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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 02, 04:36 AM Thread Starter
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I have a very important question to ask the team about a front windsheild on my '68 SS Camaro. I do alot of reading through the magazines such as Car Craft and Chevy Performance. There is a vehicle represented in the magazines that I am sure everyone at one time or another has seen. It is a '68 Camaro, orange and sits fairly low. It was in the December issue of Chevy High Performance and has also been seen in several adds. I bring this car up because from what I see, the trim around the front windshield is not original. It looks as though it is a Gasket type molding that circles around the shield instead of the chrome trim. The add only states that he remove the drip rails off the sides (by the way also gives it a slick sweet look) and had the font windsheild mounted flush with the body. Before I go as far as trying to contact the magazine I wanted too see if anyone here has seen this, heard of this or knows of this being accomplished. It really looks sweet and I am days away from having my windsheild installed. The only chrome I was originally going to have installed was around the front and rear shield, but if this is an alternative I would like to pursue it. Any help, numbers, names or suggestions would be highly appreciative. Thanks....

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1968 Camaro, 383 Stroker, 450hp @5400rpm, 3.73 10-bolt
Lots of body and interior work to do now and it's all
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 02, 05:18 AM
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Flush-mounting the glass is common in the street rod world.I would suggest you talk to a local rod builder or check out street rod magazines/web sites.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 02, 06:07 AM
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Check this link for some good info: https://www.camaros.net/forum/Forum3/HTML/002517.html

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 02, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Bret, thanks for the reply. Yes, that is the exact Camaro. Amazing the information on this website. It seems like an easy process with the right gasket material except for the bottom of the glass. One part in the forum states an owner utilized the trim gasket material used on the glass from the side of an Aerostar van and it simply slid into the gap. This is very do-able and an easy thing to atleast try once the glass is in but the bottom is still puzzling. My hoood isn't custom so it doesn't go all the way to the windshield to hide anything. I also wonder if I simply form feed it across the bottom if that would look ok or homemade. I do not want to have to accomplish any custom body work in that area.......... Thanks for the reply, good article.
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