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Originality / Re: Bumper Guards for 1968
« on: December 31, 2017, 10:41:32 PM »
Hi Vince Z28, I am interested in your re-chromed originals. How do I "PM" you to get in direct communication? To 68Camaro Z28 - I was afraid of that - that all the repros are actually made by the same folks. Some of them are made by Golden Legion which I think is in Taiwan.
Thanks,
Allen

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Originality / Re: Bumper Guards for 1968
« on: December 31, 2017, 04:16:32 PM »
Hi Joe, These are excellent photos and its just what I wanted to see. Thanks very much for taking the time to post these. These photos provide a good reference for fit and shape of original bumper guards. The rears appear to fit very well to the profile of the bumper. The fronts fit pretty good as well with only small gaps on one side. The reproduction bumper guards I recently bought have pretty good chrome finish but the fit along the bumper is terrible, especially along the underside. To be fair, the fit along the top side of the rear bumper guards I got is acceptable( but not as good as your originals show) . However, the front repros I have don't fit well anywhere. I guess if I want to get this right I will have to buy NOS or find some originals and have them re-chromed. Does anyone out there have any experience with alternate reproduction bumper guard vendors? Thanks again Joe!
Allen

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Originality / Re: Bumper Guards for 1968
« on: December 30, 2017, 04:55:35 PM »
Joe, I looked at the feature pics on the Home page. Wow, what a great car, its beautiful! And it also shows the correct rear wheel well moldings. Can you take some close ups of the bumper guards from the side so I can closely see how they follow the bumper profile and the top front edge design? I am referring to the area or edge where it goes over the top and then stops at the forward edge of the bumper. There are some repros with a curved top front treatment and some with a more chopped or abrupt treatment there. I also notice that in some pictures you have the rear bumper guards but not the fronts. That's interesting as I may leave the front ones off of my car as well. To all -any help or close ups of original bumper guards would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Allen

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Originality / Re: Bumper Guards for 1968
« on: December 30, 2017, 04:38:37 PM »
Thanks for the prompt reply Joe. I will check it out.
Allen

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Originality / Re: 1968 non-RS wheel well moldings
« on: December 30, 2017, 02:54:26 PM »
This is good stuff guys. This forum is GREAT! Thanks again for all the discussion and inputs from everyone! I think the question is settled. I wish the parts vendors would get this correct as well.

Allen

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Originality / Bumper Guards for 1968
« on: December 30, 2017, 02:47:36 PM »
My question is about the quality of fit of the original bumper guards against the bumper profile? In other words, I would like to see some close up examples of ORIGINAL bumper guards fitted on the car in order to judge the fitment of originals. I would like to see some pictures of front and back if anyone has them or can post some. I also started a thread in the Restoration section about who might make the best reproductions. NOS bumper guards are very expensive so I will be forced to use the repros - (or maybe just put rubber plugs in the holes). I looked at the cars in the Originality section and some show bumper guards but there are no close ups to show the fitment against the bumpers. Thanks in advance - this is a great forum!!

Allen

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Restoration / Bumper Guards for 1968 SS
« on: December 26, 2017, 07:19:50 PM »
I bought some repro bumper guards for my 68 SS both front and back (The old ones had some pits and rust spots). The new ones do NOT fit the bumper profile very well. This car has older repro bumpers from a previous restoration in about 2006. Does anyone make bumper guards that fit the bumper profile better? The ones I recently purchased are Golden Star repros. I would like to other from others in the Restoration section about other brands and/or experience with the repro bumper guards? Thanks.
RAS

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Originality / Re: Silver paint on 68 SS hood ornaments/louvers
« on: December 15, 2017, 10:35:10 PM »
Thanks for the clarification and the prompt reply. I too enjoy learning about the little details and I want to add them to my car as I can. I think I will paint the floors and just leave the sides as they are since my car is a 68_ it should be easier to mask off like that anyway.
Allen

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Originality / Re: Silver paint on 68 SS hood ornaments/louvers
« on: December 15, 2017, 08:05:27 PM »
Good information as always. Thanks. Let me get you to clarify a few things. So all the SS hood louvers in 1968 had the sections between the individual stacks painted silver ( you call it the floor) - is that right? Furthermore, some of the early issues had the silver paint on the sides of the stacks as well but later ones did not? Am I getting this right? Your inputs are invaluable and I appreciate it very much.
Allen

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Originality / Re: Silver paint on 68 SS hood ornaments/louvers
« on: December 15, 2017, 03:55:31 PM »
Is there no one on the Forum today that knows anything about this and is willing to chime in? Darrell, aren't those some of your pictures on the "68 Hood ornament" thread over in the Research topic section? I would have continued with that thread but it appeared old to me and I think the "originality" discussion forum is also a good place for this topic. I hope I can get some information before the weekend so I can make a decision whether or not to try and add the silver paint to my repro SS hood louvers which do not have this feature. Thanks in advance for any info or pictures.
Allen

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Originality / Silver paint on 68 SS hood ornaments/louvers
« on: December 14, 2017, 10:03:34 PM »
My question is regarding the originality of silver paint around the individual chrome plated stacks of the late 68 style hood louvers. Over in the Research Topic section there is a thread titled "68 SS Hood ornaments" that collected input from readers to determine when the SS 350 hood ornaments changed from fin design to the velocity stack design. Part of that thread also covered details of the stack design including that some original ornaments had a mat silver paint applied around the outer part of each individual stack opening. Toward the end of the thread it seems some originals may not have the silver paint after all. I would like to get a good answer from the "originality" forum topic group. So my question is - is it correct for the original stack style hood ornaments to have the mat silver paint applied to the outer part of each stack (but not on the upper chrome edge)?
Allen

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Originality / Re: Trunk decal for posi traction
« on: December 14, 2017, 03:37:57 PM »
I will look into the ones from "Don". Thanks.

Whats the best way to get some of these vendors to recheck the correctness of their products as they are labeled or described in their catalogs or on their web sites?

Allen

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Originality / Re: Trunk decal for posi traction
« on: December 13, 2017, 09:22:01 PM »
"Pacecarjeff" on ebay also appears to be selling a correct paper reproduction much like the web site provided by Darrell.
Thanks again for all the interest and great reply's.
Allen

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Originality / Re: Trunk decal for posi traction
« on: December 13, 2017, 08:09:02 PM »
Wow that's a perfect specimen and definitely answers this question once and for all (and confirms my suspicion). The one from Camaro Central has round corners but the correct part number. I just asked them about it and the guy who I talked to said they have been selling this for 30 years and no one has ever mentioned that it is incorrect. He assured me my sources that indicated 1968 decals had square corners were wrong. Oh well, there are still some vendor issues out there so buyer beware. Thanks again for your prompt reply and the great picture! This is such a good forum.

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Originality / Trunk decal for posi traction
« on: December 13, 2017, 07:23:08 PM »
I want to know about the correct style for the posi traction caution decal in the trunk for my 1968 L34 coupe. I recently received my decal from Camaro Central and it has round corners. After looking at some "original" and survivor pictures it seems the correct style is supposed to be with square corners. Which is correct? Any help or definitive pictures would be greatly appreciated.

Allen

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