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bc69

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Sheetmetal, Decklid code stamping
« on: November 20, 2015, 10:10:48 PM »
Have found a deck lid with what seems to be a stamp of VM2 in the correct location. This I am told is of a 4th wk May 69 build. Does this sound right? code has me thrown with the 2 letters.
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Re: Sheetmetal, Decklid code stamping
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2015, 10:44:21 PM »
Can you get a close-up picture of it? Every deck lid I've looked at over recent years has had a 'T' prefix stamp, but that's a minute selection of production. For comparison, my car is an 04A build and the trunk lid is dated 12th week, as is most all of the sheetmetal. I'd think a late May car would be somewhere around week 19-21 but just a guesstimate.
Tim in Australia.
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Re: Sheetmetal, Decklid code stamping
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2015, 11:29:45 PM »
Not really. It's looks to be in great shape but just not sure of originality. Want to make sure it's gm. My 67 has as you said T50
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Re: Sheetmetal, Decklid code stamping
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2015, 01:44:22 AM »
Ok, if you can't get a picture, what about the underside details? Might help to date it. There were (IIRC) 3 styles of deck lid used during the 69 model year, the first was the 68 style carried over, the second type had 'tabs' along the rear seam on the underside, and the third didn't. Another change included addition of the holes necessary to mount Trans Am spoilers on Firebirds, I can't remember exactly when that happened but around March 69 rings a bell. My April car has the 3rd design.
There's a great thread here, I'll find it and post the URL.

EDIT: Here's a couple of good threads with pictures:
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=6351
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=7285.0
Tim in Australia.
1969 04A Van Nuys Z/28. Cortez Silver, Dark Blue interior, VE3, Z21, Z23, D55/U17, D80, flat hood.
Sold at Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA.
AHRA Formula Stock at Lions Dragstrip, NHRA E/MP at Pomona Raceway

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Re: Sheetmetal, Decklid code stamping
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2015, 02:06:00 PM »
one of the best pics I can get of it. My only real question at this point would be is it a GM ?
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Re: Sheetmetal, Decklid code stamping
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2015, 06:29:20 PM »
The trunk lid looks like its from a 67-68 firebird that someone had drilled for a camaro rear spoiler.

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Re: Sheetmetal, Decklid code stamping
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2015, 07:20:54 PM »
The trunk lid looks like its from a 67-68 firebird that someone had drilled for a camaro rear spoiler.

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Re: Sheetmetal, Decklid code stamping
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2015, 07:22:10 PM »
Defintely Fire Chicken - tell by the cutouts in the under skin for the lid logo

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Re: Sheetmetal, Decklid code stamping
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2015, 08:44:15 PM »
might explain the VM2 code hu?
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Re: Sheetmetal, Decklid code stamping
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2015, 09:06:23 PM »
you are taking about this area on left side being for the Pontiac lettering Correct?
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Re: Sheetmetal, Decklid code stamping
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2015, 09:55:28 PM »
Yes.

 

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