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JCHansen1

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Mystery font on a stamp pad
« on: December 03, 2019, 05:07:38 AM »
Aside from the visible issues with the broach marks- I have never seen this font used for a VIN stamping- ever. Not a Camaro- a 67 Impala 427, LA built. Please let me know if this shouldn't be posted here and I'll remove it, but I thought I'd ask. Just when you think you've seen everything, you learn something new... Anyone ever seen this font before? Thanks!

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Re: Mystery font on a stamp pad
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2019, 08:07:03 AM »
It appears to be genuine. I will forward it to Warren who keeps Impala data.
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Re: Mystery font on a stamp pad
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 12:52:16 PM »
I hate piggybackin' in threads but I agree with Bryon.  Although I'm not Warren could you send me a hi res photo to my email in my sig?  Thanks!
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Re: Mystery font on a stamp pad
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2019, 12:53:51 PM »
I see machine marks that are not from a broaching machine...  I lean towards a machined block with machinist restamping...
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Re: Mystery font on a stamp pad
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2019, 02:05:39 PM »
 If these fonts are correct for the Impala car line then this looks like another example of the LOS plants mis-stamp with the 7L reversed to L7 (as is the case with my 67 04B LOS). In this case it appears the partial VIN of L7 130736 was struck twice due to the first strike partially off the block. I'm not sure why the larger space between the 7 and 1 numbers though. The machine marks are likely from cleaning the surface during engine work later in the engines history.

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Re: Mystery font on a stamp pad
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2019, 02:05:47 PM »
Thank you, Cook, message sent

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Re: Mystery font on a stamp pad
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2019, 02:06:55 PM »
It's real. Those "marks" you see are from some knucklehead using sandpaper to remove the paint.

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Re: Mystery font on a stamp pad
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2019, 04:44:53 PM »
Definitely genuine for a 67 Impala from Los Angeles
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Re: Mystery font on a stamp pad
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2019, 02:39:36 PM »
Definitely genuine for a 67 Impala from Los Angeles

In that case, I'm glad I don't have a LA car...   uhoh..  I do have a '57 Nomad from from the LA plant, but the stampings aren't like that...
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