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67rs327

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1967 front fender valence design
« on: March 25, 2018, 06:15:45 PM »
Question regarding front fender lower valences. My '67 RS (LOS-11A) does not have a hole on the lower edge (100% sure its orig.)  Every reproduction and from what I'm seeing of other orig. valences of which I have several (top pic) - all have the hole. I managed to find a very nice orig. pair at a meet last fall (bottom) with no hole. Is this a LOS/NOR variation or something else? As always - that's for the help.
1967rs L30/M20 Bolero Red - LOS 11A.
Chris - New Hampshire.

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Re: 1967 front fender valence design
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 12:42:10 AM »
Holes are needed if front spoiler is attached as these holes are for the rods holding bottom of spoiler.
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Re: 1967 front fender valence design
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 02:35:58 AM »
Interesting considering spoilers were not an option for Camaros in 1967.
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Re: 1967 front fender valence design
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 02:57:14 AM »
  Interesting observation indeed! I just checked my 67 04B LOS with original sheet metal and the holes are there. My 05B NOR has the original extensions and they too have the hole. I checked a few 'spares' I collected over the decades and they also have the hole (I don't know what month cars they came from). I also see the hole is depicted in the 67 AIM 11-13/A7.
  Maybe the no hole was an early design?

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67 05B NOR SS/RS L35 Convertible - Restored

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Re: 1967 front fender valence design
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2018, 09:45:48 PM »
Original panel on the car. mysteries, mysteries.
1967rs L30/M20 Bolero Red - LOS 11A.
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Re: 1967 front fender valence design
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2018, 02:48:24 AM »
Really not much different than the trunk lids being prepped for spoilers that were not offered.

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Re: 1967 front fender valence design
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2018, 03:55:59 AM »
Really not much different than the trunk lids being prepped for spoilers that were not offered.
  Funny you replied that way. I thought of the same thing earlier today. My thinking is the non-hole extensions were an early design, sort of like the earlier first design trunk lid without the 'spoiler' holes.
Mike
67 04B LOS SS/RS L35 Hardtop - Original w/UOIT
67 05B NOR SS/RS L35 Convertible - Restored

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Re: 1967 front fender valence design
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2018, 03:37:35 AM »
Seems logical to me too.