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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #45 on: February 17, 2016, 01:05:00 AM »
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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #46 on: February 17, 2016, 01:14:39 AM »
Just to give everyone an idea of what I was working with before I started this preservation process..

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #47 on: February 17, 2016, 02:51:55 AM »
I surely hope you realize how lucky you are!
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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #48 on: February 17, 2016, 04:51:42 PM »
Most people do not realize how well the car can actually look without being restored...

I did a refurb on an original paint 1922 Oldsmobile SS V8 with aluminum engine block a year or so ago. (First aluminum V8 made.
 
I have an original paint 1918 twin 6 packard coming in a few months...

I am getting ready to do an original paint 1936 FORD he wanted to paint the car... I have convinced him to refurbish rather than restore.
Entirely too many cars were restored... cars which should have been preserved, now all of their details are lost to time and lack of knowledge.

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #49 on: February 17, 2016, 05:11:03 PM »
I totally agree with James;
Darrell's car fits perfectly into the category "TOO NICE TO RESTORE"... :)
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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #50 on: February 17, 2016, 05:23:32 PM »
I used to only like Chevrolets, now anything unrestored I love to work with, it doesn't matter what make or model, as long as it is old and never been restored, preferably with original paint.
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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #51 on: February 17, 2016, 05:58:26 PM »
I surely hope you realize how lucky you are!

 I fully realize and know exactly how lucky I am.. ;)


James you are correct and am glad I am able to get ideas from your experiences..   8)

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #52 on: February 17, 2016, 06:42:39 PM »
Wow that looks Great! That's a lot of work, but it really looks unbelievable. Would you happen to have a picture of where the metal brake line attaches to the rubber flex hose in the rear? ( from outer rocker and the bend to the brake hose bracket) I bought new line kits for my car ( 68 Z) and the fit is terrible, not sure where I have to bend them?  I also had the brake and fuel line clips plated and powder coated ( by JM a while ago), not sure which ones go where?? I know Chick has them in his post but not sure, the AIM doesn't look correct either?? Just a little confusing, Most likely just me

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #53 on: February 18, 2016, 01:56:32 AM »
See if these help.
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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2016, 02:36:27 AM »
That's perfect. I have a lot of bending to do  Thank You!

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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #55 on: February 21, 2016, 05:38:35 PM »
I wanted to add this here.  I had previously tried using a rust remover that I thought could do the job and replace the more expensive Evaporust..  Well that wasnt the case..  So I broke down and got a 5 gallon bucket of Evaporust and went to work.  I knew going in that it would more than likely remove the paint markings and I KNOW!!! I said I wasnt going to repaint anything but because the rust remover took the paint markings off I felt it was important to reapply them because I had photos of it before..

Here are the before and after.  I had to knock the shine off the markings and I think I am close but its not 100% exactly like it was but it is what it is and it was my decision so I have to live with it..


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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #56 on: February 21, 2016, 06:17:11 PM »
Darrel, do you use Gibbs? It will protect bare metal and actually stay wet to the touch for a long time.
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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #57 on: February 21, 2016, 10:01:30 PM »
No I used Cosmoline aerosol Rust Veto to protect the bare metal.  What is Gibbs?  Its not ringing a bell.
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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #58 on: February 21, 2016, 10:02:45 PM »
Darrell the drive shaft "touch up" looks good to me. I may have done the same.
I will have to tackle this on my 69 Z one day. Did you totally submerge the drive shaft in the evaporust? for how long?
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Re: 68 L78 Rallye Green
« Reply #59 on: February 21, 2016, 11:00:37 PM »
Gibbs is the very best penetrating oil/water displace/starting fluid I have ever used, google it. It can even be painted over, so it can't have sillycone in it.
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