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Offline Joe65SkylarkGS

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My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« on: October 09, 2008, 10:29:08 PM »
Ok so I got my GS from a guy in colorado. I will post more tomorow. i just wanted to start the thread.

I'm doing a frame off resto. So I might be inquiring on some parts.
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2008, 09:30:52 PM »
So after 1 week, I am ready to paint the frame and suspension parts. I am putting up a 12 by 26 tent to spray in.
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2008, 09:33:31 PM »
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2008, 09:34:13 PM »
Sand blasted parts. Sweet!
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1965 Skylark 462, 12.21@109.8
1964 Special FireBall V6, 3 on the tree 4 Sale
1987 Grand National
1987 SS Monte T-Tops 4 sale
1995 Slammed Asstro
17 in Boyd Coddington
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2008, 09:34:50 PM »
Sorry
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1965 Skylark 462, 12.21@109.8
1964 Special FireBall V6, 3 on the tree 4 Sale
1987 Grand National
1987 SS Monte T-Tops 4 sale
1995 Slammed Asstro
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2008, 08:31:58 AM »
Joe,

Couple of stupid questions:
Is your car a Fremont car - "Z" in the VIN.
Do you know how the brake backing plates were finished when you took it apart?
I'm wondering if they were painted, plated, etc.

Don't paint the front lower control arms until the bushings and ball joints are in. Don't paint any of the rear arms until the bushings are in.

Mark
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2008, 05:18:48 PM »
Joe,

Couple of stupid questions:
Is your car a Fremont car - "Z" in the VIN.
Do you know how the brake backing plates were finished when you took it apart?
I'm wondering if they were painted, plated, etc.

Don't paint the front lower control arms until the bushings and ball joints are in. Don't paint any of the rear arms until the bushings are in.

Mark

Thanks Mark, the bushings will be in and taped off when I paint it. I didn't check out the imparticulars yet on the tag. My neighboe took them down and was supposed to look everything up. I will have to remind him.

The plates were to dirty and didn't think to check the finish. What do you think it is?
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1965 GS 4 Speed Hard Top (Under Construction)
1965 Skylark 462, 12.21@109.8
1964 Special FireBall V6, 3 on the tree 4 Sale
1987 Grand National
1987 SS Monte T-Tops 4 sale
1995 Slammed Asstro
17 in Boyd Coddington
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2008, 06:28:56 PM »
Joe,

Post the tag info when you get a chance. Just curious.

There isn't 100% perfect info known on the backing plates. The fronts on mine were definitely never painted. They were either cad or zinc plated. The rear backing plates were definitely painted black. I've heard some rears were just plated too. No big deal, I just thought if you had a Fremont car there would be some evidence. Check that stuff out as your taking the car apart! It takes a little extra time, but worth it to a few of us who want to know how they did things at the plants or suppliers.

Mark
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2008, 10:27:18 PM »
Mark, I just took the front end apart on my other Fremont-built '66 GS.
This car was built in Jan '66. I'm seeing some differences from the March '66 Fremont built car. The March car didn't have any traces of paint on the spindles or backing plates,  but the January car has a nice layer of black paint on them.
Backing plates on the March car did not look plated at all...I did find shiny bare metal under bolt heads and gasket surfaces....no plating.
It's possible there are variations at the same assembly plant.

Also, My Baltimore-built 65 and 66's have floor-pan undercoating, but the Fremont '66's have none....
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2008, 08:18:20 AM »
Walt,

I've seen or been told of a number of variations in the backing plate finishes. I'm not sure if they were just supplier variations, or parts spec changes. My Fremont car had no floor pan undercoating either. Just in the rear wheelhouses and behind them on the underside of the quarters outside the frame.

I'll post some pics of the front backing plates from mine this week.

Mark
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2008, 09:42:22 PM »
Joe,

Looks like you are off to a great start.

Please keep the pictures and info coming!    ;D

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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2008, 08:35:46 AM »
Hi Joe, great progress!   Thanks for sharing
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2008, 04:07:00 PM »
Thanks Guys.

This is what the interior looked like yesterday.

I'll post pics of the stripped interion olater.
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1965 GS 4 Speed Hard Top (Under Construction)
1965 Skylark 462, 12.21@109.8
1964 Special FireBall V6, 3 on the tree 4 Sale
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1995 Slammed Asstro
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2008, 04:07:53 PM »
Not sure why but I can't post multiple pics.
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1964 Special FireBall V6, 3 on the tree 4 Sale
1987 Grand National
1987 SS Monte T-Tops 4 sale
1995 Slammed Asstro
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Re: My 65 GS Restoration Thread
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2008, 08:48:24 PM »
Joe,

I tweaked the size limits allowed for posting attachments.

With the new changes, as long as you stay within the following limits, you should be fine:

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