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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 13, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
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I'm from Ga. (30 miles south of Atlanta)..I'm retired and this will be my first camaro..I am neither a paint/body man nor "good"mechanic but I do know what a spark plug is(i am the official gopher)..just got this 67 RS 327 (hope these pic come up)..It was restored in 2006.. we went over it with a magnet as best we could before buying it..It's as solid as the po said..but the trunk has water in it when it rained and/or washed..thought it might be the rubber seal under trunk lid but found where po replaced that in 06..My mech.said it could be back window weather strip which was not replaced.
What's the best way to check to see where it's coming in..
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Good looking car Jim-Bob, welcome to TC....


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Welcome! And congratulations for buying the right year! My '67 (originally butternut yellow like yours) has the same water issue. unfortunately this is a fairly common problem on first gens. It's the bottom window channel, likely the left and right corners, rusted out. Use the search feature and type in "rear window channel rust" and you'll get a lot of info.

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Welcome! The car looks to be in excellent shape! Nice find!

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Welcome to Team CAMARO Jim

Nice looking 67
Actually it was a case of 'deja vu' for me looking at the pictures
If that car was an RS/SS350and came out of the LA Calif. area it would of had me calling you - looks and has the identical options to one of the 1st 67's I bought in the early 70's and let go WAY to soon ...


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I..My mech.said it could be back window weather strip which was not replaced.
What's the best way to check to see where it's coming in..
Thanks... Jim-Bob
Your 'Mech.' is close - but, there is no 'weather strip' for the rear window, they are just set in on sealer just a front windshield would be.
But - it may still actually be the rear window leaking, are prone to rusting and leaking in the lower window channel.
The 'best' way I know of is - to get in the trunk with a good flashlight and have someone (you trust ) run water around either side and slightly up the rear window while you keep a watch for where it's coming in - you'll be able to easily see it if there are rust issues
These vehicles are very prone to debris getting/being stuck in the lower window channel, which will retain moisture and lead to rust - that leads leaks into trunk - and rusted trunk pans ...
The best fix is to remove the rear window and repair the rusted areas prior to reinstalling it correctly. There is little to be gained by trying (short long term) to apply silicone or other type sealers around the window or trim when trying to stop this leaking it looks like heck and doesn't work the majority of time.

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Welcome to the Club, Jim-Bob.
Nice ride, indeed.
Like John suggests, Vintage 68, get the rear window fixed, it will only get worse.
With a vinyl top, it will be alittle harder to fix, but, can be done. Use a window seal repair kit.
Buy the window clip tool to remove and install molding, well worth the $5, even if you only use it once, er, one job.
Might consider having a pro do it after fixing the sheet metal damage underneath.

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Welcome Jim Bob
These guys no there stuff on here so your in good hands.

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 13, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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'preciate all the welcomes..especially the info from Vintage 68 and Everett.. I'll try all those things y'all mentioned but I thought we looked that area over real good..the bottom of the pkg tray, etc for rust..didnt see any..guess this is down in there where you cant see huh??

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