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Old 11-01-2012, 04:45 PM
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Some came up with ebay search: camaro firebird jack lift pads. Used, of course.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:46 AM
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:47 PM
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My 01 came with these.
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My 98 has them to.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by whytryz28 View Post
My 01 came with these.
This is very odd.

My '99, '00, and '02 did not come with these. And I bought the '99 and '00 brand new, so I'm very sure they never had them. I know that the '98s definitely came with them, and then they were dropped.

Did you buy this '01 car brand new? If not, then it's probable that someone has added them at some point in the car's past.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:23 PM
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Another sweet sweet reason to buy a '98. **** the perimeter valve covers and oddball computer, we got jacking pads and a working temp gauge succckkkkaaaaazzzzzzzzzzzz
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Originally Posted by RaggedRides View Post
Another sweet sweet reason to buy a '98. **** the perimeter valve covers and oddball computer, we got jacking pads and a working temp gauge succckkkkaaaaazzzzzzzzzzzz
well, my dash is still in one piece...lol
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Originally Posted by RaggedRides View Post
Another sweet sweet reason to buy a '98. **** the perimeter valve covers and oddball computer, we got jacking pads and a working temp gauge succckkkkaaaaazzzzzzzzzzzz

.....aaaaaaand no sail panel issues
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by RPM WS6 View Post
FYI to those looking for this item used:

These were NOT discontinued in 1997. My 1998 LS1 car came off the assmebly line with these.

It seems that '99 was the first year not to have them.
My 98 didn't have them.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by SparkyJJO View Post
My 98 didn't have them.
That's because it was a June build, if I remember correctly.

It would not surprise me to hear that some of the cars on the fringe of this model year would have already lost some of the items that weren't going to be on the menu for the next model year. This is also why some of the very late built '98s have the bubbling roof, because they were already phasing in the new process of omitting the paint barrier from the underside.

There are often overlaps and inconsistancies when it comes to the fringe of a model year.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:54 AM
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Ah true, didn't think about that. Although my June build car was an oddity as it should have had the bad sail panel glue by then, but didn't. My 99 does of course

I may have to get a set of these fender savers for my 99 as my fenders are pretty well busted underneath already, but they would at least protect what's left of them and the tabs.
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Originally Posted by BLK95-Z View Post
.....aaaaaaand no sail panel issues

Touché.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:45 PM
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My '98 is a February build...no pads nor holes to evidence where they would've been.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by junior98 View Post
My '98 is a February build...no pads nor holes to evidence where they would've been.
Mine was built on 3/23/98, and it came with the pads. They all have the mounting holes, even my '02 that never came with the pads has the holes where they would go.

It's possibile that yours may have been removed at some point. Or maybe the assembly line was sloppy with whatever part of the process included the install of this part, and thus it was missed on some cars.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:59 AM
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I have a 98 that was built on 14 May, no pads.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by RPM WS6 View Post
Or maybe the assembly line was sloppy with whatever part of the process included the install of this part, and thus it was missed on some cars.
Thinking about this further, maybe it's the other way around. Maybe this item was used to somehow aid or simplify chassis storage/movement around the assembly plant, and was thus an internal provision that wasn't considered a required part for a completed model. Then maybe they started using a different method towards the end of '98/start of '99 model years that didn't require this item, which would explain why the holes are still present on newer models but don't ever appear to have had screws in them. This is obviously just speculation, but it might explain why it hasn't been located in any parts files.

I wonder if this item was as hit-or-miss on the '93-'97 cars as it appears to be on the '98s?

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these would have been nice to have before I cracked the fiberglass to **** trying to bend back the metal tab.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:04 AM
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My 98 z28 , my brothers 98 v6, and 98 formula don't have them. Don't see a reason for them as my fender bottoms are bent inwards to get rid of the gaps.

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Dammit, I just double checked and all of my 98's have them. I should also mention that all 3 cars have had fender gap problems that required using pliers to bend the bottom areas of the fenders. In fact on the v6 car I broke the metal piece of the fender and had to bolt the fender into that plastic support piece this thread is about, so don't automatically assume that this piece fixes all the problems.

My z28 has a January 98 build date, the v6 is a 98 built in nov 97, and the formula was also built in jan 98. If I had to guess they were production pieces for the 93-97 cars that were phased out after the front end update but were used until the factory ran out

I should also mention of the 6 1998 fbodies that I have owned none have ever had roof bubbling, never had any cracked door panels

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Old 11-08-2012, 09:23 AM
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if you have fender savers and you messed up your tabs.......you must have really messed up the fender savers......no?
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