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« on: March 23, 2014, 04:57:17 AM »

Hey lads,

Just doing a bit of freshening up of the underside of the car and wondering on the colour of a few items:

Tank
Tank straps
Diff
Multi leaf springs
shocks

Etc etc

If anyone has some pictures of restored camaros that'll be cool too

cheers
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2014, 07:53:59 AM »

type  " under hood finishes " in search....you'll find what you are looking for in a few minutes.
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2014, 10:15:08 AM »

  What year and plant is your car from? One thing to watch for in regards to gas tanks is that LOS used to spray them black, at least in '67 for a period.
The tank straps are black too for both NOR and LOS. My 67 springs (mono) are gray and so are the shocks.
Here is a link to finishes. It's accurate but there are some deviations that do exist based on feedback from original owners, appraisers and people who were actually there at the time. But, it's a good start to go by.
http://www.67z28.com/finishes.htm

Mike
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2014, 10:59:51 AM »

I have never heard of LOS painting them black. ??
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2014, 12:52:24 PM »

Nor I, Charley... 
... it makes me wonder if someone may have confused an 'overly enthusiastic' new dealer undercoating job, with 'black painted tanks??
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2014, 01:26:38 PM »

 Nope....it is definitely black paint. Been that way since I owned the car since 1980 and the car has no undercoat.
Check this past discussion out:
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=5577.120

Look at my reply starting #129 and Kurt's #131 then follow #132-133

Mike

PS. I am trying to find the site location stating LOS tanks were sprayed black but I did stumble across this link:
http://camaropacecars.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/6211035326/m/3141013846?r=6921033846#6921033846
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67 LOS SS/RS L35 Hardtop - Original w/UOIT
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2014, 05:49:01 AM »

Black, really.

On this particular car the previous owner went crazy with gloss black paint in a can
he didn't even mask anything up or even try and make it look neat.  He even tried to paint the engine bay with the can any got over-spray on top of the guard
and if wasn't over-spray it was coating the trunk floor with splatter paint again a hopeless attempt! Really people need a license to use these paints.

Sorry about that just aggravating to see bad workmanship. So black on my car is in the bad books for me at the mo.





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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2014, 06:43:45 AM »

Here is the my tank I finished up a couple weeks ago.   Its not perfect but I think its as close as Ill be able to get it.



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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2014, 08:41:52 AM »

Kurt did you ever find that pic you mentioned ?
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2014, 01:44:36 PM »

Like this one?  67 LOS Camaro

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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2014, 02:07:15 PM »

LOS gas tank doesn't look black in that one......   
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2014, 02:48:01 PM »

Look at the overspray on the exhaust manifolds on the car behind the Camaro, makes it look like a hemi.  Theres a picture somewhere of one of the workers standing under the back end of a Camaro spraying undercoat in the rear wheel wells of a Camaro.  Need to find that one, but they were only suppossed to spray the wheel wells, not the tank.  Maybe a few went crazy from the fumes and sprayed everything.
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2014, 04:42:22 PM »

 Mine is definitely paint on the tank, no undercoating except the wheel wells. The covering is a typical factory application in that it has a lot of large runs at the bottom of the tanks lowest shape so application technique was quick and not exact. It most certainly is not a well masked off and carefully applied spray job that one would usually do if painting themselves. I'll take some picture and post later.

 Any other LOS Camaro owners out there -or- appraisers who have black sprayed tanks?

Mike
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2014, 12:39:11 AM »

Jon had it on his 67 Z's tank, IIRC.
Charley, no, I haven't found that pic yet.
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2014, 01:29:20 AM »

Hey that silver tank looks great with those black straps

It breaks all the black up under the car
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