Body panel date codes

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  1. BARNFIND

    BARNFIND Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Would these codes also be on replacement sheet metal from 30 years ago? (I am asking for this info for my 72)
     
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    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Good question..... I would think they have a date of some sort? I have a set of NOS rear quarter panels I bought in 1989 that I will be installing soon. I'll look for a date code when I get the chance.
     
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    Yes, all the nos gm quarters I've seen had date codes. The trunk drops and rear wheel housings do as well.
     
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    with a two digit number how can you tell what year the panel was made?
     
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    Looking for info on my hood. The date code shows 7 6

    can’t be week 76?
     
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    If the week started but the year ended mid week there could be a 53rd week stamped panel...
    here is an EARLY 01B X66 1969 YENKO one owner with original paint which has a 53rd week hood. Hood_date.jpg
     

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