: Trunk Lid
May 24th, 00, 11:37 AM
Anyone had any actual experience with the 67-69 repro trunk lid? I understand that it is a piece of junk.
Mine didn't look too bad on the outside, but was severely rusted from the inside. The remaining sheetmetal wasn't thick enough to weld the pinholes up. Everytime we tried, we burned a bigger hole.
Anyone have a used on they would be willing to sell??
May 24th, 00, 01:21 PM
gheatly, I have an extra OE trunk lid I'm willing to sell. I stumbled (literally) across it in a junk yard about a year ago, and picked it up just in case I might need it. Looks like mine is ok though, so I can spare the other one. Dan.
May 24th, 00, 02:34 PM
I had to buy a repro. lid about 4-5 years ago (I don't remember from where) because of serious rust on the original. It fit well, had the holes/nuts in the right places, and had no dents. It was made overseas (of course) and the metal is noticeably thinner than OE. I don't remember the name of the manufacturer, but "camaro" was badly misspelled on the box.
May 24th, 00, 03:32 PM
gheatly, you have me worried now. My camaro is in the bodyshop, and one of the parts that was replaced is the trunk lid. I'm going to go look at it again tomorrow evening.
May 24th, 00, 04:44 PM
I have an aftermarket deck lid it fits perfect.
May 24th, 00, 04:52 PM
The place I buy my Camaro stuff from, Chevyland, told me there are a couple of different makers of the trunk lids. He said that some do have a bad reputation for poor fit. I found a good original lid an ebay for about $80 plus shipping. Trouble is that you have to trust the guy to describe the part and take good pictures. Luckily, mine was in good shape with no rust.
Jeff Bradway - my resto page: http://67camaro.virtualave.net
May 25th, 00, 05:05 AM
The main reason I asked this question was that, I too, had heard that the repro lids were made of thinner sheetmetal.
I have mentioned in previous posts that I am having my car painted in the 69 Baldwin-Motion paint scheme. I have decided to add the Motion Performance Phase III rear wing (they still make it), but was concerned about bolting it to thin sheetmetal.
May 25th, 00, 08:27 AM
Check out Goodmark Industries F-body parts: http://www.goodmarkindustries.com/npCamaro.html
It lists trunk lids as "GM Restoration Parts". From what I understand, that means they were stamped from the original tooling. And Goodmark has a good reputation.
May 25th, 00, 08:29 AM
btw, that is probably the same trunk lid you would find from all the better camaro parts suppliers, not just Goodmark.
May 25th, 00, 12:35 PM
there is a swap meet coming up in two weeks. It will be at the traders village area in Grand Praire.
If it is the same one I went to last year than it is probably worth it to you to wait for it. It was not as big as the Pate or Arlington meets but there seemed to be quite a bit of parts there (less cars).
Let me know if you want to go.
I am still looking for my carb and pulleys.
May 25th, 00, 05:26 PM
I was looking around for a headlite bucket and found a guy that has a 68 rs complete front clip including grille, doors with glass and int. panels (in exc, shape) and a trunk lid he said he would sell it I don't know what its worth all I wanted was a $10. use headlite bucket I wish I had known he had all this stuff before I bought a lot of aftermarket junk if interested let me know I'll find out what he wants for it. P.s. I'am not the seller so I didn't post it in the for sale section)