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KJProX

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'69 RS Fender date codes
« on: May 14, 2017, 02:48:57 AM »
Most everything on my car is date coded correctly to when the car was built, late Sept 1969. Hoping someone might be able to help in a question I have. After finding out where the date stamp is on the front fenders I looked and I'm really confused, passenger fender is "17" and drivers is "D", there might be a very weak "14" on the drivers also. Those are the clear stamps so what would "D" mean, replacement? I think the car at some point was in a fender bender, the drivers fender is rippled on the inside and heavily bondo'd on the outside. And the passenger fender should be maybe a "217" for the build date of the car late Sept. Any idea's?

Also looking at things, seen this tonight on the drivers side fender extension inside, does it mean anything?

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Re: '69 RS Fender date codes
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 05:11:39 AM »
Can you post some pics of your dates and where you found them. Trying to do the same on my RS fenders.

Also do 69 RS fenders have a little plastic piece that covers the actuators like 68 RS cars have?

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Re: '69 RS Fender date codes
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 11:17:47 AM »
Austin.
They do have the covers in 1969 also. The fender code is on the inside lip where the hood would close just behind the header panel....Joe
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Re: '69 RS Fender date codes
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 03:22:05 AM »
That number is probably the rotation / sequence number.
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Re: '69 RS Fender date codes
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 04:22:36 AM »
That number is probably the rotation / sequence number.
Thanks Kurt. So not the date code, can't see any other numbers in that area. I'll keep looking for them.

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Re: '69 RS Fender date codes
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 07:33:35 PM »
Here's date codes on my 69 RS/Z fenders. The RH one is very faint and hard to see. Looks like week 39. The other is week 38. Both are close to the front of the fender. The LH side is no more than 6" from the voltage regulator
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Re: '69 RS Fender date codes
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 08:05:03 PM »
thanks Jimmy.
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Re: '69 RS Fender date codes
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2017, 08:24:22 PM »
On both of my cars, it seem as though all the sheet metal I have is odd numbered on one side & even on the other. Doesn't matter if it's doors, 1/4s or fenders. I'll check when I get home....Joe
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Re: '69 RS Fender date codes
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2017, 02:29:21 PM »
Can you post some pics of your dates and where you found them. Trying to do the same on my RS fenders.

Also do 69 RS fenders have a little plastic piece that covers the actuators like 68 RS cars have?

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Sorry got sidetracked. I'll post pics of the stamps on my fenders tonight. I took the plastic covers off way back when I got the car so I could work the RS actuators and haven't put them back on yet.

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Re: '69 RS Fender date codes
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2017, 01:21:14 AM »
As promised here the pics of the only stampings I can find on the fenders and seem to be in the right location but not the right stamps. Was replacement sheet metal stamped with codes? Were RS fenders less common so maybe had older date codes to the car build date?

Passenger side


Divers side.