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Reply #15 - May 15th, 2006 at 1:02pm
Brian   Ex Member

 
I think the tail light lenses both backup and tail were used from 1975-1979. As far as the bags, I believe the same part number was used from 1968-1982. Both of my bags are exactly the same even the little grease mark #60 on the same corner on both bags. I did by the car from the original owner and he didnt seem the type to go to a salvage yard to replace lost or damaged bags.
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Reply #16 - May 15th, 2006 at 2:27pm

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Brian
Here is a list of my cars:
Car build date 11-76, bag date 5-76 
Car build date  6-77,  bag date 4-77
Car build date  7-77,  no bag date
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Reply #17 - May 15th, 2006 at 4:28pm
Brian   Ex Member

 
I am not even sure of my cars build date! ??? But I am sure it isn't 1975. I do have the vin number if anyone could help or direct me to find this out. I have heard about your relationships with your corvettes and I know your very knowable and I am not doughting that your cars have these date coded bags, I am just saying I dont believe that every thing that happens on the assembly line was always 100% by the book, and there were always opportunities for people to fudge or work with what they had to work with to get the job done. I have worked in production manufacturing most of my working carrier and I know what goes on there.
 
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Reply #18 - May 15th, 2006 at 5:39pm

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I agree with you that is why I showed you the one car does not have a manufactures logo or build date. If you put all three sets side by side they look identical except for the markings/dates on the inside
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Reply #19 - May 15th, 2006 at 6:27pm
Brian   Ex Member

 
Thanks Bob, Your expertise is a real valuable source of information on this forum. Now where can one find the build date of there car?
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Reply #20 - May 15th, 2006 at 8:08pm

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The body and trim plate is a stainless steel; machine stamped with trim code, paint code and approximate body time build code. It is attached to the drivers door hinge pillar by two aluminum "pop" type rivets between the first and second color coats. The tag is attached with the word Chevrolet and a letter and numbers on the first row.
The approximate body time built code contains a letter representing the month, followed by two digits representing the day of the month.
The body build date is the date the body passed the point on the assembly line where the plate is installed. At this point the body is painted, but no wiring, upholstery or trim and is not mated to the frame. It remains on the assembly line for at least one day and maybe several days, depending on weekends and holidays. For this reason, it is referred to this date as the approximate build date.
Check to see if build date agrees with the date on the Vehicle Certification label on the
drivers doorframe near the latch.
A= August
B=September
C=October
D=November
E=December
F=January
G=February
H=March
I=April
J=May
K=June
L=July
M=August

Examples: C27 would be Oct. 27th
                C02 would be Oct.  2nd
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