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gwp4

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Hi First Gen Camaro Owners -

I'm getting my 1968 Camaro 327/210 base model coupe ready for concourse judging and have a few questions on battery tray clamps.  For background, I've also attached info from the 1968 Camaro Legends judging manual on the correct clamps.  From the manual, factory correct clamps have two crimped marks stamped into them and are a bit shorter than aftermarket ones.  I've attached a couple of photos of an aftermarket clamp which actually seems big to me.  Does anyone have the correct measurements of an original factory battery tray clamp?  Finally, are the correct clamps painted semi-gloss black and have the letter "K" stamped on them?  I very much appreciate the assistance.  Many thanks. gwp4.

camaronut

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Re: Factory Correct Battery Hold Down Clamps - 1968 Base Model Camaro 327/210
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2023, 11:59:51 AM »
I believe Year One makes them as a reproduction - which surprised me a bit.

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Re: Factory Correct Battery Hold Down Clamps - 1968 Base Model Camaro 327/210
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2023, 01:18:11 PM »
They do but it is not the same as original.

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Re: Factory Correct Battery Hold Down Clamps - 1968 Base Model Camaro 327/210
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2023, 01:45:26 PM »
Originals as u pictured are unique and easy for a judge to spot. Just as important is a correct tab like battery tray and battery hold down bolt which is not found anywhere else on car due to large captured washer. I have dimensions of tab on tray and bolts captured washer along with battery hold down clamp that was dip painted semi gloss black in my build thread found here
https://www.camaros.net/threads/time-for-another-68-z-28-to-be-restored.182584/page-65#post-3870826
https://www.camaros.net/threads/time-for-another-68-z-28-to-be-restored.182584/page-65#post-3870826
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Re: Factory Correct Battery Hold Down Clamps - 1968 Base Model Camaro 327/210
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2023, 01:49:08 PM »
I have found different letter stamps used, also listed in my build thread but K was used.
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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584

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Re: Factory Correct Battery Hold Down Clamps - 1968 Base Model Camaro 327/210
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2023, 02:33:12 PM »
They do but it is not the same as original.
Dern.......oh well.

David K

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Re: Factory Correct Battery Hold Down Clamps - 1968 Base Model Camaro 327/210
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2023, 06:01:25 PM »
For $149 +shipping  you can buy 1 one Ebay today.

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Re: Factory Correct Battery Hold Down Clamps - 1968 Base Model Camaro 327/210
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2023, 03:03:05 PM »
I have one if you need it let me know,Mitchell
Mitch,1968 Z28 03C Norwood,03/18/68,Seneca Falls NY,Z/28 Emblems.Purchase 05/04/78

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Re: Factory Correct Battery Hold Down Clamps - 1968 Base Model Camaro 327/210
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2023, 11:34:18 AM »
Hold down no longer available,Mitchell
Mitch,1968 Z28 03C Norwood,03/18/68,Seneca Falls NY,Z/28 Emblems.Purchase 05/04/78

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Re: Factory Correct Battery Hold Down Clamps - 1968 Base Model Camaro 327/210
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2023, 03:28:18 AM »
I might have an extra one. I can't remember.  Let me know if ya still need it and I'll look through my parts cabinets. I am pretty sure I don't have an extra bolt. But I don't want to look if you found one. I gave away a hexagonal water pump bypass fitting and a couple other parts, even paid the shipping, now I need them... ha  Danny

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Re: Factory Correct Battery Hold Down Clamps - 1968 Base Model Camaro 327/210
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2023, 07:43:15 AM »
Hi Danny -

Many thanks for the outreach.  Yes, I'm still in the market for an original battery hold down clamp.  My email address is panther681@outlook.com

Look forward to hearing from you.  Cheers, gwp4

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Re: Factory Correct Battery Hold Down Clamps - 1968 Base Model Camaro 327/210
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2023, 12:51:18 AM »
Found it.. It's in nice condition with the "K" stamping. Check your email... D