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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Early 68 Camaro SS/RS stripes - D90 or D91? on: February 02, 2014, 06:50:02 AM
HiAgain, a bit more searching and I found the exact answer I was looking for.
 Tongue
Thanks Ed.

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=6581.0
   
Re: 67 & 68 BumbleBee Stripe
Reply #2 on: 27 March 2010, 03:04:55
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Early 1968 production used the 1967 "Bumble Bee" stripe (RPO D91). Then, staring the first week of January, 1968, they went to the "Hockey Stripes" (RPO D90). The D91 "Bumble Bee" stripe continued as an RPO on all cars EXCEPT SS for the duration of the 1968 model year.

Ed
2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Early 68 Camaro SS/RS stripes - D90 or D91? on: February 02, 2014, 06:05:27 AM
Hi All,
Mine is a 11B LOS (Built 2nd Week November '67) 68 Camaro SS/RS. I've read that the early 68 SS builds had the D91 stripe option but that later changed to SS's only having the D90. What's the closest date anyone can confirm that the SS no longer had the D91 and could only have D90 or stripe delete? I prefer the D91 but also want keep the originality.
Front panels have been replaced at some point and are not original, so I can't go digging through layers of paint to check. Not sure I would want to anyway...

Cheers and keep up the good work here on the site!.
-Ue
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Right hand door mirror mounting holes location on: November 20, 2013, 04:12:54 PM
"Back" as in towards the rear of the car is the general consensus from the forums. Looks & works OK.
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Research Topics & Reports / Re: Gas tank date codes on: November 09, 2013, 05:24:41 AM
Here's mine from my LOS 68 SS (possibly SS/RS?)
Build - 11B
Tank code- 68  15

FYI.
I've re-painted the tank silver now, with black straps, but when I paint stripped it, the tank appeared to have (under a few coats of overspray) original factory black paint.
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Right hand door mirror mounting holes location on: November 08, 2013, 06:00:02 AM
    Thanks Everyone,
    I ended up following ZPL955 links advice to mount 1" further back than the Left hand side mirror. On a 68 that's fine though I suspect it may be in the way of the vent window for a 67.
    1- YES, have someone hold it where you think it should be and be sure it's right for you.
    2- Cover area with tape and the outer area with rubber or anything that can take a drills head slipping across the surface. Not worth the risk otherwise.
    3- 1" further back than the Left hand side suits a 68 and still looks symmetrical when looking at car from the front. Further back may not but personal choice.
    4- Aftermarket metal thread screws hold the mirror well enough though there is a upper reinforcement/brace a few mm past the door skin if you wanted drill through to that and use longer screws. You would have to be careful they are not too long and reach the window of course.

    For anyone searching for this in the future....
    1-
Original left hand side door mirror hole measurements are thus... {in millimetres as it's often Aussies looking this up I reckon  Wink } I then replicated these and moved 1" (25mm) further back for the right hand side.
2-Straight line from centre of rear hole, through holes to front edge of door = 152mm
3-Straight line from centre of front hole, lined up through both holes to front edge of door = 110mm[/li][/list]
4-Distance between hole centres = 42mm
5-Front hole centre to edge of chrome trim = 22mm
6-Rear hole centre to edge of chrome trim = 20mm
* NOTE. when replicating these measurements to the right hand side THEN moving back 1", the distance from hole to chrome trim seems to even out to about 20mm.

While I was at it I covered the original remote mirror hole on left hand side with quality tape to reduce water entry. If you leave a 1-2mm edge it will hide under mirror base.
6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 SS RS guard (fender) 396 & bonnet badges on: November 03, 2013, 04:56:34 AM
Hi again Ed,
In checking in a multitude of lighting, I can see that the engine suffix is ED...this points to a 1968 Chevelle 396 ci with 325hp with Manual Trans.
Finally in getting back to the post topic, I can confirm there are no holes, existing or patched in the front guards. possibly replaced from original.
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 SS RS guard (fender) 396 & bonnet badges on: November 02, 2013, 01:24:26 AM
Hey Ed,
The suffix code on the 12 bolt is BR 11 01 G2.
The decoder says it should be a 3.07 Posi but it's currently a non-posi. I guess they could drop in what ever they wanted later on if the original one died.
I'm getting it overhauled in a couple of weeks so hopefully I can find out more then.
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Right hand door mirror mounting holes location on: November 01, 2013, 10:20:44 PM
Thanks MyRed67. I believe that they sat a bit further back than the left hand one for better vision. I'm not 100% on that but it makes sense.
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Right hand door mirror mounting holes location on: November 01, 2013, 07:47:55 PM
Thanks Bullitt65,
I've got the manual in paperback already but having an digital copy makes it SOOOO much easier to search for things. I wish I could get the other manuals in PDF too.
Unfortunately the right hand side mirror is not mentioned. I suspect this is because, as many say, a dealer fitted accessory so os not included in factory manuals.

Anyone else with measurements or links to templates?
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Right hand door mirror mounting holes location on: November 01, 2013, 03:03:23 AM
Hi All,
I've recently bought a 68 SS/RS and as I'm living down under in Australia, we drive on the left hand side of the road. I'm allowed to keep the Camaro left hand drive but I really need to install a right hand door mirror to keep it safe.

Can anyone provide a template, or hole location measurements?
I know it sits further back than the Left hand side but would like to install the mirror in as original location (by dealers only of course) as possible.

If anyone could undo the single screw holding theirs on and measure the holes that would be GREAT Smiley
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 SS RS guard (fender) 396 & bonnet badges on: October 14, 2013, 07:13:56 AM
Well, I've finally taken delivery and I can say she's a beauty.
Not sure we'll ever identify what HP the engine was originally as the stamp plate on the block is very pitted as you can see in the pics. It may have had some TLC since factory as i popped off a rocker cover and found roller rockers and very clean oil.
Firewall has correct RS hole next to brake booster, though I think the front guards have been replaced at some point as there doesn't appear to be any evidence of badge holes. I haven't crawled underneath yet as I'm focusing on getting it on the road.
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: '68 window fuzzies - ordered Steele.....got Repops on: July 23, 2013, 07:43:46 AM
You ordered one brand but received something different. You're entitled to return them for the correct product.
It may have just been some kid in a warehouse picking the wrong box. Honest mistake?
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 SS RS guard (fender) 396 & bonnet badges on: July 16, 2013, 09:10:17 AM
Thanks Mike.

Ed,
The car is on-route from Alaska via LA to Melbourne Australia. I expect it in about 2 months, so I can't confirm engine numbers.
No pics of engine or 12 bolt numbers. Just general pics.

Engine number I've been told is 18K131787 though I haven't been able to identify what vehicle that is out of originally, I can tell it's not the original Camaro one.
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 SS RS guard (fender) 396 & bonnet badges on: July 16, 2013, 03:02:41 AM
VIN is - 124378L311843 So Camaro Coupe V8  1968 built @ Los.
RS headlight hinge looks like it hasn't been installed in last couple of years, though no proof of original RS.
Rear boot (trunk) floor show RS light cable through floor may not be original and also the second RS brake light has new connections & tape. Showing it's possibly not RS from factory.
Brake proportioning valve would lead to RS &/or big block.

Even if it started life as a standard 68 optioned up and had the right bits added later I'm happy to enjoy it for what it is, as is.
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 SS RS Wheel well moldings on: July 15, 2013, 08:01:35 AM
Thanks jeff68 and everyone else at CRG.
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