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Old 07-01-2003, 07:51 PM
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67 rs headlamps

Hi, I've got a 67 rs camaro going through restoration. I haven't done the hideaway headlamps yet but I am wondering if it is possible to put the 68 vaccum drive system on the headlight doors as opposed to the 67's electric motors? I live in Montana and it gets pretty cold here and i've heard that the 67's doors can freeze up and the motors will burn out, so thats why i'd like to use the vaccum drive.

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Old 07-02-2003, 11:55 AM
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You can put the complete vacuum setup on a 67 lots of vacuum plumbing, but it is actually a simpler system than the 67's electric one. (3 DPDT relays, 4 limit switches, diode, 2 motors, headlight switch and all the mechanical crap). If the car was originally a standard Camaro, it doesn't matter. If car is an original RS, use the electrics, The biggest problem is the limit switches, not the motors. classic industries has everything you need, either way.
been there, done that. look in my photo album.
BTW, you shouldn't be driving a 67 Camaro in the snow anyway!
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Old 07-02-2003, 06:34 PM
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thanks for the info. driving in the snow is fun, ha.
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I lived in an area of upstate NY which received about 175" of snow every year. Driving in the snow was fun back when I was young, bulletproof, and drove a crappy car. Not anymore! Sideswiping snowbanks, getting buried, minor fender-benders, etc. are no longer without consequence. Thinner panels, more snow plows, more traffic and police anxious to write tickets have taken all the fun out of winter. (remember "skitching" fellow old guys?)
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Old 07-08-2003, 07:37 PM
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Ya, i know what you mean about winter driving. Luckly I have an 81 suburban that is a snow beast. I've had my share of sliding into trees and fence posts, but it just gives me a chance to work on my bodyworking skills, ha. Oh, and I may be a young gun, but I do know what skitching is, and its a whole lotta fun. whats even more fun, is drive by snowball fights. Just pile a bunch of kids on the hood of a huge boat car and huck snowballs as you go.

Have fun, but be careful

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