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post #3511 of 3594 (permalink) Old Mar 22nd, 12, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Re: '69 Coupe Ground-Up / Rotisserie Resto " Now's the Time! "

Ordered more 40 grit roloc discs from a seller on ebay recently. (50) 2" discs type R discs for only $16 shipped! They work great and the company is excellent to deal with. Awesome customer service. Just wanted to share this experience and give them a plug in appreciation since you guys may need some too. They ship via priority mail so you get them quickly! Seller name: benchmarkabrasives on ebay....

Also considering using the original roof panel from the '69 on the '68. Another possible donation made by the '69. Thanks '69! Still thinking about it.

My neighbor cruised by today and we chatted a while about the '69. He said to drop the '68 and finish the '69 instead. Maybe after I get this into epoxy I can switch back. Who knows?

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Re: '69 Coupe Ground-Up / Rotisserie Resto " Now's the Time! "

Sounds to me like your neighbor is a right smart fella.
In the world of abrasives you generally get what you pay for. 3M Imperial roloc's
have a molded backing. Add a metal backer to that and you can grind all day.
Their Green Corps is good also. Both are a bit pricey but do you want to get the
job done or try to save a few cents and put up with the frustrations. I'm in the
metal working business and I think I've tried every name brand and off brand out
there. Norton is also very good, I'm just partial to 3M abrasives for roloc's. I
prefer Norton Long Life for hard wheels. Their cutoff wheels blow though. Here's
an exception. Northern Tool has a .035 wide cutoff wheel that rock's. Out lasts
any other brand I've used by far.
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What gauge metal did you make your backers out of?

So far so good with these I bought just recently. I completely ripped through the batch of 50 I bought from Keene abrasives last time though... delamination, ripped backers, flying saucers/wild frisbees, etc... The ones from benchmarkabrasives are firmer, thicker and cut faster so far. Thanks for the input/tips Alan.

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Re: '69 Coupe Ground-Up / Rotisserie Resto " Now's the Time! "

2" diameter x .06 thick. I used solid bar stock.
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2" diameter x .06 thick. I used solid bar stock.
Would you consider that to be about 14 gauge then?

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No. It's closest to 16 gauge.
http://www.sheetmetalguy.com/sheet_m...auge_chart.htm
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Everyone should have a set of calipers.
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Everyone should have a set of calipers.
I've been meaning to buy a set for a long time now. I know... Very handy tool indeed. Digital or analog?

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'68 Sequoia Green V8 Coupe--Building now!(too)
'68 6 cyl Coupe, '75 LT350, '79 Berlinetta V6, '79 Z/28, '80 Z28, '81 Z/28, '82 Berlinetta V8,'84 T-top V6, '89 RS V8, +finally a '92 Z/28 T-top in Purple Haze Metallic--...ALL SOLD

Helpful build pics+tips from my restoration:
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My build thread:
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I'll refer the latest product info to Al. I left CNC machining in '85. Still have the Browne and Sharpe, Starret and Mitutoyo non-digi devices from then.
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Thanks Scott. LOL. I still have my first vernier type. Ya, I'm old.
Just don't buy the plastic or fiberglass type typically found in your local auto
parts store. They are junk. For your needs, a simple 6" dial face is fine. Imports
are even fine. Stainless steel and covered rack are best. .100 dial rotation is the
easiest to read and a black face if possible. Treat it like you would any precision
tool and it will last a life time. I would stay away from the digital type just due
to battery replacement. Batteries get expensive.
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Thanks.

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'68 Sequoia Green V8 Coupe--Building now!(too)
'68 6 cyl Coupe, '75 LT350, '79 Berlinetta V6, '79 Z/28, '80 Z28, '81 Z/28, '82 Berlinetta V8,'84 T-top V6, '89 RS V8, +finally a '92 Z/28 T-top in Purple Haze Metallic--...ALL SOLD

Helpful build pics+tips from my restoration:
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My build thread:
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I just couldn't let her sit any longer without giving her some attention...

I picked a fun task to do without getting too involved, and since space is precious lately. (again) So I decided to restore the rear defogger system. Dated 12/68 on the motor case. This was a clean and perfectly operational original defogger system to start with, but why not make it look like new? When I first started this resto, I made a decision to restore every single original part... Besides, it's a nice break from the metal work. So here we go!

After completely dismantling the motor, fan assembly, grill, and any other little part of it down to the bare bones... it's all back together and working like new again. If I am going to restore a part like this, it's getting the works. Brushes cleaned, armature cleaned and lubed, inside of the motor case cleaned, fan blade cleaned, grille taken down to bare metal and sprayed black, outer fan blade housing stripped to bare and sprayed black... Tested, and put back in storage until that magic day when it's time to start building the interior back together again... Gosh-- it's been too long already! (this was why I got a late start on the '68 today by the way!) Lol. Enjoy the pics...
































* I wasn't too inclined to paint the plastic baffle so I chose not to. Plus-- I don't have any Krylon Fusion left anyway. I can always do that later on. The switch and wiring harness are NOS, so obviously they did not need any restoration.











'69 Frost Green V8 Coupe-Building now!
'68 Sequoia Green V8 Coupe--Building now!(too)
'68 6 cyl Coupe, '75 LT350, '79 Berlinetta V6, '79 Z/28, '80 Z28, '81 Z/28, '82 Berlinetta V8,'84 T-top V6, '89 RS V8, +finally a '92 Z/28 T-top in Purple Haze Metallic--...ALL SOLD

Helpful build pics+tips from my restoration:
http://s299.photobucket.com/albums/m...ro%20%20SS350/
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Hard to believe that it's been 8 months since posting on this thread, so I am posting this little sketch I did this morning while waiting for my kids to get out of sunday school... I hope you guys like it.




'69 Frost Green V8 Coupe-Building now!
'68 Sequoia Green V8 Coupe--Building now!(too)
'68 6 cyl Coupe, '75 LT350, '79 Berlinetta V6, '79 Z/28, '80 Z28, '81 Z/28, '82 Berlinetta V8,'84 T-top V6, '89 RS V8, +finally a '92 Z/28 T-top in Purple Haze Metallic--...ALL SOLD

Helpful build pics+tips from my restoration:
http://s299.photobucket.com/albums/m...ro%20%20SS350/
My build thread:
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Nice buddy! it'll get there!

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Nice buddy! it'll get there!
haha -- thanks... Just a matter of time... Just came in from plug welding the firewall to floor seam on the '68. Turning out sweet! (see other thread please)

'69 Frost Green V8 Coupe-Building now!
'68 Sequoia Green V8 Coupe--Building now!(too)
'68 6 cyl Coupe, '75 LT350, '79 Berlinetta V6, '79 Z/28, '80 Z28, '81 Z/28, '82 Berlinetta V8,'84 T-top V6, '89 RS V8, +finally a '92 Z/28 T-top in Purple Haze Metallic--...ALL SOLD

Helpful build pics+tips from my restoration:
http://s299.photobucket.com/albums/m...ro%20%20SS350/
My build thread:
http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=146455
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