** Adding a summary to Dave's original post **
- The date is stamped on the front right corner of the tank. 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.
- Several pics of the codes and the last post has the compiled data from the thread. Kurt
** end summary **
I recently read a discussion topic relating to gas tanks. In the discussion, gas tank date coding and design of the seam stitching was mentioned. This prompted me to get my original tank out of storage and look for the date code, study the seam stitching, and compare the original bends in the flange versus those on my reproduction tank.
The following pictures show the date code and its location.
I would like to confirm the date code "37 69", which I assume March 7, 1969. My Camaro was assembled "05A", or the first week of May.
For those of you with a 1969 survivor, or your original tank, what is your date code vs. the build data of your Camaro?
If your tank is date coded in the same location as mine, you’ll find it stamped on the passenger side, rear corner flange, facing downward and visible from the bottom of the car.
Does anyone know of a shop or an individual that restores original gas tanks? I need to have a few minor dents removed, and prefer to have the tank exterior re-galvanized back to its original look rather than use the “tank tone” paints available?
I plan to consult with local paint less dent removal companies about removing the dents.