'70 only thread

Discussion in 'Original Drivetrain Topic' started by Kregb, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. hogg

    hogg Veteran Member

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    i counted about 60 things that were different from 71 thru 81. i but a 73 rear lower seat coustion in a 70 , floor drive shilf hump seem to be different, taller in one than the other ,maybe ,been a while,and the sender unit in one was different that the other but don't know when the change was,along with the vented gas cap, i also went to get a power buster and the 70 was listed by itself,don't know why?would be nice to see this compiled in order a list , then saved, then move on to the 71, i know that some std.grills had the hole in them for the hood latch and some did not or was that 72-73 any way tha is some thing to talk about on what is different about a 71,, later
     
  2. fmarullo

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    Joe - search on 7945 in this forum you will find several threads. I know these were also used in firebirds, however as far as the Camaro goes, 7433 is for 70s, 7495 is a 71. They are nearly identical but have subtle differences.

    In particular Joe - From M21RSZ28 post 12 with photos as requested:

    http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=157641&highlight=7945


    Yes only one "HURST" handle was used on 1970 Saginaw or Muncie 4 speed Camaros with or without console - handle is stamped 7433

    Both 1970-71 Assembly Manuals and 1970 1971 Parts catalogs list the following for shifter handles:

    1970 Camaro ALL w/ 4 SPEED TRANS - 3975593 (lever stamped 7433 w/ 3/4" thread length for knob)

    1971 CAMARO ALL w/ 4 SPEED TRANS - 3992596 (lever stamped 7945 w/ 1-1/8" thread length for knob)

    1972 dated GM Passenger Car Camaro Chevelle & Nova Parts Catalog also lists the following:

    72 Camaro All w/ 4 SPEED TRANS - 3992596 (lever stamped 7945 w/ 1-1/8" thread length for knob)

    August 1973 GM of Canada 1967-74 Pontiac Firebird Parts Catalog lists the following:

    70-74 ALL w/ 4 SPEED TRANS - 479048 (lever stamped 7244)

    M21RSZ28
     
  3. 06B70RSZ28

    06B70RSZ28 New Member

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    I know im a little late here, 70 only stuff I think?

    Hood hinges

    passenger fender(no indent for a/c line)

    drivers side inner fender?

    the small rubber bumpers on rear bumper?

    bumpers with black strips(VF something ?)

    seat belts

    And when did they start reinforcing front bumper brackets?
     
  4. flowjoe

    flowjoe Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I think most of the stuff on your list that is truly '70 only has been mentioned in this thread already. See my comments in red above
     
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  5. 06B70RSZ28

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    70 passenger fender 002 (Small).jpg No indent 70 0nly?

    70 passenger fender 001 (Small).jpg With indent

    70 passenger fender 003 (Small).jpg With indent cut out

    Pics of passenger side fender. Sorry about pics just learning how to resize. Note all fenders pictured are GM not repops
     
  6. flowjoe

    flowjoe Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Ahh, not for AC lines...does nothing when 1st introduced and then is used to feed air cleaner ('74? '75 IIRC) I think the fenders without indent are used on more than '70 though.
     
  7. Rich Schmidt

    Rich Schmidt Veteran Member

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    The passenger side fender that lacks the indent was used from 70 thru about 75 when the fenders got undents for the air cleaner cutout. There is one other oddball fender,for the 73 RS only,it had an extra mounting boss for special fender support brackets. 70 had a special driver's side fender structure that was squared off where the washer bottle mounted. I would appear that all the later fenders were made off the same tooling but simply had the offending edge hacked off.

    As for a unique to 1970 item,how about the indent in the quarter panel inside the door jam. The early cars had an almost square indent and later cars ha the wedge shaped indent. There is some debate as to when this change occured and if it varied from one side of the car to the other and from plant to plant. Some reports have it as having changed around April/May of 70.
     
  8. 06B70RSZ28

    06B70RSZ28 New Member

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    2 gen door jam 001 (WinCE).jpg
    '73 01B norwood car
    2 gen door jam 002 (WinCE).jpg
    '70 06B LA car

    Rich, is this what your talking about? Got me off the couch to go look!
     
  9. Kregb

    Kregb Veteran Member

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    What we have so far

    These are items listed and confirmed on this site as unique to 1970. This is by no means intended to be complete or with out question. I will update as information is added.

    Camaro parts unique to 1970

    Interior
    Low Back front seats with adjustable head rest
    Glove Box Door with four cup holders
    Steering Wheel
    Rear View Mirror
    Sun Visors/Center Clip
    Front seat belt retractors
    Rear Defogger
    Radio Knobs
    Cigarette Lighter Knob
    Hurst Shifter Handle

    Suspension and Drive Train
    12 Bolt Rear End
    Muncie Shifter Plate
    Fuel Tank
    Brake proportioning valve
    Drive Shaft

    Body
    Non pre-punched valance panel RS and SC
    Black tail light housing
    Trunk emblem (by Chevrolet)
    Chrome Header emblem
    Windshield eyebrows
    Windshield washer bottle
    Left inner fender
    Electrical I think there is a lot left off this section
    Non blinking side markers
    Radio plug

    Options
    L78
    L34
    N9A Emissions (standard in California)
     
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  10. 06B70RSZ28

    06B70RSZ28 New Member

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    This list has great info i hope this thread keeps going! I was out in the shop this morning looking at my projects(looking not working! lol) I noticed something



    Is the flasher button on the steering column that screws on unique to the 70 i say that because my 73 has a button with a screw in it?
     

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