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Originality / Re: Black Firewall Paint
« on: November 18, 2005, 06:19:31 PM »
Nice, Sequoia green Camaro owners unite!†
Mr396, I see you also have a vinyl top...Me Too!† I also see your car is a Norwood car, maybe that denotes a difference, is it solid black from the seam down, everywhere?.† †
JohnKY, as stated, mine was like yours, no black anywhere, by chance is your car a LOS-Van Nuys car?† We could be on to something! :)

I'll post some pic's of mine ASAP, Could you guys also email me some more pics of your cars, would love to see them!

Any other Sequoia green Camaro owners out there???

Originality / Black Firewall Paint
« on: November 16, 2005, 04:50:47 PM »
Here's a question I would like to get a lot replies on.
I have a 68 Sequoia Green SS 12D build car that I am the second owner of, was purchased from an estate sale where the original owner was a construction company owner and had passed in an crane accident and the estate was tied up for 15+ years and the car just sat.† The car was mostly original when purchased, T3's still working, all original interior without a tear (seat foam just rotting), even had original belts and hoses on the engine.† The car was repainted once (outside only-all paint in door jams, under hood, cowl area, under trunk original-you could see the tape lines) due to an accident that took out the drivers fender and door and the original vinyl top was removed. Someone also went through the engine compartment with black spray paint too because there was overspray on everything including the dirt and grease.(I guess in an attempt to pretty it up for the sale)† Some things were changed like shocks, tires, antenna, exhaust, plugs, wires, cap & rotor. Here's the thing, my firewall/bottom side of hood was NOT painted black but was body color so when I restored her, I did not paint the firewall/bottom of hood black but had to have the tail pan black so that's what I did.† I have been questioned several times about it and KNOW I read somewhere (never to be found again) that certain colors did not get the black-out treatment due to an enamel/lacquer mismatch.† I also was told by a reputable person at nationals that it was incorrect even after the above explanation.† I have photos of factory crayon marks that ran under the blower cover and numerous picís of the firewall during teardown all showing body color, no black except for some little spots where there's overspray from the fool with the spraybomb.†
My questions are;
Am I correct about the paint mismatch or did I dream that?
Did certain color cars come from the factory with body color firewalls?
Does anyone else have a Sequoia Green SS where the firewall is NOT painted black?
Any and all opinions would be greatly appreciated!!!
Thank's in advance, Chris.

Originality / Re: Spring loaded antenna
« on: November 16, 2005, 03:11:23 PM »
Laughed my ass off when I read this post, not because of the original question but I had a similar antenna on my car when I got it and when I decided to replace it, I had to pull the fender partially off to get at it and noticed it was really dirty under there, so I pulled the whole fender to clean, then that made everything else look dirtier.† Next thing I knew it snowballed so bad I was pulling the engine and subframe and entire car apart!!!† Something I planned to fix in an afternon turned into a 3 year complete nut & bolt restoration...Guess you all know that story! ;D ;D ;D

Dave, if you haven't already, DO NOT REPLACE THAT ANTENNA!!!!

Originality / Re: Spiral Shocks
« on: November 16, 2005, 02:49:11 PM »
Ok, so 477 & 851, and am I correct in thinking the 477 has a broadcast code of PS for 68 and 851 has UN?
Any takers on the SS suspension being same as F41 question???

Originality / Spiral Shocks
« on: November 16, 2005, 03:30:51 AM »
Originally posted this in Team Camaro but never got a definitive answer so I thought I would try here.

Curious if someone knows the correct original part numbers for the shocks that would have come on a 68 SS 396/325 with a M20? I have been finding different info in all my books and manuals. Thinking 3192477 & 3192851 but have found some sources saying 3192826 & 3192831??? What Gives??? Please help!!!!

Also, I know when you ordered the SS you got what's referred to in books as a "special suspension" with the SS package. Am I correct in assuming that was the F41 package and if so did the shocks follow that or still varied with other options i.e. AC/engine/whatever?


Originality / Re: front spoiler
« on: November 16, 2005, 03:00:18 AM »
When i got my car the original spoiler was gone but what remained was pieces of the plastic under six regular 5/16 head self tapping screws.† All the holes where the support braces would attach were untouched and still had paint in them so i knew i didnt have the second type larger spoiler and replaced it with the short textured one.† My car was in storage for 15 years prior to me getting it and was mostly original & unmolested with 58xxx showing on the speedo so i would guess those self tappers were original but i suppose the original owner could have added the spoiler.† Hope that helps and glad i found this place!!! :)

1968 Sequioa Green Camaro SS
396/325 M20

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