Install the Rear Side Panels '67 'Bird - Team Camaro Tech
Interiors Upholstery & soft trim

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Andrew69
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 19, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
Gold Lifetime Member
Andrew
 
Andrew69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Greenwood, SC
Posts: 5,694
Install the Rear Side Panels '67 'Bird

I'm now working to install the rear side panels in a '67 Firebird. I have the panels and the arm rest that extends out a couple inches. The rear seat is about 48" wide to fit this setup.

There are two tabs in the sidewall that secure the arm rest box assembly. Do I slot the side panel to slide over these tabs? How does one determine where to cut these slots?

Once this is installed what fills the gap on either side of the seat back, since the seat back will not extend to the sidewall?

In a few minutes I'll add a picture or two.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	18E0B102-0AC0-4898-8123-E38E15E82C74.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	332.8 KB
ID:	228667  

Skunk Works
302DZ, M22W Muncie, GV overdrive,12-Bolt Rear 3.73
Some photos:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Member # 159

Last edited by Andrew69; Aug 17th, 19 at 01:02 PM.
Andrew69 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 19, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
Gold Lifetime Member
Andrew
 
Andrew69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Greenwood, SC
Posts: 5,694
Re: Install the Rear Side Panels '67 'Bird

So this evening at our local cruise in I found my answer in a nice Ď67 Camaro. There seems one more trim piece is needed.

Sorry for the cockeyed picture. I deliberately took it vertically and Team Camaro insists to turn it sideways.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DAC990D1-FCD9-432D-8B36-3555AF003CA5.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	362.4 KB
ID:	228675  

Skunk Works
302DZ, M22W Muncie, GV overdrive,12-Bolt Rear 3.73
Some photos:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Member # 159
Andrew69 is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 19, 08:05 PM
Senior Tech
Al
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 3,899
Re: Install the Rear Side Panels '67 'Bird

Wow !! Those filler panels are expensive. Seems only Heartbeat City has them listed.
Website says back ordered. You would think they would be molded to fit around the
chrome trim. I hope your sail panels look better than the warped one in your photo.

Al

my 67' build thread:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
allanjs is offline  
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 19, 06:17 AM
Senior Tech
Brian
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: NE Ga
Posts: 914
Garage
Re: Install the Rear Side Panels '67 'Bird

I would probably use a piece of cardboard cut out to the same pattern as the panel and use it to figure out exactly where to cut yours. Might be a safe bet to install the arm rests just to make sure the tabs are exactly where they need to be before you cut your panels.

69 Hugger Orange 396 M20 3:31
BRICO69 is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 19, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
Gold Lifetime Member
Andrew
 
Andrew69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Greenwood, SC
Posts: 5,694
Re: Install the Rear Side Panels '67 'Bird

Quote:
Originally Posted by allanjs View Post
Wow !! Those filler panels are expensive. Seems only Heartbeat City has them listed.
Website says back ordered. You would think they would be molded to fit around the
chrome trim. I hope your sail panels look better than the warped one in your photo.
I see these at Heartbeat City and yes they are pricey. https://www.heartbeatcitycamaro.com/store/search.asp
I'm thankful this car's sail panels look better than the one pictured above.

[QUOTE=BRICO69;1783158823]I would probably use a piece of cardboard cut out to the same pattern as the panel and use it to figure out exactly where to cut yours. Might be a safe bet to install the arm rests just to make sure the tabs are exactly where they need to be before you cut your panels.[/QUOTE

That's a good idea on the cardboard template, I'll do that. The panel will effectively space out where the arm rests mount so fitting them prior to side panel install might not be ideal.

Skunk Works
302DZ, M22W Muncie, GV overdrive,12-Bolt Rear 3.73
Some photos:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Member # 159
Andrew69 is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 19, 11:49 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Jeff
 
yellow69RS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 5,270
Send a message via Yahoo to yellow69RS
Re: Install the Rear Side Panels '67 'Bird

My 69 with a fold down seat has different door panels then the one in your pic. I have deluxe interior and I think in your picture might be base. My door panel doesn't extend all the way down like it does with out the arm rest, it stops just below the arm rest. there is a piece of vinyl glued to the sheet metal that covers what the metal of the arm rest doesn't. I don't think my chrome trim goes under the upper portion of the armrest panel like your picture either.

Jeff
yellow69RS is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 19, 12:11 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Roger
 
rogerh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Quincy, IL
Posts: 19,401
Re: Install the Rear Side Panels '67 'Bird

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew69 View Post
I see these at Heartbeat City and yes they are pricey. https://www.heartbeatcitycamaro.com/store/search.asp
I'm thankful this car's sail panels look better than the one pictured above.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BRICO69 View Post
I would probably use a piece of cardboard cut out to the same pattern as the panel and use it to figure out exactly where to cut yours. Might be a safe bet to install the arm rests just to make sure the tabs are exactly where they need to be before you cut your panels.
That's a good idea on the cardboard template, I'll do that. The panel will effectively space out where the arm rests mount so fitting them prior to side panel install might not be ideal.
Evidently they don't make reproduction filler panels. Here is some from Camaro Central. They are pricey but what you need.

https://www.firebirdcentral.com/1967..._p/int-207.htm

That top trim piece doesn't go all the way under the filler panel. You may need 67 Camaro DELUXE interior top trim.

Here is a few pictures of the quarter panel assembly.

Roger
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN3093 copy.jpg
Views:	28
Size:	449.0 KB
ID:	228677   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN3094 copy.jpg
Views:	28
Size:	347.5 KB
ID:	228679   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN3112 copy.jpg
Views:	26
Size:	437.0 KB
ID:	228681  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0320.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	313.0 KB
ID:	228683   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0331.jpg
Views:	22
Size:	270.7 KB
ID:	228685  

1967 Camaro SS/RS 350/295HP Coupe. First and only owner.
rogerh is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 19, 04:59 PM
Senior Tech
Don
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Mountain Springs, Texas
Posts: 4,174
Re: Install the Rear Side Panels '67 'Bird

You can usually find them on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-1969-C...temCondition=4

Don

1969 Camaro LSA 6L90E AME subframe and IRS
1969 Camaro vert LS3 4L65E Ridetech level 2 - sold
1959 El Camino project
1969 Mustang Sportsroof project
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1956 Cameo project - C5 drivetrain
1957 Buick Caballero project
dhutton is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 19, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
Gold Lifetime Member
Andrew
 
Andrew69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Greenwood, SC
Posts: 5,694
Re: Install the Rear Side Panels '67 'Bird

Quote:
Originally Posted by rogerh View Post
Evidently they don't make reproduction filler panels. Here is some from Camaro Central. They are pricey but what you need.

https://www.firebirdcentral.com/1967..._p/int-207.htm

That top trim piece doesn't go all the way under the filler panel. You may need 67 Camaro DELUXE interior top trim.

Here is a few pictures of the quarter panel assembly.

Roger
Thank you for the information and the photos. This is very helpful.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dhutton View Post
You can usually find them on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-1969-C...temCondition=4

Don
Thank you. At the moment the eBay option seems the best option.
rogerh likes this.

Skunk Works
302DZ, M22W Muncie, GV overdrive,12-Bolt Rear 3.73
Some photos:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Member # 159
Andrew69 is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 19, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
Gold Lifetime Member
Andrew
 
Andrew69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Greenwood, SC
Posts: 5,694
Re: Install the Rear Side Panels '67 'Bird

Quote:
Originally Posted by dhutton View Post
You can usually find them on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-1969-C...temCondition=4

Don
This set was purchased. Yesterday I stripped them, sanded and painted semi-gloss black. I'll post another picture after it all is assembled.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	C8C808AE-E8D9-4D48-8739-107AFEB75F06.jpg
Views:	9
Size:	483.2 KB
ID:	228819  

Skunk Works
302DZ, M22W Muncie, GV overdrive,12-Bolt Rear 3.73
Some photos:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Member # 159
Andrew69 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome