1970 Rear body panel trunk drop off bracket research

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    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Norwood 04B trunk dropoffs 2 drains.
    These are originals to the car.
     

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    My 04D van Nuys Z has 2 holes in each drop off
     
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    My 02C and my 03C vannuys cars have both holes. My 03C Norwood car has 1 hole. But I restored it and dont remember if it started out with 2 holes originally. Would love to know the answer on it. Also looking for the the early trunk drop brackets for my 03C L78 Camaro. They are missing. That's what started my investigation on the trunk drop brackets. Anyone have a donor car they can remove them from?
     
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    My 06C Norwood has 1 drain hole in the drop offs and a single piece tail panel bracket.
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    Ill have to look for the drain plugs too, but heres my bracket...I dont believe its 2 piece, but ill look

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    What is your build date?

    always nice to have the build date in your sig.
     
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    ok, dug up build sheet. Its a Van Nuys, where is date on build sheet? I see Schedule No Date as 3-31

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    Mos times when we refer to build date it is of the form "Month Week" on the Trim Tag, where the number of the month (04 for April) and a letter for the week (A= the first week and so on). Mine is 04B for April and the second week.

    See here:

    http://www.nastyz28.com/decode.html#trimtag

    Note that this is not the exact day your car was built, but rather when Fisher Body started the process of the body build. Things could delay the final build completion (example is a strike or ) but usually is completed in a day or so.

    Some things like when the trunk drop offs went from 2 holes to one we will most likely never know the exact date and there could very well be legit cars with a one hole on one side and a two hole on the other (a transition car) but with the TT build date info we can narrow it down to maybe a week or so with enough info.
     
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    ok, so Mine is 03E, so March, 5th week?
     
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    Yes
     

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