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31  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.
32  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.
33  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.
34  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?
35  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
36  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.
37  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?
38  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.
39  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.
40  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.
This site is an absolute wealth of information!
41  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 68 SS RS Wheel well moldings on: July 15, 2013, 07:15:04 AM
Thanks for looking but I see this has been answered before...
Please feel free to delete this thread.

   
Re: ralley sport wheel well molding 1968 ss/rs
Reply #1 on: 07 February 2008, 16:16:27
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Yes, on the 68 RS the wheel opening moldings are shorter and different part #'s than the 67 RS/SS and 68 SS models. They can be cut and I know a template exists but I have never tried it myself. The 68 RS moldings come up for sale on a fairly regular basis and if you are'nt in a hurry you might wait and see if you can pick up a set and sell the others. If no one else comes through with the template I have one somewhere and will dig it out for you. I'd just hate to see you chop up an expensive set of moldings and not be happy with the results.
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42  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 68 SS RS Wheel well moldings on: July 15, 2013, 06:56:16 AM
Is there a difference between 1968....  / Standard / RS / SS /  wheel well moldings?

Classic industries has a set that states RS only.
1-What are the differences?
2-Which type would a SS/RS have? Am I right to assume RS?

Link to Classic Industries RS set - http://www.classicindustries.com/camaro/parts/*R5121.html  (looks like 69 in the pic though)
Link to Classic Industries single - http://www.classicindustries.com/camaro/parts/7795064.html
43  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 68 SS RS guard (fender) 396 & bonnet badges on: July 14, 2013, 07:01:24 AM
Hi All,
I'm importing a 68 396ci SS RS with no solid proof of originality. I'm not fussed about that, I just love the SS/RS options.

What I want to know is, could a SS come out WITHOUT guard "396" (or 350) badges and also without the bonnet "Camaro" badge?

I know that they could be ordered MINUS the striping, but what about with out engine ci badges? I won't have it for a few more months so can't confirm if holes ever existed in the guard (fender) & the bonnet nose or not.

From what I've seen thus far, it looks very genuine or at least is a good mock up. Except for the 67 hub caps.
It has the 5.5K Tic-Toch-Tac, U17 console gauges, SS steering wheel, dual exhaust, multi-leaf springs, pwr disc front brakes with correct silver disc foot pedal, brake proportioning valve without AC, bonnet stacks, blackout rear, 12 bolt rear and all the other standard SS gear. And yes, I know all that could still be ordered on a standard Camaro so hence, no real proof.

If this has been answered somewhere else, please send me the link.
Cheers from down under.
Ue.
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