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RAS68

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a/c fender baffles for 1968 coupe
« on: August 15, 2019, 09:55:28 PM »
I am looking for the fender baffles that came on some 1968 models with factory A/C. These are the parts that go between the radiator support and the inside of the fenders. I have pretty much completed the restoration of my 68 L34 coupe but a few of the original A/C parts are hard to find. I have not seen any correct for 1968 fender baffles on EBAY in the last few years. Does anybody know where I can get a pair ( or at least the DS)? I know my car came with these originally because the PS was still in place when I disassembled the car for restoration. Thanks for any help.
Allen
'68 SS L34 07C NOR

z28z11

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Re: a/c fender baffles for 1968 coupe
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2019, 08:25:36 PM »
I assume '69's were different due to the fender shape (I've got two extra open headlight pairs for a '69, but my only car with factory air is the '69 Z11). RS and open headlight were different - i've never seen the '68 versions.

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Steve
1968 Z28 M21/U17 BRG/W
1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06

jt4406

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Re: a/c fender baffles for 1968 coupe
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2019, 11:27:08 PM »
     "RS and open headlight were different"        that's interesting, the metal part or just the rubber parts? Do you know of any comparison pics?  jess

RAS68

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Re: a/c fender baffles for 1968 coupe
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2019, 08:17:48 PM »
The 69 fender baffles were different from the 68's. Apparently the baffles for 1968 were only used between April and July 1968 on A/C equipped cars.
Allen
'68 SS L34 07C NOR

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Re: a/c fender baffles for 1968 coupe
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2019, 04:40:51 AM »
     "RS and open headlight were different"        that's interesting, the metal part or just the rubber parts? Do you know of any comparison pics?  jess

Noticeably different. Open headlight cars are flat panels, RS have a "curve" or offset built into the sheet metal to clear the RS actuators/mechanisms. I've seen a few sets over the years, few and far between (open headlight panels are reproduced nowadays). Never seen the '68 versions - but I know of one '68 BB RS/SS nearby with factory air (convertible to boot) that might chime in about them. Late '68 car as well - 

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Steve
1968 Z28 M21/U17 BRG/W
1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06

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Re: a/c fender baffles for 1968 coupe
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2019, 08:43:19 PM »
I believe the convert's used the curved panels. Good picture in 68 AIM C60 B3 and 69 AIM C60 B3.
Bob

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Re: a/c fender baffles for 1968 coupe
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2019, 10:36:13 PM »
69 AIM DOES have a good drawing that shows two distinctly different panels AND specifies C60 A/C or not, but makes no mention of a different one for ralley sport, or RS with A/C  ?????

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Re: a/c fender baffles for 1968 coupe
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2019, 06:25:29 PM »
Yea - the 68 AIM shows a good drawing of the baffle (thanks Big iron) and it shows the "fish bone" pattern on the 68's ( like the attached photo on my original post). 69's have an "x" like pattern stamped into the sheet metal and they are a different size and shape. I have called around and I look on EBAY pretty often - but I haven't found any yet. A/C parts for 1968 Camaro's seem to be rare and the unique parts for the 68 BB cars are even harder to find.
'68 SS L34 07C NOR

Petes L48

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Re: a/c fender baffles for 1968 coupe
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2019, 07:17:52 PM »
For reference, here's a set of 69 flat/coupe baffles on eBay right now

 

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Re: a/c fender baffles for 1968 coupe
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2019, 08:44:33 PM »
Searched dusty boxes until I found mine, non ralley sport 69 very late 69 build, original clip nuts and bolts