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« on: November 28, 2010, 05:25:08 PM »

'67-'69 Camaro COWL PANEL(Top Vent with Grills Panel--where windshield wipers come out)-----How do I tell an Original GM Panel from a reproduction panel??  There are no numbers I can find. The thicknesses of the 2 panel seem to be .038/.044" on the original GM panel; and .032/.039" on the reproduction panel. Probably the thicker one is the GM??  Not real sure.  Both panels look the same to me.   I need help on this one please.
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010, 07:03:43 PM »

Another FYI,

'67's are different than '68-69's.  There are little ribs on the '68-69's where the 90 degree bend is.

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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010, 07:40:23 PM »

67s have a round wiper-motor hole also. 68-69s are oval.
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2010, 10:39:58 AM »

binky...Last time I checked you could still buy them from Chevrolet. Try checking at gmpartsdirect.com or your Chevy dealer.
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2010, 11:09:43 AM »

Thank you all for your help and replies. But I'm still kinda unclear about an Orig. GM cowl panel vs. a reproduction panel. Are all the lines the same??   Does the reproduction panel have 'smoother' lines and not 'so defined' corners??   Are the 'ribs', probably stamping die marks I think, only common to the Orig. GM panel??   
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2010, 12:47:14 PM »

Two reinforcement ribs close to the out cowl screw holes on each side where the 1/4" "E" head screws fasten to mount the cowl panel down.  Must be a 1968 mid year introduction as my early 11E build white '68 Z28 does not have them.  My 03A car does.  The Strickler does does have them, 04A build.

Find a good used one that matches the correctnes of the build date of your car.  That is what I would do.  They are out there.   

Good luck,

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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2010, 01:25:11 PM »

What year are you looking for ? If a 69 just get the real GM one. You can probably find used at swap meets for 20.00 or at GMpartsdirect.com they are  GM PART # 3891610
PACK QTY: 1    CORE CHARGE: $0.00
GM LIST: $255.02
OUR PRICE: $153.47    
DESCRIPTION: COWL GRILLE PANEL


I think blackout Steve is talking about the upper part of the firewall that has the hole for wiper motor.
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2010, 01:54:53 PM »

Thank you Jerry---Merv.  I've got to post about header panels, but that's later(allot the same questions).
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2010, 05:44:18 PM »

Here are pics The ribbed one is on a 69 and the non rib is on a 67
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2010, 06:48:43 PM »

On the blue cowl panel--the triangular piece that is sticking out??
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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2010, 07:16:41 PM »

yes
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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2010, 07:28:05 PM »

Thanks, boy was that simple.  Now about Original Header panels('67-'69). The '67 and the '68 seem to be the same. The '69 has more of a "V" shape to it. What are the differences on an orig. GM panel and a reproduction panel?? Can you help on this subject??
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« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2010, 07:53:15 PM »

Charley,

Thanks for posting the photos.  A picture is worth a 1000 words.

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« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2010, 07:54:49 PM »

Good project for CRG, find out what month that cowl panel transition was during the '68 model year.

Jerry
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« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2010, 10:02:50 PM »

Good project for CRG, find out what month that cowl panel transition was during the '68 model year.

Jerry

Great idea.  My 02C Van Nuys built '68 Z/28 has the ribs on the cowl panel.

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