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Mike S

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #90 on: November 20, 2019, 12:01:10 PM »
 What method did you use to attach the center bracket rivets?

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #91 on: November 20, 2019, 12:19:49 PM »
Only thing nicer than watching a great resto is doing one yourself. Nice job!
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #92 on: November 20, 2019, 03:43:01 PM »
Only thing nicer than watching a great resto is doing one yourself. Nice job!

Yup

68 Z/28  born with: 302, drive line, etc..

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #93 on: November 20, 2019, 04:46:09 PM »
What method did you use to attach the center bracket rivets?

Mike
I used Fake Rivets from AMK, photo and PN  and discussion to follow.

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69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #94 on: November 21, 2019, 04:29:27 AM »
Stud (Rivet/ threaded) 5/16-18 X 1 1/8 WELD STUD LP, PHOS. 4 pk, AMK part number: B-11693
Grind the pips off the back side of the rivet head.
Nut Steel Flex-Top Locknut for Heavy Vibration, Cadmium-Plated, 5/16"-18 Thread Size McMaster Carr part number 94820A237

I really could not pull the trigger on a real rivet job, seemed risky to heat and 'buck' the rivet properly.
This alternative method should work fine for a garage queen. ;)

Anyway, I need to trim the excess stud length with a Dremel and cutoff wheel to clean up the install.
Jim
68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #95 on: November 28, 2019, 11:34:16 PM »
Another Fix. Not sure about the "application" (* Correctness stc.) other than this is what came off the car. When Roger took the spoiler off the corroded studs & nuts were a bear to remove and required servicing. My intent was just to replace what was "AS FOUND" I am not sure of year and source.
I found a Mcmaster-Carr double ended threaded stud and worked them over on a lathe since the replacements on line & vendors looked different.

My Car was not a D80 Car based on the trunk springs, but was as  found w/ owner installer rear spoiler & will be reinstalled.


Jim
68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #96 on: January 28, 2020, 02:50:13 AM »
A Recent Post (Leaf Spring question) and Reply by Kurt got me to digging.

The as built springs found on my car are  Code YW 3895233, this combination did not seem correct when looking at other 68 originals and restorations. It never occurred to me to consider the Build time frame Dec 1967 (early Car?), So I finally looked at the Front springs designated for the 1967 model year Z28 per the spring tables:

GM CAMARO PARTS CATALOGUE (Group 7.000 ILLISTRATION 6)
APPLICATION 302 ENGINE  Model-37 3895233     (1967 FRONT SPRINGS)

Photos attached.

So a Early LOS build 68 Z28 used leftover 67 parts,,,,,

Jim
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69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #97 on: January 28, 2020, 06:17:29 AM »
Interesting. A 12D LOS Z built before yours has the EE springs.
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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #98 on: January 28, 2020, 03:49:04 PM »
Very interesting.  I need to look and see if there is anything left on my springs now!  Same build week as Jim's.
If you have solid lifter 1967 - 1969 Camaro please contact me as I would like to add your car's info to my database

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #99 on: February 02, 2020, 06:06:37 AM »
814 Alternator (DIY)  restoration underway.
I like the 42$ kits avail on line and developed home use tooling after practicing on a few 1970 834's got the process down.
I really liked the recent article in Hemmings that gave a nice play by play and the Chassis OVHL manual inclu tons of teardown pictures.

Similar work like the DC Starter Motor, clean up and varnish overcoat, polish fits, press out and install various bearings, diodes, terminals, cap, brush holder,etc,,,,,,,

just Like the J. O. B. working on Aircraft Carrier Generators,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,just smaller.

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69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #100 on: February 02, 2020, 06:13:33 AM »
Cleaned up and Stamps obtained and parts off to the plater soon after hardware back from Zinc plating reassy.
Jim
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69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #101 on: April 20, 2020, 05:54:55 PM »
Dan stopped by and We worked the flappers on the Kick Panels.
R/R/R including the foam and rivets.
Jim
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69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #102 on: April 20, 2020, 05:57:15 PM »
Finished
Used hardware and foam from Grainger & Mc Master-Carr, evaporust the pivot hinge hardware, glass bead, prime & paint.
These parts generally get ignored.
Jim
68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #103 on: April 21, 2020, 12:17:42 AM »
Nice job,wished mine looked that good.

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Re: Introducing the "GILMORE" 1968 Z28
« Reply #104 on: April 27, 2020, 05:36:17 AM »
Original Wiper & $5 swap meet spare. Fluff & Buff partial rebuild (i.e. the motor end not the gearbox.)
Jim
68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS