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Are 1967 and 1968 Headlight Housing Mounting Bracket the same?

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I am trying to find out if a standard 1967 camaro and a 1968 camaro have the same Headlight Housing Mounting Bracket. If so do they both mount to the fender or just the rad. support. Thanks for your help.

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They mount to the core support as I remember. I worked on these cars when they where daily drivers.
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yes they do mount to the core support with two bolts but do they also mount to the fender? And if they do are the mounting holes in the same place for both cars. Thanks
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I would think they would there wasn't much change from 67 to 68. The big change came in 69. then again in 70
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Thanks for the reply. I have a 1967 Camaro and I thought that the rad. support had never been changed but they are dated 1968. The car was make late in the year so maybe they just started using 68 parts. I was confussed because the holes for the fender look like they would not line up. But maybe they will. Thanks again
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I would think they would there wasn't much change from 67 to 68. The big change came in 69. then again in 70
'67, '68, and '69 are considered the first generation of the Camaro, and all three had the same body. The change in body style came in 1970 and lasted through 1981.
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Actually the main body was similar, but the headlight area and front fenders were restyled for '69. I had an SS ragtop. Check out some pictures, and you can see the difference.
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Thanks swvalcon
I was just checking to make sure there were no changes with the headlamps between the three years. There were some small changes like side fender lights, in front and back that the 1967 did not have. But I guess the inside of the fender where the headlights connect never change those three years.
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Actually the main body was similar, but the headlight area and front fenders were restyled for '69. I had an SS ragtop. Check out some pictures, and you can see the difference.
You are correct. CLICK HERE They claim all the sheet metal was different for 1969, but I sure don't see it.
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As you can see on the first one, the headlights are right at the edge of the fender.

On the second one, the headlights look to be closer together, with a grill section outside the light bezels.

If you look at the body seam above the lights, it looks like the headlights were moved inward slightly.

Also Chevy added a body line off the top of all four wheel openings that fades toward the rear, including the door skins.

I'm not saying that the headlight buckets are different. I am just saying you should check it out to be sure.

Comparing GM part numbers for the different years might be a good starting point.

Like I said.... I had one. :-)
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69 camaro has a flatter, wider body style then 67/68.



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When you take the 1967-68-69 camaro and look at them all together it is like those two pictures in the news paper that always said, "Can you find the ten referents in the pictures" Shoe smaller, one button instead of two, ect. But with camaro's it is Wing Window, round parking lights, grill has more point , ect. What made me think they may be different on 1967 from 68 is if you look to buy them all seem to be sold as 67 or 68 not 67 through 69. That is what made me think there may be a referents
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