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69 bb DriveShaft Paint Stripes
« on: January 01, 2008, 11:27:57 PM »
I am Building a COPO Clone, And I am trying to find out what color,how many, and location of the Driveshaft stripes. This is a 427 car.  Thanks
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Re: 69 bb DriveShaft Paint Stripes
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2008, 12:04:51 AM »
If it's a clone, why does it matter?  It's incorrect to begin with.
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Re: 69 bb DriveShaft Paint Stripes
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2008, 12:07:42 AM »
Thanks for the input. But I would like to know for myself. Even if it is a Clone I would like it to be correctly marked. I cant buy a Real COPO so Ive built One for myself.
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Re: 69 bb DriveShaft Paint Stripes
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008, 10:56:51 PM »
You touched on a sore spot.   Most feel that a clone or tribute as they are now called are in some cases built to deceive the next owner.  But do your own thing, enjoy it and be honest about it.  #'s don't llie
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Re: 69 bb DriveShaft Paint Stripes
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2008, 06:14:56 PM »
Thanks, I understand. I have owned many Number matching cars and I know people who would deceive others, but I have saved this Plain Jane from a terrible fate (Crushed) And it deserved to live life as Bad A** Big Block Camaro. So we can enjoy each other.  Thanks
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Re: 69 bb DriveShaft Paint Stripes
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2008, 03:20:22 PM »
Here are the DS marks from a 04C 69 Camaro COPO. From L to R they are "Purple/Brown/Orange", and about 17" aft of the front U jount centerline.
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Re: 69 bb DriveShaft Paint Stripes
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2008, 01:43:10 AM »
Thanks for the Great info Mike. Thats what i love about this forum.
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Re: 69 bb DriveShaft Paint Stripes
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2008, 04:03:16 AM »
I'm curious ... what the drive shaft markings mean?  I guess I'm not familiar with them.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: 69 bb DriveShaft Paint Stripes
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2008, 02:12:09 PM »
That is a good question, I am not sure that all is known about drive shaft markings, in general. Meaning all GM cars. Not just Camaro's.
Most likley had to do with the installation application, and/or ballance ??

Kurt.. have any of you CRG guys ever seen a pattern to the Colors ?
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Re: 69 bb DriveShaft Paint Stripes
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2008, 03:33:00 PM »
The colors identified the application (length, type of U-joints and yokes, etc.) both for the manufacturing plant and for the assembly plant; the colored stripes replaced the stenciled-on part number that Chevy used in the 50's and very early 60's.
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Re: 69 bb DriveShaft Paint Stripes
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2008, 06:10:07 PM »
Here are the DS marks from a 04C 69 Camaro COPO. From L to R they are "Purple/Brown/Orange", and about 17" aft of the front U jount centerline.
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Would you know what is the casting number on the end?

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Re: 69 bb DriveShaft Paint Stripes
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2008, 11:45:21 PM »
At the risk of getting off track to the original request.
I will offer the following photo:

1969
Camaro
350cu-in
Th-350
Super Sport / Ralley Sport
Conv- LOS (Z11) w/ Tank Sheet (Partial) (Reads 5Z11AA) Block 230 "PROP SHAFT" destroyed by undercoating, sheet torn.
04C
 -Orange-Green-White-
Note the Yellow on the yoke end.

Jim
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Re: 69 bb DriveShaft Paint Stripes
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2008, 03:29:12 AM »
hihorse
 I did not document the casting dates on the drive shaft :-[ , and I am not with the car now.

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