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Charley

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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #45 on: December 01, 2016, 02:17:28 PM »
If it were mine I would put painted rim and dog dish caps back on even if you have to paint the rims.

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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #46 on: December 01, 2016, 03:34:28 PM »
I agree.

If the wheels are not original paint, it doesn't hurt the car at all. It a great car.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016

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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #47 on: December 01, 2016, 08:37:29 PM »
Guys, I purposely went dark on this car and decided not to post anymore about it until I was able to get it inspected by somebody more knowledgeable than I. It was taken to MCACN 2016 for Vintage Certification. By all counts it was very well received and held itself up proudly. Received "Vintage Legend Certification" passed all five sections over 91% with a five section average of 94.7. Interior, Engine, and Underbody were all over 95, Exterior and Trunk suffered the most because of the non original Rally Wheels, trim rings and center caps, with the paint scoring 196 points out of 200.  We knew going in they were changed by the original owner and wanted to see how the car would do in its as purchased state, before we considered changing anything. With that said we now wonder if we should change this car to steel wheels and dog dish hubcaps or steel wheels and SS hubcaps, neither will be the original to the car but could be acquired date code correct and refinished as correct.  It was in the MF Dobbins Fact Book in 1984 as it is now.  So the big question anybody have five original unrestored butternut yellow wheels? Do 68 Norwood Camaro's have a build sheet located anywhere on the car?  I do not want to disassemble this car but if there is a specific location I would look.

That is a fantastic car, and appreciate you participating in the Vintage Certification program. It was ironic how I had just met Frank Incremona at the show, and mentioned to him that a car on the back cover of his book was just steps away. He was amazed and signed the book you had on the dash.

Dog dish caps and wheels are my choice and would make that car pop.
Steve Shauger
Vintage Certification™ Program, Providing Recognition And Status To Unrestored Vehicles. Website www.vintagecertification.com

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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2016, 03:56:37 PM »
Steve, Your right that was cool getting his signature in the book he and Dobbins published. The car being on the back cover in a full side shot with multiple other pictures inside the book is very cool, considering that book was published in I think 1984. Seventeen years into the cars life and now twenty two years later the book has been signed while at  the first event it has ever been judged at. All of this lends to our hesitation to change the wheels, the decision has been made we are in the process now of acquiring the wheels and have located the hub caps.

I'm just blown away by several things on this car, I thought it was original, as I've said before I've been around these cars all my life turned sixteen as the 1967 were introduced.

Thank You, MCACN was a great experience - we will be back.