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Old 01-01-2015, 08:53:14 PM   #1
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Chrome striping on the dash

Just need some clarification, after browsing these threads I am seeing some info in regards to the chrome striping on the dash.

For some reason I thought all the cars got the chrome beading on the edges of the lower dash and Camaro script. But after a couple of parts cars that didn't have the trim I was wondering what cars got this exactly?

Was it specific models and trim packages? I'm assuming these models had the lower trim chrome plated and then the color applied to the rest of the part leaving the chrome line edges exposed? IN the same fashion the cluster bezel and 70-72 shifter plate is done?

I was thinking about this, I've used a silver paint pen on the edges in the past but it doesn't look as authentic as chrome and rubs off fairly easy.

My plan is to just leave the lower dash black with no special attention to the edges but take a silver paint pen to the Camaro script.

But for my personal benefit I would like to know the history of the edges and if they indeed showed up on certain trim options and not on others.


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Old 01-01-2015, 11:19:34 PM   #2
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To the best of my knowledge, 70-72 custom interior option Z87 was the only way to get the chromed accents on the lower dash assembly. Therefore, it is not unique to any specific performance or style option, (SS, RS, Z28), and could be had on a base 6-cyl coupe. The accents, as you noted, were not painted on...just the opposite, the plastic was chromed and everything except the highlights were blacked out with paint.
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:57:29 AM   #3
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I have Z87 in my 70 Z28.
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:39:42 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, I'm going to leave mine black with just the Camaro script on the glove box outlined in silver.
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:43:28 AM   #6
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My Z87 '70 RS



Yep, I have not seen chrome lower dash accents on anything but Z87 option cars. Which you could order for any model they offered.
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Old 01-02-2015, 03:13:44 PM   #7
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Old 01-02-2015, 06:15:04 PM   #8
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Now I'm confused. I've seen quite a few lower 70-72 dash (without the seat belt light) that just have a silver outline. It's definitely not chrome as it is more of a silver color and will scuff off with some scotchbrite or light sanding. - All of the one's I have seen appear factory and I would not believe with as many as I've seen that they were all painted identically by prior owners. Were there different versions, one with chrome beading, one with silver outline and some just black ?

Also, while on topic, do all of the dash cluster bezels have the chrome trim around the gauges and knobs ?


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Old 01-02-2015, 08:38:21 PM   #9
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Thx. Owned it for 34 yrs.
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:01:56 PM   #10
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My 70 RS Camaro was a 307 powerglide none air car,base interior. It has the chrome striping. I am third owner. This car had 57000 miles when I bought it 20 years ago. I am sure it was original.
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:41:30 PM   #11
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I believe that the lower dash accent was Silver paint rather than chrome....the only chrome accent I've seen is around the edges of the burl dash bezel for 1970...maybe 71..
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My 70 RS Camaro was a 307 powerglide none air car,base interior. It has the chrome striping. I am third owner. This car had 57000 miles when I bought it 20 years ago. I am sure it was original.
why would it have it then ? 20 years is less than half a 45 year old cars life ..
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:42:52 AM   #13
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it not any kind of chrome . the factory calls it "argent striping " .also used on all Type LT models from 73 on and all berlinetta models also . paint of some sort . my 73 R/S with standard vinyl and Z54 ..
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