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« on: January 22, 2014, 12:51:58 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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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 06:23:43 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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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 08:40:26 AM »

Sure looks like a early 69 walnut wheel to me.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 11:43:19 AM »

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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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 11:49:42 AM »

It appears to be 'walnut' coloring to me as well.  Weren't some of the reproductions colored like that?
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2014, 07:38:50 PM »

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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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2014, 11:09:51 AM »

Here's my original rosewood wheel.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2014, 07:02:53 PM »

John, was your car originally Canadian-delivered?
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2014, 09:10:01 PM »

Wheel in the eBay ad sure seems like a walnut wheel with a 69 hub.
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2014, 09:38:02 PM »

Also not "brown" or walnut
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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2014, 09:48:12 PM »

Here's the best pix of mine I could find in a hurry.... Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2014, 12:47:52 AM »

Also not "brown" or walnut
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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2014, 01:05:00 AM »

Original walnut wheel on 69 Chevelle.
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2014, 02:51:39 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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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2014, 08:59:50 AM »

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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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2014, 10:44:27 AM »

The 69 wheel used a smaller hub #3937896 for chevelle I would guess same as camaro.
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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2014, 12:37:55 PM »

John, was your car originally Canadian-delivered?

Yes, it was - to Howard Elliott Motors in Hamilton, Ontario.
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2014, 02:46:20 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?  Smiley
JohnZ:  Did the McKinnon plant build 302's for Z28s? Smiley  or were high performance small blocks 'all Flint' as I've always believed?
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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2014, 06:22:52 PM »

Yes, it was - to Howard Elliott Motors in Hamilton, Ontario.
Thanks John!
Gary - they were all Flint engines.
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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2014, 11:14:16 AM »

JohnZ:  Did the McKinnon plant build 302's for Z28s? Smiley  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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« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2014, 02:44:06 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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« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2014, 02:45:21 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2014, 05:07:05 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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« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2014, 05:45:04 PM »

Yes it is a 69 Camaro wheel and end of November 68, I understand.
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« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2014, 10:37:33 PM »

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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« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2014, 10:42:24 PM »

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*

http://www.camaros.org/swheel.shtml
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« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2014, 06:46:48 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 Cheesy 
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« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2014, 11:13:44 AM »

I had no idea they were worth that much. Glad mine has one.
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« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2014, 12:39:39 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.   Shocked
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« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2014, 04:31:39 PM »

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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« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2014, 04:50:53 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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« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2014, 06:32:09 PM »

There could be more than one of them 'nos in the box'.. Smiley      and it always seems like HBC prices are 2X-3X greater than what you can buy the same thing somewhere else for??  Smiley
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