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Hans L

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Steering Linkage - Factory Markings or Not?
« on: January 29, 2012, 12:19:37 AM »
After cleaning up the center link, found these markings - kinda ugly, but where these applied at the factory or did someone spill something sometime later?    '69  04B build, LA Car with 73K original miles.







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sixt9x33rs

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Re: Steering Linkage - Factory Markings or Not?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 02:13:25 AM »
Similar to what I have seen on my cars. I would say that is an assembly line mark.
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Re: Steering Linkage - Factory Markings or Not?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 07:29:59 PM »
That's an inspection mark of some sort from Chevrolet-Buffalo, where the steering linkage was made; probably verifying that the part had been through the required heat-treat operation. Norwood and Van Nuys didn't add any paint marks to chassis components.
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Re: Steering Linkage - Factory Markings or Not?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012, 11:48:07 PM »
Thanks JohnZ and Sixt9X33RS - I will probably just clean up a little more and re-install it vs spraying the link with cast blast and replicating the markings.
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Re: Steering Linkage - Factory Markings or Not?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 03:06:35 AM »
I photographed my marks, soaked my link in evap o rust, repainted the marks and then Boe shielded the link. It came out real nice.
'69 RS Z/28 Olympic Gold, 711
Flat hood no spoiler, black top, endura, 4:10
POP 39,000
69 X77 Z/28 69 711 Original Paint Unrestored
'69 X66 Convertible Cortez Silver 712 black top Endura, auto, bumper guards, am/fm rear speaker 44k miles