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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #105 on: March 11, 2022, 07:05:57 PM »
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #106 on: March 11, 2022, 08:37:09 PM »
   
 
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Total % for U17 are much closer to 10%....

Was just questioning 68Z's, Gary. I know there's no official documentation on that. I do have 9% U17 on total 68 production written down in my White Book from years ago.:) One would think that U17 would be more commonly ordered on performance oriented cars. Kinda surprising that many (possibly the majority) 68Z's didn't get U17. I guess the feeling was that aftermarket gauges were more accurate/precise not to mention more economical.
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #107 on: March 11, 2022, 09:06:56 PM »
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Is yours and Darrell's car twins ?? :D I gotta take time to check yur build thread out closer! ;)
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #108 on: March 11, 2022, 10:18:13 PM »
According to Darrell they were very close at the LOS plant, both 12 d's, If my memory serves me correctly,
   I got the U17/D55 in mine.

I added the Header & A/C of RPO Z284 (For fun)

The "OLD" statistical analysis of  the obtained sample groups 1967/68 dated 2006/2007 indicated:
1967 w/ gages 58%
1968 w/ gages 56%
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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 #109 on: March 11, 2022, 11:07:53 PM »
Ah, was thinking yours was red as well (guess it's just the avatar), but now see it was white, red interior. Definitely siblings none the less!

Thanks for stats, although I'm not sure where they came from...  ???

One of my childhood buddies was a Gilmore, btw LOL
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #110 on: March 23, 2022, 11:44:02 AM »
Starting the long and slow process of the undercarriage cleaning.  Be prepared to be underwhelmed with photos of dirty and then clean floorpans.


Photo 192 - 193 - Before Cleaning


Photo 194 - 195 - After 3rd Pass



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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #111 on: March 23, 2022, 11:47:16 AM »
Photo 196 - 199 - After 5th pass across area


As I said this will be a slow moving train down the tracks so I probably wont post much if any until I get the full mid section completed.  And yes the plan is to pull the subframe, springs and diff out of the car but that will have to wait until I can pull the front sheetmetal as well.

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #112 on: March 23, 2022, 05:06:07 PM »
AWSOME!
Jim
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69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #113 on: March 25, 2022, 12:54:03 PM »
A little more progress over the last 2 nights.. Almost have the center section of the tub getting close. Hope to dedicate some time over the weekend on some more cleaning.

Photos 200 - 203 - More of the same center section of the tub

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #114 on: March 25, 2022, 01:03:34 PM »
Photos 204 - 205

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #115 on: March 25, 2022, 01:04:17 PM »
Photos 206 - 207

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #116 on: March 28, 2022, 07:06:47 PM »
Very nice job with the underside - what process/method  did you use?
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #117 on: March 29, 2022, 12:32:59 PM »
Thanks, Zep citrus degreaser with a blue Scotchbrite pad and then wiping with cheapy microfiber rags and then hitting it with #7 Meguiars.

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #118 on: March 29, 2022, 03:31:27 PM »
You forgot the most important thing, patience.
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #119 on: March 30, 2022, 03:29:29 AM »
You forgot the most important thing, patience.
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Jim
68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS