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286  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 Header Panel Hardware on: December 04, 2010, 10:39:16 AM
Jeff,

 The AIM shows just a standard nut # 9417954.

VT
287  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 1968 R/S Molding clips style on: December 03, 2010, 10:19:50 PM
Kev,
 What is the build date of your car? LA or Norwood?  I was thinking/hoping that they were "Borrowed" from a different car line and find them that way, Still looking.

  Victor
288  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 68 Vin and POP on: December 03, 2010, 04:00:32 PM
Allan,
 There are two types of lower moldings for 1968. R/S molding are three piece and would be attached to the door, the other molding is a one piece that mounts under the door and extends onto the rear quarters and front fender. So removing a door panel would revel the FILLED in holes on a original R/S car. But the very front hole will show Under the front door hinge, on the outer panel. Buy a 1968 Camaro AIM  (assembly instruction Manual AKA Factory Assembly Manual) and a 1968 "BODY BY FISHER" service manual if you are just starting.

Tom,
 1968 AIM page 423

  Victor
289  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 68 Vin and POP on: December 02, 2010, 07:19:17 PM
The link provided does not mention the R/S side molding. Three pieces per side and the fastener holes in the door. these follow the lower body line and separates the dull black from the body color.
  VT
290  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: VIN assignment - JohnZ? on: December 01, 2010, 10:43:38 AM
Kurt,
 How would the plant labor strikes affect the above mentioned process?  Would cars have been caught in limbo and have odd body, build, and VIN numbers?  Do you know the weeks involved?
  Thank you,
  Victor
291  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 68 Vin and POP on: November 30, 2010, 07:17:49 PM
Allen.
 Remove your door panels and see if there are holes filled in. (rear quarters-Front fenders also are pierced) also check if the light buckets are R/S style, check if a vacuum canister was removed, Check the light switch,
 Check if the rear panel under the bumper has been filled in. 68 R/S questions are rarely answered... We middle kids need to stick together. I am no expert but 30 plus years  of 68 R/S cars has provided me with a little insight. Any help i can provide I will.
  Good luck,
  Victor
292  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 1968 R/S Molding clips style on: November 25, 2010, 08:38:19 PM
Hi Guys,
 Part # 3921828 retaining clips in the AIM (page 423) shows a clip that looks like the repo items from classic camaro or rick's with a green finish and two prong construction, However the clips that were I removed were four prong brown finish clips that resemble a
 bug with longer "leggs" on one side like a stink bug (the moldingd are somewhat triangle shapped). There is not a revision listed in my AIM but there is no printed date either, The car is an L.A. 05C, I want to use the brown clips that fit perfectly and holds the moulding very tight. Does anybody know if these clips were original? changed at the assembly plantat some point?  and if so, where can i get six more?
 The brown four prong clips are far superior to the green two prong clips. Has any one else encountered these clips on their car?
 Thank you for your time,
  Victor
293  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: anyone know who manufactures the 67-68 Z28 reproduction headers? on: October 06, 2010, 09:20:39 PM
BB motor and tranny mounts are off-set.
  Victor
294  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Muncie shifter change on: July 18, 2010, 07:33:01 PM
Thank's for the replies and information. O7C was good to hear.
  Victor
295  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Muncie shifter change on: June 29, 2010, 07:55:56 PM
Joe,
 Based on thirty years of collecting what is your opinion on the basic question Did the factory install "MUNCIE" stamped
shifters through the entire 1968 production run?


 John,
 If there was no design change why would they replace them? What would your opinion be for the above question?
  Victor
296  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: '68 Disc Brake Assembly on: June 29, 2010, 07:39:22 PM
Vic,
 Yes they are different, One is to repair the car and the other to put the car together. You can use the correct 14" wheels, what are you using? Two piece rotors were a early 67 thing with a hub and a matching rotor. The photo seems to indicate that you are using the wrong holes, look for holes further out on the backing plate. Look at the picture then imagine a rotor in place.... the rotor diameter is just a bit smaller than the backing plate. Try mocking the parts up with the spindle, that should help. Be sure you have all the parts and pieces that were removed in the first place. Keep us posted. Good luck.
 Victor
297  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: '68 Disc Brake Assembly on: June 27, 2010, 01:03:05 AM
Vic,
 1968 Factory disc brake camaros (- Z/28) came with 14" wheels. The offset (wheel depth) is what is crucial.
 Scour through this site and the answers to most of your questions will be here. Click on the little boxes on the home page. A chassis service manual, Fisher body service manual are great investments. If you are going to be taking it apart a Factory assembly manual is a must. Good luck.
  Victor
298  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: 14 X 6 JK wheels on: June 25, 2010, 08:33:31 AM
NO
299  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 14 x 6 rally wheels JK NX 4 on: June 25, 2010, 08:30:28 AM
No, those NX wheels are for 68-69 drum brakes. They will not fit the front. Google Chevy rally wheel codes.
  Victor
300  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Muncie shifter change on: June 24, 2010, 07:21:28 PM
Hi Guys,
 Still hoping for more replies from 68 guys. Now a few more questions come to mind, If all the Camaro shifters were the same why did the factory replace so many under warranty? and replaced them with what? The factory will always take the cheapest way, so there should have been some kind of improvement. My car is 6,000 from the last 1968 L.A. Camaro and about 27,000 overall. Would the factory limit the amount of High-end cars produced towards the end of a model year? I would still like to read all thoughts on this subject.
  Victor
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