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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #150 on: June 26, 2022, 08:04:06 PM »
Photo 285 - Driveshaft after soaking and reinstalling yoke.

Photo 286 - 288 - Yoke after soaking and during rebuild of u-joint.  Absolutely zero play in the cups and no wear in the needles or cups.  Unfortunately I wasnít so lucky on the diff side joint so I will source a new grease-able one from a local parts house.


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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #151 on: June 26, 2022, 08:35:40 PM »
Now for some driveshaft marking details. 

Photo 289 - 292 - Whatís left of the white stripe, then oddly enough what appears to be remnants of a stenciled part number but unable to make it out completely and then at the end of the stencil is the remains of the orange stripe.


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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #152 on: June 26, 2022, 08:38:41 PM »
Photo 293 - 295 - Additional photos of stencil



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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #153 on: June 26, 2022, 08:43:53 PM »
Last thing for today are the front brake lines and clips that had black overspray on them and surprisingly it saved them from pitting and corrosion.

Photo 296 - Crossover brake line to the passenger side front and the drivers side front line.  Sorry no photos of before paint removal.

Photo 297 - 299 - Clips and bolts before removal of paint showing detail of stamped ď3Ē and then after cleaning.

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #154 on: June 26, 2022, 09:01:53 PM »
Photo 300 - 302 - close ups of the brake lines.

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #155 on: June 28, 2022, 11:53:07 AM »
Small update overnight.  Pulled the main fuel line and gave it a good once over.

Photo 303 - 305 - Fuel line before cleaning

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #156 on: June 28, 2022, 11:57:03 AM »
As you can tell that line looked pretty cruddy but with a little pedestal mounted grinder with a wire wheel and hitting the whole line with Wenol Blue and Red metal compounds made it come out decent enough for this ole hunk of junk.

Photo 306 - 309 - Details of fuel line after cleaning

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #157 on: June 30, 2022, 01:55:23 AM »
Way cool! What did you use to clean the driveshaft?

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #158 on: June 30, 2022, 02:52:47 AM »
That line turned out great!
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #159 on: June 30, 2022, 03:32:16 AM »
Iím blown away. Best thread of 2022.
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #160 on: June 30, 2022, 12:10:27 PM »
Thanks guys. 

Way cool! What did you use to clean the driveshaft?

4" pvc, pvc cap, and evaporust. 

Couple of things when soaking driveshafts is #1 make sure to keep an eye on it and not to let it sit in there too long.  And #2 when wiping down after soaking pay special attention to where markings are because you will wipe them off if you touch them while they are still wet.  I've done 4 or 5 shafts now and the 1st one I done I lost all the markings but thankfully had photos prior to doing so.   


Iím blown away. Best thread of 2022.

I wouldn't go that far but thank you nonetheless.

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #161 on: June 30, 2022, 12:19:41 PM »
Finally the last of the hard lines to clean which is the main brake line.  Same process of wire wheel grinder & Wenol blue & red compounds.

Photo 310 - 311 - Main brake line before cleaning

Some reason website isn't allowing me to upload another photo..  Hopefully it's just something I am doing.

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #162 on: June 30, 2022, 02:41:23 PM »
Photo 312 Main line before cleaning

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #163 on: June 30, 2022, 02:42:30 PM »
Photo 313 - 315 - After cleaning and polishing using Wenol


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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #164 on: June 30, 2022, 02:51:34 PM »
Photo 316 - 317 - All hardlines are now preserved.