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srode

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Pace Care Valance Lights - Stainless ring?
« on: May 14, 2011, 08:54:56 PM »
Are the valance lights on a 69 Pace Car supposed to have the stainless ring on the front valance lights? 
Steve - 02D Z11 and a Plain Jane hardtop

william

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Re: Pace Care Valance Lights - Stainless ring?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2011, 11:09:18 PM »
The bright trim on the park lamp lens was an early RS feature. As of the January 2, 1969 dealer ordering info it is no longer listed as an RS feature.

I had an 02B Z/28 RS and an 03E Z11; neither was built with them. I liked them so I they were added to the Z/28.

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Re: Pace Care Valance Lights - Stainless ring?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2011, 11:18:55 PM »
So on a 2D car it would have been part of the factory package - and all Pace cars since they were Feruary builds or later, would not have them, correct?

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Re: Pace Care Valance Lights - Stainless ring?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2011, 11:24:38 PM »
Correct.

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Re: Pace Care Valance Lights - Stainless ring?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2011, 01:14:20 AM »
Thanks William.  Can you get just the ring or do you need to get the lens with the ring?

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Re: Pace Care Valance Lights - Stainless ring?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2011, 01:16:08 AM »
You can get the rings by themselves
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Re: Pace Care Valance Lights - Stainless ring?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2011, 01:18:04 AM »
Where?

william

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Re: Pace Care Valance Lights - Stainless ring?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2011, 01:49:24 AM »
Any Camaro vendor would have them. Call my 'ol bud Ron Normann at McHenry Classics 815 648-1700.

The early RS lens not only had the ring; the outside circumference of the lens was painted argent.


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Re: Pace Care Valance Lights - Stainless ring?
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2011, 02:14:24 AM »
Am I correct in understanding that only 1969 RS cars before January 2, 1969 could have the trim rings from the factory?

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Re: Pace Care Valance Lights - Stainless ring?
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2011, 12:18:02 PM »
Having working in manufacturing operations my entire career I know that dates "on paper" do not always correspond to what happens on the shop floor. For some reason the RS lens became a problem for Chevy and the decision was made to discontinue them as of January 1969. At that time there may have been some inventory at the source, in transit or at the plants. Someone has to decide the disposition of that inventory. It may be scrapped, shipped to GMPD to be used as service parts, or simply used in production until exhausted. So it is possible some RS cars were built with them into 1969 and others may have acquired them in repairing collision damage. They were serviced for several years; NOS still turns up.

In general an RS built after January 2, 1969 would not have them.

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Re: Pace Care Valance Lights - Stainless ring?
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2011, 02:04:25 PM »
William, thanks for the clarification.

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