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dutch

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'68 Front Bumper Guards..
« on: March 21, 2017, 11:38:56 PM »
Don't have (can't find) it.. my AIM right now..  ::) as I'm sure it would tell me the answers to my questions here - but.. I was wondering if adding bumper guards to the front of a '68 required drilling any holes into the bumper itself or would leave any obvious ones in the valence if I installed some? 
I always had guards on the front and rear of my cars 'back in the day' and although I never really liked them all that much on Camaros, I must admit they have sort of grown on me in the past while and I would consider adding some to the front of 'ol Betsey if I don't have to do anything to the actual bumper or lower valance that wasn't really obvious or permanent in the way of marking either, so if the look doesn't do it for me, at some point in the future, I could always 'go back' easily!
Is there also a specific mounting point that all guards have to sit at in order to fit correctly or is the distance outwards from the centerline of the bumper open to preference of the installer or taste to a degree?
Thanks - Randy 

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Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 11:51:35 PM »
You will have to drill the lower valance
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Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 01:02:15 AM »
Would any holes show up in the valance front or would they be under the edge enough not to be apparent if the guards were removed - and is there a specific mounting or support area of the valence itself where it is  reinforced specifically to support the lower guard attachment?
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Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2017, 11:50:00 AM »
There was a little strip of paper that came with accessory guard that you taped to the bumper that helped you put the guards in the correct place. I doubt I could find that strip of paper today. Once you drill the hole, there's no going back. The hole will be visible if you take the guards off. I could measure mine if that would help...Joe
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Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2017, 06:55:30 PM »
I very much appreciate the offer Joe - but if the holes are easily apparent once drilled that probably would be sufficient enough to dissuade me from mounting some in the end.
As I mentioned, I am not probably not completely enthralled with the look enough to commit to having them on permanently (thus my original mounting questions about position / holes etc. in the first place) and since my Z 2/8 didn't come with them originally, mounting any would just be a day 2 kind of thing to sort of match up the front to the rear - and a problem down the road if I wanted them off at some point...
Thx - Randy

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Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2017, 07:20:21 PM »
I had posted up a copy of that paper strip here years ago.  Was with a NOS set I bought long ago.  I can probably dig is out again if you need it.

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Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 08:56:20 PM »
Well Dutch I guess the only answer is.....to get another Camaro with front bumper guards!

(just have to add to your collection)

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Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2017, 03:03:06 AM »
Another one - ha! I rarely ever use the one I have now..  :-\  Mostly just sits except for a tank or less of fuel a Summer as it is now!

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Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2017, 01:01:45 PM »
Short answer if you do like the look enough to change things up occasionally, Purchase and Paint a spare lower valance to go with it. I'm thinking of doing a spare deck lid for my 67 SS with the spoiler. we all know that 67's didn't have a spoiler option but sometimes we still like the look.........
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Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2017, 03:31:36 PM »
Dutch,
 If you have them already mount them without the lower bolt, the rears do not have the extra support.  Don't scratch the paint!
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Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2017, 04:27:59 PM »
Yea - considering the backs as you say aren't bolted at the bottoms that would make sense - even a scratch from rubbing is better than having a drilled hole in my World.. and No VT,  I haven't any at this point yet..
Which brings me to the obvious next question:
Who makes the best ones when it comes to finish and fit? I assume some are better fitting and/or have better chrome than others just like all the other brand new "NOS' (wink) ones..
Is there is actually a range of quality and pricing on such things?
I'm open if so to suggestions from anyone who has bought or fitted any!
Again - I appreciate all of the feedback here - Randy

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Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2017, 07:53:17 PM »
Did find my AIM today finally..  ;) but couldn't find any pages that mention or display pictures of bumper guards let alone mounting dimensions (except one for a short rear cancelled revision) so in the end it wouldn't have been as much of a help as you guys have been anyway - so again - Thank You for your input..
Randy 

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Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2017, 08:04:40 PM »
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but couldn't find any pages that mention or display pictures of bumper guards let alone mounting dimensions

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Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2017, 09:20:16 PM »
Thanks - Ed.. I found it now.  ;D      I did actually look all through it 3 TIMES! - eyes are getting weak no doubt!

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Re: '68 Front Bumper Guards..
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2017, 10:53:08 PM »
Hi Randy, I have listed this several times but print this off and place with your AIM.  :D

1968 CAMARO FACTORY ASSEMBLY INSTUCTION MANUAL “AIM”
TABLE OF CONTENTS
UPC 0 - General Information
UPC 1 - Body and interior/exterior trim and hardware
UPC 2 - Frame
UPC 3 - Front suspension
UPC 4 - Rear suspension & prop shaft
UPC 5 - Brakes
UPC 6 - Engine
UPC 7 - Transmission & clutch
UPC 8 - Fuel & exhaust
UPC 9 - Steering
UPC 10 - Wheels & tires
UPC 11/13 - Front sheet metal, radiator & grille
UPC 12 - Electrical
UPC 14 - Bumpers & miscellaneous

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4-Speed Trans Back-up Switch- Page 323
4-Speed Trans Shifter Adjustment- Page 321
4-Speed Trans Shifter Assy. to Trans. & Cross-Member-Page 320
4-Speed Trans Shifter Rods & Hardware-Page 318
4-Speed Trans Shifter Rods & Hardware Big Block-Page 319
4-Speed Trans Shifter Stabilizer Shafts (3 of them)-Page 320
Accelerator Pedal & Parts-Page 103
Accelerator to Carb-Page 105
Accelerator to Carb Linkage & Hardware Z/28-Page 441
Air Cleaner to Carb & Valve Covers Z28-Page 443
Alternator Brackets Z/28-Page 441
Alternator Mounting-Page 79                              
Ash Tray-Page 43
Axle U-bolts-Page 243
Battery & Battery Cables-Page 151                               
Battery-Heavy Duty-Page 381                               
Battery Junction Block (above battery tray)-Page 155
Battery Tray-Page 149
Brake Line & Emergency Brake Brackets-Page 243
Brake Line-Front-Page 72
Brake Line-Rear-Page 73
Brake Pedal-Page 71 & Brake Pedal Trim-Page 438
Brake Pedal Stop Lamp-Page 166
Brake-Master Cylinder, Bracket., & Pressure Indicator Switch-Page 70
Bumper Front/Rear Assembly-Page 178/179
Bumper Guards Front & Rear-Page 419
Carpet-front-Page 47
Cigarette Lighter-Page 165
Clip closure-non hardened steel-Page 5
Clutch Linkage Adjustments-Page 114
Clutch Pedal & Linkage-Page 112 & Clutch Pedal Trim-Page 438
Clutch Release Bearing-Page 111
Clutch Shaft & Push Rod-Page 113 & for 396 cu.in. Page 284
Console-Floor Assembly-Page 229-231
Console Gauges-Page 385
Console Oil Gauge Line Routing at Engine-Page 386, For Interior Routing-Page 385
Control Arms-Page 59
Cotter Pin Install Instructions-Page 5
Cowl Panel Piercing-Page 9/10
Cowl Seal-Page 136
Cowl Vent Grille-Page 37
Dash Trim Plate-Page 44
Dash Insulator Pad/Mat-Page 40
Defroster Ducts-Page 53
Disc Brakes-Front-Page 247
Dual Exhaust & Muffler-Page 360-367
Engine Mounts to Sub-Frame & Engine-Page 94                           
Engine Under-hood Lamp-Page 388/9
Exhaust Muffler & Hangers-Page 119
Exhaust Pipe (rear) & Hangers-Page 118
Fan Shroud & Radiator-Page 145
Fender Assembly-Page 135
Fender Emblems-Page 139
Fender Extension to Fender & Valance-Page 143
Fuel Pump-Page 99
Fuse Panel-Page 160
Gas Cap Assembly & fit up note-Page 121
Gas Gauge Metering & Rear Hose-Page 124
Gas Line & Clips-Page 123
Gas Tank Filler Neck (lower) & Cover-Page 122
Gas Tank Mtg. & Straps-Page 121
Glove Box Assembly-Page 41/42
Grille-upper, lower, center & emblem-Page 138
Header Panel-Page 137
Headlamp-Page 153
Headlight Switch-Page 165
Headlight Dimmer Switch-Page 166
Heater Control Assembly-Page 55
Heater Control Cables-Page 56
Heater/Defroster Assembly-Page 52
Heater Fan, Blower Assembly/Cowl-Page 52
Hood Catch, Support, & Latch Assembly-Page 144
Hood Hinge-Page 136
Hood Insulation & Retainers-Page 448                                
Hood under-hood Lamp-Page 388/9
Horn Relay-Page 155                               
Horn Low Note-Page 382
Hub Assembly-Page 60
Ignition Switch-Page 92
Inner Fender Mounting-Page 141
Inner Fender Seals-Page 140
Instrument Cluster/Instrument Cluster Lighting-Page 161/162
Instrument Panel Wiring Harness-Page 163/164
JL8 Brakes-Page 243
Leaf Spring to Front Bracket/Leaf Spring to Axle & Rear Shackle-Page 66/67             
License Lamp Connector-Page 387
Master Cylinder Assembly & Balance Valve-Page 248
Mirror-Rear View-Page 44
Mirror-LH Door-Page 40
Motor Mounts-Page 94
Nut install that are open end type stamped 'MB'-Page 5                       
Oil Pressure Console Gauge Engine Block Fitting-U17 A3 Page 386
Parking Brake Alarm-Page 168
Parking Brake Connector & Rear Cables-Page 75
Parking Brake Pedal-Page 74
Parking Lamp-Page 153
PCV & Hose Z28-Page 443
Pedal Trim Plates-Page 438
Power Brake Assembly @ Cowl-Page 245
Power Steering-Page 373-379
Radiator & Clutch Fan-Page 256
Radiator & fan shroud-Page 145                               
Radiator Heavy Duty-Page 418                                     
Radiator support to fender & fender support rods-Page 142               
Radio Antenna-Front-Page 410
Radio Capacitor @ Voltage Regulator-Page 406                      
Radio Delete-Page 43
Radio Ground Straps V8-Page 408                            
Radio Receiver & Front Speaker U63 A2 Page 404                   
Radio Speaker Attachment-Page 404                           
Radio Speaker U80 A2 Page 416/7
Rag Joint Assembly & Caution-Page 129/130
Rear License Lamp-Page 172
Rocker Panel Sill Molding Spears-Page 45
Rally Sport (RS) Related-Page 423-437
Sheet metal gaps-Page 146-147
Shock Absorber-Front-Page 61
Shock Absorber-Rear-Page 68
Side Marker Lamps-Fender-Page 154
Smog Pump Z28-Page 442
Spare Tire & Jack Storage-Page 132
Speedometer Cable 4-speed-Page 241/322                           
Speed Warning Device-Page 383                        
Spoiler Front D80-Page 237
SS Hood & Emblems-Page 294
SS Paint Stripes-Page 295
Starter Motor Mtg.-Page 89
Steering Box to Column Assembly-Page 127
Steering Column Bolt-up-Page 44
Steering Column to Dash Seal-Page 128
Steering Column Mandatory Install Sequence-Page 130
Steering Wheel assembly Sequence-Page 129                            
Steering Wheel Deluxe-Page 368                               
Steering Wheel Tilt-Page 369
Sub-Frame Body Mounts-Page 50
Sway Bar & Links-Page 62
Tic-Toc-Tach-Page 384
Tie Rod Assembly-Page 126
Transmission 4-speed Cross-member Mount-Page 95                          
Trunk Compartment Light-Page 387
Valance to fender & fender extension-Page 143
Ventilation System/Dash-Page 51
Voltage Regulator-Page 92
Windshield Motor Switch-Page 42
Windshield Washer Jar-Page 38
Windshield Washer Nozzle & Hose Routing-Page 39
Windshield Wiper Motor, Arm, & Linkage-Page 36
Windshield Wipers-Page 37
Wiring-Alternator, Regulator & Relay-Page 156
Wiring-Floor Console-Page 233
Wiring-Console Gages Eng. Compartment-Page 386
Wiring-Courtesy Lamps-Page 167
Wiring-Engine V8-Page 158
Wiring-Headlamp, Park Lamp, Junction Block & Horn Relay-Page 155
Z/28 Paint Stripes-Page 444/445
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