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gwp4

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1968 Camaro - Bumble Bee Stripe
« on: July 27, 2020, 02:15:37 AM »
Hi Camaro experts:

I have a 1968 base model standard Camaro (not an RS, SS or Z-28) 327 SB 2BBL manufactured on May 14, 1968 in Norwood, OH.  I'm getting the car back to factory original condition and wondered if there was any way to determine whether the bumble bee stripe (either D91 or D90?) would have been on the car from the factory.  Unfortunately, I don't have any of the original documentation on the car which would have likely indicated whether the strip was ordered as an option.  Many thanks.  gwp4 

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Re: 1968 Camaro - Bumble Bee Stripe
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2020, 10:30:53 AM »
Without docs, and unless you found any evidence of an optional stripe during restoration, itíd be a guess as to the car being produced with, or without, one. But if one of the available stripe option appeals to you, you can add it and nobody can tell you itís incorrect!
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Re: 1968 Camaro - Bumble Bee Stripe
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2020, 11:50:02 AM »
With a May 68 date use the D90 sport stripe.

http://www.camaros.org/exterior.shtml#stripes
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Re: 1968 Camaro - Bumble Bee Stripe
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2020, 12:57:54 PM »
 you can unbolt the header panel off the fender and if its the orig one or never been stripped It will have the stripe rolling down on the end about  1/8"-3/16

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Re: 1968 Camaro - Bumble Bee Stripe (D91)
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2020, 03:09:57 AM »
Hey first gen Camaro experts -

All great advice.  I'm partial to the D91 "Front Access Band" or "Bumble Bee" full stripe and accompanying pinstripe with a space for the 327 emblem.  I understand that this was an option on all cars except SS for the duration of the 1968 build year.  However, I've also heard that early 68's got the D91 bumble bee stripe and later 68's got the D90 "Hockey Stick" stripe.  Not sure when it might have switched over from the D91 to the D90.  As I noted, I have a base/standard model 1968 327/210 hp with 3-spd manual transmission with a build date of 14 May 1968 (05B 1968) in Norwood, OH.  The VIN is 124378N432654.  I just wanted to confirm with the first-gen Camaro experts out there that if I go with a D91 Bumble Bee that I'm correct for judging competition.  Appreciate the help.  gwp4

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Re: 1968 Camaro - Bumble Bee Stripe
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2020, 06:31:48 PM »
That's in the link posted above - http://www.camaros.org/exterior.shtml#stripes
D91 was available all year on your car.
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Re: 1968 Camaro - Bumble Bee Stripe
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2020, 12:23:48 AM »
We have 06b base 327 2bbl car original owner car. Came with D91 stripe. Hope this helps.

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Re: 1968 Camaro - Bumble Bee Stripe
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2020, 09:01:54 PM »
Hi there - all good advice.  Just so I'm clear and to be 100 percent correct.  My car has a 05B build date or May 14, 1968 so I could go with a D91 front access band or Bumble Bee stripe with a gap in the stripe for a 327 emblem and it would be factory correct, i.e., an option that was available on all Camaros with my build date (May 14, 1968), 3-spd manual trans, 2bbl, 327/210 hp.  An earlier post here saying to use the D90 sport stripe with a May 68 build date kinda threw me. 
Many thanks.  gwp4 

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Re: 1968 Camaro - Bumble Bee Stripe
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2020, 12:41:31 AM »
You are correct D91 stripe was what came on her 1 one owner and still owner of  2nd week of June base Camaro from the factory!

 

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