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69Z28freak

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Correct Body Sill Color
« on: November 12, 2010, 01:47:50 AM »
Just curious I have noticed that some 1969 cars have a black sill. I have a 1969 6 cylinder Camaro with trim option Z21. I would like to know if my car should have a black sill or body color, which is white.

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Re: Correct Body Sill Color
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2010, 02:21:02 AM »

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Re: Correct Body Sill Color
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2010, 02:35:07 AM »
http://www.camaros.org/exterior.shtml#BlackoutPaint

Yup that is where I got the info from, but I want to be sure I was reading it right. From what I read it says my car should have a black sill. Please correct me if I am wrong. I would hate to read it wrong and end up with the wrong paint.

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Re: Correct Body Sill Color
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2010, 01:25:53 PM »
Am I missing something? From the one picture I can't see evidence of the Z21 option.
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Re: Correct Body Sill Color
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2010, 02:02:37 PM »

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Re: Correct Body Sill Color
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2010, 03:45:31 PM »
OK Thanks, but shouldn't it have the rocker molding and wheel opening pin stripes? I might be reading the PDF wrong.

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Re: Correct Body Sill Color
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2010, 03:46:18 PM »
Looks like the rocker molding was not put on either after the repaint.  With the Z21 option, you should have both molding and blacked out rocker on a white car.

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Re: Correct Body Sill Color
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2010, 05:31:43 PM »
OK Thanks, but shouldn't it have the rocker molding and wheel opening pin stripes?

Yes - it should have the rocker molding, rocker blackout, and pinstripes.
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Re: Correct Body Sill Color
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2010, 06:15:40 AM »
OK Thanks, but shouldn't it have the rocker molding and wheel opening pin stripes?

Yes - it should have the rocker molding, rocker blackout, and pinstripes.

Thanks John that is what I thought. My car does have the Z21 option, but I removed the chrome trim on the rockers because they were thrashed. Also one of my louvers was missing. I will have it all back in place after the mini resto. Is there an exact dimension for where the blackout begins? I just want to make sure that I get it right.

By the way I read the GM plant assembly article and it was awesome. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing that with us.

One more thing. do you think it makes sense to install the front end as a unit like was dome when new or one piece at a time until together.

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Re: Correct Body Sill Color
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2010, 02:09:50 PM »
Photo from carlisle legends judging. Took this for my own reference a couple years back.
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Re: Correct Body Sill Color
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2010, 02:35:23 PM »
Dave has a pic of an original here, Reply #36: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=2458.30

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Re: Correct Body Sill Color
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2010, 04:56:05 PM »
One more thing. do you think it makes sense to install the front end as a unit like was dome when new or one piece at a time until together.

Probably depends on how much room you have in your garage/shop - the fully-assembled front clip is pretty bulky. I think most guys do it piecemeal, like most plants did (except Norwood and Van Nuys). Rad support/header/hood latch support/lower valance first, then the fenders (with inner fenders already attached to the outer fenders), then the hood.

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Re: Correct Body Sill Color
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2010, 06:44:26 PM »
Pics of my original paint SS. Here is how the factory did it:
Right side at fender, lots of goop under the paint:

Left side, whoops! missed! (were the line workers drunk or high?):

Left rear. Notice that under the rocker is body color, not black:

Right rear rocker:

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Re: Correct Body Sill Color
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2010, 11:31:50 PM »
Dave has a pic of an original here, Reply #36: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=2458.30

Thanks Scott. Sometimes a picture is worth a thosand words.

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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2010, 11:33:29 PM »
Photo from carlisle legends judging. Took this for my own reference a couple years back.

Hey Tom that car looks insanely clean. A trailer queen no doubt. I love how clean the cars look when they are done, but who could ever drive a car that nice? Makes me want a driver so I can enjoy it and drive it.

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Re: Correct Body Sill Color
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2010, 01:26:23 PM »
No idea who's car it was. It was on the lift for judging by Jerry and crew at Carlisle. I just took the photo for reference on how my sills should be painted. Yes I presume it does not see much road time.

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Re: Correct Body Sill Color
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2010, 04:25:20 PM »
I hope it not to late to correct the paint on your body sills!

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Re: Correct Body Sill Color
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2010, 08:14:54 PM »
I hope it not to late to correct the paint on your body sills!

It's all good body sill will get painted correctly now that I know the correct way to paint them. I am glad I asked the question, otherwise it would have ended up body color, like it was when I bought it. I wish I had pictures of the car from when it was new, at least before the repaint.