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« on: April 30, 2014, 09:19:00 AM »

Is anyone running these little items on their '69 Camaro to protect their lower body panel paint?  Smiley

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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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 09:36:00 AM »

Gary, I know you like your period correct but there isn't a car out there that looks good with mud flaps, including Camaro! Cheesy

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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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2014, 09:58:43 AM »

Gary not sure if these are the same mud flaps? Late 68, early 69
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014, 10:31:24 AM »

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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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2014, 11:25:14 AM »

I'd pass - just can't envision them adding any aesthetic appeal.

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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 11:38:12 AM »

 What next....curb scrapers?  Cheesy ( 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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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2014, 07:16:05 PM »

Gary, I see the utilitarian use, but not everything that came out of the sixties was a good idea....

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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2014, 07:38:39 PM »

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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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2014, 09:44:40 PM »

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.. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2014, 08:16:45 AM »

Is anyone running these little items on their '69 Camaro to protect their lower body panel paint?  Smiley

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! Smiley
In Sweden we have a lot of gravel roads so maybe with this I can drive the Hugger on them! Wink
...or I just keep the pair in the trunk for a retro display!
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2014, 08:21:39 AM »

Is anyone running these little items on their '69 Camaro to protect their lower body panel paint?  Smiley

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

Congratulations! Smiley   

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

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....  Smiley

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I couldn´t resist, I bought that shit! Smiley
In Sweden we have a lot of gravel roads so maybe with this I can drive the Hugger on them! Wink
...or I just keep the pair in the trunk for a retro display!
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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2014, 08:28:42 AM »

Once you get them installed, this is how you should dress when you drive the car.  Note the hugger orange....
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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2014, 09:34:24 AM »

@ Phillip: Ha, ha, you do know how cool we hugger orange duds really are, spot on! Smiley

@ 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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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2014, 09:49:00 AM »

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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Looking for an original LOF soft ray windshield
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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2014, 09:58:06 AM »

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...   Smiley
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69 Corvette convertible, silver/black 350 hp,
60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe (2), 
90 ZR1 red/red #246, 90 ZR1 white/gray #2466
72 El Camino, '55 Nomad, '57 Nomad, '57 B/A Sedan
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