that's very interesting William. I had been curious, and had asked previously (although no one responded) re the *highest* BDY NBR prior to resetting the number to 100000 on August 1, 69. It would be interesting to hear folks chime in with their BDY NBR if they have one near to 376,000 so we might get a better idea of how high it reached.
I think I understand that BDY NBR were assigned by Chevrolet, without respect to production plants, so that the BDY NBR were sequential on assignment, and were then assigned to the production plant thru whatever criteria they used? If that is true, then the total production from both plants at the end of July was actually (169,119 - Norwood, and 31,163 - VN/LOS), so the total production prior to resetting the BDY NBR was the sum of those two counts (200,282 total cars produced (versus the 276,xxx BDY NBR assigned) during the *normal* model year (thru July 31, 1969). The BDY NBR was *reset* for Norwood production on August 1, 1969... so I have a question:
Question: What happened to the *orders* corresponding to those additional 76,000 or so Bodies assigned? Only 42,803 additional cars were built during the extended production at Norwood.. Were the BDY NBRs modified on August 1 for the remaining cars to be built? I'm assuming that very few, if any, customer orders for '69's were accepted after that point, so were those remaining *orders* internally generated numbers to maintain the parts pipeline given the apparently known issues with the upcoming '70 production?? Maybe JohnZ has some memory or information about what happened at that time?