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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?
   Victor
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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.
   Victor


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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.
  Victor
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