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Re: 1968 SS hood ornaments
« Reply #90 on: September 06, 2015, 11:57:42 PM »
11A LOS SS396 (8L311330) = stacks

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Re: 1968 SS hood ornaments
« Reply #91 on: February 14, 2016, 10:01:21 PM »
I think I may have a retraction on the green cars original stacks.  While digging out the original smog system I came across these and I now believe these to be original to the green car..







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Re: 1968 SS hood ornaments
« Reply #92 on: February 18, 2016, 09:21:05 PM »
Those are in great condition, wash them and a little chrome polish. the black anodizing doesn't appear to be thin at all.
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Re: 1968 SS hood ornaments
« Reply #93 on: February 19, 2016, 01:05:59 PM »
Those are in great condition, wash them and a little chrome polish. the black anodizing doesn't appear to be thin at all.

You say "black anodizing." You mean it's not paint? I was going to fluff mine a little. They look just like Darrell's, but my black area is flaking a little more.
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Re: 1968 SS hood ornaments
« Reply #94 on: February 19, 2016, 01:17:24 PM »
Those are in great condition, wash them and a little chrome polish. the black anodizing doesn't appear to be thin at all.

You say "black anodizing." You mean it's not paint? I was going to fluff mine a little. They look just like Darrell's, but my black area is flaking a little more.
...and when you answer that James, please include if the same treatment was used on the vinyl top(69)mouldings?
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Re: 1968 SS hood ornaments
« Reply #95 on: February 19, 2016, 01:45:41 PM »
The backer plates (behind the wire grille) are black anodized originally (LEFT), the reproductions use a black paint or black vinyl (RIGHT)


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Re: 1968 SS hood ornaments
« Reply #96 on: February 19, 2016, 01:51:09 PM »
The black in the actual frame is black paint, the silver is silver paint.
Reproductions do not have the silver paint.

The one on the LEFT is the complete reproduction assembly
The RIGHT is the reproduction frame with the silver paint done, using original anodized backers and the original "screen".
(original screen is .040 aluminum wire the repro is .035 stainless)



On the car -

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Re: 1968 SS hood ornaments
« Reply #97 on: February 19, 2016, 04:06:01 PM »
Excellent explanation James. Thank you. So you are also saying that the center had silver paint, not just chrome? Wow, two things learned. I don't see any evidence of silver paint on my originals. They've never been removed from the hood. I'm about to do that so I can paint.

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I just looked at some pics of mine. I'll have to look at little closer when I get home, but I do see some potential silver paint. I don't know if it's just the flash or not, but it doesn't look like any anodizing is left. I just haven't looked closely at the stacks for quite a while.





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Re: 1968 SS hood ornaments
« Reply #98 on: February 19, 2016, 04:13:43 PM »
Aren't the '68 and '69 SS hood ornaments different from one another?? (not that I know anything about them, but I think I've read that before ).. :)
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Re: 1968 SS hood ornaments
« Reply #99 on: February 19, 2016, 05:20:51 PM »
Aren't the '68 and '69 SS hood ornaments different from one another?? (not that I know anything about them, but I think I've read that before ).. :)
Yeh Dave, I think you are confusing 68 vs 69. that is the point of the thread I think? That both years are identical except the silver paint on the 68's? If that is not right, someone will surely straighten me and Gary & Dave out.
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Re: 1968 SS hood ornaments
« Reply #100 on: February 19, 2016, 05:48:45 PM »
Aren't the '68 and '69 SS hood ornaments different from one another?? (not that I know anything about them, but I think I've read that before ).. :)
Aren't the '68 and '69 SS hood ornaments different from one another?? (not that I know anything about them, but I think I've read that before ).. :)
Yeh Dave, I think you are confusing 68 vs 69. that is the point of the thread I think? That both years are identical except the silver paint on the 68's? If that is not right, someone will surely straighten me and Gary & Dave out.
Ah, sorry about that. I thought the difference was just finned vs. stacks. I didn't realize there were also differences between stacks. Thanks.
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Re: 1968 SS hood ornaments
« Reply #101 on: February 19, 2016, 06:06:36 PM »
Both are identical 68 & 69.
The assem man has the location of the seal changing in april of 69 only difference.
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Re: 1968 SS hood ornaments
« Reply #102 on: February 19, 2016, 08:45:29 PM »
Bentley, ..  i suppose our old/bad memories have bit us again..   :)
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Re: 1968 SS hood ornaments
« Reply #103 on: February 20, 2016, 12:20:45 AM »
Bentley, ..  i suppose our old/bad memories have bit us again..   :)
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Re: 1968 SS hood ornaments
« Reply #104 on: February 20, 2016, 03:45:45 AM »
I think I may have a retraction on the green cars original stacks.  While digging out the original smog system I came across these and I now believe these to be original to the green car..











Ok I have a retraction of my previous retraction..  Is that possible??  Anyways I was out in the garage tonight and cleaning up the silver painted louvers in preps of installing when I happen to notice they were both the drivers side..  I thought; hmmm thats odd..  Looked at the boxes and sure enough both drivers..  SOOO with no other options the ones on the car are indeed the originals without the silver paint..  Just goes to show look everything over and verify before posting or making comments..
Darrell Cook
1967 LeMans Blue SS/RS L35 clone, fake or whatever you wanna call it.  Its not original.. 
1968 Rallye Green SS L78 - unrestored original
1968 Matador Camaro 302