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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2016, 01:58:30 PM »
Cannot wait to see some underneath pictures of suspension, etc.......



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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2016, 04:23:58 PM »
Forgive me if it's been mentioned already and I missed it but how many miles are on it, Roy?
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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2016, 04:29:06 PM »
I know Im not Roy  but according to the SYC thread.  7,129
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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2016, 08:45:49 AM »
Its strange how every now and then you see one that doesnt and others that due..  Makes you wonder if it was a hit and miss thing or if there were other reasons..

Simply a matter of lighting and eyesight, imo. Maybe Magoo worked at Norwood for time with a white spray bomb in his pocket... ? lol
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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2016, 10:55:08 AM »
Beautiful car, Roy!  Pretty rare to find an unrestored car these days.... especially one as nice as yours. Congratulations!

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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2016, 01:05:37 PM »
Terrific find, Roy - looks like a marvelous original car!   :)
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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2016, 02:30:14 PM »
Thank You all for the kind comments, I will be able to get some more pictures after the 25th. I owe this find to Jerry MacNeish - my son and I walked by it several times without realizing what we had just passed.

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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2016, 07:14:20 AM »
Kurt,
  Did the tag have enough of a body color that was lighter than black?
No, it was black.
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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2016, 09:34:24 AM »
Ha!   
Looks almost like a car in the 1968 Camaro Brochure.

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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #39 on: July 21, 2016, 11:28:15 AM »
I just noticed the brochure car has a silver grille...  lol  Funny how you never notice something and then one day bang..!!.. 
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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #40 on: July 21, 2016, 11:52:00 PM »
Very, very nice car!  And the right year!  :)

White Fisher Body tags seem to be fairly common in early 68.  My car (even though it is far from original - and an 09C car by the way) wasn't messed with much in that area....   

Bryon, that's only Norwood cars, right ? Mines 11A and didn't notice any white.

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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2016, 03:48:04 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.

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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #42 on: November 29, 2016, 02:06:53 AM »
Absolutely beautiful car Roy. Best of luck with it.
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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #43 on: November 29, 2016, 03:31:30 PM »
Any one else notice the additional "T" under the trim tag and the 2? on the pass side??   8)

Roy could you double check and make sure Im seeing it correctly that the heater hoses are GM logo on one and ribbed on the other?  Congrats again on an amazing 68.


Fantastic car Roy, a real beauty. I noticed the additional T. I also took note of the patina on the logo hose versus the ribbed heater hose. The engine compartment is spectacular!

Several of our original cars have a 2nd 'T' under the trim plate; it's been speculated that perhaps that is the inspector's mark that he verified the Trim Plate in place??

Is this car the one that was discussed briefly here recently?  one that was previously owned by Dick Whittington??  or is my old memory failing me again..  :)


Any one else notice the additional "T" under the trim tag and the 2? on the pass side??   8)

Roy could you double check and make sure Im seeing it correctly that the heater hoses are GM logo on one and ribbed on the other?  Congrats again on an amazing 68.


Fantastic car Roy, a real beauty. I noticed the additional T. I also took note of the patina on the logo hose versus the ribbed heater hose. The engine compartment is spectacular!

Several of our original cars have a 2nd 'T' under the trim plate; it's been speculated that perhaps that is the inspector's mark that he verified the Trim Plate in place??




My 69 Z as well has an extra T under the trim tag.  Actually I would have never noticed it until William mentioned to look for it. With all that RS stuff around the tag and wiper motor it was completely covered with hoses and out of view.

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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #44 on: November 29, 2016, 10:55:03 PM »
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.

Very few Norwood-built Camaros have an original body or chassis broadcast copy. They were generated on the Chevrolet side after receiving the assembled body from Fisher. As received, most of the interior was installed. They were often left in the car after final assembly and discarded during new car prep. Sometimes they were retained and filed with other paperwork.

Some Camaros built at Van Nuys still have remnants of the BBC taped to the fuel tank, usually badly weathered.