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Charley

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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #45 on: December 01, 2016, 02:17:28 PM »
If it were mine I would put painted rim and dog dish caps back on even if you have to paint the rims.

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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #46 on: December 01, 2016, 03:34:28 PM »
I agree.

If the wheels are not original paint, it doesn't hurt the car at all. It a great car.
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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #47 on: December 01, 2016, 08:37:29 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.

That is a fantastic car, and appreciate you participating in the Vintage Certification program. It was ironic how I had just met Frank Incremona at the show, and mentioned to him that a car on the back cover of his book was just steps away. He was amazed and signed the book you had on the dash.

Dog dish caps and wheels are my choice and would make that car pop.
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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2016, 03:56:37 PM »
Steve, Your right that was cool getting his signature in the book he and Dobbins published. The car being on the back cover in a full side shot with multiple other pictures inside the book is very cool, considering that book was published in I think 1984. Seventeen years into the cars life and now twenty two years later the book has been signed while at  the first event it has ever been judged at. All of this lends to our hesitation to change the wheels, the decision has been made we are in the process now of acquiring the wheels and have located the hub caps.

I'm just blown away by several things on this car, I thought it was original, as I've said before I've been around these cars all my life turned sixteen as the 1967 were introduced.

Thank You, MCACN was a great experience - we will be back.

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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #49 on: December 15, 2016, 09:43:07 PM »
Steve, Your right that was cool getting his signature in the book he and Dobbins published. The car being on the back cover in a full side shot with multiple other pictures inside the book is very cool, considering that book was published in I think 1984. Seventeen years into the cars life and now twenty two years later the book has been signed while at  the first event it has ever been judged at. All of this lends to our hesitation to change the wheels, the decision has been made we are in the process now of acquiring the wheels and have located the hub caps.

I'm just blown away by several things on this car, I thought it was original, as I've said before I've been around these cars all my life turned sixteen as the 1967 were introduced.

Thank You, MCACN was a great experience - we will be back.
It was great talking to you Roy and wow, what a car you have! And thank you for taking the time to visit our car and have more discussion at MCACN. Great show, great cars, and even greater people to meet. Congratulations again!
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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #50 on: February 09, 2017, 08:49:23 PM »
Guys, I have sourced and acquired original wheels now, can somebody confirm what the paint process was.  Were these wheels like corvette wheels painted black originally then color coated on the front only. I assume they were enamel? was there a lot of color over spray through the slots to the backside of the wheel? pictures of original wheel other than black on back side??

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« Reply #52 on: March 19, 2017, 09:24:27 PM »
Looks like it (Roy's car) has RS front wheel well moldings.  I can't see the rear good enough to tell if they short as well. Are you pretty sure they're original ?

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To the best of my knowledge they are original to the car, I've only owned the car a few weeks, but I have decades of experience and knowledge with respect to original unrestored vehicles and their evaluation.

It just dawned on me (duh) :-[ the car doesn't have "belt reveal" moldings (wide moldings at the base of the side glass) which were included with Z21 and Z22. I'm thinking the wheel well moldings were likely added as they were part of Z21/22 as well. 


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Re: Roy's new 68 SS350
« Reply #53 on: March 23, 2017, 06:02:39 PM »
Looks like it (Roy's car) has RS front wheel well moldings.  I can't see the rear good enough to tell if they short as well. Are you pretty sure they're original ?

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To the best of my knowledge they are original to the car, I've only owned the car a few weeks, but I have decades of experience and knowledge with respect to original unrestored vehicles and their evaluation.

It just dawned on me (duh) :-[ the car doesn't have "belt reveal" moldings (wide moldings at the base of the side glass) which were included with Z21 and Z22. I'm thinking the wheel well moldings were likely added as they were part of Z21/22 as well. 

There were no notations on the Vintage Certification score sheets about the wheel well moldings, in fact they were scored as 100% original, lost .02 points for condition. They were on it in the picture from the 1984 fact book, and I'm told they were not added, but its a 50 year old car and we've only had it a short, short portion of that time.