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« on: April 03, 2013, 08:09:08 PM »

My horn cap has always been brushed metal with a BLACK circle with WHITE letters, I neither see it in the steering wheel reports or in any repo catalogs. The car is a 05C LA with a standard 712 interior. I have not poped it off to check for a part number.
 68 SS onwers, what do you have? I have pictures but can not post.
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 06:23:42 AM »

Victor,
Send me the picture and I'll post it for you?  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 08:47:28 AM »

Phillip,
 I sent you a picture via my Droid phone, (I'm at work) hope it gets to you. it was a picture I had sent Ed.
   Once again, Thank you,
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 10:21:20 AM »

Here's the cap (see below).

Sorry Victor. I don't know what it came from. Is there a casting number on the back?

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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013, 10:24:59 AM »

Hmmm. I'm getting an error that the uploader folder is full, so I can't attach the picture. Hang loose gents and I'll get Doug to take a look.

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 10:52:03 AM »

Could it be a BB thing? To match the tail panel.
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013, 11:34:42 AM »

Ok, here's the picture (and no, it's not a big block cap).

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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2013, 07:59:48 PM »

Ed,
 
The numbers on the back:      3928352               CII
                                           3928354          RS
                                     

                                                     N.M.P.
     I'll send a picture.
 
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2013, 11:44:37 PM »

3928352 is for a 68 Nova 6 cylinder (except deluxe wheel or wood wheel) or V8 (except 350, deluxe wheel or wood wheel)

3928354 is for a 68 Camaro RS (except 350 and 396)

Looks like you have the correct cap, but someone replaced the center emblem with an SS emblem.

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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2013, 07:45:56 PM »

Hmm, intersting. remarkably similar to the polished 67 cap in the steering wheel report section noted as incorrect.
Do you know anything about that 67 car?
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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2013, 08:40:42 PM »

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Do you know anything about that 67 car?

No, that's a picture I took a few years ago at a car show to use in the report to note the incorrect "SS" cap. The picture's not that great because I had to use my cell phone! An old Motorola Razr V3 from the early 1950's!!

Sorry.

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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2013, 10:45:39 PM »

Those "early, numbers matching" cells go for a lot of $$$ on E-Bay
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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2013, 12:02:40 PM »

This weekend I found another brushed, black button/white "SS" horn cap The same as the one pictured above. The guy selling said it was from a 68 Camaro (he had other parts from the parted car as well, nothing else I wanted, cost me $5) This has a part # of 3928345 BM.
 ED,
 can you please run that number whenever you get a chance.
 JoeC,
 I read a post from you from November 2009 with a similar cap however the picture was no longer there.
 do you still have the cap? is it the same as pictured above?
I now have two, JoeC has one, Ed has a picture of another in the report.
 There seems to be something with these caps, If somebody is creating these as suggested,they sure are doing a perfect original job. I have had my car since June 1980, found another yesterday. made the same as all other caps I have seen. I am not so sure the research is over. I sure would like to hear from other 68 SS owners as to what color, plant, build date, and engine.
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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2013, 12:21:54 PM »

Victor, that part number (3928345) doesn't come up as anything. Are you sure you wrote it down correctly? If it's actually 3928354, it's the same as I posted above.

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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2013, 12:38:51 PM »

Ed,
 That was quick. Yes, I noticed the 54 vs 45 also and had to double check but that is what is stamped, the 3 and the 9 are a bit larger font than the uneven 28345 as if it was stamped at different times. odd. I will send you a picture when I find my camera. Thank you.
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« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2013, 09:16:29 PM »

I had a wheel with that cap and was researchng it. It had the dull silver like in 68 not the 67 style that looks more like chrome.
I believe they came on some 68 Camaros as I found 2 pictures of Camaros with this wheel center.
Both are new Camaros in 1968 car magazine articles

I posted a picture from one of the 1968 car magazine articles in that old thread
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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2013, 10:46:39 PM »

Joe,
 That makes six. What did that research turn up? I also think there is more to these caps, the two I have look to be factory. thanks for the response.
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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2013, 01:42:36 PM »

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I posted a picture from one of the 1968 car magazine articles in that old thread

Joe, can you post a link to that thread?

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« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2013, 02:21:10 PM »

Ed,
I revived Joe's link in this originality catagory. could you revive that picture?
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« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2013, 02:53:55 PM »

I'll see if Kurt can revive it, but in the meantime, I've asked the guys to rummage through their mid to late 1967 magazines and see if there's anything that shows the 68 Camaro with a white SS on a black background cap.

I've looked and looked, but I can't find ANY GM reference to this horn cap being used on the 68 Camaro. I DID find some information that leads me to believe it "may" have been used on the 68 Nova and/or Chevelle. I also found a picture of that cap in Ray Miller's "CAMARO! Chevy's Classy Chassis" on page 132. While that in itself isn't "proof", it DOES lead me to believe it could have happened. That book was written in 1981, so who knows.

If we can find some kind of proof, I'll of course revise the report.

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« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2013, 11:09:49 PM »

Well folks, after discussing this with the other members of the CRG, I apparently screwed up and had the 68 standard steering wheel "SS" horn cap shown incorrectly. The part number is correct, but the picture is wrong.

The black letters on the silver background was NEVER used in production. The white letters on the black background is the CORRECT, so I'll have Kurt change the picture. Victor, I sent you an email asking if I can use the picture you sent me in the report, so please let me know asap.

Thanks to all that posted and I humbly apologize to not only you guys, but the other members of the CRG as well. I have no excuse for this and I take full responsibility.

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« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2013, 11:27:34 PM »

Ed,
 Use as you please. Thank you for all your time and effort.
   VT
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« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2013, 04:46:27 PM »

Ed thanks for all your great work on the steering wheel report and the others that you have done

This was one of the pics I found when reseaching my wheel

It is the 1968 SS 396 L78 black Motion Drag car in a 1968 article when they were  converting it for drag racing

They put in the Chevy service parts TA seats and other changes but you can see the original shifter ball on the floor and the wheel

I had posted it in the TA seat thread in the TA section

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=7944.0;attach=6520;image
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