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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #165 on: June 30, 2022, 02:55:32 PM »
Is Wenol your preservative for protection? Are you clearing them to protect? I am impressed with your patience and ability.
Doug  '67 RS/SS 396 auto I know the car since new

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #166 on: June 30, 2022, 04:50:26 PM »
Mainly cleaning.  I will either use RPM (Rust Preventative Magic) or Rust Veto (Cosmoline Aerosol) for the protection once its time to reinstall the lines.  And thank you, not sure its much ability vs just cutting up the project into small bite size sections to work through the madness.  I'm just a dumb hillbilly that likes trying to preserve old junk.
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #167 on: July 01, 2022, 01:56:01 AM »
If I pay for shipping and send cookies, you’ll do my lines and driveshaft right?

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #168 on: July 05, 2022, 06:12:09 PM »
Sorry not for hire.   ;D


Moving forward I was had a couple hours yesterday free so I went ahead and pulled the sub before it got too miserable outside and before I had to get the grass cut.

Photo 318 - Subframe upon initial removal

Photo 319 - 320 - Frame after a quick pressure wash with no cleaners

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #169 on: July 05, 2022, 06:15:41 PM »
Photo 321 - 322 - Close up photos of the firewall and toe boards
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #170 on: July 05, 2022, 06:16:10 PM »
Photo 323 - 324 - No signs of tape on the subframe to body bolt holes.  But previously noted tape still in and around rear shock holes.
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #171 on: July 05, 2022, 07:17:29 PM »
Just out of curiosity - what condition were the sub frame mounting bolts in?

Back when I removed mine in 2004 they were in pretty sorry/corroded condition.  I had soaked them in penetrating fluid for several hours prior to trying to remove them.  They did come free without breaking but were heavily corroded.  Looks like yours must have come out without too much trouble.

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #172 on: July 05, 2022, 09:25:51 PM »
Funny you should ask.  I just pulled them from soaking overnight.  I have hosed them down with PB Blaster silicone spray to keep them hydrated for now.


Photo 325 - Subframe bolts bushings

Photo 326 - Misc clips & bolts from brake & fuel lines
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #173 on: July 06, 2022, 12:40:03 AM »
Darrell,

 Does the subframe bolt with washer that has the notch cut out go in a specific location, serve a purpose? I had one in my bucket of bolts thought it was a manufacturers fluke.

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #174 on: July 06, 2022, 11:51:39 AM »
Darrell,

 Does the subframe bolt with washer that has the notch cut out go in a specific location, serve a purpose? I had one in my bucket of bolts thought it was a manufacturers fluke.


I do not believe it serves a purpose.  It was in the pass side front mounting location.  If I had to guess probably a manufacturer tooling issue when the washers were stamped. 


Not much in the way of progress overnight but I did get the accelerator pedal, clutch rod & some additional bolts (& nuts) soaked.  Also cleaned all the ground straps and bolts for them.


Photo 237 - Pedal before cleaning

Photo 238 - 239 - Pedal and clutch rod after soaking (sorry failed to grab a before of the rod but it was rusty with black spray bomb on a portion of the rod exposed to the engine compartment)
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #175 on: July 06, 2022, 11:59:16 AM »
Photo 240 - 243 - Ground straps and bolts (for the record I have not confirmed if these engine ground straps are correct as they seem long but they can be place holders for now.  Frame to body strap is correct)
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #176 on: July 06, 2022, 12:01:45 PM »
Photo 244 - Nuts that hold the booster to firewall, clutch & brake assembly (and steering column to dash), clutch boot, pivot mount bolts and accelerator lever bolt.  All are wet due to being sprayed down with silicone lubricant

Also want to say it once again that none of these components have been or will be refinished.  All this is just cleaning and preserving.
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #177 on: August 28, 2022, 10:11:19 PM »
Any updates Darrell? As you can imagine, I love your processes.

Tim

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #178 on: August 29, 2022, 01:41:22 PM »
Updates?  Gonna sell everything I own and moving to Wyoming or Montana.  Writing my manifesto now.   8)
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #179 on: August 29, 2022, 09:35:43 PM »
 I hear Montana is beautiful, remote and parts are devoid of people. To some that's a positive, with me the jury is still out. ;D