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Title: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: 67conv6cyl on January 19, 2018, 01:22:27 AM
Would anybody know the part number for the GM accessory tow hitch for a 67 Camaro?
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: bertfam on January 19, 2018, 02:49:31 AM
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Would anybody know the part number for the GM accessory tow hitch for a 67 Camaro?

Even though there were publicity photos of the Camaro towing boats (see attached), trailers, etc... Chevrolet didn't recommend using the Camaro for towing so there wasn't an "official" part number, factory or dealer installed. Of course, that didn't mean the dealer couldn't have one installed using aftermarket kits (usually even kept in stock) if a potential buyer pressed hard enough, and I've seen several over the years.

Ed
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: 68L30 on January 19, 2018, 03:31:01 AM
In 1968 Chevrolet put out a piece called “The Hitchables” there is a whole Camaro section interestingly enough. They list all the power teams and ratings, but not a part number anyplace for any model. After going over to the “Big Book” of Accessories, still no part number for Camaro. They feature it, rate it and have it in their promotions...but won’t sell it.

Steve
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: 68L30 on January 19, 2018, 03:39:34 AM
Have a pic, can’t post ftom iPhone.. Ugh!
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: hubleyman on January 19, 2018, 04:49:49 AM
There's a NOS one on Ebay for $200... Looks like a great deal to me...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-Camaro-trailer-hitch-NOS-complete-SS-RS-Z-28-Yenko-made-in-67/292403316417?hash=item44149886c1:g:xqAAAOSwQcJaK88h&vxp=mtr   
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: hubleyman on January 19, 2018, 04:54:44 AM
Looks just like the hitch I had on this old '68 back in the late 70's... I towed many things (probably unwisely) with that car...
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: cook_dw on January 19, 2018, 12:37:38 PM
Still have the one my dad bought for the green car back in the 70's.  I've been thinking about bolting it back on.


(http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=14274.0;attach=20084;image)
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: 68L30 on January 19, 2018, 12:37:46 PM
My 68 had one at one point. Similar set up. It was long gone when I got the car, but after speaking with the first owner and viewing what was left, no doubt it hauled more than a$$... :)

Steve
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: 67conv6cyl on January 19, 2018, 03:58:05 PM
The one that Ebay is the one that I was interested in, however only if it was a factory approved by GM part number.
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: HawkX66 on January 19, 2018, 04:15:15 PM
I've had hitches on all my Camaros except for my 69. There will probably be threads just like this for those cars...

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/542/32442327066_e5e69ab8a1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RqPpyE)93 Z28 w/ trailer (https://flic.kr/p/RqPpyE) by Dave H (https://www.flickr.com/photos/146684464@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: bertfam on January 19, 2018, 04:37:11 PM
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The one that Ebay is the one that I was interested in, however only if it was a factory approved by GM part number.

As I stated above, you're not going to find a Chevrolet issued tow hitch for the 67-69 Camaro. And GM wasn't in the business of testing and approving aftermarket parts so the Valley Tow-Rite hitch on ebay is about the closest you're going to get. It's not GM, but it IS "period correct".

Ed
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: 67conv6cyl on January 19, 2018, 04:47:15 PM
Thanks Ed,
 I thought that GM had one shown in there 67 parts accessories booklet that also showed dealer installed add on accessories.  I must have been mistaken and I didn’t have a booklet to check.
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: bertfam on January 19, 2018, 05:10:35 PM
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I thought that GM had one shown in there 67 parts accessories booklet that also showed dealer installed add on accessories.

You did, but only for the full size cars, Chevelle, Chevy II and Corvair models (see crappy pictures below!!)

Ed
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: 68L30 on January 19, 2018, 05:20:07 PM
GM pamphlet from 1968...

Steve
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: 68L30 on January 19, 2018, 05:20:37 PM
Details on Camaro...

Steve
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: Mike S on January 19, 2018, 05:31:39 PM
 That station wagon must be using a class 5 hitch, which is doable being it has a full frame chassis.
I doubt you can get a class 5 for a uni-body car like the Camaro. At best it may be a class 2?

Mike
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: 68L30 on January 19, 2018, 06:38:51 PM
Light Class 2000lb max...according to GM or Extra Light at 1000lbs. Max tongue 150 & 100lbs. You can't tow much..

Steve
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: hubleyman on January 19, 2018, 08:12:41 PM
What I find interesting about the Ebay NOS hitch, is that it shows only 1967 Camaro as the application.  To me, that would indicate it was truly a very early made part. 

I doubt there would be a different part number for 1968, so I bet later produced hitch versions might have listed 1967-68 on the instructions and box.

Just an observation....
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: KurtS on January 20, 2018, 09:44:35 PM
I have the 69 accessories booklet - no hitch for the Camaro.
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: fsc66 on January 21, 2018, 03:15:27 PM
Perhaps what's adding to the confusion is that the eBay part,  is an NOS GM production piece which it is not. This is just another after-market manufacturer that sold after-market accessories for GM cars. There was no accessory trailer hitch nor factory trailer hitch for the 1967 Camaro model sold by GM. Ebay'ers are forever misusing the term NOS to mislead buyers into thinking the part is a real GM authorized part......There was no trailer hitch offered as either an accessory or factory option for the 1967, 1968 or 1969 Camaro.

Paul
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: Everett#2390 on February 03, 2018, 08:29:54 PM
Let me join the 'Hitch Club' as one '68 I had, came with one just like Hubley's shown.
Always thought it would be neat using a '68 Camaro as the tow motor for a '68 qtr-mile Camaro, but never happen.
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: Jon Mello on February 03, 2018, 10:36:43 PM
Jerry MacNeish has a picture of his '69 Z towing his '69 L89 Chevelle to the drags back in the '70s.
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: SMKZ28 on February 04, 2018, 03:15:53 PM
In November of 1966 a few 1967 RS/SS Camaro convertibles were used to pull floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.  Not sure what kind of hitch was used but in an old thread on the Camaro Pace Car site about these cars Geoff Smith stated, "There is a GM memo somewhere commenting on the Chevy cars to be used here.  From memory there was about 20 Camaros and a hand full of Impalas too."  If that's the case then GM must have okayed it and provided the cars with trailer hitches or perhaps instructed a local dealer to add aftermarket hitches.

The first picture is part of an article that appeared in the September 2013 edition of Racer Magazine on the 1966 racing movie entitled Grand Prix.  The caption for this picture states, "Prior to its Dec. 1966 opening, Grand Prix takes center stage at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in New York. Yes, that is a somewhat bemused '66 Formula 1 World Champion Jack Brabham on the float."  This float had to be pretty heavy with not only the heft of the float itself but the weight of at least two Formula One cars and all the people standing on it.

The second is from Youtube footage of the parade that can be seen here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...TQLHuWhqFt6q--N0IcK7   Two different Camaros can be seen towing floats.  I took a picture of the Camaro towing the Grand Prix float that can be seen at 1:50 in the footage.

The third picture was provided by the aforementioned Geoff Smith in the Camaro Pace Car site thread
Title: Re: 67 GM tow hitch
Post by: KurtS on February 04, 2018, 11:17:00 PM
White RS/SS convertibles with red interiors (and bumper guards) and made before Thanksgiving - not too many of those! I know a couple that are possibles.  Wonder if the other cars also had similar options.
That would be a huge tow weight - at least there was no tongue weight.