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Post by: 69Z28-RS on September 07, 2015, 12:19:21 PM
http://www.trifive.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148486

The link above is from the Trifive forum, but the first post in that thread shows 3 very interested *period* photos from the '70s... Yes, there's one or more first gen Camaros depicted.. :)

Gary
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Post by: camaro jock on September 08, 2015, 01:11:43 AM
Love the name, it says it all, nice wheel flairs on the 67, NICE FIND thanks for the memories Darrell
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Post by: ko-lek-tor on September 08, 2015, 02:08:55 AM
thanks for the memories Darrell
Gary too!  ;) :-[
Well, thanks Darrell too, I guess?! ::) , but thanks again GARY! :D :) ;) ??? :-X
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Post by: group/7 on January 02, 2016, 01:34:08 AM
not sure if this is the spot for this, VW ad with '69 Camaro. not sure what time frame, but looks to be the psychedelic '70s.

Mike (group/7)
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Post by: lakeholme on January 02, 2016, 03:00:09 AM
not sure if this is the spot for this, VW ad with '69 Camaro. not sure what time frame, but looks to be the psychedelic '70s.

Mike (group/7)

That's a 69 VW ad for their used car warranty with a 69 Camaro in "very special paint". 

As I recall, the moon was in the seventh house and Jupiter was aligned with Mars!   8)
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Post by: BULLITT65 on January 02, 2016, 05:50:11 AM
I was to young to have known Bill Parker 4 speeds, but I have driven past that spot a bunch of times. I have seen those photos published on another site where they broke down what each car had for a power train. Very interesting stuff
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Post by: cook_dw on January 02, 2016, 02:39:54 PM
As I recall, the moon was in the seventh house and Jupiter was aligned with Mars!   8)


Age of Aaaaquariiiiuuuuuus!!!
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Post by: group/7 on January 23, 2016, 07:59:26 PM
reprint of a '69 ZL1 test from the New York Times, published  may 27th. 2012.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/automobiles/testing-the-pack-alpha-of-muscle-cars.html?_r=0


Mike (group/7)
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Post by: janobyte on January 23, 2016, 10:21:58 PM
As I recall, the moon was in the seventh house and Jupiter was aligned with Mars!   8)


Age of Aaaaquariiiiuuuuuus!!!


I was on the assembly line during that time frame....Cook wasn't even in clay yet!
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Post by: cook_dw on January 23, 2016, 11:05:44 PM
And yet I knew what it was... ;)
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Post by: janobyte on January 24, 2016, 07:00:24 PM
hehe
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Post by: dale_z28 on January 25, 2016, 03:47:11 PM
I've got the tailgate off that Stude pickup (last pic) hanging in my family rom over the fireplace! Well, maybe a similar one...
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Post by: 69Z28-RS on January 25, 2016, 04:08:41 PM
I've got the tailgate off that Stude pickup (last pic) hanging in my family rom over the fireplace! Well, maybe a similar one...

Seriously?    have ya got pix?  :)
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Post by: dale_z28 on January 25, 2016, 04:11:44 PM
I'll get one tonight. Was going to make a bench seat-back out of it, but it's got some flaky rust and I think it's better-off as a looker than a "toucher"
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Post by: dale_z28 on January 25, 2016, 09:25:20 PM
The picture is not cooperating! Wants to rotate for some reason...
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Post by: 69Z28-RS on January 25, 2016, 09:56:59 PM
Hey!   not rotated here, and it looks great...  like an 'interior designer' hung it up there..  :)
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Post by: dale_z28 on January 26, 2016, 02:37:42 AM
she did!! Told me right where to put it!
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Post by: 69Z28-RS on January 26, 2016, 02:51:13 AM
I like it .. but it would really be appropriate if your last name was Studebaker....   :)
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Post by: dale_z28 on January 26, 2016, 11:31:34 AM
Wouldn't it though?
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Post by: group/7 on January 30, 2016, 08:23:13 PM
 looks like a 70 & 1/2, any ideas ? looks like Jersey tags. looking at some of the signage, my first thought was Australia. but it's a left drive car.
Mike (group/7)

(unattributed photo)
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Post by: group/7 on February 14, 2017, 03:24:10 AM
This looks like a Yenko clone, striping is not quite right.
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Post by: aerialpacer on February 28, 2017, 11:00:35 PM
My grandfather used to have that car.
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Post by: group/7 on April 27, 2018, 07:21:37 PM
Radical kustom Camaro, looks to be a '69   ::)
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Post by: BULLITT65 on April 27, 2018, 09:22:44 PM
thats to bad. All that time and money to chop, channel, and section. What year was that taken?
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Post by: group/7 on April 28, 2018, 03:06:52 AM
Looking at the cars in the background, I would guess '80s  ?
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Post by: JKZ27 on April 28, 2018, 12:35:35 PM
I'd say mid to late 90's. Judging by the Sunfire and the 4th gen Camaro.

That 68/69 reminds me of one I saw in a magazine a long time ago that had a mid engine(behind the seats) 455 or something.
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Post by: group/7 on December 03, 2018, 01:22:21 AM
I think this is a '67 ? not sure when or where  the photo was taken.
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Post by: BULLITT65 on December 03, 2018, 03:25:04 AM
That is the Waldo tunnel from SF to Marin. The rainbows were painted in about 1970, in order to brighten up the roadways.
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Post by: Petes L48 on December 03, 2018, 03:30:28 AM
Tunnel appears to be around San Francisco

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/08/20/robin-williams-tunnel-waldo-san-francisco/14342967/

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Post by: group/7 on January 28, 2019, 08:03:26 PM
They're looking happy with the new ride, looks like Ohio tags.   8)
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Post by: BULLITT65 on January 28, 2019, 08:22:21 PM
I would to see more guys run those hub caps now a days.

Those wheel covers would stand out in a sea of rally wheels ;D
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Post by: group/7 on August 10, 2019, 06:10:19 PM
Berger Chevrolet bill board with '67 Camaro.
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Post by: 68L30 on August 13, 2019, 12:45:21 AM
Great looking 68, Bet itís a Hugger Month car.... Except for the RS , reminds me of the Custom Camaro ad.

Steve
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Post by: lynnbilodeau on August 23, 2019, 02:37:55 AM
The picture is not cooperating! Wants to rotate for some reason...

Nice.  Studebakers rock.   My 53 Commander has a lock up torque converer.  What year did GM finally get around to that?  83?  84?
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Post by: group/7 on September 24, 2019, 03:33:48 AM
tail lights look to be from a '68 Coronet, split rear window, and those flares   :o    ::)

Mike
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Post by: BULLITT65 on September 24, 2019, 05:01:48 AM
wow, what year was that taken?
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Post by: camaroboy68ss on September 24, 2019, 02:50:27 PM
wow, what year was that taken?

good question, I was thinking the same thing. Has to be mid to late 70's. I know that kind of custom work was big in northwest around that window.
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Post by: firstgenaddict on September 24, 2019, 06:52:27 PM
The REAR USA 1 TAG is from the mid 70's - I believe 75-76.
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Post by: Jon Mello on September 26, 2019, 02:10:08 AM
It says Cheap Trick on the tail light panel and that group did not become popular until 1979-1980.
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Post by: DeanZ10 on September 26, 2019, 03:54:41 PM
My first SS. Think the pic is from Fall 19 ya 78. Do idea what the tag said or the Vin#. Had black deluxe comfort weave interior rosewood dash and steering wheel, tach and gauges. 350 4 spd. Rear mounted antenna with short spoiler. No air.
Got caught out in snow coming home from my job a grocery store bagger. 35 mph, flipped upside down in ditch. Crushed front passenger front fender and pilar post and roof...though not terribly bad. Could have been fixed, but sold it for parts....Loved those Western Wheels.
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Post by: HawkX66 on September 26, 2019, 04:38:21 PM
My first SS. Think the pic is from Fall 19 ya 78. Do idea what the tag said or the Vin#. Had black deluxe comfort weave interior rosewood dash and steering wheel, tach and gauges. 350 4 spd. Rear mounted antenna with short spoiler. No air.
Got caught out in snow coming home from my job a grocery store bagger. 35 mph, flipped upside down in ditch. Crushed front passenger front fender and pilar post and roof...though not terribly bad. Could have been fixed, but sold it for parts....Loved those Western Wheels.
Great pic! Sorry to hear about the crash... Looked like a hell of nice machine.
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Post by: DeanZ10 on September 26, 2019, 07:57:31 PM
What I would do to have her back..lol..Bought it for $2000.00... lol Wish I had at least kept something with the vin#. I assume it was X55 and must have been early. May not have even had x code. Oh well.
Wish I had known what I know now..right? Lol. It was a beautiful car at the time. I was 16..lot of good memories in the year or so I had it....I guess the pic would be from 79. So began the camaro disease.
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Post by: DeanZ10 on September 29, 2019, 08:57:52 PM
Another tidy bit.  I fixed up another camaro and used these wheels. It was dark gray primer.  Sold it someone around the Gastonia or Charlotte area...I think winter of 87 or spring of 88 before I got married. If anyone in that area remembers this car please let me know...
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Post by: SMS on October 02, 2019, 12:20:29 AM
Mom's car 67-75


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Post by: group/7 on November 01, 2019, 12:36:50 AM
New Butternut Yellow '67 SS350  :)
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Post by: JoeC on November 01, 2019, 03:20:02 PM
I think this is the "California " 67 Camaro show car at an auto expo
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Post by: 169INDY on November 01, 2019, 06:00:32 PM
1968 Link
http://cdm17061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p17061coll21/searchterm/camaro/order/places


South Tacoma Motor Company's second showroom with customers admiring 1968 Chevrolets

Jim
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Post by: 69Z28-RS on November 01, 2019, 07:01:57 PM
New Butternut Yellow '67 SS350  :)

Can't you just hear this lady telling her dog... 

 "You will be this close to going to a new home if you EVER jump up on my new Camaro!"
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Post by: JoeC on November 06, 2019, 12:20:56 PM

there is some cool 1st gen stuff on you tube
I posted some before but this one was new to me

1967 slot cars and 67 Camaros and stuff

1967 CHEVROLET DRIVER'S EDUCATION FILM "BE AN A*C*E DRIVER"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2-uf0hazLE
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Post by: group/7 on November 08, 2019, 04:02:07 AM
I would guess this is the same Butternut yellow '67 RS as in my earlier post, same dog, by the garage.
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Post by: JoeC on November 08, 2019, 12:01:12 PM
it is amazing what those google spiders can find

1967 SS Camaro Bonanza
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Post by: JoeC on November 08, 2019, 12:07:23 PM
'68 Youngmobiles

Young it up specials

non SS with a nose stripe
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Post by: BULLITT65 on November 08, 2019, 03:35:13 PM
it is amazing what those google spiders can find

1967 SS Camaro Bonanza
And not a rally wheel to be seen...😳😁
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Post by: JoeC on November 08, 2019, 08:14:32 PM
you want rally wheels , we got rally wheels :)

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Post by: JoeC on November 08, 2019, 08:20:07 PM
for a good deal see "Volume Ben"  Lamb

pace car
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Post by: x66 714 on November 08, 2019, 09:08:14 PM
Pin striped tires appears to be popular in advertising back then...Joe
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Post by: BULLITT65 on November 08, 2019, 09:26:11 PM
Interesting a SS, with the cowl hood. To bad chevy didn't break down the numbers more. I would have liked to know how many SS cars were ordered with that hood, vs Z/28.
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Post by: 67conv6cyl on November 08, 2019, 09:53:19 PM
All paces cars had them and that looks like a pace car in the picture!
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Post by: BULLITT65 on November 08, 2019, 10:01:50 PM
Your right duh!
the black and white through me off. But I believe would have been the only way to get those stripes. Maybe the endura bumper also got me.
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Post by: BillG on November 08, 2019, 10:35:40 PM
Still a good question.  I think William broke it down sometime ago but, I can't seem to find that post.
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Post by: BULLITT65 on November 09, 2019, 12:02:48 AM
I thought William broke down how many were left after the Z/10, and Z/11. Which was like 5300 roughly, to divide up between SS and Z/28.
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Post by: william on November 09, 2019, 01:22:00 AM
Hard to pin down how many Z10s in the mix; estimated to be 350-450. There were 10,026 ZL2 hoods; subtract 3,675 Z11s and 400 Z10s leaves 5,951 hoods to divide up between Z/28s and the remainder of SS production. There were more SS built than Z/28s so it is likely SS installation was higher.

Of the remainder, guessing SS 3,764, Z/28 2,187. Don't take it to the bank.
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Post by: x66 714 on November 09, 2019, 01:28:53 AM
What about the COPOs?...Joe
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Post by: BULLITT65 on November 09, 2019, 05:27:26 AM
Thanks for the rough breakdown William. I would have though less SS since they came with a decorative hood as part of the package, but I will go with your gut. You have probably forgotten more about first gens than I know.  ;D
I think it was explained COPO didn't figure in to that number, and was separate since it was called out differently for that car.
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Post by: JoeC on November 09, 2019, 05:07:43 PM
I don't know if has been proven but some say the first production cowl hoods were on the ZL1 Camaros

Chevy promised Fred Gibb and Dick Harrell they would get one by the end of the year and it arrived on Dec 31 , 1968

The number one ZL1 had its cowl hood changed to a fiberglass hood 

this road test article of the two ZL1s , shows number one and said the other ZL 1 is number 5 and it had 25 miles on it when picked up to drive it to the drag strip   
both were dusk blue
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Post by: BULLITT65 on November 09, 2019, 05:15:44 PM
So was the other hood pictured the fiberglass? is that a somewhat forced air hood? (looks a bit fancy for racing)
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Post by: william on November 09, 2019, 09:59:13 PM
What about the COPOs?...Joe

Certain options were included in the total only when they are listed in the vehicle build record. ZL2 was included with COPOs 9560 & 9561 and does not appear in build records [or documents] for those cars. So, not counted. At this time, the earliest known ZL2 installation is a Z/28 at the Van Nuys plant.

BTW COPO build records for both list the L78 engine. The 'official' L78 build total of 4,889 is overstated by 1,066.
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Post by: x66 714 on November 09, 2019, 10:29:31 PM
What about the COPOs?...Joe

Certain options were included in the total only when they are listed in the vehicle build record. ZL2 was included with COPOs 9560 & 9561 and does not appear in build records [or documents] for those cars. So, not counted. At this time, the earliest known ZL2 installation is a Z/28 at the Van Nuys plant.

BTW COPO build records for both list the L78 engine. The 'official' L78 build total of 4,889 is overstated by 1,066.
Thank you...Joe
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Post by: group/7 on November 12, 2019, 10:22:26 PM
'69 Camaros, SS Nova, and looks like an El Camino on the left, maybe So Cal ?

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Post by: 68L30 on November 12, 2019, 11:29:03 PM
Harry Mann plate frame on the 2...  8)
 
Steve
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Post by: group/7 on November 13, 2019, 04:01:56 AM
Thanks Steve, missed that  ::) Harry Mann were in L.A., found another image, same Nova, and a RS on the left.
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Post by: BULLITT65 on November 13, 2019, 04:42:43 AM
that blue RS/SS is sharp
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Post by: KurtS on November 13, 2019, 05:00:35 AM
And the tailpanel says it's a SS396 car. Notice it's not glossy. :)
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Post by: JoeC on November 13, 2019, 12:55:32 PM
"lets all sit on my Camaro for a photo" 
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Post by: JoeC on November 13, 2019, 12:56:50 PM
"lets all sit on my Camaro for a photo"  2
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Post by: JoeC on November 18, 2019, 03:36:37 PM
found this  photo

The Chevy Show truck semi trailer can be seen in the back

 I think it's from Canada because I looked up "cine sphere 3" and says .....

"It's Expo 1967 in Montreal Canada and multi-screen film presentations are the rage of the renowned international fair.  Canadian entrepreneurs and filmmakers Graeme Ferguson, Roman Kroitor, and Robert Kerr actually produced some of the films being shown, but made a decision to create a single projector/screen motion picture system which would equal or surpass the grandeur of the cumbersome multi-camera systems.  IMAXģ corporation was born."
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Post by: BULLITT65 on November 18, 2019, 03:46:48 PM
Looks like 6 identical V8 RS vinyl top cars, but what role were those gentleman?
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Post by: 69Z28-RS on November 18, 2019, 05:52:20 PM
....  maybe they were giving 'test rides' and they were the drivers?  :)
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Post by: JoeC on November 18, 2019, 09:33:12 PM
here is another interesting photo

I have seen special paint orange 1968 Camaros with orange rally wheels but I never saw a 1967

don't know if this is original paint but the car looks new

looks like an SS RS 396
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Post by: 69Z28-RS on November 18, 2019, 11:17:23 PM
I've never seen or heard of 'special paint' applying to Rallye Wheels... ??  so my suspicion is that the wheels are/were painted orange by the owner at some point.
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Post by: JoeC on November 19, 2019, 09:28:53 PM
I don't know if it has been documented that the wheels were painted with the special paint color on Camaros.
I think they may have been.

I know of a 1968 Z/28 special paint orange that was bought new with the 5 rally wheels painted orange

Chevelles come with a nice build sheet and have seen special paint with the wheels painted and it is documented on the build sheet

There are special paint taxi police fire military etc cars and trucks and some came with the small hub caps and the wheels were same color as the car
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Post by: JoeC on November 19, 2019, 09:43:57 PM
here is a 67 SS 350 convertible full wheel covers
looks to be an early car with no 350 emblem under the Camaro fender emblem
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Post by: 68 Ragtop on November 20, 2019, 02:57:47 PM
here is another interesting photo

I have seen special paint orange 1968 Camaros with orange rally wheels but I never saw a 1967

don't know if this is original paint but the car looks new

looks like an SS RS 396

Cool. It's even got orange stripe tires instead of the normal red stripe tires.

Unless, of course, the car is really red and appears orange because it's an old faded photograph that has been scanned and then viewed on a computer monitor.
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Post by: JoeC on November 21, 2019, 01:52:36 PM
I have some assembly line photos that I saved from google and FB searches
some of them have been posted
 they are interesting for their details

roof drop
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Post by: JoeC on November 21, 2019, 01:54:19 PM
under hood
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Post by: JoeC on November 21, 2019, 01:55:05 PM
front end
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Post by: JoeC on November 21, 2019, 01:56:03 PM
bumper
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Post by: JoeC on November 21, 2019, 01:57:43 PM
exhaust system
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Post by: JoeC on November 21, 2019, 01:58:52 PM
roof
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Post by: 69Z28-RS on November 21, 2019, 02:03:17 PM
Are all those '67 production photos from the LA/VN plant?
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Post by: JoeC on November 21, 2019, 05:34:56 PM
I forgot that some of the pics are posted here

http://www.camaros.org/assemblyprocess.shtml

here is the color one of the exhaust system install
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Post by: KurtS on November 21, 2019, 10:41:58 PM
I forgot that some of the pics are posted here http://www.camaros.org/assemblyprocess.shtml

here is the color one of the exhaust system install
Actually all of those pictures (or a different take) are posted there. :)
That's not just the exhaust system install, that's getting ready for body drop.
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Post by: JoeC on November 22, 2019, 12:19:37 PM
I have not looked at the Assembly CRG Research Report in a while
It is well done :)

there are so many pictures on the net , its hard to tell what has been posted already

here is shipping pic , not sure if it has been posted on here
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Post by: JoeC on December 09, 2019, 01:14:25 PM
How a Blind Auto Shop Teacher Saw His First Camaro

 interesting 67 Camaro picture with article on the Hot Rod Mag Camaro

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/blind-auto-shop-teacher-saw-first-camaro/
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Post by: JoeC on December 14, 2019, 12:00:02 PM
thought this is an interesting photo

Pete Estes in a 67 convertible at the GM proving ground

it has been said that Pete liked convertibles and this was a reason given to build the 1968 Z/28 convertible
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Post by: BillG on December 15, 2019, 12:40:25 AM
That's a cool pic of Estes, Joe.  Never seen that one before.
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Post by: group/7 on May 31, 2020, 07:43:05 PM
wired Camaro  ;)   :o

(photo: Bruce Ford..Road & Track April 1977)
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Post by: firstgenaddict on June 06, 2020, 03:07:37 PM
I don't know if it has been documented that the wheels were painted with the special paint color on Camaros.
I think they may have been.

I know of a 1968 Z/28 special paint orange that was bought new with the 5 rally wheels painted orange

Chevelles come with a nice build sheet and have seen special paint with the wheels painted and it is documented on the build sheet

There are special paint taxi police fire military etc cars and trucks and some came with the small hub caps and the wheels were same color as the car
There are multiple Centennial Chevelles which have their SS wheels painted GOLD per the build sheet instructions SO yes the Camaro could have had it's wheels painted orange at the factory.
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Post by: group/7 on June 08, 2020, 09:43:57 PM
I have this photo in my files of a '67 with body coloured wheels. I'm not sure when that might have been taken, looks period ? Has California black plates.

Mike
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Post by: group/7 on December 01, 2020, 02:38:46 AM
'67 RS/SS, vinyl, discs...Niagara Dragway  ;)
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Post by: group/7 on May 24, 2022, 09:19:04 PM
'67 SS in snow..Oregon tags    8)

Military (Airforce ?) w '67 SS/RS with dic brakes..... '68 Montana

Life was just..........better !
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Post by: william on May 25, 2022, 12:08:06 AM
I don't know if has been proven but some say the first production cowl hoods were on the ZL1 Camaros

this road test article of the two ZL1s , shows number one and said the other ZL 1 is number 5 and it had 25 miles on it when picked up to drive it to the drag strip   
both were dusk blue

The complete history of the ZL-1 engine project at Chevrolet is being researched; the author for this famous track test was interviewed. He stated the test took place on an unusually warm day in late January, 1969. The street ZL-1 Camaro used was definitely the #2 car. The #5 ZL-1 was final-assembled on or about March 4, 1969. Several original photographs from the article were obtained, one showing the #2 car parked in Dick Harrell's shop. A wall calendar set to January 1969 is seen in the photo.

There has been some controversy concerning #5 as raced by Shay Nichols. Period photos show it with a white standard interior; all 50 Fred Gibb ZL-1s had black standard interiors. Gibb dealership records show #5 was sold to Phil and Shay Nichols on May 7, 1969. Obviously, had an interior swap. Last known owner claims it was beyond repair and was junked. #2 still exists.
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Post by: x77-69z28 on May 26, 2022, 12:24:52 AM
New Butternut Yellow '67 SS350  :)
I had the same car. Mine had disc brakes so came with rally wheels. Bought it from the original owner in 84. Sold it to a buddy of mine in 2017. Shoulda kept it!
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Post by: group/7 on May 31, 2022, 07:11:53 PM
NIckey '67 Camaro & hauler  8)
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Post by: group/7 on May 31, 2022, 07:13:13 PM
'69 Z/28 ? ? street machine. repaint ? no stripes, could you order that moulding with out the vinyl roof ?.

Mike
Title: Re: Interesting period photos.... :)
Post by: william on May 31, 2022, 07:40:25 PM
Two-tone '69s used the same basic molding.

Post corrected.
Title: Re: Interesting period photos.... :)
Post by: group/7 on May 31, 2022, 09:50:32 PM
Thanks for the reply on the roof moulding.

How did I type 67 instead of '69 for the red car  ::) can't seem to change it ?

Mike