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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Motors Built Before Installed on: Today at 12:47:18 AM
My engine is a 210 hp. 327 2 bbl., backed up with a Powerglide, probably one of the  more popular combinations.  Engine stamp pad date is 10/26, car build date is 11A.  I purchased the NCRS Shipping Data Report, build date was actually Nov. 3 rd.  So in my case it was 8 days.
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Happy Thanksgiving! on: Today at 12:26:09 AM
HAPPY THANKSGIVING everybody!
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New guy, New project ' 67 on: November 25, 2014, 03:14:03 AM
cool, Ill have to see if mine has them or not from the factory.

They would have been there from the factory.  If they are not there somebody removed them.  I would be willing to bet they're still there, I just wanted you to see this link so you know how to re-install them.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New guy, New project ' 67 on: November 25, 2014, 12:48:02 AM
MooneyDriver;  if you're replacing the 1/4's you need to read this link.  I was fortunate and was right at that stage of restoration when this post came up.

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=8653.0
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Charlotte New Car Show on: November 25, 2014, 12:28:09 AM
Lookin' good Phillip, what do they call this show?
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Anyone heard of Mod top added to 25 th. Z28? on: November 25, 2014, 12:19:38 AM
TRLAND
  Mike;  is this the Camaro Mod top you saw this weekend?
Yes, That's Roger's car and that's my orange shirt and jeans visible on the other side of the car.  Who took the picture?
Mike; here is the link;
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203233378899877&set=pcb.10154848395620128&type=1&theater
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Anyone heard of Mod top added to 25 th. Z28? on: November 24, 2014, 07:25:10 PM
TRLAND
  Mike;  is this the Camaro Mod top you saw this weekend?
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Anyone heard of Mod top added to 25 th. Z28? on: November 24, 2014, 07:22:15 PM
  I was on Facebook 1 st. Gen. Camaro page this afternoon,

What group on Facebook? I'm one of the admins on the a First Gen Camaro Connection group on facebook. I think I remember seeing some conversation on patterned tops the other day.

camaroboy68 ss;  1st Gen Camaro Owners

9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Anyone heard of Mod top added to 25 th. Z28? on: November 24, 2014, 01:34:28 AM
one more.



Interesting that the trim rings and center caps are on the car.
Also interesting,,,,both cars are from Jim Funston Chevrolet.  Wonder if it was just exhibition/advertising.  Looks like the Black car is a "Big Block" automatic.
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Anyone heard of Mod top added to 25 th. Z28? on: November 24, 2014, 01:27:33 AM
  I was on Facebook 1 st. Gen. Camaro page this afternoon, and they started talking about Mod tops on early Camaros.  I had never heard of this.

Mike, Interesting timing as I just got back from the Muscle Car and Corvette National show today in Rosemont near Chicago where I met RogerH from Team Camaro.  He has a beautiful restored mod top Camaro in the show that he bought new in '67. He said he scoured the internet to eventually find a dealer who happened to have some of the material with the exact pattern to restore his top.  He's also from Illinois (Quincy) so maybe you'll be able to see it sometime.
  I did not make it to this MCCN Show this time around, I have been to several, even dating back to when it was Chevy/Vette Fest.  I have a  few friends who went, and have posted several pics., didn't see a Mod Top Camaro. 
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Anyone heard of Mod top added to 25 th. Z28? on: November 22, 2014, 07:27:22 PM
  I was on Facebook 1 st. Gen. Camaro page this afternoon, and they started talking about Mod tops on early Camaros.  I had never heard of this.  During the conversation one pic. was posted of a Gold '67 Camaro with White stripes that look correct.  Further into the conversation I was directed to site where the pic. originally came from, where it stated that the car was believed to be the 25 th. Z28 built delivered to Funston Chevrolet.  Not saying it was a "factory installed" vinyl top, but it seems there were quite a few "Dealer installed" Mod tops.

 (I think this car may be the 25th Z-28 built, which was in fact shipped to Jim Funston Chevrolet. Notice the snow on the ground? This suggests a January-February timeframe. On the side it looks like it may say "Kar Topper". Lots of interesting stuff like body color rally wheels, gold line tires instead of the usual redlines, & white stripes when they should be black. I see shoulder belts too. Pretty cool but wonder what happened to it.)



12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: Body Stamping Plants on: November 06, 2014, 10:39:14 PM
The major portion of body panels on my 11A (66) LOS built car were stamped with an H.  I had only 3 items stamped with a T;
   T43  =trunk lid.
   T42  =on center of brace between rear frame rails. (If I remember right this was                     where Floor pan and Trunk Floor pan came together)
   T38  = on top of both Parking Brake cable brackets (spot welded on inside front of Rear Frame rails)
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: 700 R4 Tranny Question on: October 29, 2014, 01:03:29 AM
https://www.google.com/search?newwindow=1&client=firefox-a&hs=LnJ&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&channel=fflb&q=700r4+neutral+safety+switch&oq=700r4+neutral+safety+switch&gs_l=serp.3..0l3j0i22i30l2.8265601.8271348.0.8271794.27.26.0.1.1.0.151.2230.20j5.25.0....0...1c.1.56.serp..1.26.2208.UhPU_5FiJU8

Jeg's has a nice option listed right at the beginning of the results
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BTW; That Painless switch from JEGS looks exactly like the Lokar switch.  Also, forgot to ask, did you have to do any modifying to the Trans. tunnel?
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New guy, New project ' 67 on: October 24, 2014, 07:22:29 PM
because I was told that if you replace the whole Cowl, and move the Trim Tag over to the new one, you need Police/ or State Department official present to witness and document it. 

That only applies to VINs, not TTs. At least in this state because the TT has nothing to do with motor vehicle registration, the VIN does.

But would still loose your partial Vin. #'s.  To me those are important part of the history of the car.
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: New guy, New project ' 67 on: October 24, 2014, 04:00:02 PM
yes, going to kinda do like you did, maybe a little different, planning to cut the top of the cowl piece off behind the wiper arms and replace it with new from the part I ordered.  Initially I was going to fab it up, but just too many curves there to mess with.

Thanks!
Actually if you look closely you will see that those ridges around the wipers end about 3 in. from the back edge of the top of the Cowl panel.  Yes the back edge is curved but it is flat.  We did that whole back edge in about 4 sections.  We used poster board to make templates to get the curve right.
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