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Question: Did camaros with a factory console, and standard interior, have a black or walnut grain center dash panel?
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« on: October 02, 2010, 10:27:47 PM »

What dash panel came in a 1968 Camaro that has a standard interior with a factory console.
Was it black or walnut?
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2010, 10:41:01 PM »

i thought all 68s had walnut dash panels only the ashtray was different standards had the black and deluxe had walnut.i could be wrong though?
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2010, 06:12:47 PM »

Thank you I am finding a few different answers on here.  Mine does have a walnut center but it also had a walnut ashtray.  Which was only supposed to come with a deluxe int.  So I was curious if that also was true to a  Camaro that had a factory console.

So what was the original color of the radio plate with a walnut center and a standard int?
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2010, 07:30:46 PM »

Early 68's had black ashtray, from about feb 68 onwards they changed to walnut.
Afaik, all radio faceplates were the same, satin black with chrome edge.
This thread covers the ashtray in depth http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=1534.0

btw, your poll options are the same
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010, 05:47:51 AM »

Woodgrain pattern for non a/c  cars in '67 and '68 - did it run horizontally or in vertical mode??
Have one but not sure if Firebird or Camaro 67 or 68 non A/C cars..
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2010, 11:56:21 AM »

Mine - 68 ss - vertical
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 12:29:03 PM »

My 12D came with walnut console and black ash tray, standard interior.
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 08:43:50 PM »

Mine - 68 ss - vertical

x2.  But my ash tray is horizontal.  Not that I'm supposed to have a walnut grained one...
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010, 11:30:29 PM »

I thought that you could have a black center panel in a 68.  But now you have me wondering....

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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2010, 03:31:21 AM »

Woodgrain pattern for non a/c  cars in '67 and '68 - did it run horizontally or in vertical mode??
Have one but not sure if Firebird or Camaro 67 or 68 non A/C cars..
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Ted

My 02C '68 Z/28 with 730 interior has a woodgrain center panel and ashtray.  The woodgrain is vertical on both.

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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2010, 05:38:42 AM »

Maybe the centre dash panel with the horizontal woodgrain pattern is for a '67 either Camaro and or Firebird??
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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2010, 07:53:11 AM »

I thought that you could have a black center panel in a 68.  But now you have me wondering....
Your wondering has now got me wondering! Smiley  I thought black [pebble finish??] was the standard panel, and woodgrain was standard with deluxe and/or ss Huh
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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2010, 07:56:57 AM »

Maybe the centre dash panel with the horizontal woodgrain pattern is for a '67 either Camaro and or Firebird??
Ted

I've read somewhere that firebirds were horizontal grain. Not sure about 67's
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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2010, 08:52:20 AM »

Woodgrain was not used on any 67 Camaros
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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2010, 09:44:51 AM »

Gentlemen, I haven't been around lately, but Kurt asked me to comment so here's the breakdown:

Standard interior (without console) - black (textured) dash panel and black (textured) ash tray
Standard interior (with console) - woodgrain dash panel and black (smooth) or woodgrain ashtray (see Transition notes below)
Z23 or Z87 interior (without console) - woodgrain dash panel and black (smooth) or woodgrain ash tray (see Transition notes below)
Z23 or Z87 interior (with console) - woodgrain dash panel and black (smooth) or woodgrain ash tray (see Transition notes below)

Note that all 1968 woodgrain dash panels are verticle pattern. The horizontal pattern is 1967 Firebird.

Transition:
 
                 Black          Woodgrain      Notes
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Thru 01B    LOS/NOR    n/a                 early black only
01C-02B     LOS/NOR    LOS/NOR         early transition
02C-03B     NOR           LOS/NOR         late transition
03C-on       n/a            LOS/NOR         late woodgrain only

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« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2010, 10:45:24 AM »

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Z23 or Z87 interior (with console) - woodgrain dash panel and woodgrain ash tray
Was that line mean't to read the same as the previous line - black or woodgrain ash tray?
Mines a 12C with Z87 with console and smooth black ashtray [pre-changeover]
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« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2010, 11:08:26 AM »

Yes, thanks Rob. I fixed it.

By the way, here's MORE INFO ON ASH TRAYS

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« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2010, 12:48:36 PM »

Thanks Ed!
I forgot that it depended on the console too. So only non-console, non-deluxe interior, and non-special interior cars got the all-black center panel.
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« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2010, 05:09:11 PM »

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So only non-console, non-deluxe interior, and non-special interior cars got the all-black center panel

Yeah, sorry... I guess I COULD have said it better!

Here are examples:

1. The top picture is the Standard interior WITHOUT the console (Black textured panel and ash tray)

2. The middle picture is the early (up to approx Feb/March, 1968 time frame) Standard interior WITH the console, or Z23/Z87 with or without the console (woodgrain panel - smooth black ash tray)

3. The lower picture is the later (after approx Feb/March, 1968 time frame) Standard interior WITH the console, or Z23/Z87 with or without the console (woodgrain panel - woodgrain ash tray)

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« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2010, 05:54:37 PM »

Hi Ed!  Long time, no post.  What have you been up to?    Smiley

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« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2010, 10:02:11 PM »

Paul, in a word - divorce. Not to drag anyone down, but 2010 has been a very difficult year for me.

Hopefully, I'll start to get back into the swing again, but it may take awhile.

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« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2010, 10:30:27 PM »

Ed, you have been missed.
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« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2010, 11:29:10 PM »

Ed, sorry to hear that.  Welcome back. You have been missed.
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« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2010, 11:49:43 AM »

No worries Ed, take your time to get everything resolved.  Your friends at CRG are here when you're ready!

Paul
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« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2010, 07:33:39 PM »

Good evening ED!!  I hope things work out for you in a positive manner.
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« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2010, 09:22:24 PM »

yeah a woman can be a blessing or a curse mine is sometimes both. and im sure she feels the same about me .my camaros are in the garage and she parks outside and its still a tender subject imagine that.
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« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2010, 11:45:11 AM »

Thanks guys. I'll be back someday...

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« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2010, 12:23:53 AM »

And I added this info to the main site: http://www.camaros.org/interior.shtml#woodgrain

Thanks Ed! See you in a couple of months!
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« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2012, 06:54:07 PM »

'68 10E LOS (124378L310147) survivor with deluxe interior and center console...

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« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2012, 08:16:59 PM »

I'd almost forgotten this one.
So, do you think all Nor and Los Camaros followed the same pattern, early and late?
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« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2012, 09:23:21 PM »

I'd almost forgotten this one.
So, do you think all Nor and Los Camaros followed the same pattern, early and late?

Not sure of LOS cars but NOR cars seem to go that way. Our 01B 68 with console is just like Paul's and others, grained center panel with black ashtray. Oldie comes alive again!
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« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2012, 11:12:01 PM »

I should have reread Ed's explanation above. Looks consistent but with transition.
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