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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #90 on: January 05, 2022, 05:39:51 PM »
Photo 178 - Fastener blower motor

Up next is the heater assembly inner.  I'll have a follow up with details of the blower coil and bracket as well as floor duct.

Photo 179 - 181 - Assembly before cleaning. 


Note the #7 on the box.  The tank had 20.  mixing of assembly parts as they don't really matter as long as its a non big block or A/C.  Idk what it is at this point but documenting it nontheless..


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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #91 on: January 05, 2022, 05:41:30 PM »
Photo 182 - 185 - After cleaning


The inner box does have that textured finish like the dash top to note as well.  And yes I do plan to soak it.

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #92 on: March 08, 2022, 01:40:37 PM »
Been pretty stagnant here on the preservation but I was able to snag a correct dated jack assembly (Thanks Sport!) and also a used trunk mat which I will be picking up this weekend.


Photo 186 - Trunk mat

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #93 on: March 08, 2022, 01:41:17 PM »
Photo 187 - 188 - Jack assembly

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #94 on: March 09, 2022, 08:45:41 AM »
I take it the car had a deluxe interior, Darrell ? I didn't catch the cowl tag. Curious what other options (RPO's) you've noted...
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #95 on: March 09, 2022, 01:01:14 PM »
Yes deluxe interior.  If you look back at photos 87-88 you will see the insulating pad that's placed in the trunk for trunk matted cars.  Here is the trim tag.  As far as options go it's not much.  U63, Z28-2 (Cowl Plenum), J50, & J52.


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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #96 on: March 09, 2022, 03:31:13 PM »
I sure am enjoying this guided thread through this rebuild, it's going to be so helpful once I dig into mine. Thanks again for keeping this going.
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #97 on: March 09, 2022, 06:08:17 PM »
Yes deluxe interior.  If you look back at photos 87-88 you will see the insulating pad that's placed in the trunk for trunk matted cars.  Here is the trim tag.  As far as options go it's not much.  U63, Z28-2 (Cowl Plenum), J50, & J52.



Sparsely optioned seems to be the way the majority were. Z87 is a biggy in my book, especially on a 68! :D Cowl plenum is cool one... Guess if the engine was gone, there's a good chance there may've been some headers on top of the mat too!?
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #98 on: March 09, 2022, 06:56:37 PM »
idk if it came with headers or not so I don't wanna assume anything.  I have a set of what I believe are Appliance or possibly Blackjack headers that are 1 3/4" primaries and 4 bolt square flange collectors that were on the car from when it was parked in the mid to late 70's.   On a side note since this car was not ordered with a console and because of that no gauges, I have 2 different styles of tach and gauges to choose from.  Just can't make up my mind which one to go with.  I also have an NOS Mallory Double Life distributor with tach drive I will use as well.  Black face SW's triple gauges were in the car when parked and I picked up the tach from a member here and the fuel pressure gauge from our own ko-lek-tor aka Bentley.


Photo 189 - Headers

Photo 190 - Black Face Stewart Warners

Photo 191 - Green Line Stewart Warners


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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #99 on: March 09, 2022, 09:22:54 PM »
Yeah, tough decision....I like the green line as it matches the OE dash pod fairly well, but sounds like the black face may be "day2" original. Maybe same with the headers.

Kinda interesting on 68Z factory installed gauges... From what I've seen, it's about 50/50%. Your thoughts? I wonder what the CRG data shows....?
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #100 on: March 11, 2022, 02:52:13 PM »
Yeah, tough decision....I like the green line as it matches the OE dash pod fairly well, but sounds like the black face may be "day2" original. Maybe same with the headers.

Kinda interesting on 68Z factory installed gauges... From what I've seen, it's about 50/50%. Your thoughts? I wonder what the CRG data shows....?



Idk if I'd go as far to say 50/50.  I haven't looked through my data for any comparisons but my gut says 65/35.  35% with gauges but I could be off.  One of the core members will have to speak on what is in their db but I can tell you it isn't always an easy task to do percentages from db's as there is always holes in the data (at least in my experience).

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #101 on: March 11, 2022, 03:36:59 PM »
From the CRG data:   http://www.camaros.org/geninfo.shtml#HowMany

 RPO               1967                 1968                   1969               Description                    Option Dependencies
CODE      QTY List$  DH$   QTY List$ DH$   QTY List$ DH$                                                 Requires        N/A With

U16                 n/a                    n/a          1410 $50.00 2.70    Tachometer-availMay69)        V8            (U17, U35)
                                                                                             (added to AIM on 20SEP68,                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                  n/a before May 69

U17   27078 $75.00 4.00  20263 $90.00 4.80  29524 $90.00 4.80 Special instruments:        V8 D55       (U57, AL4)   
                                                                                                 amp, temp, oil pressure,
                                                                                                 fuel, clock, tach.

Official Chevrolet production records show a total of 220,906 Camaros built in 1967; 235,147 Camaros built in 1968; and 243,085 Camaros built in the last year of the first generation, 1969.

Total % for U17 are much closer to 10%....
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #102 on: March 11, 2022, 05:10:34 PM »
You probably already know, but you can utilize the two screws underdash (ash tray mount) for your gauge bracket. Very secure. I'll send you a pic how they mounted the tac in place of the fuel gauge,,,in 68. Very simple and I like it anyway. Lose the amp gauge, throw a 0-90 ohm fuel gauge in it's place. Just an opinion, the way I like it set up.

Green or black on you lol, I Iike the both.
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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #103 on: March 11, 2022, 06:06:57 PM »
Yes sir, that was the plan to mount the gauges using those screw locations.  I'll probably keep the amp gauge just because that is what was in it when it came to me but I completely understand your logic.  I'll most likely go black face at this point but will keep the green lines as a backup option.

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Re: Preservation of a 68 Camaro
« Reply #104 on: March 11, 2022, 06:19:50 PM »
Black face in mine..
Also didnt spot the fuel gauge top pic,,nice
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