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« on: December 14, 2008, 08:50:08 PM »

HI,

The wife and me just realized that our Z's 40th birthday is coming up this week.  Is there any way we could pin down the day it was assembled?  The VN is 1234379N565085.  Thanks in advance. 

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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2008, 10:18:32 PM »

If it was a Van Neys car you could figure it out almost to the day.
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 01:07:10 AM »

Remember it took several days to build it. Probably came off the final line 12/17 or 12/18.
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 09:33:03 PM »

If anyone has some Canadian docs with a vin very close to yours, you can reference vins and B/Ds close to you to deteremine the B/D.  Have done this with 67 Z28s when I was able to get the docs from GM of Canada.

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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 10:46:45 AM »

That's what I did. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 07:35:29 PM »

Use the usefull info on the site on how many cars were finished in each day and then use the list of sequential numbers in jerry's book that he has the sequential numbers  for the cars that were produced during each month. Find what month your car was built and when it falls in and break down in formula and you can get it within a few days or at least the week. Good luck and have fun.  remember the cowl tag date is off from when theh car was built.
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2008, 06:47:40 PM »

This is the rationale that I have used in trying to estimate the build date of my Norwood 01C built '69 RS.  As a start, I referred to the VIN # production by month info on CRG site at:  http://www.camaros.org/geninfo.shtml#When

For example, let's look at Jan 1969 Norwood numbers.

First unit produced in Jan '69 VIN:  569987;  Last unit produced in Jan '69 VIN:  589720; Total units produced in Norwood in Jan '69:  19733

From the following link:  http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=983.msg5279#msg5279 JohnZ tells us that Norwood produced 912 units / day.  In January, there are 22 "production days" (assume Monday - Friday and excluding New Years day = 22 production days in Jan '69).  19733 units / 912 units per day = 21.64 production days or rounded up = 22 production days - so far so good.

My car is VIN #581767, or the 11,780 unit built at Norwood in Jan '69.  11780/912 = 12.92 days.  Starting with Jan 2 as day 1, and excluding weekends, the 12th day of production was 17 Jan (Friday) and the 13th day of production would have been Monday, 20 January.  Consequently, I would conclude that most probably my car went through final assembly at Norwood either very late in the day on Friday, 17 Jan or very early on Monday, 20 January 1969.

Another reference point is the date code on the Powerglide transmission in the car which is the original transmission.  Obviously, it had to be buit prior to the final assembly date of the car.  The date code on the tranny is:  C9A16N, which decodes as being built in Cleveland on Jan 16, 1969 during the night shift.  Not impossible for the transmission to have been shipped from Cleveland to Norwood for final assembly on 17 Jan, but final assembly on 20 Jan is a better fit.  No way to know for sure, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Richard
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2008, 01:58:40 AM »

The wife and me just realized that our Z's 40th birthday is coming up this week.  Is there any way we could pin down the day it was assembled?

Probably came off the final line 12/17 or 12/18.

Happy Birthday son!

Love,

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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2008, 03:02:17 PM »

Glenn, I have a 1969 Z28 vin # 5652xx.
Please email me bdcamaro@hotmail.com.
I tried PM ing you and emailing you but no reply and your email does not work.
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