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1/20/15 2:49pm - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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69 Conv #'s Match 427, TKO-600, 3.36HD-Posi, T/T, PS, PB, PW, SP, Lthr, Comp Mag 270 & Pro Rlr Rockers, Edel Air-Gap RPM, BG SD 750 MS, MSD 6AL+Tach Dist+ Blaster SS+Wires, Hly Bl Fuel Pump, K&N, Jet-Hot Hkr Side-Pipes,Steeroids, Al Rad, Spal Fans

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Adams' Apple said:  The undersides of both pieces were painted body color. The HOOD got a blackout treatment, but it was sloppy, so body color still shows in areas...like this one...
Since it was getting a blackout paint, the center area of the hood dint have a lot of body color sprayed on to it, but the edges were full color. They would then use a "mask" to spray the black. The mask pretty much amounted to a piece of cardboard held up along the outside edge of the hood....it was not taped off.


The underside of the deck lid is body color, but I have seen them with blackout paint, too....it might have to do with what color the body is as to whether or not it was blacked out. I can't say for sure. I am sure about the hood, tho.
Maybe someone here has an NCRS Judging Guide that can look and see about the deck lid paint.


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1/20/15 11:38pm - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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Nothing definitive on a '69, but my '73-4 Judging Guide says the underside of the deck lid is painted body color, but not as nice as the top-side. No blackout applied at all on it. Also says the latches are painted body color, but not the cable. If that helps. Big smile

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another update


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Looking real good.

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another one..  but this is a small update

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1/26/15 6:45pm - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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That looks looks like a Steeroids kit Ben. Was that in the car before the tear down? I love the set up - one of the best mods I've done.Thumbs Up

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lukesvette said: That looks looks like a Steeroids kit Ben. Was that in the car before the tear down? I love the set up - one of the best mods I've done.Thumbs Up


it is a steeroids kit.  I added it during the rebuild.  In fact I organized a group purchase for 10 of us right here on c3vr about 10 years ago :-)

I kept my original steering system but changed this over during the chassis build.




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http://www.vetteprojects.com/bmv/frameoff/2015/feb/1/feb1.html


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Adams' Apple said:       



it is going to take a little longer.  Originally the body shop said they would be ready in mid february but he asked me to plan for march 2nd due to a few other projects taking longer than expected.  they only do restorations so i dint have to worry about insurance jobs gumming up the works.

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Crazy how life always takes time/money away from the toys you want to play with the most!

Paint jail is it's own monster...I almost have to add 50% more time than I am quoted

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Be better to wait on the paint anyway, until the weather warms up a bit more. Prolly get a better quality job then. Thumbs Up

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The first stage of this they are going to get he body straight and get the first priming done The I bring home and put the interior in the car and out it windows and such They take back in summer for final prime and paint

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I have 2 different wiper switch / vaccum override brackets.
one is from a 68 and the other from a 69.
can you tell me which is which? also should the knob be solid black or black with chrome?















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5/4/15 5:32pm - Reply: 'Re: Finally making a little progress'
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I do not know the answer, but just going by the two different brackets, I would say the one in FRONT is for the '68. You'll notice the one in front has only two holes in it to bolt it to the lower dash, and the one in the rear has two bolt holes, and two other holes I believe are to line up the trim panel. '68s withOUT A/C, and all EARLY '68 cars had the over-ride panel mounted farther to the passenger side, closer to the center of the car than the later cars, so the bracket is different on them.

I can't say I've ever noticed a wiper switch with the shiny center, but looking in the parts books shows that they DID have them. I would venture a guess that the solid black knob is for the early '68 car you have the bracket for. That's my story, and I'm stickin wid it...LOL  Thumbs Up


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Thanks...
 
That was my thought as well.
 
Does anyone have a 69 (even better if it is a late 69) to check their bracket?


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This is the '69-'77 bracket...





This is the '68 ONLY bracket...






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Thanks Joel.  That is perfect.
I need to move the switch and the best valves to the other bracket and use the chrome topped knob.

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Man, Ben, that paint looks awesome! Different but extremely beautiful! Really can't wait to see it all together (as you are, too, I bet!)!

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