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« on: April 21, 2014, 06:12:30 PM »

Hello! I have a non X code 69 camaro with a build date of 10B.  57 57 paint with 721 interior. It has the hole in the firewall for the muncie speedometer cable. Factory discs on the front.  The fenders appear to be original to the car. The Z28 emblems appear to be original to the car. Can see some green under the black repaint job done around 1989. On the side of the floor pan hump it reads 1969 CHEV, 1ST DRK GREEN REAR B/SS/37 9/23/68.  Can anyone tell me what any of this means?
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 07:08:37 PM »

Post a picture so we can make since of it.
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 09:01:41 PM »

Here is a pic.
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 09:06:02 PM »

Sorry. Here's a better pic of floor pan hump writing.
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2014, 09:14:41 PM »

Here is pic of only markings behind seat. Could not find a X code.
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2014, 12:17:08 AM »

There are other documented cars that have light green interiors having LG7. That IS your X code! Unless I am mistaken, it is a non style trim Z28!!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2014, 04:51:13 AM »

OK. Thank you! I appreciate your insight.
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2014, 11:06:10 AM »

Are you talking about the magic marker writing on the trans tunnel? I don't see anything else there. That did not come from the factory that wat
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2014, 02:35:42 PM »

Yes that is what I was talking about. Haven't ever seen anything like that. Thought it was odd. Thank you!
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2014, 07:49:08 PM »

Here is pic of only markings behind seat. Could not find a X code.

LG =Light Green  7= X77
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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2014, 03:20:04 PM »

I have that same "LG7" yellow crayon marks on my rear bulkhead. "LG" is "Light Green" interior color.  "7" is for the x-77 trim.  The car I have was a light green color custom trim level car built 10A of '68

"My" interpretation of this mark - The Fisher body line needed a clue of what color to spray the interior areas that are visible once the car is finished. The light green interior color will show through the air vents and probably other places so they had to paint that before the interior trim was installed.  THe CRG has not weighed in on this but that is my best guess.  You and I are close in build week so it makes sense to me that they were marking them that way at that time.

The black magic marker lettering is a new one to me.  I doubt it was factory markings but who knows.

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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2014, 05:04:39 PM »

Thanks for the info. Everything else seems to point to a z28 too. Big thanks to Jerry@CHP for suggesting I look around the cowl for traces of the original striping. Found them under the repaint done around 1989.
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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2014, 10:20:28 PM »

What's the rear axle code?
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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2014, 06:04:01 AM »

It's BU.
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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2014, 10:48:25 AM »

Sorry, its BV not BU.
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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2014, 04:54:18 PM »

What's the rest of the code? It wouldn't be BV0923G would it?
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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2014, 09:27:24 PM »

My buddy thinks its a BM. Don't think this is the original housing. Just pulled it this afternoon.I'll get better look at it tomorrow. Is that the code you are looking for?
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« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2014, 09:58:59 PM »

BM0321G1. The guy I bought my car from said he didn't think rear end was the original one.
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« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2014, 10:44:01 PM »

BM = 3.31 non posi.
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« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2014, 06:47:52 AM »

If I'm correct I think its out of a 68 Camaro or Chevy II.
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« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2014, 10:05:55 AM »

My book shows BM= 68 chevy II , 69 chevy II, 69 camaro.
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« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2014, 10:32:06 AM »

Check the date code on the back side of the housing
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« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2014, 05:25:50 PM »

It is B298.
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« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2014, 10:30:40 PM »

I was thinking the writing on the inside could have been the axle date.
No way to tell now....
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« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2014, 08:17:23 PM »

Ok no one has seen that writing on the inside before??? Why would someone take the time to write the September 1968 date? Could this be the first one of that color produced? Maybe this is something to look for in the early 69 cars? The 1st is maybe the 1st shift or first run? B/SS/37 = Base /Super Sport/ 3 7 = Z28 (style trim and not) this is quite the curiosity, even if the guy decided to eat his lunch in that car and thought "hmm let me make write that his is the first green one Im doin" Maybe there is the the 1st blue and first red etc out there. Is this a Los  or Nor car?
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« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2014, 08:28:00 PM »

All the writing I have ever seen on these cars was done in crayon, not magic marker. IMHO it is not from the factory.
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« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2014, 06:49:39 AM »

It is a Norwood car.
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« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2014, 01:35:31 PM »

Ok no one has seen that writing on the inside before??? Why would someone take the time to write the September 1968 date? Could this be the first one of that color produced? Maybe this is something to look for in the early 69 cars? The 1st is maybe the 1st shift or first run? B/SS/37 = Base /Super Sport/ 3 7 = Z28 (style trim and not) this is quite the curiosity, even if the guy decided to eat his lunch in that car and thought "hmm let me make write that his is the first green one Im doin" Maybe there is the the 1st blue and first red etc out there. Is this a Los  or Nor car?

Lots of maybes there.  It looks nothing like the known markings from the assembly lines, where cars were rolling down the line and markings were a quick scrawl with a crayon or a paint marking.   IMHO it's too new in appearance, too long and wrong format, and was not a factory marking.  I highly doubt someone in an assembly line would go to the trouble to write 1969CHEV when it was already obvious.   
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« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2014, 04:35:38 PM »

Ok no one has seen that writing on the inside before??? Why would someone take the time to write the September 1968 date? Could this be the first one of that color produced? Maybe this is something to look for in the early 69 cars? The 1st is maybe the 1st shift or first run? B/SS/37 = Base /Super Sport/ 3 7 = Z28 (style trim and not) this is quite the curiosity, even if the guy decided to eat his lunch in that car and thought "hmm let me make write that his is the first green one Im doin" Maybe there is the the 1st blue and first red etc out there. Is this a Los  or Nor car?

Lots of maybes there.  It looks nothing like the known markings from the assembly lines, where cars were rolling down the line and markings were a quick scrawl with a crayon or a paint marking.   IMHO it's too new in appearance, too long and wrong format, and was not a factory marking.  I highly doubt someone in an assembly line would go to the trouble to write 1969CHEV when it was already obvious.   


If '69 chevy' was written in marker on a floor hump, it was probably written by the fella in the scrapyard when he cut it out of the first car it was in..?  Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2014, 03:56:17 AM »

It does resemble salvage yard markings, but most yards I remember used white or yellow crayon.  And yes I have bought a car from the scrapper, and put it back together with other parts from the same yard.
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