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Azure1969Z/28

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Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« on: January 22, 2014, 05:51:58 AM »
Does this wheel look correct to anyone? Kinda hard to tell w/ the poor images, but it sure looks dark (almost walnut). Can't make out the grain in any of the pictures. http://www.ebay.com/itm/231140534698?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 11:23:43 AM »
It does look very dark, but I suspect it's just the lighting when the pictures were taken. May also explain why the grain is hard to make out, as you noted.
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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 01:40:26 PM »
Sure looks like a early 69 walnut wheel to me.
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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 04:43:19 PM »
Sure looks like a early 69 walnut wheel to me.
That"s what I was thinking. That would be a find !

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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 04:49:42 PM »
It appears to be 'walnut' coloring to me as well.  Weren't some of the reproductions colored like that?
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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 12:38:50 AM »
I am leaning towards the walnut too.  I have a GM walnut wheel on mine and it has that same shade.  Original rosewood do photo darker than in person, but not that dark.  Repro rosewoods wheels are more orange in pics than the real ones.

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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 04:09:51 PM »
Here's my original rosewood wheel.  :)
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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2014, 12:02:53 AM »
John, was your car originally Canadian-delivered?

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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2014, 02:10:01 AM »
Wheel in the eBay ad sure seems like a walnut wheel with a 69 hub.
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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2014, 02:38:02 AM »
Also not "brown" or walnut

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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2014, 02:48:12 AM »
Here's the best pix of mine I could find in a hurry.... :)

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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2014, 05:47:52 AM »
Also not "brown" or walnut
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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2014, 06:05:00 AM »
Original walnut wheel on 69 Chevelle.
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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2014, 07:51:39 AM »
Other than the shallower dish, was there any other difference between the early 1969 model year N34 walnut (pre-rosewood) wheel, and the 1967-8 version?

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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2014, 01:59:50 PM »
I had a 67/68 walnut wheel. I remember it being deeper and larger diameter w/ the same 3 spoke overlapping design Purchased it for $15 out of a"junk yard"in the early 80,s, (it was like new condition). Sold it for $500 + a few years ago.

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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2014, 03:44:27 PM »
The 69 wheel used a smaller hub #3937896 for chevelle I would guess same as camaro.

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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2014, 05:37:55 PM »
John, was your car originally Canadian-delivered?

Yes, it was - to Howard Elliott Motors in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2014, 07:46:20 PM »
John, was your car originally Canadian-delivered?

ZLP:  I'm curious.. did you see something in John's photos that triggered you to it being a Canadian car?  :)
JohnZ:  Did the McKinnon plant build 302's for Z28s? :)  or were high performance small blocks 'all Flint' as I've always believed?

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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2014, 11:22:52 PM »
Yes, it was - to Howard Elliott Motors in Hamilton, Ontario.
Thanks John!
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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2014, 04:14:16 PM »
JohnZ:  Did the McKinnon plant build 302's for Z28s? :)  or were high performance small blocks 'all Flint' as I've always believed?

McKinnon didn't build any solid-lifter small-block engines - they all came out of Flint V-8.

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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2014, 07:44:06 PM »
Some detail pics of original walnut 69 wheel and horn button showing grain. One thing I like about the walnut wheel is it is probably the only part on a Camaro that
is NOT being reproduced...yet.

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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2014, 07:45:21 PM »
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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2014, 10:07:05 PM »
Ko-lec-tor,

Is that walnut wheel a '69 Camaro wheel, from an 'early '69' before rosewood?   What was the changeover date for that?

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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2014, 10:45:04 PM »
Yes it is a 69 Camaro wheel and end of November 68, I understand.

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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2014, 03:37:33 AM »
I've came across one or two of those at swap meets in the past, but didn't know what they were for..  shallow dish, sized/shaped like a '69 Camaro rosewood, but in walnut instead..  I guess I should have bought them (for trade material?) *G*

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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2014, 03:42:24 AM »
I've came across one or two of those at swap meets in the past, but didn't know what they were for..  shallow dish, sized/shaped like a '69 Camaro rosewood, but in walnut instead..  I guess I should have bought them (for trade material?) *G*

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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2014, 11:46:48 AM »
A buddy got  a very nice 69 Walnut wheel on a Z10 he bought, I treid to buy it for quite some time for my 69 (10b 68 build), but he would not sell.  Finally was able to trade him my 71 cowl air cleaner for it when he bought a BB El C.  Love the way it looks!  I have an original 69 Rosewood stored away for my SS :D 

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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2014, 04:13:44 PM »
I had no idea they were worth that much. Glad mine has one.
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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2014, 09:31:39 PM »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-1969-Camaro-Chevelle-Nova-Impala-Rosewood-steering-wheel-/230960386380?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35c64fd14c&vxp=mtr


NOS $7500.00.   :o
WOW that's over 5 times what I paid for my 70 1/2 RS in about '83 and over twice what I sold it for in '89. and 3 times more than I paid for a decent '69 Camaro i the early 80's and more than I paid for my '69 Z (glad I still have that on cause it has a rosewood wheel). None of the cars were NOS but they all had nice steering wheels (+ 4 0ther wheels, 5 with the spare and fly wheels) (:

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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2014, 09:50:53 PM »
I am sure I saw this wheel at the swap meet in Raleigh NC a year or so ago. It was in the box. Sold for $2500.00.
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Re: Rosewood Wheel on Ebay
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2014, 11:32:09 PM »
There could be more than one of them 'nos in the box'.. :)      and it always seems like HBC prices are 2X-3X greater than what you can buy the same thing somewhere else for??  :)