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Originality / Re: 1969 RS Headlight Bucket Shim
« on: November 21, 2017, 05:58:21 PM »
I attended the MCACN show in Chicago this past weekend and saw Mark B's LOS built 1969 RS/SS that was a candidate for Vintage Certification. This is an original car with no apparent previous front end damage. As shown in the photo below, the original RS headlight bucket shims appear to be similar to those in the photos posted by Rick (HOT302) albeit with a less angular shoulder.

Originality / Re: 69 Camaro Rear Wheel Well Plugs
« on: August 18, 2017, 03:56:23 PM »
My 12B Norwood 69 SS. Looks like the Caplug type. Hope this helps.


Thanks John, first example I've seen of the Caplug type plug used in addition to my 69. Thought it might be an outlier.

Originality / Re: 69 Camaro Rear Wheel Well Plugs
« on: August 18, 2017, 02:24:54 PM »
1968 LOS 12D
Only shot I could find from Teardown, I however have a baggie marked rear wheel well plugs that has a combination of the two styles.

I was not sure "IF" your title was for 69 info (data) only, but then you posted a 68 so I figured I would add this photo.


Good observation Jim, as I wan't seeing many contributions of '69 examples I included a '68.

Originality / Re: 69 Camaro Rear Wheel Well Plugs
« on: August 17, 2017, 02:55:23 PM »
By the lack of posts I take it most members don't have much interest in this subject!

Here is a very original 68 Z/28 survivor (Rich, "ALLZS"), I don't have the build details, showing a Caplug style wheel well plug:

Originality / Re: 69 Camaro Rear Wheel Well Plugs
« on: August 13, 2017, 03:42:33 PM »
An original example; 1969 Camaro 307, 60K miles, never apart, Norwood car originally registered in CA, showing all body plug style wheel well plugs (per Eddie M.):


Originality / Re: 69 Camaro Rear Wheel Well Plugs
« on: August 10, 2017, 11:34:00 PM »
As Tim's research uncovered (nice work Tim), deep in a TC build thread (Post # 3130...) were photos of my original rear wheel wells and plugs.  As shown, the 2 rear plugs are Caplug BP 3/4" recessed style and the single, forward position plug is a body plug style. Unlike Eddie's Cortez Z plugs which are all body plugs it has an embossed PN.   

Brooklyn Z Wheel Well with original Caplug BP 3/4" recessed plugs (2) in rear position

Plug Removed showing body color

Original Plugs

Originality / Re: 69 Camaro Rear Wheel Well Plugs
« on: August 10, 2017, 11:11:42 PM »
Lloyd not sure if it was your car being referenced, but Mike P's build thread touched on this area, and may be of help:
I do recall that there was a difference between the style of plugs observed on LOS cars, will check my notes.

Nice pick up Tim, "what is lost is found"! Thanks!

Originality / 69 Camaro Rear Wheel Well Plugs
« on: August 10, 2017, 03:30:06 PM »
I'm detailing the rear wheel wheel wells on my 1969 RS Z/28 restoration project ("Brooklyn Z") and was unable to locate disassembly photos of this area. The wwells have received color overspray and now need to be undercoated. I'm conversant with the undercoating process however need to confirm the location and type of plugs originally used in the three, 3/4" holes inside each rear wwell. Quarter panels are original to the car and I recall that my original plugs were a combination of Caplug BP 3/4" recessed style plugs similar to those used on the cowl (2 x 1/2") and on the firewall (single). The other type of plug used was a body plug style plug also found in other locations (floor pan, bottom of trunk drop offs). Below are photos of both types of plugs (web sourced photos). Below also are photos of Eddie M's Cortez X77 Sept 69 Norwood build (mine is a 2B Norwood build) which show only the body plug style plugs used in all 3 rear wwell hole locations. What style (and mix) of plugs were originally used in rear wheel wells?       

Caplug BP recessed style plug (example only, ignore size)

Typical Body Plug style plug

Rear Wheel Well - Eddie M's Cortez Z

Rear Wheel Well - Eddie M's Cortez Z

Correct plug installed


that looks good. WTG seeing this project through. Sometimes it the little things that get ya...

Thanks. Painstaking but worth sweating the details.

Correct Plug Installed

Maybe you can sell some of those plugs to the resto shop that put the wrong plug in your manifold so others don't have to do what you just did.

Interesting thought, however if anyone needs a correct plug I still have plenty!

Still experimenting with image hosting alternatives to Photobucket. Here are some Flickr hosted photo renderings:

New intake expansion plug stamping, 1 1/4" unplated steel, no mfg markings:

New Stamping vs Jobber zinc plated plug (haven't unwrapped the reskinned manifold...)

Reverse side of factory original 472 manifold with expansion plug (unplated steel)

Out with the incorrect...

I received this photo of an original, unrestored 472 intake (underside view) with its factory installed expansion plug. As with the original plug from my intake its unplated steel.

I wasn't able to locate a new or suitable mint expansion plug (1 1/4", steel, unplated, unstamped) contacted a small freeze plug company who did a custom run for me. I have several available.

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