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BobH11

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VIN verification
« on: July 11, 2017, 11:03:42 AM »
Hello, I'm new to the site and bought a 1969 Z/28 about a year ago. Could someone help me with the date codes to see what is correct on this car? The Dash Vin# block and trans are the same .

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Re: VIN verification
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 12:34:20 PM »
Sure, post them here.

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Re: VIN verification
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 02:36:27 PM »
Welcome to the site.
If you have trouble posting, sometimes it is easier to post a link to where the car was for sale on the internet. Many times the ad is still there long after the sale takes place, and pics of the firewall tag, Vin and other components are displayed in the ad.
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Re: VIN verification
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 03:54:19 PM »
When you post pics, you may have to reduce the size.

We look forward to helping you with your questions.
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Re: VIN verification
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2017, 05:12:42 PM »
thanks for the reply. I'll have to send the pics one at a time.

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Re: VIN verification
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2017, 05:14:18 PM »
next set
« Last Edit: July 12, 2017, 02:33:34 AM by KurtS »

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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2017, 05:15:12 PM »
last ones

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Re: VIN verification
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2017, 05:24:06 PM »
a pic of the car

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Re: VIN verification
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2017, 05:48:15 PM »
Bob, a few observations if I may.

1. The rear axle is dated April 15th, but we need to know the casting date on the pumpkin. However, an axle dated 6 months before the car was built means it's probably not original. Yes, we HAVE seen anomalies to the "6 month rule", but not on a common 3.07 ratio.

2. The trim tag has the wrong rivets, so it's been off the car. It may have been removed when the car was restored because it appears to be real, but just an FYI.

3. The transmission probably isn't original. It's got a 1968 date (P8P16 - assembled September 16th, 1967 for use in a 1968 passenger car) instead of a 1969 date.

4. The engine suffix appears to be original, but you would need to post a picture of the pad with the paint removed to make sure. Use paint remover and NOT a screwdriver or scraper to remove the paint!!

5. Related to the suffix, the VIN stamp on the engine is too difficult to make out. Can you get a better picture of that?

Oh, and welcome to the site! If you got the car for the $24.5k that I'm seeing on Google, you got a great deal. Of course, that was back in 2012, so that's probably not what you paid since you said you just got it last year.

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Re: VIN verification
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2017, 06:06:42 PM »
Ed thanks for the reply,  I'll get a better pic of the block number.  How would the VIN# be on the trans?

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Re: VIN verification
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2017, 06:07:59 PM »
Ditto what Ed said.
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Re: VIN verification
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2017, 06:10:41 PM »
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How would the VIN# be on the trans?

That's what's strange. The VIN stamp appears to be real, so the date stamp may be a factory mistake. I would have to let Kurt or one of the other guys that have access to the database comment, but I think we have a few cars in the DB with this kind of mistake. If it IS a mistake, and it's supposed to be a 9 instead of an 8, the date (September 16th, 1968) actually lines up well with a 10B built car!

Higher resolution pictures would certainly help. You can email them to me (see my email address in my signature below), or host them on a picture hosting site and link them to your reply.

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Re: VIN verification
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2017, 06:10:49 PM »
Ed thanks for the reply,  I'll get a better pic of the block number.  How would the VIN# be on the trans?

Appears to be a restamp.
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Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016

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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2017, 06:18:23 PM »
For this case - and all others in the future - to effectively evaluate the stamps on an engine pad, it must be free of paint. Do as Ed suggests. Don't use anything abrasive. Use paint remover or some lacquer thinner on a rag. Be careful so you don't damage the paint on the body of the car. 
« Last Edit: July 11, 2017, 06:39:42 PM by bcmiller »
Bryon / 1968 Camaro SS 396 - now 468 ci, M21, 12 bolt
Looking for 68 Camaro with body number NOR 181016

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Re: VIN verification
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2017, 06:41:57 PM »
Ed, I was told that everything is model year stamped except the trans. they were stamped calendar year, so I thought this trans was stamped 6 weeks before the car build date.