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Mud flaps? fender protectors? anyone?
« on: April 30, 2014, 02:19:00 PM »
Is anyone running these little items on their '69 Camaro to protect their lower body panel paint?  :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/N-O-S-Original-Gm-1968-1969-Camaro-Mud-Flaps-/191153898614?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123
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Re: Mud flaps? fender protectors? anyone?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 02:36:00 PM »
Gary, I know you like your period correct but there isn't a car out there that looks good with mud flaps, including Camaro! :D

On a serious note, I am not sure it is these exact ones, but my car had mud flaps on it at one point, and looking at the mounting holes, they would line up with this set pretty close. If some one gave me a NOS set I would probably just keep them in the trunk as a display piece.

I think in Jerrys book there is a (color pic) of a red JL-8 car that is original, and it has them in the picture.
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Re: Mud flaps? fender protectors? anyone?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2014, 02:58:43 PM »
Gary not sure if these are the same mud flaps? Late 68, early 69
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Re: Mud flaps? fender protectors? anyone?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014, 03:31:24 PM »
Those look different, Vince..  they appear larger than the ones in the ebay ad.

Actually my '69 Z28/RS had what appears to be the same 'fender protectors' as the NOS ebay item (without the rubber part) when I purchased it in '76.  They remained on the car until I removed a lot of items for cleaning the past couple of years.  They've been cleaned and bagged up for possible reinstallation later.   They are thin stainless steel (flash chromed?) parts and are almost unnoticeable when installed.  I've just spent quite a while going back thru hundreds of photos I've taken of the car over the years, and I couldn't find any photos which showed them clearly (only partially).  They are tucked way under, where the body rolls under, and right at the back of the rear wheels, so they are essentially hidden.   They do not, and did not, appear 'out of place', but I never knew for sure if those parts were GM, service parts, dealer parts or what until today.    Now I'm suspecting (based on the ebay NOS ad) that they are 'dealer OTC' parts.

I don't think I'd use them with the rubber part, but with only they stainless portion, they are not bad.   Does anyone know how these parts, or similar parts (assuming they are dealer items) are considered within 'original judging' guidelines?   I'd sorta like to reinstall mine, as they do provide some protection for the lower rear quarter area from gravel chips and the like...

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Re: Mud flaps? fender protectors? anyone?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2014, 04:25:14 PM »
I'd pass - just can't envision them adding any aesthetic appeal.

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Re: Mud flaps? fender protectors? anyone?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 04:38:12 PM »
 What next....curb scrapers?  :D ( I can't believe I used them in the '70's)
 Once I finish my restoration of the '67, I plan on using the clear film stick-on protector for driving to reduce the chances of rock and dirt damage. This is one possibility....
http://www.amazon.com/Scotchgard-84906-Urethane-Protection-Length/dp/B000PF1PFO

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Re: Mud flaps? fender protectors? anyone?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2014, 12:16:05 AM »
Gary, I see the utilitarian use, but not everything that came out of the sixties was a good idea....

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Re: Mud flaps? fender protectors? anyone?
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2014, 12:38:39 AM »
Look at it like this, it would be an easy way to distinguish the car from any other Z/28 or orange car.
Plus it keeps all the burning rubber that Gary is going to do off the car...
Go ahead Gary lets see them!

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Re: Mud flaps? fender protectors? anyone?
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2014, 02:44:40 AM »
Look at it like this, it would be an easy way to distinguish the car from any other Z/28 or orange car.
Plus it keeps all the burning rubber that Gary is going to do off the car...
Go ahead Gary lets see them!

*L*   when I put them back on, I'll take a few great photos and show you..  then all you fellas will wish you'd bid on the pair on ebay.. :)

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Re: Mud flaps? fender protectors? anyone?
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2014, 01:16:45 PM »
Is anyone running these little items on their '69 Camaro to protect their lower body panel paint?  :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/N-O-S-Original-Gm-1968-1969-Camaro-Mud-Flaps-/191153898614?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123

I couldn´t resist, I bought that shit! :)
In Sweden we have a lot of gravel roads so maybe with this I can drive the Hugger on them! ;)
...or I just keep the pair in the trunk for a retro display!
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Re: Mud flaps? fender protectors? anyone?
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2014, 01:21:39 PM »
Is anyone running these little items on their '69 Camaro to protect their lower body panel paint?  :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/N-O-S-Original-Gm-1968-1969-Camaro-Mud-Flaps-/191153898614?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123

Congratulations! :)   

Just one more way to make an HO Hugger standout!   (as if we needed anything else!).  :)

when you get them, please take a good photo of one of them and post it?   The ad appeared to show a 'rubber portion' on the bottom, whereas the ones that were on my car were only the stainless steel part....  :)

Gary

I couldn´t resist, I bought that shit! :)
In Sweden we have a lot of gravel roads so maybe with this I can drive the Hugger on them! ;)
...or I just keep the pair in the trunk for a retro display!

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Re: Mud flaps? fender protectors? anyone?
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2014, 01:28:42 PM »
Once you get them installed, this is how you should dress when you drive the car.  Note the hugger orange....

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Re: Mud flaps? fender protectors? anyone?
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2014, 02:34:24 PM »
@ Phillip: Ha, ha, you do know how cool we hugger orange duds really are, spot on! :)

@ Gary: It will take a while until I'll get them here to Sweden I guess but meanwhile I got the pics from EBay....





...but is this really an original Camaro option??

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Re: Mud flaps? fender protectors? anyone?
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2014, 02:49:00 PM »
Most likely something you purchased from the dealer, like the road side hazard kits. I have invoices for mud flaps, and different accessories that the original owner bought for my car.

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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2014, 02:58:06 PM »
Most likely something you purchased from the dealer, like the road side hazard kits. I have invoices for mud flaps, and different accessories that the original owner bought for my car.
AHA!!!  So you do have your mudflaps hidden away...   :)

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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2014, 03:04:28 PM »
Well I have the invoice for them, but they were long gone. Who know with what his son is finding in the basement, they may turn up. He has already found a few goodies for me.
*if they did turn up, they would be a display piece... :)

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Re: Mud flaps? fender protectors? anyone?
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2014, 04:06:31 PM »
I remember when a CHP gave me a fix it ticket back in 1969 that included a requirement to put mud flaps on simply because I went to G series tires in back. So I bought a set of these same flaps but just used the metal part. Technically the tire exposure did not meet Vehicle code requirements at the time, and this officer was known for being very nit-picky about stuff like that. Seems like nowadays the constables have better things to do than look for VC violations that are not a obvious safety issue. BTW the flaps did not stay on long after follow up inspection.

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Re: Mud flaps? fender protectors? anyone?
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2014, 07:13:23 PM »
I remember when a CHP gave me a fix it ticket back in 1969 that included a requirement to put mud flaps on simply because I went to G series tires in back. So I bought a set of these same flaps but just used the metal part. Technically the tire exposure did not meet Vehicle code requirements at the time, and this officer was known for being very nit-picky about stuff like that. Seems like nowadays the constables have better things to do than look for VC violations that are not a obvious safety issue. BTW the flaps did not stay on long after follow up inspection.
I remember when a CHP gave me a fix it ticket back in 1969 that included a requirement to put mud flaps on simply because I went to G series tires in back. So I bought a set of these same flaps but just used the metal part. Technically the tire exposure did not meet Vehicle code requirements at the time, and this officer was known for being very nit-picky about stuff like that. Seems like nowadays the constables have better things to do than look for VC violations that are not a obvious safety issue. BTW the flaps did not stay on long after follow up inspection.
Do you still have them? ;)