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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 18, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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need some header moldings- original

Does anyone have any original convertible header moldings from any first gen Camaro or Firebird? Mine were rusted beyond saving. I will have them redone so its ok if they are poor condition...

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 18, 08:23 AM
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Re: need some header moldings- original

I have a Original GM setup in really good shape...let me know i will hook you up...

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I have a Original GM setup in really good shape...let me know i will hook you up...

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PM sent..

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 18, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks again Jeff! You're the man!

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Go chromeless!!
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Go chromeless!!
Are those painted?

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Are those painted?
The header was custom fabricated so we could put flush glass in.
We took a few of the parts & welded them together and custom made a few more pieces to make it all work.
We saw it down in Los Angeles at the Grand National Rodster show, a guy had his 69 vert done, he wouldn't talk to me about it....challenge accepted!
I researched the hell out of it to try to find more they are hard to find.
Goolsby did it to the LOKAR Camaro, a 69 Camaro for SEMA 2012. I talked to the guys down there and they were awesome. talked me through it. It just take alot of skills (which I hired) and alot of time (which I paid dearly for)
When I built my Camaro I wanted subtle, even Camaro guys don't notice it.
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Very Cool, sadly though ... i think out of my price range.. looks clean.
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Tony, When you get these rechromed, please let us know how they turned out? This is something I would like to do in the future. Thanks

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Tony, When you get these rechromed, please let us know how they turned out? This is something I would like to do in the future. Thanks
I will. I dropped them off last week at the local chrome shop and the price will be $300 he said... six weeks wait time.

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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 19, 05:52 AM Thread Starter
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I think they look pretty good. Driver quality. No complaints..
They certainly fit a lot better than any repro pieces I could find!
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 19, 08:16 AM
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Looks good! I've even seen restoration shops repair and silver paint originals, rather than use the repops. You can sometimes find decent originals on Craigslist, usually mixed in with other parts for sale. I spotted a set the other day, NFI.
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Looks good! I've even seen restoration shops repair and silver paint originals, rather than use the repops. You can sometimes find decent originals on Craigslist, usually mixed in with other parts for sale. I spotted a set the other day, NFI.
https://easternshore.craigslist.org/...845578543.html
The ones mounted on the 68/69 cars from the factory were not painted - they used some kind of plating or etching process for the matte finish. Still have not found anyone who can figure out how to duplicate it, but it certainly was not paint.

On my 69, I actually sanded and filled them in place on the car, and then rattle canned Argent Silver on them for a quick fix. They actually look pretty good, and have held up surprisingly well so far. Looks a lot better than when they were pitted and rusty. I may take another pass at them over the winter and try to find some paint that more closely replicates the original finish, and then hit it with a matte clear coat for additional protection.

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The ones mounted on the 68/69 cars from the factory were not painted - they used some kind of plating or etching process for the matte finish. Still have not found anyone who can figure out how to duplicate it, but it certainly was not paint.

On my 69, I actually sanded and filled them in place on the car, and then rattle canned Argent Silver on them for a quick fix. They actually look pretty good, and have held up surprisingly well so far. Looks a lot better than when they were pitted and rusty. I may take another pass at them over the winter and try to find some paint that more closely replicates the original finish, and then hit it with a matte clear coat for additional protection.

Yep, the ones I saw painted were on a 67. They decided painted originals was better than the poor repops. I think they painted versus rechrome because of the extensive repairs they had to perform.
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My '68 Conv. moldings had some chrome on bottom edge but most was the argent silver finish.
Also have an NOS set I bought a long time ago from dealer. These are chrome but with an argent silver finish over them (which can be cleaned off).

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