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Originality / Re: 68 Windshield Trim
« on: January 14, 2006, 02:15:19 AM »
All cars had chrome window trim including the Z/28.

Rick H.

Originality / Re: Black Firewall Paint
« on: January 14, 2006, 01:41:58 AM »
If I remember correctly you have said that you plan on entering this car in Bowtie judging this year at Carlisle?

I've seen your car and it's extremely nice and I'm not taking anything away from it but if you plan on having it judged in the higher classes such as Bowtie I want you to know that without supporting documentation (which I believe does not exist) you will loose major points for that painted firewall. And I highly doubt you will be able to convince the judges that the painted firewall is correct.

I have yet to see a Camaro come through the upper levels of judging without a blacked out firewall.

Again I am not taking anything away from your car but just want to give you a heads up.

Rick H.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Camaro Wheel codes??
« on: December 23, 2005, 06:37:48 PM »
AM wheel is standard 14x6 steel wheel for 1970-72 Camaro.

Rick H.

Restoration / Re: Trunk Spatter Paint Color for 1st Gens.
« on: November 26, 2005, 06:33:01 PM »
My 1967 03D Camaro RS when I bought it had original sheetmetal, original paint and unmolested trunk. Trunk splatter paint was/is black/aqua. I can post pictures later.

Rick H.

Originality / Re: 1968 Body
« on: November 14, 2005, 05:27:13 PM »
Order the weatherstripping as a 1968. Nothing different. If you want to make it correct, get a set of templates for the side markers and cut them out and add the markers and bezels. Or just leave it alone and drive it.

Nice car.

Rick H.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: VIN # and Trim Tag Build Date
« on: November 13, 2005, 01:01:52 AM »
An 09C build date with a 682xxx VIN number is a Sept 1969 Car.

An 09C build date with a VIN approx 510xxx is Sept 1968.

Remember they built these 1969 cars from Aug 1968 until Nov 1969

Did the car have an X code? If so then it's a legit Sept 69 car.

No X code and a VIN of 682xxx then don't buy it.

Rick H.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: BB fan shroud part number
« on: November 03, 2005, 05:10:04 PM »

3945789  67 68 BB

3947619  69 BB

Rick H.

Originality / Re: front spoiler
« on: November 02, 2005, 03:48:02 AM »
Yes. The valances are different and the shape of the spoiler where it mounts to the valance is different.

Rick H.

Restoration / Re: New Shell Vs Fixing mine
« on: October 30, 2005, 02:16:41 PM »
Also I have been informed there are legal issues with welding in my old firewall to use the vin and such. (basically I've been told by law enforcement here in NJ that if I do that, its illegal, and they can confiscate the car)


Actually that is not true. It is perfectly legal to repair the damaged part with an aftermarket piece and if that part happens to be a firewall section or dash panel you can repair the area and replace your VIN, trim tag or whatever. The replacement body's are considered repair parts.

The manufacturer of the body's has worked out the legal issues according to federal guidlines.

Rick H.

Restoration / Re: L30/M20 firewall pic needed...
« on: October 30, 2005, 01:52:45 PM »
Maybe we should regroup.

Seeing that the car is a 1968 and trim tag says nothing about options, and the drivetrain is missing and the car is pretty well banged up, what leads you to believe the car is an L30/M20?

What are the first 5 digits of the VIN?  Having a proportioning valve doesn't mean you have an L30/M20 either. What leads you to believe it had the valve? Is the front to rear brake line a one piece or two piece? Did the car have A/C?

Way to many missing parts so I would build it the way you want and enjoy it.

Rick H.

Restoration / Re: L30/M20 firewall pic needed...
« on: October 29, 2005, 06:12:41 PM »
Actually one reason the saginaw speedometer cable is in the same location as the automatic is because the speedo cable hookup is on the left side of the saginaw, the same as the automatic. The cable doesn't have to cross over like it does for a Muncie which has the cable hookup on the right side.

Rick H.

Restoration / Re: !/4 panel supports
« on: October 29, 2005, 02:16:14 AM »
The tough part about getting these braces is they are considered expendable when people cut the quarters off of cars. These braces run into the rockers as well and get cut when cars are parted out.
Best way to get these intact is to tell the yard to cut off the back of the rocker along with the front part of the quarter panel.

Good luck.

Rick H.


Restoration / Re: RUSTED inner quarter panel!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: October 29, 2005, 02:11:36 AM »
You need to get a digital camera and post pictures. May I also recommend spell checker.  ::)

The pieces you are referring too are not reproduced and will require you finding a donor car.

Rick H.

Restoration / Re: L30/M20 firewall pic needed...
« on: October 29, 2005, 02:05:08 AM »
I don't have a digital camera yet so I can't help you with a picture. I did however take a look at my L30/M20 and the speedometer cable comes through the firewall about two inches lower than the clutch rod and about two inches toward the drivers side of the car from the clutch rod. Hope this helps, RonM.

Is your car an original L30/M20? Because the location you described is not correct for the M20. Location you described is for auto transmissions. Correct speedometer cable  location for the M20 and any other standard shift car is just right and slightly above the transmission tunnel towards the center of the firewall.

Rick H.

General Discussion / Re: Members from old forum version please post here
« on: October 22, 2005, 10:23:25 PM »
I am back and with the same name. ;D

Rick H.

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