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« on: June 19, 2007, 10:47:19 AM »

Not to dought Jerry Macneish's fine reference book, which says "the PTB stamps were not used on LA assembled cars". I also have information from the US Camaro club which states "PTB stamps have been documented on LA assembled cars". I was wondering if anyone has ever seen the PTB on a LA car?
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2007, 02:06:26 PM »

None have ever been documented.  When I interviewed Larry Price who was a quality control worker at Norwood, he told me that this process was only used at Norwood.

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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007, 03:04:56 PM »

did all norwood car had them?
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2007, 06:57:01 PM »

Yes, and sometimes they are behind the front fenders and not on the firewall in plain sight,

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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2007, 08:31:33 PM »

Just as a assurance I have had 4 documented Z28s with a 69 and 68 from both LA and Norwood. Both 69 and 68 from Norwood had PTB and both 69 and 68 from LA had no markings of that sort. Jerrys books show this .
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2007, 10:43:24 PM »

Jon Mello and I sorted this out years ago.  When I restored my LA built 67 Z28, there were no signs of stamps anywhere and the low mileage white SS that the US Camaro club gave away years ago did not have them either.  Couple that with the fact that Norwood workers confirmed this process.

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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2007, 12:25:27 AM »

I agree with Jerry. No PTB stamps used at the LOS plant back then but there have been a lot of people putting them on during restorations. It is frustrating to see but that's part of life, I guess. Kind of reminds me of the Caution:Fan stickers. No matter how many times it gets explained that Camaros never came with those, some people just feel compelled to put them on.

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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2007, 11:06:59 AM »

No PTB for me....
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2007, 04:56:12 PM »

i have stated this before, but here it is again.   my family owned and operated a chevy dealership for many years, and i asked my father about this, jerry has met my dad so he knows i am not making this up. he told me those damn things washed off the first time you cleaned up the car for PDI.  not really paint probably some water based stamp. they are very seldom seen in real life just another goofy bull thing like the fan sticker stated above.
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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2007, 09:29:39 PM »

Yes, and sometimes they are behind the front fenders and not on the firewall in plain sight,

JM
That's where my '67's are. Seems most every '67 at Carlisle had them showing above the heater and M.C. though.
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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2007, 09:44:48 PM »

i wish i could get the hang of posting pics on this thing. anyone who wants a pic of the orig ptb stamps on my 67 rs/ss, email me and i will send it to you. they were on the firewall behind the fenders.
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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2007, 02:09:52 PM »

well that explains why they are still there. i have had 2 original 68s my current z and a ss396 neither had marking that i could find?
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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2007, 02:42:11 PM »

Jerry,did the 67 Z/28s get the PBT stamps from the norwood plant? i thought that started in 69?
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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2007, 04:37:10 PM »

my 67 rs/ss with a 12d production date had them behind the fenders. email me for pics.
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« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2007, 07:26:02 PM »

All Norwood cars got them from 67-69, either green or orange in color.

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