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16  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: June 13, 2014, 03:57:40 AM
Thanks Frost69. I hope I'm not hijacking this thread. If so let me know and I'll stop or start a new one.
From the link you gave me, I was able to find a bit more info on the salesman at the original dealer and found his daughter on FaceBook. I've sent her a message and hopefully she responds and can put me in touch with her father. Some old photos or stories about the dealership and that era would be fascinating.
17  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Red Line tyre measurements 68 SS RPO-PW8 on: June 12, 2014, 09:36:56 AM
Thanks Everyone. The information provided here at CRG is terrific!
18  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: June 12, 2014, 06:14:59 AM
rsinor. Thank you for your work. Best of luck in the future. I'm very grateful that I was fortunate to receive your report. It helps add another piece to the puzzle that is the history of my Camaro. Smiley

ZLP955. I hadn't seen your message until now. Wow, thanks for the leads. Number plate surround purchased the minute I saw it! Victoria has the USA style plates too and you've just made up my mind if I should get them or not.
You rock. I'll be following up on the dealer info you provided too.
19  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: June 12, 2014, 03:26:39 AM
I wasn't aware that Roy is gone.
His name (Roy Sinor) and signature is on the report.
20  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Original dealer info for 1st gens is available on: June 11, 2014, 04:13:58 AM
Thanks to NCRS, I received my shipping report today.
Order number - 912 (time to delivery was exactly 30 days as promised which is good considering it had to come to Australia).
Dealer code 107 in zone 19.
Dealer - Courtesy Chevrolet, Medford, Oregon.

I've searched but cannot find any information on this dealership except for one in Arizona and another in San Jose. Does anyone have any info on them or know where I could start looking?
21  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 67 & 68 BumbleBee Stripe on: June 07, 2014, 08:24:30 PM
Hi Guys,
I've been trying to find out more about the early 68 D91 stripe to see if it's different to the standard D91 and if I read barraza's question correctly, he's asking the same question and not Bumble Bee vs. Hockey stripe.

In the 68 Factory Assembly manual, Pg 238, the lower part of the bumble stripe clearly shows the thin outer line wrapping around the thick center part of the stripe, UNDER the ci emblem.
My SS/RS is build Nov 67 and judging by the book, should have this stripe but I've not seen it anywhere except on 1 other car.
Does anyone have an original 68 SS (built in 1967) with original bumble bee stripe please?
-Cheer Ue.
22  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Red Line tyre measurements 68 SS RPO-PW8 on: June 06, 2014, 09:00:15 PM
Hi All,
To make my 68 SS/RS look more like it did in its day, I'm looking at getting aftermarket redline / redwall stripes (RPO PW8) applied on my tyres (tires) and while there are plenty of brochures showing them, I cannot find anywhere with measurements.

Can anyone tell me...
1. how wide the redline stripe is?
2. how far from the rim does it start?
If this is already posted in another thread, I couldn't find it but please post a link.
Thanks in advance.

BTW,
To the moderators, I'm not sure but some of your image storage may be offline as several pics cannot be displayed.
One example Error = The requested URL /15af41d0.jpg was not found on this server.
23  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 SS RS guard (fender) 396 & bonnet badges on: June 02, 2014, 07:19:32 AM
Just an update. My mechanic who overhauled the rear confirmed it's a Posi 3.07.

24  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Re: Stripe options and measurements on: May 23, 2014, 03:38:15 AM
I would love to Ed but my front sheet metal has been replaced and there are no badge holes in guards or nose cone. I was going to get a stencil from classic Industries when I pull it off the road this winter (Australia time)
25  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Restoration / Stripe options and measurements on: April 21, 2014, 08:15:03 PM
In confirming that my '68 (build Nov '67) SS/RS would have had the D91 stripe, I came across this article on SuperChevy.com. I'm not sure where they got all their info nor if their measurements are 100% but it may help others trying to repaint their stripes.

http://www.superchevy.com/technical/paint_body/paint/1309_chevrolet_camaro_know_your_stripes/viewall.html

I've never seen the L48 stripes (side AND deck / AIM pages 295/296) on a Camaro. Has anyone else?
26  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
Reply with quote
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
27  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
28  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.
29  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.
30  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.
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