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bobs69z

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Front bumper date code
« on: May 13, 2020, 10:53:48 PM »
Are front bumpers date coded?  I saw an old thread that said no. There is a 259 stamped on my front bumper. Itís 06A build. That would make 25th week (first week of June)?  Is that a stretch?  Bob
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Re: Front bumper date code
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2020, 11:28:36 PM »
Can you post a picture of the stamp and the location for reference?
Haven't seen one stamped from the factory/supplier before, but much to learn still!
First thought is that it may possibly be a customer/job identifier mark if it was rechromed at some point, but maybe not?
Tim in Australia.
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Sold at Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA.
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Re: Front bumper date code
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2020, 10:42:02 PM »
Iíll get pic this weekend.
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Re: Front bumper date code
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2020, 01:23:21 PM »
Ok...I have pic, but having trouble downsizing pic.  can I email it to someone to post?  Thanks Bob
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Re: Front bumper date code
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2020, 08:39:20 PM »
Tim in Australia.
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Sold at Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA.
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Re: Front bumper date code
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2020, 10:14:15 AM »
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Re: Front bumper date code
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2020, 08:07:33 PM »
Any opinions on stamp?
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Re: Front bumper date code
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2020, 09:08:42 AM »
Bob I dug out that front bumper today and had a good look. With a bright lamp, I could make out the following, in 2 locations either side of the centre of the bumper, near the top edge:
F   1   2   M   3   0
There is a reasonable space between each character/digit, unlike the one on your bumper - would guess at 3/4", but will measure tomorrow. Tried to get photos, but iPhone had trouble focussing; will have another go tomorrow.
To avoid any confusion, this bumper isn't from my car (still has it's VE3) but I got it from a guy who put a brand new repro on during his restoration, this one has all the signs of being OE so far as I can tell.
Tim in Australia.
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Sold at Clippinger Chevrolet in Covina, CA.
AHRA Formula Stock at Lions Dragstrip, NHRA E/MP at Pomona Raceway

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Re: Front bumper date code
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2020, 03:53:03 PM »
I happen to have bumper off my 68 std coupe 06A build NOR. Car is a survivor, I have it since 74 and don't believe bumper was changed prior.  Only numbers I could find were on passenger side - 80E23  - 3 is upside down.

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Re: Front bumper date code
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2020, 11:16:04 AM »
Here's those iPhone pictures:
First one has 'M   3   0'
Second has 'F'
Need to get another picture showing the '1   2'........
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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