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Early '67 a/c compressor decal?
« on: March 19, 2014, 09:48:49 PM »
I've been looking for a correct Frigidaire A/C compressor decal for my '67 Camaro, built the 2nd week of November '66.  Everything I have found has been a black and silver decal with orange lettering (for the caution info at the bottom). These decals specify compressor 6551033 as per the AIM, but the code number is 041471 (April 14, 1967, day shift).  If one's Camaro was built before that, and one's looking for authenticity, this decal basically sucks.  Every article I have found states that the 67 A/C decals were orange (caution info).

Good news, maybe?  I found a Frigidaire black and silver decal with green lettered caution information.  It has the correct 6550133 model number, and a code of 102162 (October 21, 1966 night shift).  This works for my build date. 

I know early Camaro's had 1966 built parts.  I also know that 1966 Corvette compressors had green caution lettering but a different model number. I'm guessing 1966 GM compressors had the green caution information?  Does anyone have an early built true survivor that has the green lettered 1966 compressor decal on it?  Does anyone have knowledge on this small anal retentive matter?  Thanks!

Steve

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Re: Early '67 a/c compressor decal?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2014, 12:04:38 AM »
Steve,

Not quite as early as you want but my '67 02B car has the orange lettered Caution with Model No. 6550133 and code no. 011771

Mike
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Re: Early '67 a/c compressor decal?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 02:51:19 AM »
IIRC, the 67 AC compressor stickers were all the same.  We're talking model year here, not calendar year.
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Re: Early '67 a/c compressor decal?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2014, 04:27:41 AM »
Mike,
Thanks for taking the time and responding, and letting me know about your orange January 17, '67 compressor decal.  Safe guard it, as replacing it (as I'm learning), may take years (and then again may never happen).

Kurt,
Talk about, duh!  In my excitement of finding a decal with an October build date and the right compressor number (no doubt a repop) , I totally forgot that the model year was from August '66 thru July '67.  Any idea on how or where to locate an ORANGE prior November '66 decal?  Thanks again.

Steve
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Re: Early '67 a/c compressor decal?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2014, 11:23:20 AM »
Maybe not a perfect solution, but why not splice an orange bottom onto the correct dated green one you have now?  The bracket almost makes them look like 2 different stickers anyway (which, I'll confess, I thought they were).
Mike in Northern Illinois
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Re: Early '67 a/c compressor decal?
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2014, 12:35:58 AM »
Mike,

That's an excellent idea.  If I can't locate an orange decal by responses from this site, the muffler bracket will sure hide the seam.  Thanks!

Steve
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