Nov 19th, 00, 07:43 AM
I'm interested in losing the bench seat out of my '70 El Cam (recently 90% resto'd) and I like the smaller size of the 1st gen. Camaro buckets. Primarily since those standard buckets (or benches) in Chevelles seem to swallow a person up...in other words I like the smaller seat since it's easier to move around and stretch (shoulders back) during that daily I-5 (San Diego) commute.
So, the question is, which year (1st generation) buckets had the adjustable head erst?
Meanwhile, I'm starting to realize that I probably will become a 1st generation RS owner; I need a sports car.(either resto'd or waiting to be)
Nov 19th, 00, 06:21 PM
Just '69 had the headrests.
Nov 20th, 00, 11:23 AM
My 67 conv came originally with headrests. On the trim tag it is denoted by a Y behind the interior color upholstery number (mine is 732-Y). Of course, you are going to pay big time bucks to find them for a 67 or 68 (+$300 a pair). 69's you can find in aftermarket catalogs and they have a definite lock/latch that is secured to the top of the seat where the flat headrest post penetrates. So, I would guess 69's would fit your need and be much easier to find.
Nov 20th, 00, 07:01 PM
I didn't reolize they were offered in '67 or'68, thanks for the correction.
Nov 22nd, 00, 03:28 PM
Austin and Bonecrusher,
These Team websites are great; 10 years ago I would have had to call several dealerships or even write to GM to obtain some obscure assembly manual to find stuff like this out.
It really makes me want to stay with the 'Old School Classics'. I'm convinced now, that since I'd probably never pay the inflated prices for the 1st and 2nd generation Corvettes, the next best sports car GM ever put out is the 1st gen. Camaro.
So, I'm gonna finish up my ElCam, then hope to find the cash and time to resto a Camaro.
It only makes sense, since I do want a sports car and I know the market is being driven up by interest like mine.
As an example, I saw a 1st gen convertible basic Camaro w/327,4 spd. that had only been given a little better than an Earl Schieb spray job and probably not had the hell beat out of it over the years....the guy was asking $12,500. I looked at the under carriage and nothing was rebuilt.
There it is; I've got to hurry or they'll start demanding Corvette dollars soon.