Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Downers Grove, Illinois
Re: Inside door emblems
Installing Deluxe Door Emblems on 67 Camaro- by Dale
The only reason they are “recessed” is because they were put on so tight from the factory, that they were “squeezed” onto the vinyl and foam behind them. I don’t know if you could have ever bought an original door panel without the emblem. My guess is probably not, but I do not know. I would love to see a GOOD picture of the back of your panel.
Here are the measures to install it, they are for the Drivers Side Door Panel:
ALL the measures below are to the OUTER most Edge (tip) of the emblem. They are also from the middle of the nearest groove (line) in the vinyl. I used a Stanley 12ft PowerLock metal tape measure. Also note that if you are installing the emblem while the door panel is off the car, the emblem is not “straight” in appearance.
ALL measures below are from an ORIGINAL 67 Camaro Deluxe door panel in Good Condition.
Measurements of Emblem from the face of the Door Panel:
From the top of Emblem (middle of top) to groove above: 1 1/8”
Most Outer left Edge (again middle of this edge) to groove to left: 1”
Very Top Most Left Side of Vertical Line (corner) to line off to left: 2 ¼”
Very Bottom Most Left Corner of Vertical line to the line off to left: 2 5/32”
I kept the tape measure straight with the side edge of the tape against the vinyl feeling and keeping the hook of the tape measure in the middle of the groove.
Measurement of the posts from the back of panel:
Top post is 3” from the top of the panel , 19 7/16 from rear edge of panel
Most rear post is 3 ¾ from top, 18 5/32” from rear edge of panel
Most front post is 4 1/32 from the top, 20 21/32 from rear edge of panel
Again, remember that it will not look straight on the panel.
All my measures listed above and below are exact.
Measure below are the overall size of an entire Original 67 panel:
Be careful of using these measures above on a new repo panel. I would not want to guaranty that the overall width and height of the panels are the same.
But, lining this emblem up with these grooves in the vinyl is probably going to give you your best look. This will be true even though the overall panel may not be the same for the repo's.
Height taken on entire panel at the emblem center (vertical) posts - 18 ½”
Width taken from CENTER (height) of panel – 41 ¼ (maybe a smidge more).
Last edited by Dale8346; Aug 2nd, 08 at 06:00 AM.