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Interesting... the top part on mine just feathers out. The thick edge appears like it was folded over. Maybe it came off whatever was being used to mask that area?
The coverage area looks the same as several examples I've seen however yours is the first with such a thick rear edge build. Just goes to show how the application varied so widely.
 

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The car finally arrived back at the shop and there was plenty of paint progress. Here is how the trunk spatter paint turned out:

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The spatter paint coverage area falls a few inches below the top of the quarter panel crease and catches the bottom of the trunk hinge mounts. The wheel wells get some coverage which is heavier at the trunk floor well top then fades away deeper in the trunk cavity. The seat bracing receives spatter midway (from the bottom).

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The top and sides of the trunk latch bracket get light spatter coverage with some ghosting of the latch bolts. Most examples I've seen have irregular coverage with large voids on the back of the tail pan which would be an awkward angle for the factory painter (Fisher Body) and mostly unseen.
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Lots more to post on however I ran out of time today getting the car settled in the shop and organizing the parts that arrived with it. Beside it are 3 extra inner fenders I sourced that I wasn't happy with so I kept looking... Here's the car following it's arrival. The dash and package tray surround were painted with suede lacquer which turned out terrific however they are temporarily covered with paper until fully cured. I'm digg'in the studded snow tires...

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I used a role of that stringed trunk W/S also Lloyd and its becoming harder and harder to obtain. For others reading this GM changed to a plastic type core vs. the string but the make-up of the stripping is the same so once installed it has the same look. Your going to have a great restoration and it was great we had some good conversations and dinner together at MCACN. Hope all goes well with the spatter paint. Can't wait to see it done!
Thanks for your continued support and encouragement Chick!
 

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Loyd..........this may be a dumb question ...but is the white string trunk seal glued in? or not?
 

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Great progress Lloyd. The trunk spatter paint application is second to none imo and the rest of the car looks outstanding as well. The painter is 100% on point
I agree Mike! Lloyd, for discussing trunk spatter at MCACN it sure seems the painter did a great job duplicating as its not often done well. Congrats to the painter!
 

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JBruce,
I'm even closer to his... my car 02D x33
has V02076DZ motor in it
and also has a short spoiler


This restore/build thread is awesome...……..:thumbsup:

Jim C.
I agree Mike! Lloyd, for discussing trunk spatter at MCACN it sure seems the painter did a great job duplicating as its not often done well. Congrats to the painter!
wow- turning out extremely nice... :)
awesome car! my engine was built 2 days before yours, V0204DZ
Gents, thanks for the encouragement. I have been "over at CRG" exploring a couple of subjects relating to some detail items like underbody tape and assembly line correct oil filters so not much posting here. The balance of the parts receiving color are out of paint and the test fit of the spoiler went well. I'm going to focus on getting the car back to a roller before re-addressing some of the component restoration tasks that I work on myself. In the meantime I had the original radiator dismantled by a local shop so it can be media blasted and body worked prior to re-coring.

Test fitting of carry-over "shorty spoiler"

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Back from Paint. The Header Panel and Cowl were back painted (reverse sides) to duplicate factory appearance
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Deconstructed Radiator Ready for Media Blasting and Bodywork

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Toasty Rad Core
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Good Rails
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I am one of the lucky ones who gets to see this in person. The focus on assembly line correctness reaches a new level. And to think it all started with a discussion about "dumdum" at the auctions in 2003.

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I have been off-line with a medical issue for a few days so keeping busy with a couple of small projects. Somewhere between the end of the 1968 model year and early 1969 Chevrolet switched from the PF-29 oil filter to the PF-25 as both an assembly line installed part as well for service replacement. The PF-25 filter was continued well into Gen2 production. There are a few versions of NOS PF-25s on the market, the earliest of which has a distinct embossed or stamped bottom with 2-sided blue and red print and graphics on the metal jacket. Later versions use the same graphics with no embossing and even later versions use a simpler blue painted jacket. The version used by Chevrolet on the assembly line was printed only on one side and used black ink with no user instructions or banding graphics. Chick (68camaroz28) did a nice job covering this subject in his build thread for a PF-29 and has been a terrific resource. Working with a local print shop and following several refinement iterations we created a transfer vinyl that can be used as a negative stencil for painting. I am awaiting the final version of the stencil which I should have in a few days however below is some of the work we did to create it. The end game of course will be to strip my NOS PF-25 to bare metal, repaint the (white) base color, apply the vinyl template then, likely using an airbrush, paint the stencil letters and AC graphic to re-create the assembly line correct version of the PF-25. Of course there is more to follow on this as progress continues:

Actual assembly line installed PF-25 filter from Charlie L's 1,100 mile original 1970 Z/28. Note it uses black print which appears on one side of the jacket.


Note the stamped / embossed bottom




Here is my early service replacement PF-25 filter also with the embossed bottom. Note how it is printed on both sides, in color, and includes instructional text and banding not present on the assembly line version.






Here is some earlier vinyl and text we worked on prior to the final version. The final product will not be a "positive" (vinyl lettering) rather a "negative" stencil so the lettering and logo can be painted onto the oil filter.


Vinyl applied on the actual filter for close comparison to the original

 
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