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nuch_ss396

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Re: Odd rear code on '69 Z/28
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2007, 04:40:03 PM »

Can a 04C body have a 05/15 rear installed from the factory?Could the car have been sidelined due to an unavaliable 3:31 axel?Can someone tell me from the VIN when it(the VIN)was issued?
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Steve,

Your VIN places production in or around the 3rd week of April '69.  As has been discussed previously here, production would be +/- one week from that.
04/69 Norwood VINs were in the 628000 to 635000 range ( close approximation ).

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69 SS 396, Hugger Orange, D/80, D/90
Chambered Exhaust, N/66, THM400, 3:73 posi

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Re: Odd rear code on '69 Z/28
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2007, 04:07:41 PM »
Well,

It's starting to look like maybe this rear may not be original to the car.

Indications I'm getting from members here is that one month is too long
to sideline a car - for a rear.

So, that leaves me with this question:  If a rear failed under warranty,
would a complete rear be ordered, or just the components to rebuild it?

Jerry, did you ever hear of an original rear housing failing that early in the
cars life ( one month )?  I've seen where an axle tube broke under hard
acceleration, but this was a COPO car.  Did/do the Z/28's have that kind
of torque? 

I'm just trying to explain the existence of this rear in the car at this point in time.

Steve
69 SS 396, Hugger Orange, D/80, D/90
Chambered Exhaust, N/66, THM400, 3:73 posi

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Re: Odd rear code on '69 Z/28
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2007, 05:01:27 PM »
It's probably not.Even though the 3 previous owners say it is.With the evidence of some drag race history who would use a 3:31 for that purpose?Unless they swapped gears in the BS housing,it does have the welded tubes.I've checked for a build sheet under the seats with no luck.What other locations should I look?
69 Z/28 Dover White X33,ZL2,PS,M20,Std.int.04C
67 SS/RS Mt. Green 1W,2LGSR,3SL,4K,5BY,07C
70 Nova L78 Blk. Cherry,Sandalwood,M21,02B

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Re: Odd rear code on '69 Z/28
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2007, 05:03:20 PM »
Also,whats the deal with the X3 mark behind the rear seat back?
69 Z/28 Dover White X33,ZL2,PS,M20,Std.int.04C
67 SS/RS Mt. Green 1W,2LGSR,3SL,4K,5BY,07C
70 Nova L78 Blk. Cherry,Sandalwood,M21,02B

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Re: Odd rear code on '69 Z/28
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2007, 01:59:01 AM »
Also,whats the deal with the X3 mark behind the rear seat back?

The X3 was to signify an X33 car.
69 SS 396, Hugger Orange, D/80, D/90
Chambered Exhaust, N/66, THM400, 3:73 posi

Steve A.
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