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Re: 67 Camaro Pilot Line Assembly Process and Procedures
« Reply #45 on: January 02, 2015, 03:31:36 AM »
that little handbook should help to answer some of the questions that have occurred here..      Nice to have such info..  :)

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Re: 67 Camaro Pilot Line Assembly Process and Procedures
« Reply #46 on: February 06, 2015, 03:54:20 PM »
I knew I had run across a photo of the Camaro early in clays in one of my books...
AH HA in a Corvette book I have had for 25 years titled "Corvette America's Sports Car" Published in 1989.

This is a crop of a photo of the 68 Vette in Clay credited to GM Archives and Zora June 1965 , I have never seen this shot of the Camaro singled out if published elsewhere.


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Re: 67 Camaro Pilot Line Assembly Process and Procedures
« Reply #47 on: February 06, 2015, 04:54:24 PM »
Ill have to look in one of my old Camaro books but it has several early photos of the prototypes.  Ill post them tonight if I can remember.
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Re: 67 Camaro Pilot Line Assembly Process and Procedures
« Reply #48 on: February 06, 2015, 05:31:01 PM »
The June 1981 CONSUMER GUIDE classic car series CAMARO (volume 310) has a dozen pages of clay mock ups to running prototypes, the XP-836, prototypes with 13" wheels and round tail lights (with a Panther emblems), clay station wagon, the Waikiki and Caribe show cars and many more. this issue also has many 1967 Chevrolet publicity photos.
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Re: 67 Camaro Pilot Line Assembly Process and Procedures
« Reply #49 on: February 06, 2015, 06:10:32 PM »
OK...I have to ask what may sound like a stupid question about the clay mockups.
I assume there was some sort of platform base under all that clay and not that the mockup was solid clay?

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Re: 67 Camaro Pilot Line Assembly Process and Procedures
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Re: 67 Camaro Pilot Line Assembly Process and Procedures
« Reply #52 on: February 07, 2015, 01:58:15 AM »
Very interesting pictures Darrell!
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Re: 67 Camaro Pilot Line Assembly Process and Procedures
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Re: 67 Camaro Pilot Line Assembly Process and Procedures
« Reply #55 on: February 07, 2015, 03:24:23 AM »
All those photos show the great effort Chevy put into it during the '67 and '68 years to ensure they had the '69 *just right*....  :)
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Re: 67 Camaro Pilot Line Assembly Process and Procedures
« Reply #56 on: February 07, 2015, 07:33:37 PM »
OK...I have to ask what may sound like a stupid question about the clay mockups.
I assume there was some sort of platform base under all that clay and not that the mockup was solid clay?

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Yes, there was - clays were built on what was called an "armature", which was a simple steel frame with adjustable wheelbase and track; on this frame, a segmented plywood model was built, with the edges of each "slice" cut about 2" smaller than the exterior dimensions of the proposed vehicle. That last 2" was covered with clay, and then the clay modelers went to work creating the full-size clay model from the full-size drawings on the walls. A typical armature weighed about 6,000 pounds.
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Re: 67 Camaro Pilot Line Assembly Process and Procedures
« Reply #57 on: February 07, 2015, 09:50:53 PM »
 Thank you, John, for the insight of these models. Even with a steel and plywood base, these came in almost the weight of 2 Camaros. That's some dense clay!  :o

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