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286  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 painted side marker bezels on: July 07, 2009, 12:41:56 AM
Pex,
You are correct. As soon as i picked them up the weight difference was felt. My car is an RS/SS anyway so NOW I will paint the valleys semi gloss black. I do not plan on ever being judged but want what I want. It sure seems 68 people are few and far between....(perfect). Thanks for the insight and please post if anything else pops into your head.
    Victor
287  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 painted side marker bezels on: July 06, 2009, 05:10:51 PM
My bezel that is painted is # 3927429. Side by side they compair the same except for the painted highlight, there must be a reason for the different part numbers. I considered fading but have so far only seen a few original cars since and it was a front to back thing as opposed to a side to side thing. I am still hoping enough 68 owners are on this site go check their cars and provide me a real pattern of usage. I know it is a small issue but i do want to be correct and know it when another prick like myself pours over the car.
 Victor
288  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 painted side marker bezels on: July 06, 2009, 11:49:56 AM
Pex,
 Thanks for the reply.  While cleaning my original parts to reinstall after the cars first real repaint i discovered the difference in the bezels, Old part books list the different #'s. I had raised this issue a couple of weeks ago on this forum but did not ask questions, i thought i could find enough cars around here to compair/inspect but that fell short.
I am in Torrance CA (5 miles south of LAX) so no... I only wish i was at the nationals. I am saying i do not have a clue and do not know about the bezels either. I am leaning to the idea that the fronts were painted and the rears were not , but i would like to hear other opinions. I'm a 05C RS/SS L.A. car.  Victor
289  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 68 painted side marker bezels on: July 05, 2009, 07:52:42 PM
I need some observation help regarding original 1968 side marker bezels. It seems that the front bezels were Highlighted with black painted Valleys (# 3925429) and the rear quarter panel belels are not painted ( # 3927459). Other than part books, I have been unable to find any information about this. For the last two weeks i have been attending as many shows/cruises as i could, but was not convinced one way or another. So happens the original painted cars i saw were both L.A. cars and both had the black front bezels and neither owner had ever noticed they were not the same as the rears. (these were standered models) My car has the R/S option. So my questions are: Is this standard?, Part of a trim option?, How is this judged at a show?  If you have any input please post.
 Thank you,
 Victor
290  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Rally wheels on: June 24, 2009, 05:47:14 PM
What does the rear of the wheels look like? Can you post a picture of the back? Factory wheels have a nice press/spotweld look as opposed to welded beads, If so.... the centers could be GM, the rim aftermarket.
  VT
291  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 side marker bezels on: June 19, 2009, 12:01:15 PM
Of your car.
292  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 side marker bezels on: June 19, 2009, 11:43:08 AM

Joe,
What is your build date and plant?
VT
293  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 side marker bezels on: June 19, 2009, 08:15:43 AM
Paul,
Thanks for the info. So only the front was hilighted with black paint? Hmmm... Was this applied to all models across the F-body line?  So...was the paint satin, 60%, or gloss?--Ha Ha just kidding.
Victor
294  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 68 side marker bezels on: June 19, 2009, 01:11:11 AM
 I found two different front side marker bezels while reassembling my O5C LA RS/SS. one is part # 3925429 and inside the "valley" is painted black. The other is part # 3927459 and is not painted in the "valley". Was one of these part of the RS package?
  Victor
295  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: black on tailpan on ss cars on: June 16, 2009, 06:53:36 PM
Drop the bumper or remove the tail lights. If it still has the  factory finish there will be untouched paint. My O5C LA car was glossy since i purchased it in 1980, This year i stripped the car and had it repainted and am now sure it was semi-gloss.
  Victor
296  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Possible '68 DANA Camaro on: June 10, 2009, 09:44:54 PM
Dana was swapping in 427's September 1966 mabye earlier. Peyton Cramer was a Owner and Dick Guldstrand was the head wrench. Traco and Mickey Thomson were somehow in the backround. The building was still there a few years ago. I spoke to a gentlemen about two years ago that was a salesman at dana till it closed. He was still selling cars at Thousand Oaks chevrolet but was not able to remember any details regarding the hi-perf programs.
These Dana cars seem to be the WMD's of the supercar era. If anyone has any information about these cars please share. There is some info on the net, and in old car mags from late '66. Anybody have pictures?
   VTFB68
297  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trunk Spatter Paint Color for 1st Gens. on: June 02, 2009, 07:39:29 PM
Pex,
Check your e-mail for trunk pictures. Hope it helps.
  VTFB68
298  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 67 AIM sources on: April 11, 2009, 11:57:29 AM
Hi guys,
 I have a 1968 "FACTORY ASSEMBLY MANUAL" that i found about thirty years ago, it's a copy from DRAFTING GRAPHIC # 3918855
it has many handwritten notes and dates in the revision box on the bottom of the pages. Is this considered the A.I.M.?
 Thank you all,
   VT
299  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Edelbrock's red camaro on: March 26, 2009, 12:23:17 AM
Hi guys,
I was wondering if anybody has ever checked out the red 67 SS "that came from the factory with a 327" becuse they ran out of 350s ? I remember this being a magazine car early on (I think one of the stories was "THE CAMARO THAT COULD"). I don't buy that the factory made so many big mistakes. It seems that a lot of people think their wrong part is somehow original. It was common in the late 70's early 80's to crash or buy a crashed muscle car an put all the good stuff on a stocker... we did a few... numbers ment nothing! Parts were cheap, labor was free. We also swapped out all the good parts we wanted when we sold or traded cars. I have gone through 7 early camaros through the years and still have many of the good parts, kept 1 original BB car. Our group went through dozens (Chevelles and Novas too) and i'm sure this was repeted throughout the hot rod world. People junked 302s becuse they did not know how to tune or drive them. Anyway any info on the Edelbrock camaro would be great to know.
  Thanks,
    Victor
300  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Competition plus rods on: March 18, 2009, 08:14:28 PM
 Hi Guys,
Thanks for the replys. Out of 23 rods not  single match, though the shifter and levers are correct. I will check the Long beach Hi-perf swap meet on Sunday, I may get lucky. Thanks again for the Info, picture, and advice.
  Victor
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