Norwood Trim Tag Question

rcb1970Z28

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Highspire, PA
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Here it is: "NOW" instead of "NOR". Tag was removed while in paint/body jail. Now I need to find the correct rivets to reinstall.
 

Z28PILOT

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70COPO said:
The Machine at Fisher Body used to make the tags was called a "Graphotype" and had a card reader that used paper punch cards that were generated in advance by the central IBM 360 computer located over on the Chevrolet Side of the plant .

This type of error would likely be a simple punch card feed mis-position meaning that the mechanical card reader read the card wrong and then the Graphotype typed the plate as the card reader indicated.

In other words ...one card had a "HANGING CHAD" ;)
 

DCL70

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Rich,

On August 22, 1994, I looked at a 70 Z28 for sale at a Sunoco station in Milford, NH, with the "NOW" stamping on the trim tag. Note that the tag was made in the 2nd week of May 1970, just like your trim tag.
The trim tag was as follows:

ST 70 12487 NOW 298096
TR 730
05B Z28
(2nd week May 1970)

VIN : 124870N539874
 
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rcb1970Z28

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Highspire, PA
DCL70 said:
Rich,

On August 22, 1994, I looked at a 70 Z28 for sale at a Sunoco station in Milford, NH, with the "NOW" stamping on the trim tag. Note that the tag was made in the 2nd week of May 1970, just like your trim tag.
The trim tag was as follows:

ST 70 12487 NOW 298096
TR 730
05B Z28
(2nd week May 1970)

VIN : 124870N539874

Hey thanks....great info! My VIN is 124870N540277, 403 cars after the one that you saw. I wonder how long it took before someone spotted the error?

Wow, how do you remember what you did on August 22, 1994?
 

DCL70

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rcb1970Z28 said:
Hey thanks....great info! My VIN is 124870N540277, 403 cars after the one that you saw. I wonder how long it took before someone spotted the error?

Wow, how do you remember what you did on August 22, 1994?

Rich,

Ever since I started doing restorations in 1979 I have always taken notes and photos (if possible). I have many loose leaf note books with my research. When I remove parts from junk yard cars I usually always write down the VIN and date codes of the car.

Dave
 
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Gary S

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Previous threads here on Nasty suggest that the Z added to an interior code on the trim tag identifies an interior color that wasn't normally available with the exterior color on the car.
This link shows the interiors readily available with paint 25.

It would have been a special order color combo.
 

BARNFIND

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Previous threads here on Nasty suggest that the Z added to an interior code on the trim tag identifies an interior color that wasn't normally available with the exterior color on the car.
This link shows the interiors readily available with paint 25.

It would have been a special order color combo.
Why would a Astro Blue exterior be special order with a Standard blue interior?
 




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