68 390GT progress

Discussion in 'Ranchero Pics' started by Unclebrad, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. ribald1

    ribald1 Banned PLATINUM MEMBER

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    Take the arm to a plating shop and it will end up like new.
    There are several of them here in the Bay Area.
     
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    Unclebrad In Third Gear SILVER MEMBER

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    Thanks for looking out for me. I noticed that his collar is worn like mine was, (looks like a very common problem) so it is pretty much unuseable. I am not sure I like the price if all I am getting is the shifter arm, but i don't really have a sense about what they are worth. I also know about a guy two or three hours drive from here, who has a small fairlane, ranchero, etc wrecking yard. Might have to give him a call. Maybe I can trade some of my spare stuff.
    Also, I think Cindy said that she replaced hers, with the collar, and her old one was in good shape. Maybe I will wait until we get together again before looking at buying one. That shouldn't be more than a month or two from now. Ribald, would you be interested in a meetup? Anyone else live in the Bay Area?
     
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    I have to move my shop next month so I will be tied up for several months getting it put back together at the new location.
    After that, yes.
     
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    i hear ya. by the time you spend coin on a re-chrome job and such, you'll be spending more than $40.
    check mac's auto parts for the 68 collar. if needed.
     
  6. Unclebrad

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    Yeah, I am sure one will come along eventually.
    About the collar, no one seems to have the exact one. I've seen a couple collars online where they are SAYING that they are for 68/69, and they look like mine at first glance, but when I look closely at the picture, I can spot several differences from what I have. (I don't think I am mistaken about mine being correct. I have two worn ones that came out of 68s.)
    Rats.
     
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    ribald,
    what material are those detents made of?
    my buddy suggested maybe using an original and having a new one CNC'd from billet. Then sell em online.
     
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    ribald1 Banned PLATINUM MEMBER

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    They are a stamping, so they are made of mild steel.
    It is probably carburized to improve wear characteristics.
    If you make them, you can carburize them with a torch and motor oil.
     

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