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Mild Modifications / The Hugger goes old school Pro Touring!
« on: April 25, 2011, 08:58:43 AM »
I've been thinkin of changing my back tires on the Hugger cause I think they look like bike tires! This is not what you expect on a muscle car today!  :-\
I started to look around EBay for some old school wider tires. Together with some 14x7" rims could it be the recipe for me!
With help from a firend of my a couple of NOS tires were found and they even had there color marking on!:


During the winter I took all the wheels down and sent the rear rims for extension(?) to a special rim shop. The result is great and you can barley see that this isn't original 7" rims! After sand blasting and paint they look like this:



The differ between front and rear rims:


I also made a spare wheels in the same time.


I also change brand of the tires for this season to match the NOS Good Year Polyglas from EBay. The rear tires are H70-14 and the front ones are F70-14.


Here they are in place:





...have you ever heard of "old school Pro Touring" before or am I first with this expression?

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Originality / Where to place trunk decals, posi and jacking??
« on: March 29, 2011, 06:29:45 PM »
Hi there!
I cant find an exact position of the Positraction and Jacking instruction decals in the AM, does anybody have a good pic or instruction regarding this?

...or is the positions more up to the user??  ???

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Originality / How is the original spare tire mounted?
« on: November 11, 2010, 10:10:00 AM »
Hi!
I want to see pics of an original trunk mounted spare wheel so I know how restore as correct as possible while Im at it!  ;)
I dont have my POP or other documents to see how my car original was equipped so I just want to see whats most likely to have been there....


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Restoration / Original tachometer
« on: November 25, 2009, 08:49:06 AM »
Yesterday I pulled my old and broken fule gauge out and Im gonna replace it with a new original tachometer instead.
But I have to enlarge the mounting hole a lot when the tacho needs moore space then the fuel guage!

..but to my quest, how do I secure it on the backside?? I cant find anything in the Assembly Manual regarding this mounting??  ???
There are three screws in the back that I assume youre suppposted to use but do you need some moore parts or what?

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General Discussion / Every mans dream garage?!
« on: July 06, 2009, 07:22:01 PM »
I had a friend for a visit during last weekend and I just must let you se my home garage at this pont! :P I dont think this is a common sight even in a garge in the US.
My friends car is a original 427 former race car and its not 100 % original right now but the goal is to restore it to its former looks! The original paint is light blue metallic but I just love the Hugger orange!








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Restoration / New tall bumpers guards, they dont fit!
« on: June 15, 2009, 11:21:48 AM »
Hi!
Has anybody else had problems when mounting repro bumper guards, specially in the front on a 69 Camaro??  ???
I have to use the grinder to take a lot of material, and crome, away so the guard at least fit the bumper shape...! :(

I bought the bumper guards from NPD cause i heard that they had rather good quality!  ::)

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Originality / What sticker should I have on my X44??
« on: December 11, 2008, 11:52:36 AM »
Can anybody tell me what information stickers my car should have when it left the Norwood plant??

The trim tag looks like this:




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Decoding/Numbers / Decoding 68 Camaro built in Switzerland??
« on: November 28, 2008, 08:02:35 AM »
Igot a guest from a guy here in Sweden that recently bought a 68 Camaro built in Switzerland and he wants to decode the cowl tag!

Heres his numbers:

General motors suisse  s.s bienne
Make chevrolet   TS  BT
MODEL 8-CAMARO-12437-S      REL. J-666-6
MOTOR  MA                             COL  X367
CHASSIS S9-685XXX                TRIM  XK121

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Originality / Tall front bumper guards?!
« on: November 05, 2008, 10:06:01 AM »
How can I know for sure that my 69 X44 came with large front bumper guards??
Cause Ive been wondering about two mysterious holes that I thought every 69 has in the front sand plate, but now I guess theese are for mounting the large guards?!

How can you se that theese holes are drilled from factory or home made??



What else were includeed in the option G31??

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Maintenance / How to adjust/remount the front bumper on a 69?
« on: November 02, 2008, 10:52:14 AM »
Ive just taken the front bumper off while Im painting the grill and I saw that the bumper wasnt in line with the front.
Is there some instruction out there in how to remount the bumper the easiest way so its easy to adjust it without taking it down each time??  ???

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Originality / RPO Z87 what was really included??
« on: August 12, 2008, 07:53:58 AM »
Ive read some topics here on the CRG regarding hood insulation and Z87 option but Ihavent seen any complete list of what Z87 really consists of?
Ive also looked through my sales brochurs from 1969 and they never mention hood insulation under the option "Custom interior"
This is what I can read from them:
Custom interior includes: special body insulation, molded door panels , carpeted lower door panels, assist grips on doors and instrument panel, rich wood-like ffect on intr. panel and steering wheel, bright pedal trim, glove compartment light and luggage compartment mat.

Questions to asked:
 - What kinda insulation under hood were original in this option 1969? Molded or not? Can I buy one from CI with confidence for an example?
 - What option included trunk and hood light??

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Originality / Grille color on a X44?
« on: August 01, 2008, 08:06:39 PM »
Hi there!
Im a new member on this forum and I have a quest regarding subject above!
My car is a Hugger orange 1969 X44 model with Houndstooth Deluxe interior. My guess is that the grille is not correct painted.
As I understand it should be Argent silver as the head lamp bezels?! Is that correctly understood?



Regards Hakan from Sweden.

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