The "selection" process was simple - the operator looked at the Chassis Broadcast, took his hoist to the rack with those axles, grabbed the next axle in the rack, and loaded it on the chassis carrier; nobody paid any attention to dates. The axle racks came out of the rail car, were stacked in off-line storage, and were taken to the line one rack at a time. Axle racks held four axles each.
Thanks for chimming-in on this John. I was hoping you were on-line.
John, that makes perfect sense. However, how does a rear just "sit around" in a rack
for 4 months before it gets selected. If a rack only held 4 rears, it would stand to reason
that the racks were turned-over on a daily or regular basis. This is the cause for my confusion.
Kurt, by the way, I am referring to a 1970 model.
Who knows - lots of weird things happened occasionally in the production system in those days; that's why the NCRS allows full credit for dated components up to six months prior to the car's final assembly date in Corvette Flight Judging, although 2-6 weeks is "typical".