1970 Camaro Tailpipes

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  1. DCL70

    DCL70 Veteran Member

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    About 7 or 8 years ago I bought a matched pair of used 1970 Camaro SS & Z28 tailpipes with chrome plated ends at the Carlisle swap meet. The previous owner had painted the plain steel part of each tailpipe gray after cutting the pipes from the muffler. According to my 1970 and later Chevrolet parts catalogs the GM part numbers are 3984569 (LH) and 3984570 (RH). These tailpipes were only used on 1970 models.

    Last week I purchased a NOS 3984558 tailpipe on Ebay. This tailpipe was used only on 1970 Camaro models w/6 cyl., 307, and 350 w/2BC engines on the right side. An invoice (sealed in plastic) to Watkins Motors Inc. of Tower City, PA, dated March 14, 1973, was attached to the tailpipe (which I removed). The muffler end of this tailpipe is stamped "3984558".

    Enclosed in the imgur link below are more photos of the tailpipes.

    Dave

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  2. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Dave, did I miss a point?
     
  3. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    Having seen original tailpipes, I'm thinking that the gray "painted" steel pipe might be factory......
     
  4. hogg

    hogg Veteran Member

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    i think i missed the point, I just wish i could buy a reproduced in 2 1/2" tail pipe.
     
  5. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Mine are not gray. These came off a 70 Z28 in 1970.

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  6. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    What do you supposed the original coating is beyond the chrome?

    ooohhh! let me help! ...one end, the coating is _____, and the other end is AIR! :crazy:
     
  7. DCL70

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    If you already own an original set of 1970 SS/Z28 tailpipes as well as a NOS 1970 Camaro base model tailpipe then you should ignore this thread. Did you look at the other photos in the imgur link?

    My purpose was to compare the pipes as these tailpipes as they were a one year deal and are hard to find.

    Dave
     
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  8. DCL70

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    Chuck,

    The pipes that I bought at the Carlisle swap meet were painted gray to cover up the surface rust.

    Dave
     
  9. DCL70

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    Mark,

    Since your 70 Z28 tailpipes were removed in 1970 they are practically NOS. You can still see the "seam" on the non-chromed part. I assume that they were welded to the muffler and had to be cut off.

    I also have two sets of reproduction chrome tipped Camaro tailpipes in my garage that I bought at swap meets for real cheap money ($25/set). One set does not have the welded on brackets (for 67-69 Camaro models???) while the other set is similar but not exactly the same as the original 70 SS/Z28 tailpipes.

    Dave
     
  10. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    My original set is long gone...I bought a set off a member here several years ago with the intention of using them when I replace my current Midas set.

    I'll dig them out and post some pics of them in a few days.
     

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