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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #45 on: December 20, 2021, 12:54:49 PM »
I then moved my attentions to getting the remainder of the parts that I had inside the trunk and interior so I can move forward in the cleaning to the insides of the car. 

Photo 83 - 84 - Trunk area after removing parts and before cleaning

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #46 on: December 20, 2021, 01:01:30 PM »
As you will notice in the previous photos the tail light harness was just hanging outside of the trunk.  Well...  That was due to me not being able to get the thing out of the trunk drop off.  It was hung on something..  So with my trusty archeological digging tools (screwdriver, flash light and magnet) I began the excavation of what was causing the resistance. I also found one of the (what I believe to be the original) barrel nuts that fit into the tailpan for the dealer emblem.  And yes I have all the tools soaking in evapo so I can have them with the car as who knows how long they have been in there and I think it's fitting for them to continue to travel with the car just not in the drop off of the trunk..

Photo 85 - 86 - Tools found

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #47 on: December 20, 2021, 01:13:00 PM »
Now that the harness is out of the way I figured I'd see just how well the trunk would clean up.

Photo 87 - drivers side cleaned vs untouched passenger side

Photo 88 - Both sides after starting the cleaning process.

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #48 on: December 20, 2021, 01:18:38 PM »
Keep in mind this is just the beginning of the cleaning of the trunk and you will more than likely see areas that still need attention but rest assured I will be going back and doing a deeper dive into the trunk over the next few nights if time allows with the holidays quickly approaching.

Photo 89 - 90 - Misc Trunk photos

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #49 on: December 20, 2021, 01:23:41 PM »
My apologizes for the photo sizing issues.  These trunk photos have too much detail in them for me to keep them at their normal size for the restriction of the forum so the size had to suffer.

Photo 91 - 92 - Misc Trunk

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #50 on: December 20, 2021, 01:43:31 PM »
Photo 93 - 94 - Misc Trunk

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #51 on: December 20, 2021, 01:44:13 PM »
Photo 95 - 96 - Misc Trunk

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #52 on: December 20, 2021, 01:45:02 PM »
Photo 97 - 98 - Misc Trunk

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #53 on: December 24, 2021, 06:36:06 PM »
What did we do before evaporust?

It was Naval Jelly for me and/or  a wire wheel. If you left the jelly on too long it would crust up and turned white. The results
were ok but messy to clean up.
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #54 on: December 24, 2021, 08:52:24 PM »
the undercoat in the quarter looks exactly like the one in the NOS 67 convertible quarter in the thread on the forums.
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #55 on: December 28, 2021, 12:52:12 PM »
Slid out to the garage today while the in-laws were visiting and knocked out a couple small tasks.


Photo 99 - 101 Defrost duct


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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #56 on: December 28, 2021, 12:53:26 PM »
Photo 102 - 104 Defrost duct

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« Reply #57 on: December 28, 2021, 12:58:38 PM »
Photo 105 - 107 Gas tank before. What I originally thought was black overspray on the gas tank I had a hard reminder to double check and always question cause you will eventually make mistakes.  I removed the original assembly line blackout from the gas tank.  Thank you Jon for reminding about this because the details matter and although it sucks I'm glad it was me and not someone else.  Ive learned from my mistake.  Oh well  Moving on Ill leave it clean or once I go back for a restoration I'll take care of it then.  Its documented so nothing to hide.  Me ignorantly removing blackout and the clamp dates and sending unit before.

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« Reply #58 on: December 28, 2021, 01:00:07 PM »
Photo 108 - 110 Gas tank after

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #59 on: December 28, 2021, 01:01:24 PM »
Photo 111 - 113 Tank after continued - Seq number for the car #20

 

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