SS L35 01D
68camaroz28
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 952



View Profile Email
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2013, 06:46:58 PM »

Yes. I agree that the parts most likely had some sort of corrosion protection prior to assembly. Black phosphate also seems to make the most sense.

Many thanks for the quick replies.
I'm not sure I would not call it "black phosphate" but I have observed those springs were phosphated. What I would suggest is phosphate but of some different degree of color. When you look at an original car the phosphate colors differ so phosphate but not exactly the same as the assembly the springs are attached to. Just my little .02 Smiley
Logged

Chick
68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584
Camarocards
Member
***
Posts: 95


View Profile Email
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2013, 08:16:17 PM »

Thanks Chick. I've been using the Palmetto phosphate solutions so I think I'll use the (gray) zinc phosphate on the assembly and the (charcoal black) manganese phosphate on the springs.

Thanks,

Bob
Logged

Bob
'68 SS L35 01D
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.424 seconds with 18 queries.