Ray, I might be able to give you some help. The two six digit numbers are unique to the Fremont Plant, the first one is unknown, the seond I am sure breaks into two parts the first two numbers are the plant schedule for the body 26 and the second portion may be the actual sequence number for that schedule This is based on my research of the 69 chevelle tags.
Also Fremont body numbers are by body style for the one you have is the 29th body style build by the plant. The other hand stamped number may be a QC stamp or the gate the body trveled in for assembly. Andy Dang it Dale, I'm half way around the world with rough internet otherwise i might have beat you SS69Chevelle is offline.
Here is the VIN Z The two six digit numbers are unique to the Fremont Plant. I have to respectfully disagree here as to what was depicted on the various Chevelle plant trim tags during these years and these 2 6-digit number sequences being on all GMAD plant trim tags. In , only Fremont used the two 6-digit code numbers on the trim tag. In and , only Los Angeles did.
There were quite a few differences on just what was displayed on trim tags from 69 thru 72 as well as changes in the physical size of the trim tag at various plants beginning in Samples of each plant's tags for these years can be seen on pages at my web site.
Some plants had a single 6-digit data processing number DP SEQ NO in block 24, some had a 6- and a 4-digit number and some had a 6-, a 4-, and a 2-digit number here.
From 70 thru 72, KC even used the first 6-digit number as their Body Number where other plants had a unique Body Number. Baltimore did the same thing in but stopped in Quote message in reply? Register Now.
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Thread Tools. The earliest GM A-bodied based cars shared a common platform with the Chevrolet Superior , with Pontiac replacing Oakland during the early s. All Chevrolets produced during this period, to include the Chevrolet Master and the Chevrolet Deluxe , and all Pontiacs, the Pontiac Special, the Pontiac Deluxe Torpedo and all Pontiac Torpedoes produced from through were A-bodies. These cars were moved to the new B Body shared with some Buicks and Oldsmobiles in The A-body platform was reintroduced as an intermediate-sized platform introduced in the model year for the all-new mid-sized cars of four GM divisions.
The A-body cars were the first intermediate-sized cars designed with a full perimeter frame and four-link coil-spring rear suspension, similar to that introduced on full-sized Pontiacs and Oldsmobiles in and on all other GM full-sized cars in The Chevrolet A-body line included the El Camino coupe utility.
Two station wagons based on the A-body used stretched wheelbases and raised rear roof sections with skylights: the — Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser and the —69 Buick Sport Wagon. From to , GM Canada produced a special-market version of the Chevelle called the Beaumont , which included Pontiac-type trim and unique front grilles as well as taillight assemblies. Though this violated the cu in limit, Pontiac got around the rules by designating the GTO as a low-volume option package rather than a specific model. The cu in limit for A-body cars, as well as for other GM cars that were smaller than full-sized with the exception of the Chevrolet Corvette , was continued through the model year.
All GM A-bodies were completely restyled in The cu in limit remained. In the cu in limit was removed, mainly due to Chrysler's domination in the drag racing and muscle car market with larger engines and highest power rated engines available in nearly all Chrysler "B" platform models. Also using a variation of the A-body chassis and suspension were the Pontiac Grand Prix and Chevrolet Monte Carlo — both of which were marketed as intermediate-sized personal luxury cars and coded as G-body cars. When the A- and G-body cars were restyled for , the G-body design was renamed the A-special body.
All GM A- and A-special body cars were completely restyled for with hardtop and convertible bodystyles completely eliminated due to pending Federal safety regulations. The cars were available in sedans, coupes and station wagons.
General Motors described the pillared bodystyles with frameless doors and windows as "Colonnade" styling. Wheelbases for this generation were for two-door coupes and for four-door sedans and wagons. By this time, the American performance car was considered extinct, but these "forgotten years" had some performance left. All GM intermediate-sized cars were downsized for the model year in response to CAFE requirements and the increased popularity of smaller cars.