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Version: Tuesday, 26-Apr-2016 22:29:07 EDT
More information on seat belts and seat belt options appears in the
- Options List - Downloadable RPO Spreadsheet (PDF)
- Option Identification
- Wheel and Wheel Cover Options
- 1967 Camaro Front Shoulder Harnesses
- Features of the Custom and Special Interiors
CRG Research Report:
Options List - RPO Spreadsheet
This is the complete list of all Camaro options, including the description,
cost, and number produced.
This PDF documents all the Regular Production
Options (RPO's) for all three first generation years. It
includes the official production totals and prices for each option,
a description of the option, and an indication of some of the major
dependencies between the options (what other features are required
for an option and also what is not allowed with an option).
Notes and Limitations
Click (or Shift-Click) to download the
CRG RPO spreadsheet file in PDF format,
- The source for the RPO information is various GM documentation.
The source for the production data is also ultimately GM,
but it was compiled by Len Williamson that he has graciously allowed
us to use; the detailed reference is contained on our CRG reference page as well as
contained within the spreadsheet.
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This section is to help identify which options were originally equipped
on a car from the factory.
1967 Camaros will have many of these options indicated on the
Air Conditioning (RPO C60): The most unique and identifying
feature of an AC car is the firewall. To mount the AC evaporator on the
firewall required a hole in the firewall of different size and shape from
a non-AC car. The AC wiring also passed through a large hole directly beneath
the right-side window washer squirter and the air diverter valve was installed
in the cowl plenum. The addition of air conditioning caused
a myriad of other changes such the center air vent in the dash, different heater
controls, and different kickpanels. The Assembly Manual shows the details of the
changes to the wiring, interior, engine, etc.
On 67 cars, the trim tag will be stamped 2E to indicate AC.
Console (D55): Approximately half of all 67-69 Camaros received a console
from the factory. The console was optional on all models except for cars with
bench seats. The console was retained to the floor with a front mounting bracket and
special collapsing rivet nuts (a.k.a. rivnuts) in the floor. The mounting bracket
holes are in front of the shifter. The
rearmost rivnut should always
be in the floor even if the floor was cut up for different shifters.
The console in 67 will be noted on the trim tag as 2G.
Spoilers (D80): The spoiler option was not available in 1967 on any Camaro.
It became available as an option on all cars (except those with a rear
antenna) in 68-69. It was not mandatory
on any car, except for the 69 pace car replicas and later 69 Z's. The
narrower 68 spoiler was used on the 69 Camaro up to January - March of 69,
when the wider 69 spoiler was phased in.
One of the torsion bars on an original spoiler equipped car will be of
larger diameter to compensate for the weight of the spoiler. The front center
of the 69 subframe will have a drilled hole to mount the center brace of the
Transmissions: All manual transmission cars received the clutch pedal,
smaller brake pedal, and the clutch bellcrank (z-bar) for the clutch fork.
The front subframe of a manual transmission car would have the clutch bellcrank
bracket holes with tapped threads; the subframe of an automatic car would still
have the holes but without threads.
All 4-speeds and floor shift 3-speeds have a hole in the transmission tunnel
for the shifter. The style used mainly in 67 & 68 was a clean-cut rectangular
shaped hole which had a reinforcing ring welded to the underside of the
tunnel around the shifter opening. The reinforcement ring was used on the
following applications: all 1967 floor shift models (AT and MT), 1968 all MT
floor shift, 1968's with the TH400 M11 floor shift (w/o console), and 1969 models
with 3-speed manual w/o console. The hole cutout for 1969 models equipped with a 4-speed
was smaller and more "oval shaped" than the other design. It was also rough cut
with a torch and did not use the reinforcement ring welded to the bottom of the tunnel.
4-speed cars with higher performance engines received the Muncie transmission.
The speedometer drive was on the passenger side of the transmission.
The speedometer cable for Muncie-equipped cars exits the firewall on the
right side of the steering column, above and behind the driver's side valve
cover just above the throttle rod pivot, and it uses three clips to secure it
to the firewall and tunnel. All other transmissions (including the M20 Saginaw)
had the speedo cable exit on the left side of the steering column.
Firewall without AC
Firewall with AC
Automatic transmissions: The default shifter was a column
shift unit. If a console was ordered, a floor shift would then be used
(except with a 68 SS396, where RPO M11 was available which provided a
floor shift without a console).
The hole in the tunnel for the 67 auto floor shifter was the same as the 67
manual shifter. The 68-69 shifter mounted to the floor with several bolts
and there was a hole for the shifter cable between the shifter and the
front mounting bracket (see pic).
Speedometer hole locations
67-68 shifter reinforcement plate
68-69 tunnel with auto shifter
1969 dual exhaust doubler plate
Dual exhaust (NF2, N10, N62): Dual exhaust was an option for any V8 and was
standard on all SS, COPO, and Z's. On 68 coupes, rivnuts were used on the driver's
side frame rail (just behind the rear tire) to attach the dual exhaust hanger.
On 69 coupes, a reinforcement (doubler) plate was added to the rear frame rail
in the same area.
Gauges (U16 or U17): The U17 gauge option was an option on any V8
car and required the ordering of a console. It included the tach, clock,
fuel, oil, amp, and temperature gauges. The underdash wiring harness will have extra wiring
going to the console wiring connector for the gauges and a different
connector for the tachometer. There was a hole drilled in the firewall just
behind the distributor for the oil line. In 69, the cluster will have
a different cutout for the tach than for the standard fuel gauge.
Later 69 V8 cars were available with the U16 Tachometer which consisted of
just a tachometer and a center mounted fuel gauge. A console was not required.
Later 69 Z28's were the only model that required a tachometer (via either U16 or U17).
Radio: Radios were a common option (more than 85% of first gens had
one). A bracket was used to hold the rear of the radio
in place. AM radios used a telescoping antenna and AM/FM used a solid mast
antenna. The holes for the antenna cables were on all cars. Cars with rear
antennae or no radio received a plug in this hole. The multiplex and stereo
tape speakers were mounted in the kick panels. The rear speaker wiring was
routed down the right side of the car, under the steel wiring covers.
Rally Sport (Z22) was an appearance only option that was
available on all models in 67-69. It consists of concealed headlights with
a different grille and back-up lights under the rear bumper and included the Z21
style trim package. 67 & 68 RS cars used a different front valance panel with
the front parking lamps/turn signals mounted in the valance instead of the
grille. 69 RS's included the RPO CE1 headlight washer system
with the Rally Sport option. On 67 cars, RS will be noted on the trim tag with a 3L code.
The 67-68 RS fenders have an extra mounting bracket welded to the fender
for the RS headlight assemblies. The 69 RS fenders have different mounting tabs
than standard fenders.
In 67, the headlights were electric. 67's have the associated wiring for the
headlight motors and relays. 68-9 were vacuum operated.
68-9's have a 1" hole in the firewall (just outboard of the master cylinder)
for the vacuum lines to the special headlight switch. The 68-69's have
extra holes stamped into the inner fender for mounting the actuators and
bellcrank mechanisms. 69 RS cars (and those with CE1) also had a special solenoid
valve on the wiper motor to divert washer fluid to the headlight washers.
All RS's have stamped holes in the rear panel for the backup lights.
There are also holes in the trunk for the wiring for the backup lights -
67 and 68 holes are in the same location, 69 are outboard of the trunk bracket.
The rear wiring harness has longer leads for the backup lights and the
taillights are all red.
In 69, the RS taillight housing does not have a hole for the backup bulb.
1969 fender mounts (RS on bottom)
68-69 RS vacuum line hole
1968 RS innner fender
1969 RS headlight washer valve
1967-68 RS trunk wiring
1969 RS trunk wiring
67's will have holes in the doors for mounting the RS lower trim. 68's
will have have the holes in the doors and also mounting holes in the
fenders and quarters for the RS trim.
1968 RS back-up light stamped hole
1969 RS back-up light stamped hole
Cowl hood (ZL2): The cowl hood was an option on SS and Z28 models in
1969 and was included on all COPO's and Pace Cars. It was introduced midyear 69.
#1 ZL1, built 12E at Norwood is one of the first Camaros to have a factory ZL2 hood.
A late December LOS-built Z28 with ZL2 has also been documented.
The ZL2 option included a solenoid and flapper in the hood. The wiring for the solenoid was
routed through a special hole in firewall
above the fuseblock. Only 10,026 cars received cowl hoods in 69 and about half of
those went to COPO's and Pace Cars, meaning there were only 5,000 Z28's and SS's
(out of about 20,000 Z28's and 30,000 non-Pacer SS's) that received the cowl hood.
Holes for RS trim in 1968 door
Holes for RS trim in 1968 quarter
Wheel and Wheel Cover Options
(Specs on wheels are found here: Wheels.)
The 'dogdish' hubcap was the base hubcap if no other wheel option was ordered.
It was attached to the standard steel wheel painted in body color enamel.
The 67 version of the hubcap differed from the 68/69 version. In 69,
there was a P06 trim ring option that was installed around the base
hubcap (covering a significant amount of the body colored wheel).
There were several optional wheel covers. These covers would be installed over
the black-painted steel wheel. The P01 hubcap was a low-cost ($21.10) full wheel
cover that was very popular - it came on over half of all 67-69 Camaros. In 68,
there was a unique SS-only P01 version that only came on SS cars ordered with P01.
In 67 and 69, SS's with P01 used the standard P01 cover.
The N96 magnesium-style wheel cover was available in 67-69. Another mag-style
wheel cover (PA2) was introduced in 68 and was also available in 69.
There was a wire wheel cover option, P02, offered in 1967. It changed RPO
numbers to N95 for 68 and 69. All of these mag-style and wire wheel covers cost $73.75 and
a screwdriver (part #3798116 in 67) was included in the trunk to aid in cover removal as
the tire iron will bend the covers.
|67 base hubcap
||68-69 base hubcap
||69 base hubcap with P06 trim ring
|67 P01 wheel cover
||68-69 P01 wheel cover
||68 SS P01 wheel cover
There were also three wheel options.
|N96 mag-style cover
||PA2 mag-style cover
||P02/N95 wire wheel cover
- In 67, the base 14x5 wheel could be
upgraded to the wider 14x6 wheel (included with SS models) via RPO P12. 14x6 wheels
became standard in 68.
- The rally wheel was included with disc brakes in 67.
In 68 and 69, it was RPO ZJ7 and was available on any vehicle. The 68-69
version had a taller center cap than the 67 version. The rally
wheel was included in the Z28 package in all three years.
- The N66 wheel, aka the SS wheel, had very limited production in the beginning of
the 69 model year before being cancelled effective 1/8/69.
|67 rally wheel
||68-69 rally wheel
||69 N66 wheel
1967 Camaro Front Shoulder Harnesses
By Jon Mello, CRG, with assistance from Blake Allan
[Note: More information on seat belts and seat belt options appears
in the Camaro Seatbelts Report.]
First-generation Camaro shoulder harnesses began as optional
equipment, separate from the standard lap belts. The
shoulder harness options, RPO AS1 for standard belts and
RPO A85 for deluxe belts, were not very common. Total
production for the 1967 model year was less than 1400 sets.
The shoulder harnesses are well known to '68 and '69 Camaro
owners because they became standard equipment on coupes as
required by Federal Law beginning 1 January, 1968. However,
the '67 version is a unique animal compared with these later
'68-'69 Camaro owners are
accustomed to finding two sets of belt buckles between their
front seat and the drive shaft tunnel.
However, the '67 shoulder harness set-up has only one buckle
in this location; the second belt has a metal "male" clip.
The shoulder belt with the buckle is attached to the roof.
In the case of a convertible, the shoulder belt with the
buckle is anchored in the retracting top well.
(Click on image to expand)
Coupe Shoulder Harnesses
Unlike the 1968-69 shoulder belts, which tuck behind the
coat hook and metal guide above the front passengers' heads,
the '67 harness hangs straight down from its roof mount and
the buckle slips into a plastic receiver clip, as shown below.
The receiver clip is mounted via two sheet-metal screws to
the side/rear upholstered panel. Camaros with the deluxe
interior or fold-down rear seat had the shoulder belt clip
mounted on the front edge of the rear seat arm rest.
Some cars which have the rear seat arm rests still have the
receiver clips on the rear upholstered panel. At this point,
one can only assume that specific instructions for mounting
the clips were either never given out or simply were not
strictly followed. We are trying to research further to see
if it may have been done differently at different times of
the year or if it is due to two different factories but,
because of the rarity of the option, examples have been a
little hard to find. If you own a '67 Camaro with the
shoulder belt option, the CRG would appreciate hearing from
you. The hope is that we may someday be able to provide a
definitive answer to the two different clip mounting
1967 Camaro Shoulder Harness Attachment (Coupe)
Shoulder Harness Receiver Clip
(no rear arm-rest)
Shoulder Harness Receiver Clip
on rear armrest
(Click on image to expand)
Convertible Shoulder Harnesses
By not having a fixed roof, the Camaro convertible obviously
needed a different solution to mounting the shoulder
harness. This harness was secured under one of the anchor
bolts for the top mechanism, as shown in the Fisher Body
schematic below, and the accompanying photo.
The shoulder belt then slips out of the top well between the
rear quarter upholstered panel and the top compartment side
trim panel. A protective sleeve is supposed to minimize wear
on the belt where it slips through.
1967 Camaro Convertible Shoulder Harness Attach
(click on image to expand)
Convertible Shoulder Belt Anchor Point
Driver's side w/o seat
Driver's side - assembled
The Design Problems
These rare shoulder harness options lasted only one year in this
configuration and for good reason -- they were poorly conceived
and had issues in daily use.
When not in use, there was no place for the excess length of the belt
to go but to dangle on the seat or the floor.
One solution for dealing with the excess belt length
was to install a bail type seat belt retractor.
These items were not a factory installed part but were listed in
Chevrolet dealer accessory pamphlets. The belt retractors look to be nice
solution at first glimpse but, in actual practice, they are cheaply
built and function poorly.
With the seat belts fastened and cinched across the body, the
extra belt length did not fall neatly across your lap but
dangled over next to your arm, as shown in a photo above.
Also, when not in use and with the windows down, the buckles
would fly out of their receiver clips and crash around the
rear seat area due to wind buffeting.
The 67 design was changed to the more familiar style for model year
1968. However, shoulder belts remained an option on coupes until 1 Jan 1968,
when the new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards came into effect.
If you have a Camaro with optional shoulder harnesses, you
can take pride in having one of the more rare and (for '67
especially) unusual Camaro options available.