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BSMIT59

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White trim tag
« on: May 25, 2015, 12:21:38 PM »
What is the significance of a white trim tag? I've seen this mentioned a couple of times but no real info as to what it means. I have a 67 SS 350 4P car 04 Dec build from Norwood that I'm tracking info on. :-\
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My68SS

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Re: White trim tag
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2015, 02:05:51 PM »
I guess you mean white paint on the tag? as per this thread
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=4727
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Re: White trim tag
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2015, 02:48:00 PM »
Thanks!  Just storing data in my little pea-brain
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Re: White trim tag
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2015, 03:09:27 PM »
Thanks!  Just storing data in my little pea-brain
:D, my pea is issuing 'stack overflow' a lot these days.  :P
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Re: White trim tag
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2015, 03:36:05 PM »
I have a 67 SS 350 4P car 04 Dec build from Norwood that I'm tracking info on. :-\

BTW, 04 D means 4th week of April build. Not December 4th.

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Re: White trim tag
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2015, 03:48:52 PM »
What is the significance of a white trim tag? I've seen this mentioned a couple of times but no real info as to what it means. I have a 67 SS 350 4P car 04 Dec build from Norwood that I'm tracking info on. :-\

Yep, there were some that were painted white in 67. The tag on my early 68 also seems to have had some white paint on it originally (09C car). 
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Re: White trim tag
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2015, 07:09:56 PM »
I'm sorry, the tag actually is stamped 12D which I ASSUMED was 12th month 4th week
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Re: White trim tag
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2015, 07:18:00 PM »
12D is December, 4th week, so you were correct.
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Re: White trim tag
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2015, 09:32:12 PM »
What is the significance of a white trim tag? I've seen this mentioned a couple of times but no real info as to what it means. I have a 67 SS 350 4P car 04 Dec build from Norwood that I'm tracking info on. :-\

Yep, there were some that were painted white in 67. The tag on my early 68 also seems to have had some white paint on it originally (09C car). 

And other years had it as well so it must have been some type of common practice.

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Re: White trim tag
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2015, 04:03:16 AM »
It's been said it was done to highlight the data. But why did it go away in 68??
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Re: White trim tag
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2015, 11:44:55 AM »
I just always assumed Kurt it phased out since (using the 68 Camaro for example) there really was little information on the trim tag to begin with and JohnZ has mentioned how the plants were pushing employees to utilize the build sheets. But agree it would be interesting to know what happened. Maybe an employee put in the suggestion box to eliminate and the money saved in both time and spray bombs. :)  Talking to one of the retired line workers at MCACN last November he told me he made a lot of money with the suggestion box!
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69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
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Re: White trim tag
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2015, 05:04:23 PM »
Build sheets were for the Chevy side. The trim tag was for Fisher.

Suggestion system were always suspect. There was a guy that got a max award for changing the keys to aluminum. That was a problem so he got another for changing them back!
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Re: White trim tag
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2015, 06:47:36 PM »
I just always assumed Kurt it phased out since (using the 68 Camaro for example) there really was little information on the trim tag to begin with ..........snip!
  To me, that is the most likely logical explanation for being phased out. I can see its use (white paint) as a visual aid for a fast moving manufacturing line. Maybe it was used more as an aid for the PBT inspectors for verifying correctness with body preparation options being it was painted after the firewall blackout.  It's all speculation now.

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Re: White trim tag
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2015, 07:03:40 PM »
Why don't you ask the Norwood guru?

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Re: White trim tag
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2015, 07:31:04 PM »
Suggestion system were always suspect. There was a guy that got a max award for changing the keys to aluminum. That was a problem so he got another for changing them back!
I'm still wiping the tears away!  ;D
Rob
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