Book #3 - The Definitive Chevelle SS Guide 1964-1972
With my second book finished, I was asked to do a third book. The Definitive Chevelle SS Guide 1964-1972 (working title) is now being written. No cover has been designed yet so the image on the right is a montage of 1964-1972 Chevelle sport coupes, convertibles, and El Caminos.
This 8.5 x 11 book will be more of a coffee-table design with a projected 450+ color and b/w photos.
As of February 10, 2017, all chapters and photos have been submitted to the publisher for edit/review. Basically for each year this outline will be followed:
Definitive Chevelle SS Guide 1964-1972 Outline
All chapters will follow the same general outline structure for content and images of components where available and applicable.
- A short introduction to each model year depicting styles changes (beginning with 1965) and general comparisons to other GM division A-body offerings - Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac.
- Chevelle VIN
- Available Series and Body Styles
- Malibu SS, SS396, SS Equipment Optioned Exterior Trim
- Interior Trim Colors with examples
- Exterior Paint Colors; trim tag codes, sales name , etc.
- Engine Sizes: availability by series, horsepower, and torque specs
- Transmission/Clutch types
- Rear Axle Ratios and identification
- Chassis/Brakes specs
- Wheel Covers/Hub Caps/Tires as applicable
- Fisher Body Number Plate
Sample usable images (resized here for web use)
3008x2000 pixels - 200dpi - 2,615 KB file size.
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6000x4000 pixels - 300dpi - 12,676 KB file size.
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3264x1836 pixels - 72dpi - 2,494 KB file size.
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3264x1792 pixels - 72 dpi - 2,676KB file size.
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4087x2901 pixels - 300 dpi - 12,557KB file size.
4000x3000 pixels - 300dpi - 5,153KB file size
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Samples of not so useable images and why
Hood and trunk lid open
Another car owner in the photo
Family playing in background
Another car and cluttered background
Garage or dealer showroom
Camera date/time stamp