my late '67 year build car
it was considered a very early build car - by at least '68 Z 2/8 standards, Huh? How can it be a 'late 67' when it was built in 68??? http://www.camaros.org/geninfo.shtml#ModelYear
February is about midway between August and July.........
Model does not affect body parts, btw.
What was meant - is that it is a late in the calendar year (1967) built car (1968 model).. which it may be then apparently referred to, or considered to be, an early build vehicle for the 1968 model year.
What is being muddled I guess is the fact that I am talking calendar year dating (Jan - thru Dec) and you are talking about model year dating (Aug - thru July) - and I know that you know that I know that you know - that, I think..
If I recall some years back in 2007, I believe it was yourself Kurt or possibly Jerry, who actually responded to me in a post that I had put up - commenting that.. " it is or could be considered (using the commenter's phrase) an early build car" in describing it. adding something to the effect "that few '68 Z 2/8's were in fact produced until after the turn of the year into '68"..
At that time I was in fact about trying to find if a '266 distributor in this car was original and legit, knowing it was a part number usually only associated with a 1967 Z model.
I was asking for guidance as to whether it and the date stamp on it could be good and if it all actually made any sense.. to which I was told.. "that since there were probably more distributors made than cars produced in '67, GM mandated that the left over's in the parts bins be carried on into the early '68 models" until depleted and then the '467's were used going forward - and the batch stamp on it bore that out and made perfect sense..
So if I came across as trying to be confusing it was unintended.. maybe I'm only being that to myself!.. Randy