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I have a pair of decet tail light bezels for a standars 68  and they have slight chrome flaking and pitting.... ive never had any thing rechromed so i was just wondering about how much it would cost... i want them to be nice... but not "show" i want the finish to be as origional... thanks in advance... david

Restoration / Center Grill Color for 68 Standard grille?
« on: June 13, 2006, 05:46:44 AM »
Looking at the repo and NOS grille out there... they are all molded out of gray plastic...   I want mine to be as close to origional as possible... what was the finish on the grilles when they rolled off the line? Were they molded and put on the cars or were they painted? if so whts the procedure? Thanks In Advance.... Also Are there any major differences in the NOS ones and Repops... as far as fit and apperance?

General Discussion / Anyone know anything about this '68 L89 Ragtop?
« on: June 03, 2006, 03:55:19 PM »
Saw this browsing the Mecum site.... besides being a convertible and an RS it appears to have the same Paint/ Top/ Interior color combination as my '68. I figured that if I got any more photos of it then i wold have a bewtter idea of MY finished product. Besides that this is a really nice and rare '68.. that is IF its real... no mrntion of documentation...

Originality / Too Many Holes!!!!
« on: May 30, 2006, 04:36:01 AM »
Ok... Here is a good brain teaser for you camaro "enthusiasts" and more than likely a piece of cake for you "experts"... either way I myself dont know the answer. Break out your 1968 assembly manuals, and give me your opinions or shed me on a few facts. Below i have posted a picture of a section of the firewall area of my 68... It is a possible L30/M20 car as it has the valve on the frame and a few other odds and ends... but anyways there are 3 holes labeled on my pic.. what were they for?

I believe hole "A" to be the for RPO U17, the oil line hole, as seen in AM UPC 0 Sheet A8.5

Im just confused about hole "B" At first i thought it was hole 3C on AM UPC 0 Sheet A8.5 but holes 3A and both 3B holes are not there.

Hole "C" is where the origional speedometer pierced the firewall.

Ant and all help and opinions are apperciated. I wist to restore this car to its origional state and have very little to go by but i want to make it as correct as possible. Thanks in advance!

Restoration / Primer recomendations....
« on: May 02, 2006, 09:25:55 PM »
Hi all.... I have spent the past few days reworkin and origional Non-RS 68 fender. I know its crazy but i got around 20 hours in this fender and it didnt have a single dent in it to start with! But it was rusted out in the back and a little spot bout the size of a penny on the front. I have worked very hard and the repairs are 100% undetectable and the isnt a single spot of bondo or filler anywhere on it. Id ven go as far to say it compares to a NOS piece. Anyways the fender is in bare metal right now and i just want to know if you guys have any recomendation to a good primer to put on it to keep it from rusting. Keep in mind that the primer that goes on will stay there. It wont be the final coat of primer but i would like it to be the same as what will be used on the rest of the car and as the final coat before i shoot the color. Ill be sprayin Rally Green over it when it comes time to paint so i want the primer color to be one that wont diftort the green more than what it was distorted at the factory. Any recomendation on Brands, types, or colors?

General Discussion / 67 L30/M20 Convertible on ebay w/POP...
« on: April 28, 2006, 10:40:36 PM »

First saw the link on the syc site.. figured there were a few people over here that hadnt seen it that were interested in the car.

Is this car in the registry already? If not someone should try to get up with the winner and ask him to enter it.... wouldnt want such a rare car to just "vanish"

Hope whoever buys the car enjoys restoring it as much as I have restoring my 68 rally green L30/M20 coupe!

Originality / Driver side mirror
« on: April 26, 2006, 06:46:06 PM »
Can anyone tell me what mirror was mouted on my car by the pictures? Also...see the floorboards   this is what happens when you move cars wit forklifts! Good thing dynacorp has 1piece floors now ;D

General Discussion / Green top on green 69
« on: April 14, 2006, 12:17:55 AM »
Saw this on ebay the other day.. exactly how rare is a Green top car?   ... Warning This car is shot... click link at your on risk! lol

Ok... trying to build up my "resource and reference" area of my upcoming resto on my firts 1968 camaro. So far i have the Assembly manual, and alot of parts vendors books...ricks, year one, paddok, classic industries, etc... i plan on getting the following as well:

1. The wiring diagram manual
2. the chassis service manual
3. the fishey body service manual
4. the overhaul manual...(if i can find a copy)
5. Chevorlet by the numbers 65-69
6. Bill holder
7. 67-69 Camaro restoration Jason Scott
8. Origional jason scott
9. A bishko reprint of the parts book

Does any one on here have any more recomendations on literature?

Also... does ANYONE know where i can get a copy of "The 1967-1968 Camaro Reference Book From A to Z" i used to have a copy of this book but have lost it... everyone says it is out of print... i really want a copy if any one has one they would part with or knows where i could get my hands on a copy i would greatly appreciate it!!!

General Discussion / Still confused on Smog systems!!!!
« on: March 25, 2006, 04:21:22 AM » have read the reports and threads. But im still confused on the smog system. My car is potentially a L30/M20 car...not 100% sure yet...but for now thats how i am gonna restore it...even though it wont be #'s matching.... would this car have came with the A.I.R. System?

Decoding/Numbers / Correct intake for L30
« on: March 25, 2006, 04:18:11 AM »
What is the correct intake for the 1968 L30 327? Also my cowl date is 04A... what is my date code range to find a correct intake?

Restoration / Source for repo 68 Yenko "Y" center caps???
« on: March 16, 2006, 04:57:17 AM »
I have a friend over in Ocala, FL that is building a 68 Yenko clone... we were talkin the other day and he mentioned he couldnt find the "Y" center caps for the Rally II's he had... so i told him id do a little looking... i figure i could post here and mabye have some luck.... any one know of a source??

General Discussion / Fiberglass 68 bodies
« on: March 10, 2006, 11:41:05 PM »
Ok... got plans and most drivetrain to build a new car to race on the 1/4's... i dont wanna butcher an oricional car and dynacorn hasnt released a 67-68 coupe bodies yet. I once found a place to get full fiberglass bodies for the 67-68 style... they were one piece drop on bodies.... i cant find my link to their page.... anyone know of sources for these?

Originality / 1968 Interior RPO options
« on: February 28, 2006, 05:21:41 AM »
Okay... i have gotten myself confused. My 1968 has the "716" Custom ivory houndstooth bucket interior... what RPO did this fall under? and what all was included with it.. i know i had the pedal trim because the acc. pedal is still there and has the trim attached.. and this was a console car also... the special rivets are still in the trans tunnel. Did this car come with the wood wheel or was it a seperate option?

Originality / Auto or manual from the factory...can u tell...
« on: February 11, 2006, 06:55:37 AM »
As i have posted in previous post i have a 68 thats missing the interior, including the pedal assembly and steering column. My question is...Can u tell by the transmission tunnel if a car was an auto or a manual? I do know does not have the cutout for the muncie spedometer that scratches that option...but still leave the possibility of a saginaw or a 3spd on the floor...or and auto. Can u tell by the cutouts of the tunnel, or the remains of a tunnel in my case, lol? Also were there holes drilled in the tunnel if one ordered the console option or were they there and only used if the console was ordered. Ill post a pic of the remans of my tunnel tomorrow...but would still like to know.

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