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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 20, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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1968 Camaro RS Convertible w stock A/C Kick Panels

Hey everyone

I'm trying to find GM (or Body by Fisher) documentation on how to remove & install the driver & passenger "Kick" Panels (or Shroud Side Finishing Panels) from my 1968 Chevy Camaro RS Convertible with stock A/C.

I've found some info from this forum & others but I can't find the "official" documentation.

I have the 1968 Camaro Factory Assembly Manual (Assembly Instructions) & the Body by Fisher 1968 Service Manual but I can't find installation/ removal information in either manual.

Thx in advance for any help!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 20, 01:45 PM
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Re: 1968 Camaro RS Convertible w stock A/C Kick Panels

You missed it. It's in the Fisher Body manual.

Check out page 5-2 (Front End) starting at the bottom - "SHROUD SIDE FINISHING PANEL AND AIR OUTLET DUCT ASSEMBLY-"A-F-X-Z" & 26657 Styles". Continues on page 5-3 and 5-4.

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Re: 1968 Camaro RS Convertible w stock A/C Kick Panels

Thx for the reply Ed

I found that section but from what I can tell it doesn't include vehicles with stock A/C (since my Air Outlet Duct Assembly does NOT have a cable/ pull knob & I have a "Cover" that attaches to the Kick Panel instead of a Grille)

And it does not show anything on the driver side "Kick" Panel. There has to be some documentation somewhere - right?
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Re: 1968 Camaro RS Convertible w stock A/C Kick Panels

Nope, that's it. However, if there were any major differences for the kick panels with A/C, there would have been a separate section or a reference to it. Also, the driver side panel removes and installs the same way as the passenger side.

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Re: 1968 Camaro RS Convertible w stock A/C Kick Panels

FYI: I found the A/C specifics in the 1968 Camaro Factory Assembly Manual. The Passenger Kick Panel & other parts ARE different than a non-A/C car. It also references, "Provided by Fisher Body" for the Kick Panel & attach Screws. But the Body by Fisher 1968 Service Manual doesn't show the A/C Kick Panel version as far as I can tell.

So the basic Kick Panel installation is covered in the Body by Fisher 1968 Service Manual and some of the specifics for an A/C equipped car is in the 1968 Camaro Factory Assembly Manual in the "Options" Section in the back (UPC C60 A3).

Thx again for helping me talk my way thru this!

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Re: 1968 Camaro RS Convertible w stock A/C Kick Panels

Yes, the panels are different, but as I stated above, the removal and assembly is the same, which is why the A/C panels aren't specified in the Fisher manual.

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Re: 1968 Camaro RS Convertible w stock A/C Kick Panels

Of the 35 plus cars we have restored, we only removed the kick panel on 2, if I can recall. The question I have, why do you want to take them out. It is a PIA to do so. . . . . just an old guy askin!
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Re: 1968 Camaro RS Convertible w stock A/C Kick Panels

Why remove my Kick Panels? One was so damaged it looked like it had been hacked with an axe & the other was so warped it just looked terrible.
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Re: 1968 Camaro RS Convertible w stock A/C Kick Panels

Good point. After you remove the screws, just start pulling and twisting, it will come out.
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Re: 1968 Camaro RS Convertible w stock A/C Kick Panels

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Of the 35 plus cars we have restored, we only removed the kick panel on 2, if I can recall. The question I have, why do you want to take them out. It is a PIA to do so. . . . . just an old guy askin!



How do you "restore" a car without removing the kick panels? are these not rotisserie restorations?
I guess restoration has different meaning to different folks

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