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68ashgoldRS/SS

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68 SS 396 driveshaft restoration
« on: April 24, 2009, 06:36:15 PM »
Hi fellas, need some advice on how to restore my driveshaft to a factory"correct"  look.  Did it come bare metal with the colored bands painted on? Or was it painted, then the bands applied?  Have seen them done both ways.... Also, does anyone have any specs on the colored bands?   Thanks, Ed

68, RS/SS
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TH400
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Re: 68 SS 396 driveshaft restoration
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009, 08:18:32 PM »
Do a site search for "driveshaft"
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Re: 68 SS 396 driveshaft restoration
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 08:57:15 PM »
Yes, found a few posts on the bands, but nothing addressing how they were applied, what the colors meant, or if they were applied over bare metal..... Just trying to determine if I should blast the driveshaft, paint the stripes, and then clearcoat... or paint the shaft silver, and then stripe...
One of the posted photos leads me to believe that the stripes were painted on bare metal, but have seen restored driveshafts that were painted as well... Just want to be as correct as possible!  Thanks, Ed
Ed Denney from South Jordan Utah

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Re: 68 SS 396 driveshaft restoration
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2009, 12:27:21 AM »
Ed -

All the original cars I have inspected have had bare metal driveshafts.  As for the painted stripes, read this CRG thread...   http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=4460.0

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Re: 68 SS 396 driveshaft restoration
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2009, 01:35:38 PM »
Thanks a bunch Paul. That helps! At least I now know that the shaft was bare metal!   The stripe config remains a mystery, but I'm sure the answer will pop up one day. Thank you again. Ed
Ed Denney from South Jordan Utah

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Re: 68 SS 396 driveshaft restoration
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2009, 03:30:02 AM »
The shaft was spinning when the stripes were applied.
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Re: 68 SS 396 driveshaft restoration
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2009, 02:37:59 PM »
Thanks Kurt. With that, do you know if it was done on a jig where there would be consistant spacing, stripe width, ect......?  I would imagine so...
Ed Denney from South Jordan Utah

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Re: 68 SS 396 driveshaft restoration
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2009, 04:15:03 PM »
FWIW

I found the Following color stripes on my orig drive shaft
68, LOS, 12E SS/RS396/TH400

Orange/Green/Violet in order from the Front
W/ Green swipe on the TH400 yoke.

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Re: 68 SS 396 driveshaft restoration
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2009, 05:31:02 PM »
Perfect Jim!  You wouldn't by any chance have a photo or measurements?   Thanks again, Ed
Ed Denney from South Jordan Utah

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Re: 68 SS 396 driveshaft restoration
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2009, 04:30:20 AM »
Ya, Send me a e-mail addy and I will scan the photo and my layout notes

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