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Z10Mike

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« Reply #255 on: January 31, 2024, 08:52:32 PM »
The door to fender gap is likely in the .25 inch range on that "1970" car.  From my recollection, production fender gaps could vary significantly from car to car.   And I've had ten 67 to 69's when they were original.  They built production cars.  Not show cars.  How many restoration shops today custom work the fender and door leading edge by welding on or removing material to get to 1/8 inch gaps?   I'd bet most of the top show cars are massaged in  that manner. 

Kelley W King

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« Reply #256 on: January 31, 2024, 11:03:58 PM »
Kind of odd that 1970 SS has SS wheels, I think they dropped that option on 69,s about December of 68. I guess they planned to bring the option back for 70
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« Reply #257 on: February 01, 2024, 12:01:14 AM »
Judges won't like the way the door fits on that one for sure.  And that's original!!!!!
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« Reply #258 on: February 01, 2024, 07:06:19 PM »
Does anyone know the reason they stopped production of the SS wheels in late 1968 or so?   If I did know why in the past, I've forgotten.   I've always liked that SS wheel.   

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« Reply #259 on: February 02, 2024, 12:13:58 AM »
I like those too.  Good looking factory wheel
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« Reply #260 on: February 02, 2024, 04:39:14 AM »
It was the '60s & '70s after all !  ::)

That's great!

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« Reply #261 on: February 02, 2024, 05:00:05 AM »
Kind of odd that 1970 SS has SS wheels, I think they dropped that option on 69,s about December of 68. I guess they planned to bring the option back for 70

Yeah, I've seen other promo pics with those wheels. I guess the idea was to help differentiate the "70's" from the 69's. I think it's a great looking wheel and looks perfect on 69 Camaro's.

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« Reply #262 on: February 03, 2024, 05:28:56 PM »
Vince & MO, just for information,  re: SS wheels on '70 Camaros, Quoting Vince's post on Feb. 1st this year " does anyone know the

 reason they stopped production of the SS wheels in late '68 or so ?"

Here's a couple of scans from the Canadian '69 model year GM vehicle Ordering Manual, dated April 1st. '69,  shows those SS

 wheels to be available but Z27 must be ordered. All prices in Canadian dollars, they weren't cheap !

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« Reply #263 on: February 04, 2024, 05:50:03 AM »
Yeah, that was pretty pricey at around $100 each after Z27 was added. That's why so many after market wheels were sold.

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« Reply #264 on: February 04, 2024, 10:40:06 PM »
Thanks for the scans group/7.   

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« Reply #265 on: February 08, 2024, 07:30:57 PM »
Not very good quality - tv screen shots from the 1969 movie:  "The Racing Scene" with James Garner. 

Pace lap from the 1969 St. Jovite F5000 SCCA Formula A Continental Championship, 7 September 1969,

Now known as Circuit Mont-Tremblant, it is a 2.621 mile road course located approximately 81 miles north of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

'69 Camaro Pace Car leading the field.

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Richard Thomas
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« Reply #266 on: February 09, 2024, 07:11:09 PM »
Small town USA
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« Reply #267 on: February 14, 2024, 07:23:41 PM »
1967 Road America Can-Am pace lap.   (Scroll picture left-right.)

McLaren    Hulme
Gurney      Follmer
Donohue   Parsons
Surtees      Revson
Hall            Motschenbacher
Scott          Hayes
Hansen      Morin
Posey         Barber
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Finishing order: Hulme, Donohue, Surtees, Hall, Scott, Hansen, Barber, Morley, Motschenbacher, Hayes
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« Reply #268 on: February 15, 2024, 12:40:13 AM »
1967 Road America Can-Am pace lap.   (Scroll picture left-right.)

McLaren    Hulme
Gurney      Follmer
Donohue   Parsons
Surtees      Revson
Hall            Motschenbacher
Scott          Hayes
Hansen      Morin
Posey         Barber
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Finishing order: Hulme, Donohue, Surtees, Hall, Scott, Hansen, Barber, Morley, Motschenbacher, Hayes
wow, that Camaro pace car was modified with several things, a real Day 2 car back then.
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67 L89 Corv Tribute
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« Reply #269 on: February 15, 2024, 02:47:35 AM »
^^ That was the Styling exercise "GM Styling Studio Cherokee Camaro" currently in the Brothers collection in Ore.
Jim
68 SS/RS L35 Th-400 LOS
69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

 

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