Author Topic: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?  (Read 7396 times)

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OK have to ask my original door lock knob's are metal repo's are plastic ? some say they are supposed to be plastic ?
could this be a build date thing ? early 67's don't have seatbelt retractor's , early car's have metal seat back's , my car is 10E build so could this be why it had metal knob's ? small detail I know but you guy's have already solved all the big stuff  ;D
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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009, 04:38:13 AM »
The original 69 -70 GM pull knobs were ALL plastic.
Metal is repro.

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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2009, 05:36:22 AM »
oops 69's are plastic  ;)

67's are metal - the ferules were plastic for the metal door tops that year.
Plastic knobs will not fit into those original ferules -
Similar plastic knobs were used earlier years - but the tops are smaller.

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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2009, 10:55:43 AM »
I need to take a pic of these side by side , the plastic repos I bought look just like the metal one's
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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2009, 03:33:14 PM »
my 67 is a 12d production and the knobs are black plastic. the car has a black standard interior. i could use a set if anyone has any. one of mine is broken.
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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2009, 06:34:12 PM »
I have collected a ton of door knobs - post a picture of the one you need.
Typically all the Chrome ones in 67 were metal.
The colored ones are always plastic.

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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2009, 09:30:05 PM »
the one on the left is my original the one on the right is the new plastic repo , another note is that my originals are two piece with the thumb top crimped onto the metal base part



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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2009, 11:28:25 PM »
OK I am stumped. ???

All the original 67 metal ones have that little separate top attached to them -
almost like it was attached to one of the earlier metal ones - except those are much heaver metal?

The original plastic chrome ones look very similar, and they do fit into the plastic ferules -
And I know these are originals, because I pulled these myself from wrecks.
So maybe both were being used?

All the colored ones are plastic.

So a study needs to be done ::)

There are earlier smaller dish knobs  - those are in plastic and metal too?

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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2009, 01:24:46 AM »
my question now is ,,,,,,,,,,,,WHERE AM I GONNA FIND A NICE SHINY NOS SET OF THESE ?
now that I have got someone to admit that they exist !!
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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2009, 01:27:37 AM »
Jeff would you look thru your's and see if you have one that's not all scratched up on the shaft part ? one of mine is OK but the other one is all sratched and worn down , I wonder how much it would be to rechrome them (LOL)
if you have one that I could clean up jeff I would like to get one from you ,,,,,Brad
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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2009, 02:22:11 AM »
Hi I went out and looked at my original doors and have 1 original chrome metal knobs the other is mia. Is the chrome metal knob part of the Z23 interior decor package? I have black interior w/z23. I always assumed it was plastic but its like Brads 2 piece above.

In addition a magnet will not pick it up so it must be alumninum I dunno but the shaft is so thin walled it couldn't be made of plastic.
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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2009, 02:35:35 AM »
The metal ones always polish up perfect.
Brad - you are Chevelle Mikes friend from down here right?

You guys should come by for a visit some Saturday - I could likely be convinced to part with one  :P

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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2009, 02:40:03 AM »
The metal ones always polish up perfect.
Brad - you are Chevelle Mikes friend from down here right?

You guys should come by for a visit some Saturday - I could likely be convinced to part with one  :P

Would you sell one? and if so how much send me a pm please.

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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2009, 03:54:54 AM »
I would be interested in a set if anyone has any available.

Thanks
Danny

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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2009, 11:21:38 AM »
hey now ! guy's I asked for one first , Jeff I live in Va. I traded you the original rear seat cover out of my 732 interior remember ?
If you would send me an e-mail I will send my address and pay you with paypal for a good enough door lock knob that I can clean up , the knob's seem to be the same type of thin metal an antenna is made of ?
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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2009, 01:50:03 PM »
That - Brad. :)  Don't know why I thought you were down here?
That rear seat is truly a beautiful thing.
One good favor deserves another...
send your address - I will send you one as a gift.

Guys - I am going to do an inventory this weekend  - I am sure I have a few extra pairs.

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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2009, 08:44:10 PM »
Jeff I sent you my address , I am not used to this forum's PM system it dosen't have a sent message's folder ? anyway let me know if you did not get it ,,

see guy's I told you I was first in line  ;D
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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2009, 09:42:20 PM »
Cool let me know and keep in mind I only need 1 thanks.

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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2009, 10:38:28 PM »
Jeff thanks for the nice door knob yours looked alot better than my original but in no time (like you said) I had it all polished up like new. Thanks again!

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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2009, 04:22:01 AM »
 Fwiw I used some Tripoli on my old original knob to cut thru grime and buffed em both with white Rouge and they definitely look better than new.

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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2009, 05:44:13 PM »
Jeff I sent you my address , I am not used to this forum's PM system it dosen't have a sent message's folder ? anyway let me know if you did not get it ,,

see guy's I told you I was first in line  ;D

For the record.  I was not trying to jump ahead of anyone.  I was just simply saying, if anyone had any available - I would be interested.

Congrats!!!  I'm glad things worked out for you.

Either way - my plastic ones will serve me just fine, until I locate the correct ones.

Danny

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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2009, 05:49:06 PM »
I actually think the plastic ones may be correct also.
don't be so fast to change something just because a few people say something.

I know a lot of people who threw stuff away, only to find out years later those pieces -
although not typical, they were still correct, and in some cases even more desirable.

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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2009, 05:50:39 PM »
Thanks Jeff - I have been guilty of the same.  I will keep that in mind.
Danny

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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2009, 08:25:09 PM »
Here's the '67 knob data.  '67's with deluxe interior got the chrome metal knobs.  If it was std interior, they were plastic and color coded to the interior color of the car.

All '68's were plastic and color coded to the interior regardless of std or deluxe interiior.  '69's were all the same, chrome colored plasitc.

Hope this helps,

Jerry

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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2009, 11:12:24 PM »
so how would you account for the plastic knobs that look exactly like the metal ones?

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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2009, 12:07:45 AM »
Will have to check my D/B, some might be chrome colored plastic, I'll have to check when I have some time to dig through my notes.

Jerry.

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Re: EXPERT's 1967 camaro door lock knob's metal or plastic ? build date ?
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2009, 01:10:41 AM »
Hey Jerry my car is standard interior but is a Z23 interior (could the chrome knob be part of Z23?) and my car had the chrome metal knob. I am almost certain its polished aluminum from factory because I see no chrome remnants anywhere and aluminum polish shines it right up like new.

Only 1 door had a knob other door knob is mia. I have had this car for almost 20 years and I am pretty sure it has original doors and although it is possible someone could have put metal knob in it before I got it. Anyways they sure look good to be so old after polish.

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