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« on: September 22, 2006, 02:11:28 AM »


Hi,

I've had my '68 since high school, and found the build sheet above the gas tank right after I got it.  Being a dumb high school kid, I threw it in a zip lock bag.  It's still there today.  Does anybody have any recomendations on the best way to store and preserve the sheet?  Something tells me a zip lock in the bottom drawer of my tool chest isn't what the Smithsonian would do!

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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2006, 07:01:14 AM »

 ...I'd have it laminated.
    Take it to Staples (or someplace like that), ...they'll press it between two plastic sheets, ...and seal it.
      ...now if only I could fine mine ... : )
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2006, 09:42:26 AM »

When you found the build sheet above the gas tank, did you take out the tank, or can you tell if it is there without removing the tank?
I'd just like to try to check out my car. It's probably not there, but it would be fun to check if I don't have to remove the tank.

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2006, 12:32:35 PM »

Yes, have it laminated, but before you do take a digital picture of it.
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2006, 02:37:40 PM »

If you are going to have it laminated make sure it is archival quality... or you can put it in an archival quality photo slip cover... then keep it out of the sun!
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2006, 12:06:09 AM »

Laminating it doesn't meet archival standards. I'd second the slip cover suggestion. Or ask a musuem how they'd store it.....

I'd be interested in a scan or picture of your broadcast sheet. Don't see many for 68's....

Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2006, 07:58:51 AM »

The main thing you need to realize about build sheets and many other paper products from that period is that the chemistry used in the paper making (pulping) process was acidic. At the time acid was the cheapest easiest way to break the fibers down, the archival implications were not fully realized until later and by that time the process was changed to a more neutral / basic process. 
The acidic nature of the pulping process is what causes old newspapers to turn yellow and begin deteriorating. The best solution would be to take it to someone who specializes in old books (most towns have some one like this) they will be able to stabilize the paper by nuetralizing the acid in the paper with different chemicals.
Then they will tell you the same thing... keep it out of the sun... mount it using non acidic archival mounts behind glass with a UV filter on the glass. 
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