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Factory Seam Sealer Locations

#1
Hey guys, I'm in the process of getting a '68 Camaro convertible ready for paint. Problem is that it came to me already blasted and in thousands of pieces (never accept this kind of job, btw, it's lots of trouble), so I never got a chance to see what the original sealer looked like and where it was applied. Normally we take detailed photos while disassembling. There are some photos on the Internet, but so far I have not found anything detailed enough or trustworthy enough to go by. Ideally we'd like detailed info on everywhere sealer goes, and how it looks. Any thoughts? Has anyone ever carefully documented a survivor?
 
#3
Thanks, Don, I have those saved on my work PC. Was hoping for more detail, and I'm not 100% convinced those resto shop pics are perfectly correct or not.

We're probably going to have to just wing it. Some of the sealer remnants are in weird places, like on the inboard edges of the seat frames along the tunnel. I'm sure there is more like that on this car that we may not know about.
 
#4
I have tore into more than a few first gen Camaros in my day and those threads accurately represent what I have found in pretty much every case. And yes there is seam sealer on those seat frames along the tunnel as noted in those threads.

Don
 
#5
Not that this may help in your specific case, Crash, but the factory manual for my Triumph has a few pages dedicated to where the factory put the seam sealer and mastic down. Maybe there is something similar in a factory manual for the Camaro? This section has been invaluable to me since I've replaced so much metal and the old seam sealer was hard and crusty in lots of places.
 
#10
Crash you will do a better job then factory! My Grandfather use to work at the Baltimore GM truck line line in the late 40's thru 70's and use to tell me some stories of poor workmanship and missed parts on and on ,so every truck or car back then may be differrent as human error played in to it.
 
#12
@El Toro , I appreciate the vote of confidence! My concern is not just originality, but the fact that putting sealer in the wrong place can actually accelerate corrosion by holding moisture in where it should not be. Also there may be some hidden or not obvious areas that we don't want to forget. Normally I would have already done a lot of this while the car was on the rotisserie, so places like up under the dash could be handled easier, but it came to us partially complete. In hindsight we should have just started over from scratch.

@'68 Coronet R/T , I think you are talking about @Bob Hollinshead , too bad he doesn't visit here much any more!
 
#13
@El Toro , I appreciate the vote of confidence! My concern is not just originality, but the fact that putting sealer in the wrong place can actually accelerate corrosion by holding moisture in where it should not be. Also there may be some hidden or not obvious areas that we don't want to forget. Normally I would have already done a lot of this while the car was on the rotisserie, so places like up under the dash could be handled easier, but it came to us partially complete. In hindsight we should have just started over from scratch.

@'68 Coronet R/T , I think you are talking about @Bob Hollinshead , too bad he doesn't visit here much any more!
Yes sir, that's the guy. He knows everything about those Camaros.
 
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