CRG Discussion Forum
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
September 14, 2014, 11:16:38 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.
104393 Posts in 12228 Topics by 4716 Members
Latest Member: Hgtech
* Home Help Search Login Register
+  CRG Discussion Forum
|-+  Camaro Research Group Discussion
| |-+  Originality
| | |-+  1968 Console Automatic Shifter Plate Finish
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: 1968 Console Automatic Shifter Plate Finish  (Read 589 times)
68rs327conv
Member
***
Posts: 98



View Profile WWW Email
« on: September 25, 2013, 07:10:04 AM »

If someone has an original console with an automatic from 1968 and can post a pic of the black console shift plate that the lens fits into between the horseshoe shifter that would be greatly appreciated.  Mine appears to have more than one gloss of black, higher gloss on the flat ends and side and flat on top around the lens.  Is this correct and should the raised edges show the chrome which is how the reproduction piece is sold?  It is part # 3921804 D55 in the AIM.  I am not sure GM would have gone to the trouble of having two different gloss finishes on this part.

Mike
« Last Edit: September 25, 2013, 08:03:02 AM by 68rs327conv » Logged

Mike
68 RS Conv 327/210hp, Powerglide Factory AC
jims69
Member
***
Posts: 83


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2013, 01:33:57 AM »

We don't own a 68; but my wife's Camaro is a 69 and has a TH350 console shifter.  The console/shift area looks identical to a 1968 Camaro's console/shift;  except for the indicator, which displays 1 2 3 N R P.  The black plate under the indicator is not painted a glossy black, & its not dull flat black.  Perhaps a semi gloss black, & it is the same gloss all over on both sides.    The 2 parallel "ridges" on each side of the horse shoe shifter  display the chrome on the top of the ridges only.   Hope this is helpful, perhaps someone with a 68 automatic console shift car will verify 68s & 69s are the same.
Logged
68rs327conv
Member
***
Posts: 98



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 01:06:48 PM »

Jim, that was just what I needed.  Based upon your reply I removed some of the flat black paint with acetone and a cotton ball and under it was the original semi gloss finish.
I now have another part to paint with Sem's Promax  Semi Gloss b!ack

Mike
Logged

Mike
68 RS Conv 327/210hp, Powerglide Factory AC
jims69
Member
***
Posts: 83


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2013, 01:06:47 AM »

Anytime,  glad to help

Jim
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.262 seconds with 18 queries.