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    Why is it called a Berger panel

    I know I may get some grief asking this lol, but I do not own one. I have seen alot of talk about the "Berger Panel" and I was just wondering why is it called that...just curious...



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    Named after Berger Chevrolet, the dealership that sold many of the GMMG cars, in which they had the back panel painted black on some, so the name Berger Panel stuck. Typed really fast, hope it makes sense.

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    And what does GMMG stand for?

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    Not sure but it's an aftermarket company like SLP, only awesome instead of suck...

    http://www.gmmginc.net/

    Berger Chevrolet employed them to spice up their cars

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    The "Berger Panel" emulates what Chevy did to the 1st and 2nd gen cars to differentiate between a SBC SS (tail panel is body color) and BBC SS (tail panel is painted black). Note that most Berger cars are modified from stock.

    Mods: As this is the 4th of 5th time I've seen this question maybe it should be part of a stickie (if it isn't already).....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    The "Berger Panel" emulates what Chevy did to the 1st and 2nd gen cars to differentiate between a SBC SS (tail panel is body color) and BBC SS (tail panel is painted black). Note that most Berger cars are modified from stock.

    Mods: As this is the 4th of 5th time I've seen this question maybe it should be part of a stickie (if it isn't already).....
    Ya that's how I still view it, so when I see one on a 4th gen it makes me Has he stuck a BBC in there??? Hmmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelCityTA View Post
    I know I may get some grief asking this lol, but I do not own one. I have seen alot of talk about the "Berger Panel" and I was just wondering why is it called that...just curious...

    cuz there's one on the back of my car...


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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    The "Berger Panel" emulates what Chevy did to the 1st and 2nd gen cars to differentiate between a SBC SS (tail panel is body color) and BBC SS (tail panel is painted black). Note that most Berger cars are modified from stock.

    Mods: As this is the 4th of 5th time I've seen this question maybe it should be part of a stickie (if it isn't already).....
    See, I only knew about 4th gens, I have not read up on the 1st gen cars Not to mention I wasn't alive then Thanks for the extra input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KArcticSS View Post
    Not sure but it's an aftermarket company like SLP, only awesome instead of suck...

    http://www.gmmginc.net/

    Berger Chevrolet employed them to spice up their cars
    That's sweet thanks for the link to gmmg. I want one of those ZL1 cars some day.

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    No offense....but why would you put a flat black contrast pannel back there? I think they look bad, just my opinion!
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    Some jackass spelled burger wrong, glad I could help...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BADASS2000SS View Post
    No offense....but why would you put a flat black contrast pannel back there? I think they look bad, just my opinion!
    IIRC, buying the car from "Berger Cheverolet" (in the 60's the logo was "prescribed Horse Power by Berger" with parts thrown into a pistle being mixed up) included the panel and upgrades to a 380 hp engine....

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Some jackass spelled burger wrong, glad I could help...


    I've seen one on a 2nd gen camaro, looks pimpin

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    My Camaro prior to Berger panel:



    Older pic, but after the Berger panel was installed. Added a lot of character to my Camaro:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    My Camaro prior to Berger panel:

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    Older pic, but after the Berger panel was installed. Added a lot of character to my Camaro:

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    Look even better with the berger badge on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Look even better with the berger badge on it.
    I hate badges/emblems really. I almost filled in the Camaro on the rear. I didn't put the bowtie or "SS" back on. I have contemplated removing the "SS" from the fenders as well. I actually do have the Berger and GMMG badge, I just won't put them on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BADASS2000SS View Post
    No offense....but why would you put a flat black contrast pannel back there? I think they look bad, just my opinion!
    Well as 67camarorsss described, it goes back to the early Berger days when they were doing this on 67-72 camaros. Berger has been around for a long time and have made a strong reputation for themselves. Those cars from the 60's and early 70's command 6 figures nowadays.

    GM was blacking out the tailpanels as well on their bigblock camaro SS's to seperate them from the small block cars back then.

    But I do agree they kinda look strange on a 4th gen to me. But thats just the old school coming out in me thinking it belongs on a 1st or early 2nd gen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I hate badges/emblems really. I almost filled in the Camaro on the rear. I didn't put the bowtie or "SS" back on. I have contemplated removing the "SS" from the fenders as well. I actually do have the Berger and GMMG badge, I just won't put them on.
    Ya it's cleaner, just the panel looks outta place to me without the badge to go along with it. Again thats just the old coming out in me.
    I'm not a fan of removing the SS emblems either though, that's kinda what distiguishes the car from all the other 4th gens running around.

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    I suppose it varies for me...like I really didnt like it from what I have seen but Y2k's looks better with it...I guess its the car...but that is also like posing unless you have alot of HP...its like throwing SS badges on and RS or something...or Z06 badges on a TA...I know those guys get alot of shit for that...so should the stock camaro guys w/ berger panels.

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    To each their own, do what you want with YOUR car. Preston's is an exception to the berger panel, i've seen a few look good like his, but then i've seen more than a few that the berger panel just doesn't belong with the look of the car.

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