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« Reply #90 on: March 30, 2015, 02:07:50 PM »

Well just saw another 08A car ( N667270) at a show, it also had the 341 rear, and curiously enough no stamp on the axle tube. Could be just coincidence
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« Reply #91 on: March 30, 2015, 02:58:32 PM »

Well just saw another 08A car ( N667270) at a show, it also had the 341 rear, and curiously enough no stamp on the axle tube. Could be just coincidence

Are you sure?  I think that VIN should have an 07A tag.  And should be a 3894860 casting on the axle.  Did you see the casting date on the center of the housing?

Was it a Z?
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« Reply #92 on: March 30, 2015, 03:04:26 PM »

sorry my mistake, it was a 860. It was a 08A on the tag could have been a repo tag I suppose? It was presented as a Z/28. I could not see the casting date on the housing, ( It was at a car show, not on jack stands or a rack). He let one of us go underneath with a small light and see the stamping on the axle tube, but there wasn't any it was smooth. I went under just to identify which housing, (860).
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« Reply #93 on: March 30, 2015, 03:08:38 PM »

It was a 08A on the tag could have been a repo tag I suppose?

Kurt would be able to answer that question better. 

But I think other VINs close to that are 07A.
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« Reply #94 on: March 30, 2015, 10:41:29 PM »

It was a 08A on the tag could have been a repo tag I suppose?

Kurt would be able to answer that question better.  

But I think other VINs close to that are 07A.

That VIN is 3260 or so into July's production total of 5111, but that is a 'funny month', in that only about 1/3 as many Camaros as a normal month are shown as being produced that month.  I have wondered if production stopped around 11 July for some reason and not resumed until around 11 August??
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« Reply #95 on: April 02, 2015, 10:01:44 AM »

July had/has a 2-week shutdown, used for retooling the line for the next model year.
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« Reply #96 on: April 02, 2015, 10:29:36 AM »

July had/has a 2-week shutdown, used for retooling the line for the next model year.

For a normal year yes, but ... for '69 they continued current production for 5 more months.   Was the shutdown related to a union contract (ie. the workers expect the 2 weeks off in July?) or Was the extended production 'in doubt' at that time in July??  or ??   

August also had reduced production.. as if they were still shut down for half of that month...  Any idea on the reason for that?
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« Reply #97 on: April 02, 2015, 11:38:29 AM »

Not sure how accurate this is but this is what I have been told over the years.  GM always shutdowns during the July time frame (and still do).  Since there were other cars that were built at NOR & LOS along with the stamping dies discovered being incorrect for the 70 model they had to back pedal due to the led time to have another die made causing the lengthening of the 69 production life..  Im sure this caused suppliers to have to build back up enough units to cover the extended run which in turned caused a slowing of production during August.

Hopefully someone can confirm whether or not this is the truth.
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« Reply #98 on: April 02, 2015, 12:38:25 PM »

That's been sorta my thought a well Darrel, but I've never read/heard an official GM explanation..  it certainly makes sense to me.   30June has typically been the 'end of a model year'..  with July timeframe being the changeover (the actual changeover time depends on how much of a tooling change is required).
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