Correct Badging 1973 Camaro Z28 RS Type LT

Fume

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Jul 4, 2019
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I have a 1973 Z28 RS LT (title). Since I got the car I noticed inconsistencies with the bashing with other 1970-73 cars. Could someone please let me know what the correct Badging for my camaro? PS images linked below. :) (This is a true Z28 LT and Rally Sport)
Edit: I know that the Z27 aka SS package was replaced by the Type LT in 1973
 

BillyDean7173

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May 21, 2014
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Hutto, TX
No Z28 or RS badging from the factory on a 73 Type LT RS Z28.
Tail panel and C pillars got the Type LT emblems.
Fenders got Camaro and 350 emblems.
RS grille got the Type LT emblem.
Steering wheel got the Type LT horn cap emblem.
No Z28 stripes from factory.
Z28 would appear on trim tag and as "T" in VIN.
 

f-body freak

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Nov 22, 2014
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northern ohio
Yeah like Billy said... Somebody got ahold of that thing. Interesting emblem choices. If you add the Type LT emblems you could cover all the bases. :rolleyes: Pretty rare to have all 3 of those options. Unfortunately GM only kept track of how many Z28s that were produced. We don't know how many had the Type LT with them, or the RS with them, or both.
 

Gary S

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Apr 14, 1999
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The LT option should have been called the stripper option as it took away the Z28 emblems that had some clout and replaced them with LT options which didn't mean much. As stated, you should have only LT options.
 

tom3

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Aug 1, 1999
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ohio
I like all of it except the Rally Sport on the fenders. Early grille on the 73? I like that too actually.
 

Fume

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Jul 4, 2019
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No Z28 or RS badging from the factory on a 73 Type LT RS Z28.
Tail panel and C pillars got the Type LT emblems.
Fenders got Camaro and 350 emblems.
RS grille got the Type LT emblem.
Steering wheel got the Type LT horn cap emblem.
No Z28 stripes from factory.
Z28 would appear on trim tag and as "T" in VIN.
Ah, Thanks! I was afraid of that. I read about it online and it said that the Type LT would replace/cancel the Z28 Badge. Wanted to confirm. Thanks once again!:):):)
 

BillyDean7173

Final Six
May 21, 2014
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Hutto, TX
Early grille on the 73?
I think that's just the typical 70-73 RS grille (LH and RH sides). They all had small openings like the 70-71 standard grille. Not sure why GM didn't change the RS grille in 72 and 73 to match the standard grille with the large openings in those two years.

One thing I've noticed over the years is that certain areas of the RS grille warp (ex. hood latch release opening) and 70-71 standard grilles always have broken or chipped slats/fins/louvers. I don't ever recall seeing that happen to 72 and 73 standard grilles. The louvers are thicker and sort of like a "V" so that one louver is actually two louvers in the back, like an upper and lower.
 




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