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Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« Reply #60 on: February 15, 2018, 09:37:16 PM »
A01 Soft Ray tinted glass.



Door sheet metal in excellent condition.



Door panels appear to have never been off.  No adjustment marks on or around any of the bolts, fabric sleeve inside door, felt paper still has the plastic dust shield at the handle opening and all in great shape.  No water damage to door panel or liner.  Planning now to restore these rather than replace.














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Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« Reply #61 on: February 15, 2018, 09:46:12 PM »
Now all I need is Jim Rockford PI skills to find out who the student was in 1971 that had this parking pass at Rose Polytechnic Institute (now Rose Hullman) in Terre Haute, In.

Actually, I did find an old year book and have assembled a list of possible candidates as the YB listed hometowns and such and it was a very small student body back then.  Interesting...




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Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« Reply #62 on: February 15, 2018, 10:25:30 PM »
I had Al Knoch do my door panels. They look great even though they never could match the color (Yellow). The red might be a different subject....Joe
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1968 Z/28 Corvette Bronze. Black Hounds Tooth. 02E Los Angeles born 3/13/1968 pnt OO. Purchased March 1976
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Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« Reply #63 on: March 14, 2018, 02:57:15 PM »
Finally a step in the forward direction.  Doors removed, DA sanded, media blasted, hammer and dollied, primed.  Orig. sheetmetal.    Subframe coming off next and body going on a dolly and inside.














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Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« Reply #64 on: March 14, 2018, 03:00:11 PM »
Buying parts as I come across them in no particular order.  Focusing first on Z specific items like cast iron PS pulley, etc...  Decided to go the reproduction headers route rather than manifolds and smog equipment.




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Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« Reply #65 on: March 14, 2018, 03:09:00 PM »
B27 8 and B28 8 291's








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Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« Reply #66 on: March 15, 2018, 03:06:11 AM »
Tell me more about the headers?
Vendor, lead time, est market cost, fit, finish, material, etc?
You seem to making great progress.
JIM
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68 Z28 M21 LOS

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Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« Reply #67 on: March 17, 2018, 04:45:05 PM »
Tell me more about the headers?
Vendor, lead time, est market cost, fit, finish, material, etc?
You seem to making great progress.
JIM

Jim,
I bought them new from Brett Radnoff, T/A Performance Restorations in California.

He is not the builder. If you do a search here on reproduction headers there is some discussion on them and Jerry M mentions the guy who builds them.

There are a bit like art.  I will hate to make them black and install them as they look so good on the bench. :)
Very solid and hefty. Welds and bends are very nice. Supposedly fab ed off the correct jigs.


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Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« Reply #68 on: March 18, 2018, 12:16:38 AM »
Yeah, same ones Chick has. Gorgeous but expensive!
John
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Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« Reply #69 on: August 17, 2018, 02:51:31 AM »
Time for a few updates.

12 bolt about ready to go.




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Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« Reply #70 on: August 17, 2018, 03:31:47 AM »
Iím having a hard time posting photos from my phone. Iíll try my updates tomorrow. 

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Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« Reply #71 on: August 17, 2018, 04:47:07 PM »
Headers look just like the NOS ones Beem picked up from Merle's place.
James
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Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« Reply #72 on: August 17, 2018, 05:15:19 PM »
Some progress on the body.  Original quarters, doors and sills in good shape.






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Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« Reply #73 on: August 17, 2018, 05:20:45 PM »
The floors in the driver's compartment were in good shape, but from the back half job, the section around the rear seat was cut up along with the trunk.  So to avoid having a cross seam in the floor pan, the decision was finally to replace the floors from the rear bumper to the firewall.  Also that let us chassis jig it all up and perfect alignments, dimensions, squareness.




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Re: 1968 RS Forensics
« Reply #74 on: August 17, 2018, 05:23:17 PM »
Protective primer coat now while the body work advances.  Front subframe off and getting the works.