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jim28607

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1969 clock usage
« on: November 07, 2017, 01:06:44 PM »
What trim level or etc dictated what cars got a dash clock ?

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Re: 1969 clock usage
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 01:13:30 PM »
U35 is the RPO for a clock by itself. U17 is the RPO for tach & gauges. The clock was included in the U17 package. No trim level dictated either...Joe
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1969 SS396 Yellow/Yellow 08E Norwood born 8/28/1969 pnt 76E. Purchased April 1981

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Re: 1969 clock usage
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 02:18:35 PM »
It also depends on what year you're referring to. The above is correct, but only for 1969.

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Re: 1969 clock usage
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 02:27:56 PM »
Yes 69,

So is it correct if you have console with gauges you should
 have a clock?

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Re: 1969 clock usage
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 02:52:07 PM »
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Yes 69,

So is it correct if you have console with gauges you should
 have a clock?

If it came from the factory with U17 then yes.

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Re: 1969 clock usage
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 03:13:38 PM »
I can understand the potential confusion since half the cars on ebay are incorrect. :)

The missing clocks with U17, the unpainted grill surround, and incorrect striping are running rampant these days!

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Re: 1969 clock usage
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2017, 04:39:04 PM »
Very early press release photos show a '69 SS convert with U17 but no clock. Typically those were Pilot builds, not production cars. Early '69 Communication kits depicted a '69 Camaro dash with tach but no clock so a clock may have been a late addition to the option.

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Re: 1969 clock usage
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2017, 12:28:26 AM »
Yes, I remember that from the early car mag roll out of new for 69 GM products.

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Re: 1969 clock usage
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2017, 02:36:50 AM »
A few years ago I got to spend some time examining N500003, probably the 1st '69 Z/28. The dash cluster was hand-made. Never had a body tag; has a '68 style floor pan. Hope to see it again with a lot more lighting.

Obviously a Pilot Car, hard to believe Chevy sold it.

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Re: 1969 clock usage
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2017, 02:03:37 PM »
A few years ago I got to spend some time examining N500003, probably the 1st '69 Z/28. The dash cluster was hand-made. Never had a body tag; has a '68 style floor pan. Hope to see it again with a lot more lighting.

Obviously a Pilot Car, hard to believe Chevy sold it.

That car would keep me up at night. So cool.

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Re: 1969 clock usage
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2017, 05:22:30 PM »
Car in picture is an Automatic ?? Danny

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Re: 1969 clock usage
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2017, 07:01:55 PM »
Car in picture is an Automatic ?? Danny

Yes. What's your point?

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Re: 1969 clock usage
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2017, 07:17:12 PM »
If Danny's freaking out because the picture of the car itself is a Z28 (and as we all know, you couldn't get an automatic in a Z28), it's because magazines typically use several different cars for their layouts. The pictures on that page are of at least two different cars, and maybe even three. And most likely the pictures were furnished by the Chevrolet publicity department.

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Re: 1969 clock usage
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2017, 07:50:13 PM »
Probably 3. The engine is a 68...Joe
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Re: 1969 clock usage
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2017, 02:09:58 AM »
William could you please clarify how the '68 style floorpan' differs from the '69?
Tim - 04A VN '69 z/28 69-69 715 ex-E/MP