: repro deck lid and fenders?
Feb 21st, 00, 09:14 AM
im needing a deck lid and right front fender for my 67 rs/ss 350. just wondering how well good repro parts will fit or if its worth the extra cash to get oem parts. ive heard alot of people complain about the decklids not fitting properly anyone with experience with these please help thanks alot joe from ky
Feb 21st, 00, 11:46 AM
I don't have any personal experience in this area yet (car is currently in the paint shop). But from the posts I've read, NOS stuff is the way to go. The repro deck lid out there is supposed to be REALLY bad. I've heard both sides on the fenders, but most people are not happy with the fit.
Feb 21st, 00, 12:30 PM
Wow! I'm also in the market for a deck lid, and a RH fender for my 67 RS. From various posts I've seen everyone says $NOS$ is the way to go. Unfortunatly my wife won't let spend the money. I've heard that Goodmark Industries has just come out with a deck lid stamped from 'new tooling'. I've also heard for the fender one should drive to store and inspect the part before you buy it. This is not the best situation for a do-it-yourself guy like me.
I'm all ears for good suggestions on where to get these parts!
Feb 21st, 00, 04:58 PM
I have the Goodmark decklid on my '69, and it fits really well. The fenders, I have heard it is better to go with OEM, but the A/M can be made to fit, just be patient and fit them before you paint them, as they will probably need bent a bit.
Feb 21st, 00, 05:01 PM
I just put QTRS, on my 68 and they sucked, we are trying to fit the fenders right now and we are fighting it! I also ordered a new deck lid but its not in yet. I almost wish I never started this project because it was't that bad!
Feb 22nd, 00, 03:27 AM
Why is everyone deciding between repro and NOS. Anyone ever hear of used? Ok, no money for NOS? Me either. But I refuse to try repro until the repro companies cater to my needs and not their pockets. If your willing to spend the money for the body shop to fix up the new repro fender then why not pay them to fix up a used GM one instead. Used is much cheaper than repro and then its still GM and its actually real metal. Spring is coming here and there will be swap meets all over the place with decent used sheetmetal. (and I live in the northeast) Maybe I am lucky and some of you guys live in area's where there aren't any but there has to be want ads or such. Maybe its just me (but I hear alot of you guys complaining) but I would rather spend a couple hours fixing a used GM panel than spend a couple hours fixing a new thin metal not fitting repro piece. Yes sometimes its hard to find decent used sheetmetal (I can find decent used sheetmetal for all the 67-69 cars when i don't need it but can't find what I need now when I do need it) but it still has to be better than fixing a repro to fit then you still have a repro fender that has had bodywork done to it. So lets see, original GM that had bodywork done or spend the money on a repro and have bodywork done to it. I know what I'll decide. You guys want to get rid of your junk GM metal send it my way. I'll take it all
Feb 22nd, 00, 07:17 AM
Could you list some of your favorite places in the NE where I can get used 67 parts?
Feb 22nd, 00, 09:09 AM
i understand nos is always better than repro but im skeptical about paying 300.00 for a used decklid that i cant look at before i buy. hey anyone have a good oem decklid for sale out there? rust free. thanks for all the help folks.
Feb 22nd, 00, 04:58 PM
Kentucky, I just bought a used decklid for my 67 off of ebay for $80 and a original flat hood for $40. Both in very good condition. The decklid even had the original emblems in great shape. So they can be had for less money then NOS. I'll leave those parts to the high rollers.
Jeff Bradway - my resto page: http://67camaro.virtualave.net
Feb 23rd, 00, 07:04 AM
Torch, What are you looking for? I have a few 67 parts and my father inlaw has a bunch of stuff, although most of his is NOS. The Want Advertiser has early Camaro parts here and there. I know of a Chevelle junkyard about 30 minutes away with 300 of them and a handful of 67-69 Camaros. I can't tell you the place but with the nice weather coming I will be going there now and then. He probably doesn't have any good sheetmetal for Camaros but alot of smaller items. May 13th and 14 at the Tweeter Center (Formally the Great Woods Performing Arts Center) in Mansfield MA has a nice swapmeet there that is held every year. I highly reccomend it and My father in law, brother in law and myself usually have a couple spots. (Although we don't usually bring Camaro parts to sell) You will find sheetmetal there. Mid April (15th or 16th) at Stafford Motor Speedway in CT. is a huge and excellent swapmeet. I know its a ride but it takes us under two hours to get there and you are probably another 45 minutes on top of that. I don't know how you feel about a ride like that but its not that bad and its worth it. You can't complain about a lack of parts if you don't put effort in and go to these things. Anything in particular you are looking for? Smaller non sheetmetal items can alot of times be found in different car lines. GM didn't make a billion different molds for parts. Alot of parts interchange
Feb 23rd, 00, 08:53 AM
I haven't personally dealt with him, but Jimmy's Bowtie is around your area. He seems to really be advertising quite a bit lately. He would probably be a good source for the used parts.
Just remember when using NOS, that these parts are becoming very rare and the people that have them know it. The prices are definately on the rise. The front fenders are still available from the dealers for the 67 RS models, but for a non-RS, you can use 68 fenders (which a re still available) and just patch in the marker lamp.
67 Camaro LS6 454/TH400/12bolt 3.73