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« on: August 13, 2011, 09:46:57 PM »

So here goes

I have a 1969 Z28, made in Van Nuys, interestingly it is at a restoration shop in Van Nuys being restored.

The Engine is stamped 0656 as the last four digits

The VIN pleat under the windshield ends in 0657

so we take off the front clip, start working on the fire wall and cowl and low and behold, there is a number stamped in the metal, but get this....

it ends in 0656 (like the motor), except the 6 is "X"ed out and above the 6 is a 7

the engine ends in 6,the VIN ends in 7 (thus the registration does too) and the cowl has both.

I have spoken to people that worked at the factory back in the 60's and they don't seemed phased at all. They say it was the 60's in Los Angeles.

im not sure what to do next,  any suggestions or comments?

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2011, 10:52:02 PM »

I think you need to sell the car to one of us after the restoration for $500.  Thank you.  I know I'm not much help but I'll let the experts chime in.  I do know stuff like this has happened before.
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2011, 10:56:11 PM »

$500 ?   who knew i could get that much ?


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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2011, 07:42:34 AM »

Do you have any paperwork?
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2011, 08:56:19 AM »

And, for the tie-breaker, what does the other hidden VIN show?

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2011, 09:44:55 AM »

And, for the tie-breaker, what does the other hidden VIN show?

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Where is the fourth ? The transmission ?  That's the only non original major part.  The one in the car is from 1969 but it is a warranty repair  model so it is the correct part number and date. But no VIN number

There was paperwork with the car about the replaced trans in 1970
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2011, 09:50:08 AM »

Hidden VIN locations.   I can read mine under the cowl with a flashlight.      What is that number?

http://www.camaros.org/numbers.shtml#PartialVIN
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2011, 01:04:45 PM »

That is something...wish we had pics with the original paint before the cowl was painted over. Behind the heater motor is another, I'm sure it is the same deal. The rolled number is X'd.
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2011, 04:09:03 PM »

This photo with teh 6 Xed out is the one from behind the heater motor.

the Vin plate on the dash ends in 7, the motor ends in 6


i only know of four places for the VIN and since i dont have the Muncie, i have three places.

one ends in 6, one ends in 7 and one ends in a 6 that was turned into a 7

i do have pictures of it from before the paint
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2011, 04:48:33 PM »

The one you posted is from the Top of the cowl where the pass side washer nozzle embeds into the channel with black putty.

here is another TOP COWL one.  


The other being referenced is stamped under the Round hole for the Heater motor on the passenger side front face of the firewall.
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2011, 05:57:19 PM »

Here's the other one.  The stamping on mine and the one James posted is concise while your's looks different.
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2011, 07:09:57 PM »

Thanks!   I will check this out tomorrow
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2011, 10:27:40 PM »

it still seems inconceivable to me that they let a car out of the factory with a VIN number on the motor one number off the one on the VIN plate on the dash.

for 9 years, i couldn't understand how that was possible

now that we have the car dismantled i have the cowl VIN with both numbers and that makes it even odder, clearly the cowl proves that someone at the factory knew a mistake was made and instead of fix it officially, they crossed out the other examples.
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2011, 06:22:45 AM »

I wonder why the  7 on the cowl panel is different size stamp than the original.  Can you get a good pic of the VIN tag?
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2011, 10:06:37 AM »

Here is the VIN tag
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