I am a long time CRG supporter but have never posted to discussions. Today I tried to post the following discussion and questions to the site but could not seem to crack the code as to how to do it. Here is what I wanted to say.
I believe I have an original (NOS) 1967 Camaro dealer deck lid ski rack accessory. It is in an original GM box with the original dealer shipping label and Dec 66 postage still affixed. The box shows part number 986973.
In researching the ski rack accessory for a 1967 Camaro, I have discovered what appears to be a difference or discrepancy between the two supposedly “official” GM reference documents I have access to. Help
Reference #1: 67-73 Camaro Parts Catalog (GM) No. 731A
Reference #2: Chevrolet Custom Features Accessories for 1967 Confidential Price Schedule, Effective OCTOBER 1, 1966 [ Note this is NOT the GM PR advertising brochure showing all the Dealer Accessories ]
Ref 2, Page 13 lists part number 986973 ( my part number ) as a RACK-SKI. An associated note states it is to be used in conjunction with 986914. I assumed 986914 was supposed to identify the deck lid luggage rack to which it mounts, but, this assumption seems to be questionable according to the listing for the luggage rack itself on page 9 of the same document. Page 9 of Ref 2 lists one and only one part number for a deck lid carrier for all 67 GM cars. This part number is 987141. I have also heard that the Corvette luggage deck lid carrier was different than the Camaro’s but what I see is that they both used the same luggage carrier but the Corvette used an adapter with it to get it to fit. To try to find out additional info on the subject I referred to Ref 1 Section 12.815. This official GM parts catalog also lists 986973 as the original Rack, Deck Lid Ski - Accessory part number but shows it was later superseded by 987196. It too has an associated note that states it is to be used with a Deck Lid Carrier Unit, but, unfortunately it does not specifically identify the part number for the deck lid carrier here. Complicating the issue further is that immediately above and also in this Sect 12.815 is an identification for a Carrier Unit - Deck Lid Luggage Accessory with two different part numbers - one ( 993824 ) for 1969 and one ( 993862 ) for 1970 to 1973. NOTE THAT THERE IS NO P/N LISTED FOR THE 67/68 DECK LID ACCESSORY CARRIER AT ALL. What is listed separately there is another RACK Unit – Deck Lid Ski but without the Accessory designation as part number 3900396 for 67 and 68 only. Is there something missing here ??
So , here are my questions.
Question 1. Does anyone have any other or clarifying information on this particular luggage carrier mounted ski rack and the associated deck lid luggage carrier accessories.
Question 2. I have been told, by unnamed and unremembered sources, that Corvette and Camaro luggage racks were different, but Ref 2 clearly indicates otherwise. What is correct?
Question 3. How rare do you think this ski rack accessory of mine is? I don’t see any discussions about it or that anyone has ever had or seen one. I don’t find much on the luggage rack either, other than a few comments that imply I would be an idiot to have a luggage rack on a 67 Camaro and 1 picture of supposedly an original 67 with a luggage rack that doesn’t look like a Corvette rack so I even question this picture. DO I HAVE THE ONLY SKI RACK IN OR LEFT IN EXISTANCE? I doubt It, but then again, who knows. Perhaps it would be of interest to the 67 Camaro Historical Society.