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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #330 on: April 18, 2023, 12:14:57 AM »
The Samples I got from  Legendary were not even close to 68/69 headliner material, I would suggest SMS in Canby Ore.
"Still waiting on sample from Legendary on the headliner"
Jim
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #331 on: April 18, 2023, 03:13:41 PM »
Here was my solution since I liked the Yenko placement but did not want to drill or mount it to the dash:




Nice choice on the placement.  I have some options and plenty of time before that becomes a main focus.


But, that is if you changed your mind about it being on the column.

On a separate note, for getting deeper scratches out of glass, have you ever wet sanded them with a really fine grit of sand paper? I was going to try this, but I was curious if anyone had success doing so.


I have not tried wet sanding glass.  If I do decide to work on them I will probably go the glass polish and da route and go from there.


The Samples I got from  Legendary were not even close to 68/69 headliner material, I would suggest SMS in Canby Ore.
"Still waiting on sample from Legendary on the headliner"


Received my sample from Legendary for the headliner. Although its close to being correct as you can see the spacing is off. Here's a comparison between SMS vs Original vs Legendary. As previously suggested by Joe, Jim and others the SMS is the clear cut winner.


Photos 684 - 685 - Comparison photos


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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #332 on: April 19, 2023, 01:44:27 PM »
ACC carpet arrived yesterday afternoon.  Tossed it in the car to see how it looked.  I have the original rear section and part of the drivers side front to make my cut marks etc.  Replacement roller for the drivers qtr glass should be here today.

Photos 686 -687 - Carpet laid in place

Photos 688 - Original rear section

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #333 on: April 19, 2023, 04:02:58 PM »
Carpet is always a game changer with a restoration. it covers so much area and it always make me feel like I have turned a corner. The car is looking good.

Are you going to use a sound deadener under the carpet? I used torch down for my last one, for the price it worked well and has a somewhat factory look and consistency.
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-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #334 on: April 19, 2023, 04:37:47 PM »
Insulation is on the carpet.  The underlayment is the original and still in the car.  I did not opt for the mass backing.





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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #335 on: April 19, 2023, 06:14:51 PM »
now I see. You have a decent amount of the original sound deadener still there. I was not so lucky. 🙂
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
-Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear)
-Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #336 on: April 19, 2023, 06:27:53 PM »
Wonder what the current product is avail to best replicate that Orig sound Deadener,
The DNO mustang stuff ? (also used on Deluxe int trunks??
Jim
68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #337 on: April 19, 2023, 07:08:57 PM »
Most likely but it isn't cheap and I don't think its in stock at the moment unless something has changed in the last few weeks.

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #338 on: April 20, 2023, 11:51:44 AM »
The qtr glass roller arrived yesterday so I took a few minutes and installed it onto the glass and then into the car.

Photos 689 - 691 - Now all qtr glass is installed, adjusted and finished.

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #339 on: April 21, 2023, 02:14:37 PM »
Took a few minutes last night and made some water shields for the rear side panel.  Found some HD paper here at work they use as protectant to steel blanks that are shipped in.  Took the shiny side and painted it black (ignore the shiny black as it was still wet when photo was taken.  Krylon Matte Black was used. 


Photos 692-694 - Water shields before install.  "Homemade redneck water shields"

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« Reply #340 on: April 21, 2023, 02:15:19 PM »
Photos 695 - 696 - Installed


Photo 697 - What was left of one of the original shields

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #341 on: April 24, 2023, 01:21:07 PM »
Nothing much new over the weekend.  Ended up getting the rear section of carpet cut and laid.  Also pass rear panel on along with windlace.  And yes I plan to address the rear panel and its waviness.


Photos 698 - 699 - Rear carpet installed & cut.  Rear panel installed with windlace.

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« Reply #342 on: May 30, 2023, 02:23:36 PM »
Been a little of a dry spell in the garage but I took advantage over the long weekend to finish up the rear body harness.  Previously I THOUGHT I had a good replacement harness for the car but while I was busy repairing it I failed to pay attention to the fact it was a RS harness..   ::)  So my search continued for a replacement.  With no original replacements out there (at least in my searches) I went to my other parts stash location and rounded up 2 other junk harnesses and managed to secure the sockets and terminals I needed to make the repairs to the original harness which had been butchered up many years ago.  Now the mini project begins with repairing the old harness.  You can see its pretty tired but the wiring is still good and has no bad insulation throughout the wiring and it ohm'd fine so I will use it.


Photos 700 - 703 - Of the harness before repairs.

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #343 on: May 30, 2023, 02:24:47 PM »
Photos 704 - 705 - After cleaning, repairing and retaping.

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« Reply #344 on: May 30, 2023, 02:27:14 PM »
Photos 706 - 707 - Continued harness repaired - Ignore the one terminal that's missing its backup light socket.  Our own Bentley helped me out (which he always does.  Thank you) and is sending me the one socket I need to fully complete the rear body harness.

 

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