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babaron

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69 Z restamp?
« on: February 12, 2012, 06:18:52 PM »
I was always under the impression that the engine block and trans were, as a matter of routine, VIN-stamped at Norwood with the same tool.  And, that the fonts would then be identical. So if the 2 are of completely different fonts, I am inclined to assume restamp.  Am I correct?
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Re: 69 Z restamp?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012, 05:48:24 PM »
I was always under the impression that the engine block and trans were, as a matter of routine, VIN-stamped at Norwood with the same tool.  And, that the fonts would then be identical. So if the 2 are of completely different fonts, I am inclined to assume restamp.  Am I correct?

Not necessarily - work element re-distribution was fairly common as manpower levels and option percentages changed during the model year, so both VIN derivative stamps (engine and transmission) weren't necessarily always done by the same operator.
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Re: 69 Z restamp?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 11:36:38 PM »
Not necessarily always- true... but I really look a lot more closely when they are not the same -