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« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2012, 06:22:25 PM »

So where is the date code?   on the inside of the wheel?

The pics I posted show the date coding. The inside rim (pics showing 12 67) showed when that portion of the wheel was produced by month/year and later wheels started to date at the valve stem when wheel was assembled.
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« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2012, 06:27:57 PM »

I would assume that the original "run" of this limited use wheel was supply enough to last through the mid model run for the 67's and maybe for those used for the 68 models too?   I have never seen a schedule of production for Kelsey-Hayes but assume it manufactured wheels based on GM's production needs producing some wheel styles daily and others as assembly plant inventory demanded.  The database states that this wheel was first "coded" on March 1 1967, so that batch must have been exhausted by December when your wheels were manufactured. What code was put on the Z-28's produced from December 1966 til March 1 1967?
Not sure when the first ones were manufactured but the early wheels were all large font DF. Believe the date coding they are referring to is the inside of the wheel as I have not seen or heard of any spring/67 date coding at the valve stem hole. The earliest DF wheel with a valve stem date code I have observed is the aforementioned 12/1/67. 
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« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2012, 06:32:54 PM »

I think I remember the service parts wheels my cousin bought back in the last century were black. Is that correct?
Possible but wheels I have accumulated over the past 25 plus years that were service replacements and others observed were gray in color. Believe JohnZ had mentioned the gray primer on service replacements but going by this ol' memory that stinks Smiley
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69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
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« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2012, 09:18:38 PM »

Chick, maybe it was grey? What really sticks is that they were not argent. Good grief that was over 40 years ago.
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« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2012, 07:58:19 PM »

So none of our resident experts and judges have any idea whether this 12/1/67 wheel was used in production at NOR? So I assume that if I had one or more there would be NO problem. Yea............. Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2012, 10:08:02 PM »

I personally don't see a problem there, Chick. I think it's a production wheel.
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« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2012, 07:25:34 PM »

Thanks Jon!  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2012, 01:45:31 AM »

You're welcome, Chick.
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« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2012, 06:22:36 PM »

Chick,
        I may have some information for you. I have 2 of the 12/1/7 wheels that you are asking about. One is new and painted grey with a green sticker on the inside, such as a service replacement and the other is a used wheel that has been painted for use on a car. Now that doesn't answer the question as to whether they were only service replacement, but I can verify that my new wheel appears to be a service wheel. Doesn't mean that they weren't used for production during that time period though. Just thought I would throw a little more info into this discussion. I wouldn't think that anyone could say that these wheels were not used in production unless some undisputable documentation was produced. Those wheels should be considered correct for your 01B car IMHO.  But hey, I'm not a judge!
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« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2012, 07:35:05 PM »

Good info Bill and thank you! It's interesting to note the different forms of DF wheels used during the 68 model year.
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68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584
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