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FreddieB

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69 Convertable inner front fenders
« on: April 15, 2018, 11:23:09 PM »
 Does anyone know if the inner fenders for a hard top and soft top are the same . I'm putting a car together for a customer and the front shakers don't fit , I'm thinking they may be different . It is an rs also . Thanks

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Re: 69 Convertable inner front fenders
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 01:49:49 AM »
1969 Camaro front inner fenders are the same for coupe or convertible. RS uses the same inner fender except they have extra punched holes. Are you sure you have '69 Camaro front cocktail shakers?

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Randy Shanks

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Re: 69 Convertable inner front fenders
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 01:51:13 AM »
I have a "69 convertible that I bought new, and it does not have front shakers. It does have rears.
Maybe it is because of the big block engine, whatever the reason it came from the factory that way.
Randy
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Bought New in summer 1969

william

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Re: 69 Convertable inner front fenders
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 02:05:53 AM »
I have a "69 convertible that I bought new, and it does not have front shakers. It does have rears.
Maybe it is because of the big block engine, whatever the reason it came from the factory that way.
Randy

All converts had the shakers. Yours are missing.

Randy Shanks

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Re: 69 Convertable inner front fenders
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 06:18:54 AM »
Sorry to disappoint you William, but I ordered this car new, and I have not removed the front shakers.
I have had this car since it came in to the dealer ( McQueen Chevrolet in Owensville, MO ) in summer of '69.
So please don't make statements you know nothing about!
Randy
1969 Camaro, SS 396, 4 speed, convertible, Hugger Orange w/ white top and interior.
Bought New in summer 1969

marriest

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Re: 69 Convertable inner front fenders
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 10:04:52 AM »
Just for Info:
I have Z11 Pace car with 396 cu BB 325 hp and I have cocktail shakers front and back. I have only own the car for 3 years so have no history past that.
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Re: 69 Convertable inner front fenders
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 12:04:50 PM »
Sorry to disappoint you William, but I ordered this car new, and I have not removed the front shakers.
I have had this car since it came in to the dealer ( McQueen Chevrolet in Owensville, MO ) in summer of '69.
So please don't make statements you know nothing about!
Randy

Sorry I refuse to believe that car went through the manufacturing process and they were "overlooked".

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Re: 69 Convertable inner front fenders
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 12:36:06 PM »
The ones in the front are hidden a bit they may still be there just not easy to see.

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Re: 69 Convertable inner front fenders
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 12:49:44 PM »
Sorry to disappoint you William, but I ordered this car new, and I have not removed the front shakers.
I have had this car since it came in to the dealer ( McQueen Chevrolet in Owensville, MO ) in summer of '69.
So please don't make statements you know nothing about!
Randy

Sorry I refuse to believe that car went through the manufacturing process and they were "overlooked".

William does know what he's talking about.  All convert's had 4 shakers (one in each corner) regardless of engine size.

Freddie exactly how are they not fitting ?  Are you positioning them correctly,  there should be no interference with the inner fender.  They are hidden in the front corners behind the headlights.
Darrell

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Re: 69 Convertable inner front fenders
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2018, 01:48:20 PM »
10 pages of shaker/dampener information for those with lots of time and interest. Pretty interesting though:
http://www.camaros.net/forums/31-convertibles/53415-cocktail-shakers.html

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Re: 69 Convertable inner front fenders
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2018, 02:46:45 PM »
Sorry to disappoint you William, but I ordered this car new, and I have not removed the front shakers.
I have had this car since it came in to the dealer ( McQueen Chevrolet in Owensville, MO ) in summer of '69.
So please don't make statements you know nothing about!
Randy

Randy,

In 49 yrs, has your car EVER been in a body shop for body repair or paint work?   Has it ever been 'restored'?  Or been in a shop for mechanical repair?   OR has the car never been out of your sight; ie you've never let anyone but yourself work on it?

Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
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60 Corvette white/red, 72 Corvette coupe, '70 Mach I 
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Re: 69 Convertable inner front fenders
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2018, 06:42:55 PM »
Freddie, try swapping the front shakers around.  The lower leg needs to be pointing rearward :)

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Re: 69 Convertable inner front fenders
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2018, 02:43:19 AM »
Sorry to disappoint you William, but I ordered this car new, and I have not removed the front shakers.
I have had this car since it came in to the dealer ( McQueen Chevrolet in Owensville, MO ) in summer of '69.
So please don't make statements you know nothing about!
Randy

Mr. Shanks,
When you post on here 1896! times, and your experience / expertise garners you credits as a factual authority in many published books regarding 1st Gen. Camaros, and have authored research reports for this site... well, maybe, then, you could tell “William” that he knows nothing about this topic. Until then, please be cordial with fellow members. No need for rudeness.
Sorry Freddie, my Ky cousin, I have no personal experience with the shakers, but the AIM spells it out well. I have never seen a car that was supposed to have shakers, have anything but 4. In deference to the claim of a car built with less than 4, never say never, anything is possible.
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1969 SS 350 coupe LeMans Blue 713 bought in 79(sold)
1969 307 4spd. coupe Daytona Yellow 711 bought in 85

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Re: 69 Convertable inner front fenders
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2018, 03:52:55 AM »
Everyone, knock it down a notch. Way too close to name calling / drama......
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Re: 69 Convertable inner front fenders
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2018, 12:27:12 PM »
For the record, Randy pm'd me. We're cool.

Looking forward to hearing more about his car.