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General Discussion / 1968 Le Mans Blue vs. 1969 Le Mans Blue
« Last post by oyster80 on Today at 08:16:52 PM »
I'm a Camaro newbie (even though I owned a Z/28 a long, long time ago).

However, I'm not a GM/Corvette newbie.

I used the forum search function and did not find an answer to my following Camaro question. I apologize if my question has been answered.

In order to give background to my question, I need to first talk about the 1968-69 Corvette Le Mans Blue.

Corvette offered Le Mans Blue Metallic in 1968 and 1969. Both years, the trim tag code was 976. However, the color and color formulas were different. The 1968 color was GM WA3742, while the 1969 color was GM WA3962.

In January 1968 (approximately), Camaro added Le Mans Blue Metallic. At that time, three other colors were added for Camaro availability, while four colors were deleted from Camaro availability. From what I have read, Camaro coded the 1968 color with either a "U" or a "-" (dash). In 1969, trim tag color codes became numbers and the Le Mans Blue code became code 71.

Understand that trim tag paint color codes are typically the order code, not the paint formula code.

With the mid-year introduction of Le Mans Blue on Camaro, might the color have been the new 1969 color?

If Camaro's 1968 Le Mans Blue was NOT the 1969 color, that means that Camaro, just like Corvette, had two different Le Mans Blue colors.

The trim tag will not answer the question. The window sticker will not answer the question. Neither of these primary sources give the GM WA paint code.

I have scoured paint manufacturer chip charts to no avail.

Perhaps someone knows of a mid-1968 PPG/Ditzler Jobber bulletin which shows the mid-year color adds?

Originality / Re: 68 rs ss am fm multiplex radio
« Last post by lilfighta on Today at 07:36:37 PM »
oh yea
thx paul
Originality / Re: 68 rs ss am fm multiplex radio
« Last post by fsc66 on Today at 07:23:33 PM »
Yes, trapezoid, larger on top than bottom, it is not a square or rectangle
Originality / Re: 68 rs ss am fm multiplex radio
« Last post by lilfighta on Today at 07:14:44 PM »
Yes you are right that is the way it gets mounted im sorry im talking about the sides ts this label suppose to be square or both sides angle in toward the bottom
Originality / Re: 68 rs ss am fm multiplex radio
« Last post by fsc66 on Today at 07:01:04 PM »
It's definitely the way it mounts on the 1966 Impala with multiplex and I would imagine the same with the 68 Camaro. See attached original ad from March 1966 National Geographic. It's a 1966 Caprice but mounts the same as the Impala.

Originality / Re: Original Born with Battery Trays LOS NOR
« Last post by 68camaroz28 on Today at 06:53:10 PM »
I was looking at pictures of the AMD reproduction battery tray and it sure looks very accurate. It even has the rectangular nuts though the welded in position isn't the same.

The fangs may likely be worn tooling, IMO. Much like how we see NOS panels with some rough cuts that don't appear on others of the same type.

Possibility Mike but would think that might be seen in late 69's, not 67's. I'm wondering if it had something to do with there was no material there so when pressed the two fangs as I called them was the start of forming the tab but with no material it never formed.
Originality / Re: 68 rs ss am fm multiplex radio
« Last post by lilfighta on Today at 06:28:29 PM »
Hi if you look at your original picture you posted the right side top says tone bottom front- rear look at the angle of the side then look at the left side top says volume bottom balance do you see the difference on the angles  from top to bottom is that the way it has to be does that follow the lines of the console door because console door goes from top to bottom narrower or do they have to be the same angle as the one on the right more angle or the one on left less angle. The top of the label how far is it down from the top of console door it looks to me from other pictures about
Maintenance / Re: DZ 780 Holley Carb jetting help.
« Last post by janobyte on Today at 05:46:20 PM »
Type in 780 jetting or tuning in search. Several good threads, with explanation. X33 has a great thread, and utilized a wide band for tuning. Also check your vacume and what power valves you have in the carb. Doc is right, but always good to do a little review on tuning. IMO.
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