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31  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 68 Deluxe seat emblem location?? on: April 08, 2014, 06:12:51 PM
I found something on Team Camaro that said 2 1/6 from the pipping on the rear & 2 3/16 on the front buckets.
32  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / 68 Deluxe seat emblem location?? on: April 08, 2014, 12:04:30 PM
I am ready to start installing my 68 Houndstooth covers & I was wondering does anyone know the correct 68 Houndstooth seat emblem location? I figure I can look at a picture & guess but I would rather know the correct emblem placement. My car was originally a 712 car so I don't have anything to go off of? I have new buns for the front and I am using an old 69 Confortweive rear seat for the rear as the core.
 Thank you in advance,
 Nick
33  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 26 year resto on: March 31, 2014, 09:21:38 PM
WOW!! It turned out beautiful. I am in the middle of restoring my marathon project 68 SSRS 396 & seeing yours motivates me to get mine done.  Smiley
 Outstanding job!!
34  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trim Vinyl top ? on: March 20, 2014, 09:02:36 PM
Thank you guys, I do not know that is just a cheep 15.00 antenna I bought off of feebay. I just couldn't justify 200 bucks for an antenna. It's 30"s long if I remember right
35  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trim Vinyl top ? on: March 20, 2014, 07:30:33 PM
Thank you guys
36  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trim Vinyl top ? on: March 20, 2014, 05:54:35 PM
Here are a few pics... Smiley
















37  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trim Vinyl top ? on: March 19, 2014, 10:04:16 PM
Thank you guys, I installed the top today and got it all trimmed. What I did was, I laid the chrome moldings over the pins with out the clips and marked around the moldings with a sharpie. Then pulled them back off & used one of my wife's thin plastic cutting boards and slid it up under the top up to the pins & used a razor blade and slowly cut it just on the inside of the line. With the cutting board between the paint & vinyl I was able to trim it with out ever touching any of the paint. I did take a few pics but left the camera out in the garage so I'll try & post them tomorrow.
38  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trim Vinyl top ? on: March 18, 2014, 06:14:07 PM
I would make sure you get a good vinyl top. Most that you see are too padded.

The top I bought came from Firewheel Classics, I hope it is right.
39  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trim Vinyl top ? on: March 18, 2014, 06:12:24 PM
Thats a good looking color. Is that what color your car came from the factory?
Thank you. Yes Butternut was the original color although when I bought the car in 1980 it was Gold. I had it painted the 77 Corvette Yellow in first pics in 1981, but I have wanted to return it back to Butternut for probably 20 years. After hurting the big block at the drag strip in early 2006 I set it aside & started on the rotisserie resto the end of 2009.  I've worked on it off & on.. mostly off. lol..  over since, & painted it myself at home here in my garage last May through July.

Thank you, yes that is what I have done all these years Smiley
40  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trim Vinyl top ? on: March 18, 2014, 06:11:03 PM
Your speaker holes are gigantic.

 lol.. I know thats what happens when 16 year old kid puts new speakers in. There are to many things to count that I've done to this poor car over the years I wish I could take back. Sad
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trim Vinyl top ? on: March 18, 2014, 06:08:18 PM
Butternut w/ a vinyl top is such a great combo. I'm going to follow this thread see how it turns out. Wish I had some advice to give but I'm it the same boat, I want to put the vinyl top back on my 69 but havent worked up t nerve to try it myself.

Thank you for the kind words sir
42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trim Vinyl top ? on: March 18, 2014, 06:07:47 PM
you know your spoiler is going to hit your rear antennae?

LOL.. I know, it's been that way the whole 34 years I've owned the car. It wasn't born with a rear spoiler but it was on there when I bought it and it just seems at home.
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Trim Vinyl top ? on: March 18, 2014, 06:06:18 PM
Thats a good looking color. Is that what color your car came from the factory?
Thank you. Yes Butternut was the original color although when I bought the car in 1980 it was Gold. I had it painted the 77 Corvette Yellow in first pics in 1981, but I have wanted to return it back to Butternut for probably 20 years. After hurting the big block at the drag strip in early 2006 I set it aside & started on the rotisserie resto the end of 2009.  I've worked on it off & on.. mostly off. lol..  over since, & painted it myself at home here in my garage last May through July.
44  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Trim Vinyl top ? on: March 18, 2014, 10:03:34 AM
I am about ready to instal my Vinyl Top on my 68 and was wondering if you all have advice on trimming the top around the quarters and rear filler panel? I had a top put on my car 20+ years ago and the guy ran a razor blade around the chrome molding and it cut through the paint and caused a bunch of rust.  Angry




Here it is almost 4 years later & this time I will just do it myself so I am looking for any tricks or advice on this. How did the GM trim the tops?
 Thank you in advance,
 Nick

45  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: My other 2 69's on: December 23, 2013, 04:11:44 PM
The "bullet mirror" change out was very popular along with "Grant GT" steering wheels, "slot mags" or "Krager SS" rims, door and rear deck speakers, diamond tuck interior, "Hurst" shifters,"Gabrial Hi-Jackers", "Hooker Headers", "Moroso" chrome for under the hood and removing anything attached to the motor not needed for power. All added"improvements" for cruising town. Unfortunately a lot of the original parts went straight to the trash. Oh did I mention if you could afford paint and body work, adding rear fender flairs and removing those "hideous" factory stripes was a plus. And don't forget the "Isky" cam and "Holley" carb that came with endless adjustments and power valve changes.  Huh Undecided Shocked

I agree, my 68 SSRS 396 had the slotted mags and the 2ng gen bullet mirrors on it when I bought in in 02/'80. On top of that, I was one of those idiots removing most anything that didnt make it quicker in 1/4 mile.  Embarrassed

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