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Tinbasher

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1967 RS/SS black paint on rear tail light panel.
« on: December 08, 2017, 02:21:26 AM »
Does anyone have good pictures of the way that tailight panel is masked off. I can't find anything here from the search's I've tried.

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Re: 1967 RS/SS black paint on rear tail light panel.
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 02:33:42 AM »
 I can take several closeups of my '67 LOS that still has original paint and post tomorrow afternoon.

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67 NOR SS/RS L35 Convertible - Restored

william

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Re: 1967 RS/SS black paint on rear tail light panel.
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2017, 06:28:47 PM »
How it was done @ 57 cars per hour.

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Re: 1967 RS/SS black paint on rear tail light panel.
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 11:36:16 PM »
Excellent example Bill. Thats how it was done most of the time but I have seen some variation.
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
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Re: 1967 RS/SS black paint on rear tail light panel.
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2017, 12:06:01 AM »
L34 4sp NOR
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69 Pace Car L48 Th-350 LOS
68 Z28 M21 LOS

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Re: 1967 RS/SS black paint on rear tail light panel.
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2017, 12:53:30 AM »
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016

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Re: 1967 RS/SS black paint on rear tail light panel.
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2017, 02:20:28 PM »
Hello,
  To the original poster, sorry for my late reply. Sad to say this has been a rough week for the family. My aunt (102 years old) passed away and 3 days later her sister (age 97) passed away suddenly. I guess if there is a silver lining in this then that is they lived in the same town so it made attending the funerals easier.
  Anyhow....attached are pictures of my '67 04B LOS tail blackout. Sorry for the dusty condition as the car has been in storage for 17+ years on a lift.
  Interesting is the way the tape line was done. You can clearly see the tape line along the area where the rubber bumper contacts but on the inside edge there is an obvious feathered area. This is on both sides of the trunk. Another picture shows how the edge was not always along the seam sealer junction.

  Let me know if you need more pictures.

Mike
67 LOS SS/RS L35 Hardtop - Original w/UOIT
67 NOR SS/RS L35 Convertible - Restored

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Re: 1967 RS/SS black paint on rear tail light panel.
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2017, 02:22:10 PM »
More pictures
67 LOS SS/RS L35 Hardtop - Original w/UOIT
67 NOR SS/RS L35 Convertible - Restored

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Re: 1967 RS/SS black paint on rear tail light panel.
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2017, 02:25:29 PM »
Mike can you post a wider shot of the area in your last pic?
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016

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Re: 1967 RS/SS black paint on rear tail light panel.
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2017, 03:59:14 PM »
Hi Bryon,
    Here are two more. Let me know if you need additional or closer shots.

Mike
67 LOS SS/RS L35 Hardtop - Original w/UOIT
67 NOR SS/RS L35 Convertible - Restored

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Re: 1967 RS/SS black paint on rear tail light panel.
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2017, 05:38:57 PM »
Thanks Mike. Those are great. I was just having a bit of trouble figuring out exactly where that was. Too early in the morning I guess. :)   

I see it now!
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016

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Re: 1967 RS/SS black paint on rear tail light panel.
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2017, 07:53:07 PM »
 I forgot to add a photo to show the original poster the bottom tape line.
I took this from the restored convertible to show the tape line with the bumper removed.

Mike
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Re: 1967 RS/SS black paint on rear tail light panel.
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2017, 10:25:47 PM »
Wan't there a thread about this about a year or two ago? I seem to remember quite a few different tape lines on original cars.
Doug  '67 RS/SS 396 auto I know the car since new

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Re: 1967 RS/SS black paint on rear tail light panel.
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2017, 11:18:02 PM »
I seem to remember quite a few different tape lines on original cars.

Chevy built 36,727 1st Gen Camaros with 396 engines. None of us has seen 1% of them with original paint.

Nothing wrong with noting what has been observed [including some gloss black panels] but I wouldn't draw any conclusions from such a tiny sample size. There could be other variations.

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Re: 1967 RS/SS black paint on rear tail light panel.
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2017, 11:49:56 PM »
I agree Bill. Probably was at least quite a bit of minor variation. Probably depended on who was taping things off, their experience level, etc.

There is another way I have seen, canít say for sure if it was on a 67, but it had blackout farther up into the trunk weatherstrip channel.

Donít mean to open up an old can of worms, but I am in the camp of not full gloss in the blackout in 67 and 68. I am not as sure for 69, there was probably variation that year. 
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016