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RAS68

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gas tank straps - color and anti sqeak strips
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:08:09 PM »
My question is about original color for gas tank straps for 1968. Were the straps natural steel color or painted black? Also, were there rubber anti-squeak strips between the straps and the tank? Finally, was it common for a rubberized mat to be present between the tank and the trunk floor in addition to the rubber strips shown in the AIM? This forum is excellent and I use it often as a supplement to the restoration books and the AIM. Thanks in advance.
Allen
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RAS68

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Re: gas tank straps - color and anti sqeak strips
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 09:26:00 PM »
Also - were the original straps pre-bent or just flat straps that bent to shape as the straps were tightened?
Allen
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Re: gas tank straps - color and anti sqeak strips
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 09:32:20 PM »
 I can only say for 67 there were no rubber strips between the straps and tank steel.
Yes, there was a rubber pad (2x5" approximate) between the tank top and trunk floor near the filler neck.
The straps were pre-bent and formed into shape when tightening the nuts.
Color was a semi-gloss from what I had seen on originals, but this wasn't to say it they didn't start life as full gloss.

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Re: gas tank straps - color and anti sqeak strips
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 09:57:15 PM »
If you use the SEARCH box near the top right and enter a few key works (gas tank straps) you can often pull up past threads on a lot of topics.  According to these, straps were black or natural, unless I missed where it was year or plant dependent. 

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=257.msg1445#msg1445

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=2665.msg17139#msg17139

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9655.msg70251#msg70251

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=10213.msg76446#msg76446




RAS68

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Re: gas tank straps - color and anti sqeak strips
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 10:11:56 PM »
OK, Thanks for the prompt reply's. To Petes L48 - those are good links - I should have used the search box first. I did scroll through this forum and the restoration forum before I started this thread but I did not catch or see these (there are hundreds of threads). I would still like to hear a definitive statement on the Norwood built 1968 models.
Allen
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Re: gas tank straps - color and anti sqeak strips
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2018, 05:40:28 PM »
I would still like to hear a definitive statement on the Norwood built 1968 models.
My Norwood built 68 has black straps.  As Mike S stated, hard to tell if they started life as full gloss, but the paint left on mine appeared semi-gloss.
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Re: gas tank straps - color and anti sqeak strips
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2018, 06:51:22 PM »
Thanks Jeff68, that's what I needed to know. To summarize - the original gas tank straps for '68 models were pre-bent, painted semi gloss black and did not have any insulators or anti-sqeak strips between the straps and the tank. Thanks to all for the great reply's.
Allen
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Re: gas tank straps - color and anti sqeak strips
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2018, 01:39:53 AM »
My question is about original color for gas tank straps for 1968. Were the straps natural steel color or painted black? Also, were there rubber anti-squeak strips between the straps and the tank? Finally, was it common for a rubberized mat to be present between the tank and the trunk floor in addition to the rubber strips shown in the AIM? This forum is excellent and I use it often as a supplement to the restoration books and the AIM. Thanks in advance.
Allen
Late reply but for future searches. The straps were dip painted semi-gloss black primer. No strips of material were between tank and straps, and there was no rubberized mat or other material other than the strips called out in the AIM. This according to our NOR 68 and other observations.
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