CRG Discussion Forum
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 23, 2014, 12:18:47 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
Welcome to the CRG Discussion Forum!
Forum registration problems: Make sure you enter your email correctly and you check your spam box first. *Then* email KurtS2@gmail for help.
106500 Posts in 12421 Topics by 4787 Members
Latest Member: Oilron14
* Home Help Search Login Register
+  CRG Discussion Forum
|-+  Camaro Research Group Discussion
| |-+  Originality
| | |-+  68 black SS horn cap
« previous next »
Pages: 1 [2]  All Print
Author Topic: 68 black SS horn cap  (Read 2516 times)
JoeC
Member
***
Posts: 350


View Profile Email
« 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
Logged
vtfb68
Member
***
Posts: 375


View Profile Email
« 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.
    Victor
Logged

05C LA RS/SS U2 712 L34 M21 BR
08E LA RS Y2 749 L30 M35
"In the pursuit of accuracy"
Ed Bertrand
CRG Member
*****
Posts: 2333


View Profile
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2013, 01:42:36 PM »

Quote
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?

Ed
Logged
vtfb68
Member
***
Posts: 375


View Profile Email
« 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?
   VT
Logged

05C LA RS/SS U2 712 L34 M21 BR
08E LA RS Y2 749 L30 M35
"In the pursuit of accuracy"
Ed Bertrand
CRG Member
*****
Posts: 2333


View Profile
« 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.

Ed
Logged
Ed Bertrand
CRG Member
*****
Posts: 2333


View Profile
« 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.

Ed
Logged
vtfb68
Member
***
Posts: 375


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

Ed,
 Use as you please. Thank you for all your time and effort.
   VT
Logged

05C LA RS/SS U2 712 L34 M21 BR
08E LA RS Y2 749 L30 M35
"In the pursuit of accuracy"
JoeC
Member
***
Posts: 350


View Profile Email
« 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
Logged
Pages: 1 [2]  All Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.082 seconds with 18 queries.