Ed, Steve, Mark, John, and anybody else who will look:
OK, in light of Richard's recent find of the Dealer Service Technical Bulletin: "AC Hoses Rupturing Or Blowing Off --1968 Camaro", dated December 20, 1968, take a look at page two, which includes seal repairs. It clearly shows seals with adhesive backing, etc. On page one it suggests these seals in the repair and says they were released for production in June. (Granted, it completely ignores the support seal other than showing it...and thus not answering my biggest question...)http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=2558.0;all
I'm not going to say this gives any more "support" to the original seal issue (the June date pretty much eleimnates it in earlier cars, except as a dealer repair to fix the problem), but it does at least establish that by 12/20/68 some 68s may have had them --tape adhesive and all. In fact, I think it may well add more creedence to Steve's theory and at least explain why few can be found...
I guess my question is "Doesn't this give some validation to the 68 AC seals --at least in terms of a repair?"
Would really appreciate opionions!