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post #211 of 239 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 18, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Very nice! I was looking through your pics and noticed what looked like another Camaro in your garage. Do you have another project waiting?

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Yes, I have owned that car for 34 years. It will be a Resto mod. Perfect original body. Marina blue, 383 stroker, 6 speed, disc brakes, cruise, PW, air, deluxe interior. Fun car. Should take 4 months to paint and assemble. I already bought everything.
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post #212 of 239 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 18, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Re: My 67 L78 Build

Here is the car with drip rail trim and rocker spears.
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post #213 of 239 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 18, 02:02 AM
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Didn't hardly notice the moldings, but the wheels sure does make it POP !. I guess you're gonna do wheel well moldings too ? ...and Z21 pinstripes along the side ?

So how does it drive ? Need pics of you and your daughter on the maiden voyage...

  • '68 RS, AA, 749, L30, M(uncie)20 (originally a 3spd), 15yr backburner resto........
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Didn't hardly notice the moldings, but the wheels sure does make it POP !. I guess you're gonna do wheel well moldings too ? ...and Z21 pinstripes along the side ?

So how does it drive ? Need pics of you and your daughter on the maiden voyage...

The window moldings just came back yesterday. I had them professionally restored.


I just sent out the original wheel well moldings to be restored. I scratched them accidentally when the rotisserie spun sideways. Fortunately, the rotisserie was high enough up to just scrape the wheel well moldings. I had to adjust the center of gravity of the rotisserie after that to make it easier to rotate.


I received the pin stripe tape for the Z21 body stripe on Saturday. I plan on laying it out this week.


The car rides like a NEW vintage vehicle. The new tires give it a better ride than the old saggy tires that were on there before. The whole suspension has been refurbished so it is better than
any 67 I have owned in the past.


Even though this is a loud vehicle, it has virtually no squeaks. When the windows are rolled up, it is pretty quiet.


I'll get a pic this weekend at the Car's n Coffee and post it.
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Looks awesome. Congrats. All your hard work paid off!

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Installed the window moldings yesterday. They came back looking brand new!


Rear window was easy. I forgot the steps for the front. So, here they are:
1. Remove wipers.
2. Remove the cowl vent panel.
3. Install upper molding.
4. Install side moldings.
5. Slide a retainers into lower moldings and then fasten passenger lower molding in. There should be 4 retainers plus the special one below the pillar post.
6. Repeat on driver side.


Note: don't tighten fasteners down until the lower moldings are joined.


7. Install cowl.
8. Install wipers.


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Looks awesome. Congrats. All your hard work paid off!

Thanks so much.
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post #218 of 239 (permalink) Old Jul 18th, 18, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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The original owner modified the Wiper motor arm so he could flip to wiper over to avoid hitting taller valve covers.

He told me he had shortened the arm length. So, I pulled it out and as you can see in the pic, it is shorter.

I am sure I will get full wiper blade rotation now.
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I am trying to align my hood. The rear of the hood is lifted up about 1/8 inch once I lock the hood latch.


I have followed the basic rule of angling the hood hinges so the rear (facing the window) is lower than the front (facing the radiator). It looks like it is flush right up until I push the hood down on the latch.


My doors are square to the quarters and my fenders are square to the doors.


Anyone ever run into this? Is my latch too tight? Are my hood radiator core support bumpers too low?
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Rotating the hinges should do it or are they already maxed out ?

  • '68 RS, AA, 749, L30, M(uncie)20 (originally a 3spd), 15yr backburner resto........
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Rotating the hinges should do it or are they already maxed out ?
I believe they are maxed. But, I can try again.

It appears I have the latch and front of the hood aligned.
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Rotating the hinges should do it or are they already maxed out ?
Ok. So, i was able to angle it up a smidgen. But, I also had the hinges re-plated to factory spec.

It I push the hood down at the back corners, it will drop into place.

I shot the hinges with lithium grease to loosen them a bit.

Maybe the hinges need time to loosen a bit.
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Very common, I had the same problem. By rotating, the front of the hinge comes up, the rear goes down. If you loosen them slightly, then lifting the hood should help rotate the hinges.

It's been awhile since I did this. If it gets worse, then it's other way around. But you still need to rotate the hinge !

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Very common, I had the same problem. By rotating, the front of the hinge comes up, the rear goes down. If you loosen them slightly, then lifting the hood should help rotate the hinges.

It's been awhile since I did this. If it gets worse, then it's other way around. <img src="https://www.camaros.net/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />But you still need to rotate the hinge !<img src="https://www.camaros.net/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
I am down to just a few adjustments, pin stripes and getting my horns restored.

I adjusted to timing on my motor and ran it down an industrial drive. It is scary powerful. 275/60R15 TA's and tires smoke at a 20 mph role.
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Re: My 67 L78 Build

I bet it was (scary powerful)! Looking forward to seeing it fully completed.

Any luck on the hood ? Rotating the hinges will definitely solve the problem as long they're not maxed out...

  • '68 RS, AA, 749, L30, M(uncie)20 (originally a 3spd), 15yr backburner resto........
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