Steve's Camaro Parts - 1967-68 Camaro Front Bumper Differences

1967-68 Camaro Front Bumper Differences
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This information is needed if you are ordering a reproduction bumper or purchasing a used bumper, or evaluating a 1967 or 1968 Camaro for originality.

Similarities and Differences
The front bumpers on the 1967 and 1968 Camaro are almost identical, but they are not fully interchangeable. While the bumper stamping itself is the same, there are different mounting holes machined into the stamping for each year.
Figure 1: Center Bumper Mounting
 
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Figure 1a: 1967
Figures 1a and 1b show the center of the front bumper. The 1967 bumper, part number 3886690, has one hole for mounting the front license plate holder to the bumper. The 1968 bumper, part number 3929954, has 2 extra holes for mounting a bracket and rubber bumper.



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Figure 1b: 1968


Figures 2a and 2b show the end of the bumper for each year. The bumper mounting brackets are different for the two

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Figure 2a: 1967



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Figure 2b: 1968
The 1967 bracket extends down to the lower part of the bumper, interfacing with a mounting hole in that location. The 1968 bumper mounts at the end only with a topside bolt, redesigned from 1967, changed to use rubber cushions.
 
 


While they are similar, due to mounting hole differences, a 1967 Camaro front bumper can be mounted on a 1968 model only if the '68 center mounting pad is not installed. Likewise, a 1968 Camaro front bumper can be mounted on a 1967 model only if the '67 lower end brackets are left unattached.
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