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Trans-Am Camaros / 1969 Sunoco Camaro Replica in Switzerland
« on: July 31, 2017, 02:08:14 PM »
Hello, we are Musclecar/Ponycar/Trans-Am enthusiasts from Switzerland who have been following your excellent forum for quite some time. We are currently updating a 1969 Sunoco Camaro Replica we brought over from the United States (the one referred to in the thread "stolen '69 Sunoco Camaro replica"  - no, not the stolen one, the one that was for sale on eBay! ;D). While the car is close to the original in many aspects, there are still a lot of details that can be improved upon. Related to that we have a lot of questions. I'll start with the first two:

1) Dash: What material was the pod housing the tach and gauges made of in the original 1969 Sunoco Camaro?
If I understand correctly, in his reply #53 of July 8, 2011 in the thread "Ideas to share concerning 1:18 ’67-’69 GMP Penske Donohue Camaros" Jon states it was made of aluminum. The reason we’re asking, the pod is so well finished with rounded edges and corners and all. That represents a large amount of work if this pod is made of aluminum (and probably easier to to achieve with fiberglass).

2) Front sway bar (going over the front rails of the subframe):
Is there a supplier selling or (re)producing this part?

Thank you for your time,
Geneva (Switzerland)

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