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HustleRussell

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Is this rear axle original to my car?
« on: November 18, 2015, 09:29:39 PM »
Rear axle  is 3:31 12 bolt date code march 3. Trim tag 02d. VIN  124379N610048.
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Re: Is this rear axle original to my car?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2015, 09:31:10 PM »
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Re: Is this rear axle original to my car?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2015, 09:31:53 PM »
Axle code.
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Re: Is this rear axle original to my car?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2015, 09:46:36 PM »
Your car was final assembled on or about Wednesday March 5. The axle plant was about 260 miles from Norwood. Possible but it's a real stretch.
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Re: Is this rear axle original to my car?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2015, 07:05:47 AM »
I definitely think it's original. :)
That's based on data from other cars built at the same time.
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Re: Is this rear axle original to my car?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2015, 03:52:52 PM »
I would have thought that axle date would have been too close to vehicle assembly - but there are a few other cars with very "tight" axle dates around that time.

Definitely not the "norm". Must have gone almost right from the train into that car. 😀
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Re: Is this rear axle original to my car?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2015, 05:12:27 PM »
My born with axle is 08/20/69 and my final assembly date is 08/22/69.
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Re: Is this rear axle original to my car?
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2015, 01:10:00 PM »
Thanks for all the input. Nice knowing complete drivetrain is original.
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Re: Is this rear axle original to my car?
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2015, 03:48:23 PM »
My born with axle is 08/20/69 and my final assembly date is 08/22/69.

That's the same rough number of days between assemblies, but not likely the normal spread across the board.  More common axle ratios often have dates close to car assembly date.  But even that will vary through the year.   My early 68 has about a one month separation, but that's a 3.73 rear and not a lot were produced early in the 68 model year.

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Re: Is this rear axle original to my car?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2015, 06:55:18 PM »
My '69 02D car (606402) was built about five days ahead of yours - mine was shipped on February 28th, and the "BV" axle is dated February 19th.
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Re: Is this rear axle original to my car?
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2016, 06:17:58 PM »
The car build date is 02D fouth week of Feb.
Axle build date is 0303 March 3 does that not make the axle build date about a week after the axle build date?

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Re: Is this rear axle original to my car?
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2016, 07:10:36 PM »
Fourth week of February is when building of the car STARTED.

Read the other posts in this thread - please. :)
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Re: Is this rear axle original to my car?
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2016, 12:54:23 PM »
Axle dates seem to be the closest to vehicle assembly.

The 10D 69 Z I restored had a 11A Vin and a 10 31 axle date.
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Re: Is this rear axle original to my car?
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2016, 02:39:20 PM »
It depends a lot on ratio and dates are not ALWAYS close. There is variation.
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Re: Is this rear axle original to my car?
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2016, 03:36:47 AM »
Depends on when. Mid-69 axles are very close to the build date. Other times, dates are more spread out.
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