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106  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Wiring Harness on: September 28, 2012, 07:14:24 AM
What is the guidance out there as to whether one should replace wiring harnesses during a restoration or not?  Pulled a 67 rs/ss out of a barn Montana... I know, I know... but I really did pull it myself... It hasn't seen the streets since 1987.

I have the car down to the hulk.  It has been sandblasted and primered.  Clip is removed.  Original wiring harness was pulled.  I don't really know the status of the original wiring harness either way.

Should I not chance it and just replace it?

Also, for the headlight doors.  There are aftermarket operating mechanisms now that work much better than the original motors.  Should I deviate from originality in this case and go with new design to insure better operation?
107  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Gold Interior on: September 27, 2012, 12:30:12 PM

Where is the best place to find interior paint, for the metal surfaces, and what gloss? ('67 Gold Deluxe Interior)

Second question.  Where can I obtain Deluxe Gold Seat belts.  Need the complete set, retractors and all.

108  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Restoration Strategy Advice for 1967 RS/SS Camaro on: June 20, 2012, 02:27:12 PM
Thanks!  You guys are great.  Appreciate all your indulgence with the new guy...  I did see that post about the original car... but am a bit at a loss as to how I actually go about finding it...
109  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Restoration Strategy Advice for 1967 RS/SS Camaro on: June 20, 2012, 07:24:22 AM

I have come across an RS/SS with rare paint scheme.  Sierra Fawn with Beige Vinyl top, black bumble bee stripe, gold deluxe.  Original engine was blown in the early '70s, but I found a correctly coded 'MV' SS 350, for Powerglide/smog equip that was date stamped in the same plant (LOS) six weeks after the car.

Peeling further back I have found the tranny to be date stamped for a '70 powerglide (C0R03N).

The car does have the original 12-bolt rear end.

What is the collective thought on the way I should go with this restoration?

Should I hold as true to the original scheme as possible (match vehicle to trim tag) or does the existing deviation from a matching number vehicle open the door for me to restore to any color/trim package of my preference?

As a short follow-up, were I to go to a tuxedo black with black vinyl top, in this case the bumble bee stripe would still exist (white) correct, as normally the stripe follows the top color which would be different in this case?

I am ready to pull the tranny and search for the VIN there to confirm that it is in fact a '70 tranny.  Should it be found that only the pan was replaced and in fact the the tranny is a '67 tranny does that change anything?

The original color is rare, but putting that color on the car, locating the beige vinyl top, etc... isn't going to be a small feat.  Is is worth it?

Is there still intrinsic value in checking the trim plate to find a car matching exactly as posted on the firewall w/o a matching number powerplant sitting in the engine compartment?

Thanks a million.  Car is in pieces, ready to pull engine/tranny/subframe and begin media blasting.

110  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: trim tag build month on: June 19, 2012, 06:29:32 PM
Odd. The tranny is C0R08N. Any chance this is a 1960 tranny? Is there a VIN stamp on the tranny somewhere? 1970?
111  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: trim tag build month on: June 19, 2012, 11:25:55 AM
Mine was also a non-posi, 3:31 Gear, we held onto those gears, but upgraded to a late model 3:73 posi.  The tranny needed to be rebuilt, so I had than completely redone, adding a shift-kit and manual valve body, turning the original torque converter to a 2,500 stall. (it actually had already been converted to a manual valve body sometime ago.  The engine was basically a block and heads that had also been rebuilt at some point in the past.  2.02 valves were put in the heads.  We had triple/angle valve seats cut in and had it bored 30 over.  Taking some liberties to make it a little fun.

The oil filler tube is chrome.

When you asked about the pan, were you talking of the tranny or oil pan?  Does K008 mean that mine was 8th for the day and your was 252nd?

What does H6 and H16 mean? I have a K286 on my engine with what looks to be a 1 centered directly above it, 389265 on it, 12 66,  VI230MV and 7L132252 all stamped in various locations.
112  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / firewall paint on: June 19, 2012, 09:28:10 AM
What color should my firewall be? Same as body color? (1967 camaro) heater box too?
113  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / Re: trim tag build month on: June 19, 2012, 05:51:46 AM
Thanks a million!  My LOS body scheduling code is K008.  Didn't really understand what that told me... the car had the beige vinyl top with gold deluxe interior, black bumble bee stripe.  Console,w/o gauges. 

It does have the original 12-bolt and powerglide.  The original engine was blown in the early 70's but they kept the original chrome valve covers, air cleaner, fill tube, etc...

I bought it from a state congressman in Montana who was personal friends of the 2nd owner who had purchased it in 1969 from the original owner.  It has not been on the road since 1987.

We found an 'MV' coded SS350 (for powerglides and smog) out of northern california with a date stamp of 31 Dec 66, which I have had rebuilt already.  I guess that is pretty close...

I thought that 11B must have been for 1966, but thought that the 117144 out of the VIN was a lot of cars to have been built by then.  I am assuming I will be able to find the VIN on the tranny and rearend too?

How many Camaros were built in 67?

Thanks for the welcome to the site!  I have normally raced these things.  This is my 6th '67 and 8th 1st gen Camaro.  My last one just sold on Barrett-Jackson this past year, after the guy I sold it to, a buddy of my dad's took it to the next level of restoration.  It was a clone RS/SS 4spd car. 

This is my first serious restoration.  Thanks again!
114  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: rims on: June 18, 2012, 08:49:24 PM
Thanks! Quick follow-up.  What tire size do you recommend for the 14x6 rims (SS car)?
115  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Decoding/Numbers / trim tag build month on: June 18, 2012, 08:43:05 PM
My vin is 124377L117144 and my build month/week was 11B (1967 Camaro). Would thief have been 1966 or 1967 for the build year? How many overall Camaros were built in 67? Is there anyway to find out the breakout of the cars? I have an rsss, sirrea fawn with beige vinyl top. Tryinhg to fibd out how rare the combo is.
116  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / rims on: June 18, 2012, 05:39:13 PM
I have a 67 camaro rs/ss with front drum brakes. Are these steel wheels with hub caps or ralleys? I have found conflicting guidance, some stating that due to the rsss it came with ralliss regardless. Thoughts?
117  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: 1967 Camaro Vinyl tops on: June 18, 2012, 05:08:26 PM

118  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / 1967 Camaro Vinyl tops on: June 18, 2012, 04:10:40 PM
My 67 Camaro is an RS/SS Sierra Fawn color with beige vinyl top.  I can't seem to locate anyone who sells the original '67 beige vinyl top. Most standard places lump in '67 with the white tops of '68 and '69 Camaros.

Any ideas as I am trying to restore.

119  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Rim size for 67 RS/SS. on: May 09, 2011, 06:17:32 PM
Does this mean the car had hubcaps instead of beauty rings and center caps? Where would one find out if they had disk brakes to start? Don't think this info is provided on the cowl tag is it? Thanks, Matt

120  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Rim size for 67 RS/SS. on: May 09, 2011, 04:28:38 PM
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