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Cable was installed after paint in the Hard Trim Dept. All wiring, cables, rear speakers, rear hatch motors, window regulators, side glass, weather strip etc...
good to know, Thank you
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Re: Hood latch - painted or unpainted ??

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. Here is a pic of the Last Car i took while it was on the line.


Was this the car that was shown at the MCACN show in Chicago a couple years ago??

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Was this the car that was shown at the MCACN show in Chicago a couple years ago??
It is.
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I always thought that the VN cars had body color cowls and NW had the black. Then in 88 when all production went to VN, they were all body color. Maybe I'm 100% wrong though.
I thought all cars had the black windshield cowl from 82-88, then in 89 they were all body color...

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I thought all cars had the black windshield cowl from 82-88, then in 89 they were all body color...

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That is how it's looking here.....
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That is how it's looking here.....
I had a white 84 Trans Am many years ago with the black stripes around the bottom and I'm almost positive it's windshield cowl was white also. The rest of my early cars I've owned were all black, so that's of no use. I'll have to dig for pics of my white one to see if I can verify it.
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Re: Hood latch - painted or unpainted ??

No, not all cars cowls were painted black up through 88.
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No, not all cars cowls were painted black up through 88.
Are you certain?.....Was it flash trickery? Maybe black residue is what you saw? or altered photo's maybe?.....
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Re: Hood latch - painted or unpainted ??

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I thought all cars had the black windshield cowl from 82-88, then in 89 they were all body color...

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Nope, my 82 has the body color painted cowl, as well as the painted hood latch, bolts, and spring. It's a 22k mile, untouched car.



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Are you certain?.....Was it flash trickery? Maybe black residue is what you saw? or altered photo's maybe?.....
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Re: Hood latch - painted or unpainted ??

So 82-88 most had the black windshield section under the hood, and 89+ none of them did...

Another oddity I have run across is many of the rubber adjustment bumpers were painted at the factory...

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So 82-88 most had the black windshield section under the hood, and 89+ none of them did...

Another oddity I have run across is many of the rubber adjustment bumpers were painted at the factory...

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Was it suggested that Norwood cars had the black cowl? My 87 was a Norwood car and had a black cowl whereas my 88 is a Van Nuys car with body color cowl.
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Was it suggested that Norwood cars had the black cowl? My 87 was a Norwood car and had a black cowl whereas my 88 is a Van Nuys car with body color cowl.
It was suggested that sometime around mid year 1988 was when they made the switch to body color cowls....
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It was suggested that sometime around mid year 1988 was when they made the switch to body color cowls....
My ASC sticker says it was converted April 1988... Not sure when the car would have been built... they probably started the 88 cars in 87 though
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My ASC sticker says it was converted April 1988... Not sure when the car would have been built... they probably started the 88 cars in 87 though

Model year production usually starts around August of the previous year. For example 1990 Camaros and Firebirds, start production around August, and end Dec 31,1989... No 1990's are actually made in 1990. There was actually 13 1991 Camaros, and 13 1991 Firebirds made in Late October of 1989 as pre-production units.
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So I probably have a mid 1988 car
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Dan, while I have you here...

My yellow '85 is a Van Nuys car, but maybe you can shed some light. The inside of the hood and strut towers look like they were repainted after assembly. There are areas where the first coat of yellow is so thin it's see through, barely tinting the primer yellow. Was this common?
I had a black '86 Camaro that had almost no paint on the underside of the hood. It had basically a pass or two around the perimeter and the center area was just the gray sealer. The hinges also had just a dusting of black paint over the sealer. The fenderwells and such were coated with much more paint. I don't remember where the car was built... Must have been Van Nuys? I'll have to look.

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So 82-88 most had the black windshield section under the hood, and 89+ none of them did...

Another oddity I have run across is many of the rubber adjustment bumpers were painted at the factory...

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All of mine, the 3 I still have and the 3 I have sold, had paint on the adjustment bumpers.
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All of mine, the 3 I still have and the 3 I have sold, had paint on the adjustment bumpers.
Probably a good way to tell if a car has been hit.. Not definitive, but Iњd think if they replace all that after a hit it wouldnњt have paint on it..
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I had a black '86 Camaro that had almost no paint on the underside if the hood. It had basically a pass or two around the perimeter and the center area was just the gray sealer. The hinges also had just a dusting of black paint over the sealer. The fenderwells and such were coated with much more paint. I don't remember where the car was built... Must have been Van Nuys? I'll have to look.
This is my experience as well..
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Even after 250k miles the adjustment bumpers on my blk 89 formula have some factory black paint on them.
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Ok I feel stupid. I was looking at pics of my car and thought it had the body color cowl. It is BLACK. Sorry....my bad. Damn reflections were playing tricks on me, I guess..


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Ok I feel stupid. I was looking at pics of my car and thought it had the body color cowl. It is BLACK. Sorry....my bad. Damn reflections were playing tricks on me, I guess..
Reflections??....or flash trickery?.....or claybar residue......or an altered photo?......wait, that was not a pic of your car......
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Reflections??....or flash trickery?.....or claybar residue......or an altered photo?......wait, that was not a pic of your car......

I was surprised when I walked by it with the hood up......I stopped dead in my tracks and was like WTF?!?!?!
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Today I noticed that my silver '85 IROC has a painted hood latch as well. And a black cowl of course. It was built May of '85, at Norwood.
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Reflections??....or flash trickery?.....or claybar residue......or an altered photo?......wait, that was not a pic of your car......
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So... We are back to 1982-1988 has a Black painted cowl piece above the firewall and the windshield...
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