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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #45 on: March 22, 2014, 03:40:06 PM »
Did the Firebirds have the battery box located by the firewall?
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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #46 on: March 22, 2014, 03:51:22 PM »
I have looked at many images of a 69 firebird engine compartment, and haven't seen one with it mounted on the firewall. I can't see why it would be engineered differently. Looking at the pic though i don't see a heater box there either?
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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2014, 07:53:41 PM »
67 Camaro dash from my vantage point.
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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #48 on: March 22, 2014, 08:09:21 PM »
that dash area doesn't look quite right, maybe modified? Pretty interesting to see someone move the battery tray to the firewall. I have seen it relocated to the trunk, but first time seeing someone relocate to the firewall.

Unfortunately the previous owner replaced the original dash by 68 Camaro dash from the junk yard.
The previous owner relocated the battery tray to the firewall. I don't know why??

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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2014, 08:12:28 PM »
Interesting...Looks more like a 67 Camaro/Firebird dash panel. Needs some forensic work done to determine what year it is. TT indicates a very early built 69 and if it is, what happened to the original dash panel? Do we have a mystery on our hands? I'm intrigued.

Unfortunately the previous owner replaced the original dash by 68 Camaro dash from the junk yard.

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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2014, 08:14:15 PM »
The switches correspond more to a 69 firebird dash, but the 4 hole assembly in the middle doesn't ... is that for gauges, or AC?

The 4 holes assembly in the middle are fabricated locally for gauges.

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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #51 on: March 22, 2014, 08:19:15 PM »
Fahad, could you take some more close up or detailed pictures of the dash and the VIN (serial) number?

Unfortunately the VIN (serial) number is removed with the original dash, but I got it from the vehicle registration paper.

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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2014, 08:22:26 PM »
Fahad, could you take some more close up or detailed pictures of the dash and the VIN (serial) number?

Unfortunately the VIN (serial) number is removed with the original dash, but I got it from the vehicle registration paper.
That being the case, remove the cowl panel (panel between windshield and hood) and there should be a hidden Partial VIN almost in the top center of the cowl. Give us a full report.
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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #53 on: March 22, 2014, 08:32:10 PM »
firebird, and then quarters and tail panel swapped out? Possibly, or someone swapped out the dash.

Hey Fahad how about a pic of the Vin stamp on the top of the cowl? or about where your battery tray is on the firewall?

The previous owner relocated the battery tray to the firewall. I don't know why??
The 4 holes assembly in the middle are fabricated locally for gauges.

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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #54 on: March 22, 2014, 09:14:25 PM »
Here we go

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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #55 on: March 22, 2014, 09:22:35 PM »
Thats a good start Fahad. Post the numbers of the engine block and stamp for us. Also the transmission stamp
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #56 on: March 23, 2014, 05:07:46 AM »
The block casting number 361959



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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #57 on: March 23, 2014, 06:17:09 AM »
this was originally a 4 speed car though right?
1969 garnet red Z/28 46k mile unrestored X77
Looking for 3192477 (front) spiral shocks 3192851 (rear) please
Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #58 on: March 23, 2014, 05:16:30 PM »
 Also looks like air cond firewall?

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Re: My 69 SS/RS Project started
« Reply #59 on: March 23, 2014, 08:42:02 PM »
Subframe removal