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Hi all,
Does anyone know if the production dates can be worked out from the small stampings found on most panels.
For example the doors have S14 on LHS and S12 on RHS Trunk inner skin has the markings what looks like CA276 with .45 just above it.
Can these markings be used to determine if the original panels are fitted on the car?
Has anyone gone as far to decipher there markings?
If so Im curious as to what they mean
Cheers Tommo
 

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Hi All,
Found the answers at Camaro.org.
For those that are interested in learning when that panel on there trifive was built here is the answer.
Sheetmetal was stamped with a Fisher Body "run number" by the stamping plant that produced the part. The run numbers were inserts in the draw die to identify the plant and the week of production and also served as proof marks to verify full die travel to closure. Almost every panel on the body will have a run number. The first letter (occasionally 2 letters) of the run number identifies the stamping plant and the number is the week (e.g. 40th week) of the calendar year when the panel was stamped.
Chevrolet-stamped parts (fenders, header panels, etc) only have the production week stamped on them.
Cheers Tommo
 
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