Cowl tag 72 z28

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  1. TiredRacer72Z28

    TiredRacer72Z28 New Member

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    Hey guys new member here, My father passed away earlier this year and I’ve inherited his 72 z28 that he purchased used in 75 and I’m in the process of restoring it and by my research on the cowl tag the stripe code shows that of a 73, is that correct? Also at the end of that code there is a 8 that is stamped into lower right corner. Anyone know what that may be for? 9A59A1FD-F03B-4849-9E4D-FD54905C3980.jpeg
     
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    ronzz572 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Your car is a late October 1972 build 11D on the trim tag. Most likely the reason. Late 72 cars probably recieved the 73 stripe code gearing up for 73 models. The small 8 is a mystery number. Ive seen stamps like that on trim tags. Maybe someone else will chime in and take that a little further.
     
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    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    The YF8 code was used in 1972 as well as 1973, so it doesn't have anything to do with 1973. The 11D is a fairly early build as 1972 production started in Late August and this car was built about 3 months later in Nov 1971.

    The "8" at the lower corner was stamped from the top of the tag unlike the numbers pressed from below when the tag was made. Those numbers show up occasionally on a tag and so far, I haven't seen anything to document what they were there for.
     
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    ronzz572 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I stand corrected on my first quote. Early build November 1971 4th week. The restoration trim tag section hear for 72 models on this sight does indicate it starts in 73 for the stripe code. That must be why you indicated 73 model in your question.
     
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    My body number is only 6 digits off from yours 153476,probably near each other on the line!! is your VIN in the 1403xx range? they may be siblings! Mine has the YF8 code also and strangely a "1" and a "4" stamped in same size as your 8 just below the left tag rivit,they were done separately as they do not line up at all--Later Steve!!
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    Sharp! Back in the day an acquaintance of mine had a ‘71 that looked just like yours. Dead stock except headers and humiliated a few big blocks with it.
     
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    Thanks for the responses guys. Ron, Yes that’s what was throwing me off on the stripe code from the research on this site.

    Steve, vin# is in the 1409xx range. I thought the stamped 8 was odd being it was stamped from the top side and not the underside like the other letters/numbers.
     
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    I was "told" by a first gen restorer years ago those small numbers stamped on the tag like ours have are inspection "correction" stamps meaning something was found and corrected,obviously the hood needed to be off to do this so I don/t know at what stage they were done.I say "told" because I can't/won't repeat it as fact but would be a neat question for guys who were there back in the day!
    BTW Welcome to the board!You will find alot of enthusiastic guys here who have a passion for their 2 gens.Post some pics of your car,we'd like to see and great backstory,I have a 1963 cushman scoooter handed down to me from dad that I rode on the back of in the early 70's :cool: Later Steve!!
     
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    What's your VIN? Is it close or super close to Steves?
     
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    Mines 1409xx range, his was 1403xx.
     

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