March 4, 2015

1968 Camaro - coming together!

One of the first things you should put on your parts list - for any good restoration - is a body seal kit. this generally includes door surround rubbers, door glass seals, trunk seals and all the gaskets for things like the door handles, key holes, mirror bases and the like.

The door opening seals really finish off the door openings and will ensure the glass seals well to the body (once everything is properly aligned!)

The dash is ending up a nice combination between old and new. With original shapes and trim, but new electronic gauges (GPS speedo), AC with added vents and a kicker stereo, the driving expereince is brought into the 21st Century.

                 Still to be fitted is the O2 sensor kit which will help in tuing the Demon carb.

The boot is factory fresh - but better. 
With sound deadening and fresh carpet, its also 21st Century fresh.

Electronics for the temperature-sensitive fan where moved over in order to fit the new WS washer bottle...

Stay tunned over the next while as I get the interior and carpet installation completed, then install a complete G-force suspension kit to wrap it up!                                                                                               1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Quarter-glass installation and adjustment

First up - clean and lubricate. The regulator and runner was cleaned up in the parts washer, dried well, then grease was brsuhed onto all the gears and moving parts.


When the runner first gets installed , the upper mounting screws have to be set at the boittom of the "#7" slots. This allows the regulator and glass to be installed more easily.

Youcan see the quarter glass plastic wheel on the centre runner. 
Once slotted in, the other wheels will catch and the glass will drop into place

With the glass and regulator installed, the mounting screws can be moved to the tops of the #7 slots. From there, the glass can be adjusted in/out by using a screw driver to run the mounting screws in or out.

Moving the adjusters will move the glass fore and aft, in and out, until the glass rolls up and sits evenly in the window surround rubber.


Keep moving the adjusters - and then roll up the glass, checking the glass placement in the slot and at the rubber seal, until it's all even.

It may take a while, but you'll get there if you're patient!