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Steve68

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Re: 68 RS center grille
« Reply #105 on: October 16, 2006, 02:18:36 AM »
Yep, it is is what it is  :).  I could not tell if you had cleaned the paint off or if it was camera flash.......really!  Thanks for taking the time to do that and to post the pic.  Got another question for you.  Do you have any idea if the guy you bought your car from would know what his other 68 L78 SS/RS car build date was?

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Re: 68 RS center grille
« Reply #106 on: October 16, 2006, 02:23:16 AM »
Steve:

I believe the VIN on his other car that got wrecked was 124378L312627.  I think this brings the build date to November 1967 but will have to check the numbers.  I do know that he did not use the grille from that car as it was not usable.

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Re: 68 RS center grille
« Reply #107 on: October 16, 2006, 02:34:31 AM »
Yea, was just looking for another data set but that would be too early to be useful if that was the case I think.  Wouldn't hurt checking with him if you wanted and to see if he still had the old grille or tossed it.  We are still waiting on KevinK to provide his data.

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Re: 68 RS center grille
« Reply #108 on: October 16, 2006, 02:39:10 AM »
Steve:

He does not have the old grille as he sent me all the Camaro parts he had along wiht the car.  I think he wadded his original car up pretty good as he said there wasn't much of anything left that was straight.  One door and one trunk lid was pretty much it.

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Re: 68 RS center grille
« Reply #109 on: October 21, 2006, 04:43:19 PM »
KevinK

What is the build date on your car?  I know you are busy and having a difficult time finding time to help us out on this but if you could let us know your build date we might not even need your data.  Thanks!

Steve

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Re: 68 RS center grille
« Reply #110 on: October 25, 2006, 01:12:26 AM »
If I'm thinking of the right car, Kevin's car is 04C.
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Re: 68 RS center grille
« Reply #111 on: October 25, 2006, 01:53:56 AM »
Thanks Kurt for responding.  If that indeed is the case then his data would be very important to us at this point in time.

Steve
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Re: 68 RS center grille
« Reply #112 on: October 25, 2006, 03:41:39 AM »
Steve,

I got your email but I didn't see any numbers on my grille except a number "1" between the two circles (see the picture). I would have more guys check their grilles though. you can't go by mine alone.

By the way, what were the numbers you found on your grille?

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Re: 68 RS center grille
« Reply #113 on: October 25, 2006, 10:15:43 AM »
Guys:

The "circles" are ejector pin marks for where the part is ejected from the mold.  The number 1 is just the cavity identification.  Mine has the same cavity number.  Due to the size of the part I would guess this is most likely a one cavity mold, however there may have been more than one mold.

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Re: 68 RS center grille
« Reply #114 on: October 25, 2006, 09:08:22 PM »
Mine also has a 1 but I would like to hear from the others too.  Especially the pre 05D RS cars.

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Re: 68 RS center grille
« Reply #115 on: October 27, 2006, 04:22:59 AM »
Steve,

Got your email.  Here's my response to your questions (survey):
For 68 RS owners that have vehicles that were manufactured by GM as RS cars.

1.  Does your car currently have an original center grille?
     C. Not sure but it appears to be

2.  Is it a:
-> Sorry - not sure if it is GM or non-GM

3.  The center grille currently is:
     B. Black

4.  My center grille was replaced in:
     G. Not sure

5.  The replacement center grille came from:
     B. NPD, Year One, Ricks, Classic Ind, etc.
-> I believe the grille was replaced.  I don't have this data from previous owner

6.  The replacement part number was GM 3919060
      C. Don't know


This thread is pretty large but I'll try to read thru most of the threads to determine where to find the replacement part number.  I'll be in touch. 

By the way, my car is a Los Angeles built 68-RS.  Build date is 02A (1st week of February 1968)


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Re: 68 RS center grille
« Reply #116 on: October 27, 2006, 04:52:22 AM »
The grille is a replacement based on the rivets in the photo.

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Re: 68 RS center grille
« Reply #117 on: October 27, 2006, 02:47:48 PM »
Arno

How about looking to see if you have any numbers in the area of concern for us on your car.

Steve

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Re: 68 RS center grille
« Reply #118 on: October 27, 2006, 04:56:05 PM »
Don

Thanks for the reply.  Look at reply number 112 above by Ed.  If you will look between the two "circles" which are in the picture of his grille and let us know what numbers, if any, you see that would help too.  Also, is your center grille held in place (center to upper and/or lower) with rivets or bolts/screws?  As you read through the rest of the posts you will see we have also asked for height of horizontal bars to the vertical ones and headlight cover part numbers or mold cavity # (as applies to your car).   If your inclined pictures are always nice  :) too.  Thanks again for your efforts and help.  It is appreciated!!

Steve
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Re: 68 RS center grille
« Reply #119 on: October 30, 2006, 02:12:14 AM »
Steve:

Just t clarify one thing on my cenetr grille, it is attached to the outer frame by bolts, not rivets.  Sorry for any confusion as I reported and sent pics earlier that my headlight covers were attached with rivets but did not report on my center grille.  My AIM looks like it shows that the grille is attached to the outer frame by rivets, then that is attached to the body by bolts and nuts.

Mark
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