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Re: Gas tank date codes
« Reply #195 on: September 27, 2015, 10:31:51 PM »
I was planing to buy a new tank, but if I can find a date code I will try to save it of course. I have a big dent on it, around three inches in diameter and one inch deep.
What's the best way to fix that dent? A little fuel in it and a match, or?

/Gus


Gus- try a radiator shop. The tank is soldered together. I was able to get my filler neck re-soldered by an old school radiator guy.
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Re: Gas tank date codes
« Reply #196 on: November 04, 2015, 12:58:19 AM »
My 1969 Z28 Camaro Vin # 124379L502278; build date of 09D 1968 has a gas tank date code of 5  69.

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Re: Gas tank date codes
« Reply #197 on: November 04, 2015, 01:18:47 AM »
thats a pretty early 69 Z
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Re: Gas tank date codes
« Reply #198 on: December 21, 2015, 06:10:58 PM »
03D
68 36

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Re: Gas tank date codes
« Reply #199 on: January 02, 2016, 08:48:48 PM »
My 1968 05C is 68 42
Myself 1969 04C is 37 69

Both are consistent with the previous data.
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Re: Gas tank date codes
« Reply #200 on: February 03, 2016, 06:08:37 PM »
my 69 Camaro is a 10C car....

so add me to the list with the 70 stamps....9 70 found on my original gas tank
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Re: Gas tank date codes
« Reply #201 on: February 06, 2016, 04:46:30 AM »
Here was the latest compilation.... Look farther down now.... :)
« Last Edit: February 07, 2016, 07:54:03 PM by KurtS »
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Re: Gas tank date codes
« Reply #202 on: February 06, 2016, 04:19:00 PM »
Awesome database - thanks Kurt😀
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Re: Gas tank date codes
« Reply #203 on: February 07, 2016, 05:58:29 PM »
My 67 05A

17 D 7   (The D is backwards)

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Re: Gas tank date codes
« Reply #204 on: February 07, 2016, 07:53:15 PM »
Here's the latest compilation. Trends are obvious.
67 has a calendar week code. 16 D 7 would be the 16th week of 67, day shift. 40 6N would be 40th week of 66, night shift.
The format changed in 68 and 69 to have the week counted from the beginning of the *model* year. The extended 69 model year used tanks dated for the 70 model year.
LOS and NOR data is intermixed and shows the same pattern.

11A  42 6D  (stamped 42 9D)
11A  40 6N
??    52 N 6
02A   5 N 7
02C   5 D 7
02E   6 D 7  (stamped 7D6)
03B   9 D 7
03C 11 N 7
03C 11 N 7
04B   4 N 7
04D   5 D
05A  17 D 7
05C  16 D 7

10E  7 5 N  (7 may be a 2 and 5 is upside down)
11B  68 15
11C  68 17
12D  68 20
01C  68 19
02C  68 27
02D  68 32
02E  68 32
03C  68 34
03D  68 36
04A  68 37
04D  68 41
05C  68 42
05C  68 42
05C  68 43
05D  68 44
05E  68 46
07C  68 52
07D  68 52
07D  68 53

09B   1 69
09B   1 69
09D   5 69
10A   6 69
10C   4 69
10D  10 69
10D  10 69
11A  12 69
11C  11 69
11D  14 69
11D  15 69  (stamped 69 51)
11D  16 69
11D  17 69
12A  16 69
12B  17 69
12B  17 69
12C  16 69
12C  16 69
01B  21 69
01B  21 69
01C  21 69
01C  22 69
02A  25 69  (upside down 5)
02C  26 69
02D  28 69
02D  29 69
02D  29 69
02D  29 69
02D  29 69
03B  29 69
03D  45 69 - replaced?
03D  33 69
03D  33 69
03E  33 69
04A  33 69
04B  33 69
04C  37 69
04C  37 69
04C  37 69
04C  37 69
04C  37 69
05A  37 69
05E  41 69
06A  41 69
06A  42 69
06A  45 69
07A  48 69
08A   1 70
08A   1 70
08C   2 70
08C   2 70
08D   2 70
09A   5 70
09C   5 70
10A   9 70
10C   9 70
10E  12 70

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Re: Gas tank date codes
« Reply #205 on: May 16, 2016, 06:51:01 PM »
My 12D built 69 Z has a gas tank code of 19  69

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Re: Gas tank date codes
« Reply #206 on: May 16, 2016, 10:44:51 PM »
Looks like that lines up Larry.. :)
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-Looking for original Delco side post negative battery cable part # 6297651AV

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Re: Gas tank date codes
« Reply #207 on: May 16, 2016, 10:54:19 PM »
I knew it was original but I can't make much sense from the date code.  Like most others I've seen it's an odd series of numbers for a 68 built car.  Even using a Julian format it doesn't make sense, and Jan 9th, 1969 doesn't make sense either.

But yeah like you said, it lines up with the other weird numbers for late 68 cars.  Just thought I'd post because I don't see a 12D car on the list.

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Re: Gas tank date codes
« Reply #208 on: May 17, 2016, 02:33:53 AM »
X33..  The gas tanks are apparently dated by the *week*, beginning with initial production for a *model year*... so your '69' means 1969 model year, and the 19 indicates the 19th week of production for the 69 model year... :)
My late '69 (09C) is dated 05 70  - assumed to be correct since in a normal year, a September car WOULD be for the next model year (1970 in this case)...
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Re: Gas tank date codes
« Reply #209 on: May 17, 2016, 06:02:58 AM »
Not sure if you are looking for more numbers, but mine is:
10A car with 05 69 date coded tank

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