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hrlyfxdl

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Parts manual and numbers
« on: November 21, 2017, 10:56:01 PM »
Could someone point me in the right direction as a source for a parts number book for first gen Camaros? I have the AIMs for all the years and they give some information, but on some areas not a detailed breakdown. I read posts where others reference very detailed info. on parts and availability for certain year cars and I'd like to find a resource like that as well. I see different CDs on ebay, but just not sure what is the right/best source. Any info. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks much and happy Turkey Day.
1968 Camaro SS 350 8L346775

bcmiller

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Re: Parts manual and numbers
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 11:05:46 PM »
Not sure exactly what you are looking for because there are a lot of part numbers in the assembly manual. 

What specific numbers are you looking for?  Most of us can help you figure it out.
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TimL68

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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 11:41:30 PM »
Try locating a copy of Parts and Accessories Catalog P&A 30A October 1970, cover's all three years of first gen.

There is a scanned copy of it at GMPARTSWIKI.com but you have to go thru it page by page (over 2,500 pages).
'68 8L330177 L22/M11 options (250/155hp, 3-speed floor)
NCRS report: built 02/21/68
Dealership: Rudolph Chevrolet Inc. El Paso, TX
Looking for any build information or documentation.

hrlyfxdl

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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 11:44:33 PM »
Well, for instance. I'd like to be searching for a Tri-bar steering wheel for my Camaro. Old picture of it showed that's what came on the car, now long gone and replaced with an aftermarket steering wheel. Can't really pin down the right part number to search for in a 1968 Camaro for the correct wheel, lots of numbers out there for assorted models of cars that used that Tri-bar wheel. And just didn't want to clutter up the forum with every little part # need request as I search for the correct replacements. I try and find forum posts from before, but don't find part #'s all the time.
I saw this on ebay, looks very detailed with part #'s and exploded views, but the price is killer.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CAMARO-MASTER-PARTS-CATALOG-67-1972-original/372141300906?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
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TimL68

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Re: Parts manual and numbers
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 11:54:44 PM »
Section 6.513 steering wheels
'68 8L330177 L22/M11 options (250/155hp, 3-speed floor)
NCRS report: built 02/21/68
Dealership: Rudolph Chevrolet Inc. El Paso, TX
Looking for any build information or documentation.

hrlyfxdl

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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 11:59:35 PM »
Wow Tim, thanks for that perfect info. I guess that's the kind of info. I was looking to be able to find myself. But at $300+ per book, I'll post here and be selective as to not drive y'all crazy. Many thanks and I'll use that parts wiki as much as I can as well.
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TimL68

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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 12:36:44 AM »
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'68 8L330177 L22/M11 options (250/155hp, 3-speed floor)
NCRS report: built 02/21/68
Dealership: Rudolph Chevrolet Inc. El Paso, TX
Looking for any build information or documentation.

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Re: Parts manual and numbers
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2017, 12:14:43 PM »
So as a person who has one of those $300 parts books :), the value in searching for things is limited as sellers do not always know the parts number.  The are useful for unwrapped NOS parts with a number, to search for what they fit.  The AIM has the specific part number on each page, a bit more useful when trying to find a specific NOS part.

But for 68 steering wheel info, look no further than here on CRG, in the reports section:   http://www.camaros.org/swheel.shtml

Luck on the hunt!   

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Re: Parts manual and numbers
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2017, 02:15:28 PM »
Their REAL value of the P&A manuals is in research! These (and a lot of other) manuals are what we use to write those reports!

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hrlyfxdl

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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2017, 03:00:00 PM »
Thanks guys for all the input and help. I'll continue to use the AIM and when I can't find what I need I'll continue to poke around in the forum. If I can't find what I am seeking I'll throw out a message, I guess that's all good because somewhere down the line someone else might have the same question and can then find the answer. Much appreciated, everyone have a great Thanksgiving.
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Re: Parts manual and numbers
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2017, 01:18:26 PM »
Their REAL value of the P&A manuals is in research! These (and a lot of other) manuals are what we use to write those reports!

Ed


Thanks for all your research too Ed! :)