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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:06 pm    Post subject: Exact Production Date on Tunnel? Reply with quote

I recently took the body off the chassis in order to start tackling the rust. While cleaning the chassis, I noticed a date printed on the chassis tunnel. I was wondering if this is the exact date of production and if this is rare for the date to be there. Based on the chassis number, I know it is a car from Nov. 1966, so the date does correspond with the chassis number.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Exact Production Date on Tunnel? Reply with quote

My car had something along the lines of ď7 IV 67Ē on the tunnel in the same place meaning April 7, 1967. I donít know how they did it at the factory, but my car was made April 17 so maybe the pan was made on the 7th, decided the vin on the 16th or 17th and then built it. Iíd estimate one week after the date on your pan is the build day.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Exact Production Date on Tunnel? Reply with quote

Sounds like a very plausible theory. Where exactly on the tunnel is the marking located?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Exact Production Date on Tunnel? Reply with quote

Alright, good to know! I donít have a vin plate since the front clip was replaced, so Iím unsure of the exact build date. Itís located between the e-brake and seatbelt bolt on the drivers side.
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