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Re: Paint inspection mark not legible
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2020, 02:47:08 PM »
Shall we go all in?
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Re: Paint inspection mark not legible
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2020, 04:41:13 PM »
69 San Jose Grande trunk lid.

Given the section title (1968 Shelby  .....) don't think San Jose names is the focus or are going to help others discussing NJ employees  ;)

Would also help, if your going to post, when the car was built or some other identifier since in the long run additional information contributes to further study
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Re: Paint inspection mark not legible
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2020, 05:16:56 PM »
69 San Jose Grande trunk lid.

Given the section title (1968 Shelby  .....) don't think San Jose names is the focus or are going to help others discussing NJ employees  ;)

Would also help, if your going to post, when the car was built or some other identifier since in the long run additional information contributes to further study

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Re: Paint inspection mark not legible
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2020, 07:57:06 PM »


From Chris...
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Re: Paint inspection mark not legible
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2020, 09:32:44 PM »
Still staying focused on Mr K  :)

From 8T1435xx




From 8T1553xx 




From a late 68

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Re: Paint inspection mark not legible
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2020, 07:21:38 PM »
Is it safe to assume that the same person inspected and stamped the 3 “paint ok” points on the car?
So then the quality inspection was a final inspection after the fenders were installed ?

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Re: Paint inspection mark not legible
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2020, 07:39:54 PM »
Is it safe to assume that the same person inspected and stamped the 3 “paint ok” points on the car?


No - you should find the name or number different on the fenders verses the uni-body.  If you have a Mustang the hood would get stamped also.

There are also (at NJ) Body Paint stamps as well as Paint OK on the unibody.

May be at shift change but there are examples where the fenders had different inspectors. Have the same, more than one paint inspectors stamping the unibody.
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Re: Paint inspection mark not legible
« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2020, 07:45:31 PM »
The link in reply 3 explains what typically happened
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Re: Paint inspection mark not legible
« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2020, 08:04:54 PM »
That inspector “Martz” was a busy guy.......many have replied with his example of stamp. My ‘68 350 was Jan. Built and one of the very nicest unrestored cars I could find in 1986. Been stored inside since then. Absolutely no doubt about originality of front fenders and two different marks ( Martz and “Kerrwin (sp? ) which is my original question. I will go with “Martz” on known location and wait for more info on the opposite side. I will NOT stamp until I am sure. Thanks for all the help!

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Re: Paint inspection mark not legible
« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2020, 08:13:09 AM »
  My KR just has the number '34'  with the paint ok stamp. Any input?
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Re: Paint inspection mark not legible
« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2020, 08:19:16 AM »
If you look at the link I posted in response three, you will find the answer:


BODY PAINT

  O.K. 34
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Re: Paint inspection mark not legible
« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2020, 08:07:52 AM »
  Sorry Pete, guess I should have read a little closer. I also noticed, looking at your photos of New Jersey paint stamps, that there is what appears to be a paint or chalk mark 'under ' the paint near where the cowl meets the fender on  the right side.  Almost as if it was applied to the bare metal.
  My KR has the same mark, almost like a sloppy 'A' or the symbol for a cent. Don't mean to get off topic, but curious as to what that means.
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Re: Paint inspection mark not legible
« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2020, 08:20:00 AM »
Sorry I dont know the meaning of that marking
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Re: Paint inspection mark not legible
« Reply #43 on: September 17, 2020, 03:52:38 PM »
  Sorry Pete, guess I should have read a little closer. I also noticed, looking at your photos of New Jersey paint stamps, that there is what appears to be a paint or chalk mark 'under ' the paint near where the cowl meets the fender on  the right side.  Almost as if it was applied to the bare metal.
  My KR has the same mark, almost like a sloppy 'A' or the symbol for a cent. Don't mean to get off topic, but curious as to what that means.

Have seen a few of those also. In the ones I have it appears almost like someone wrote something using a figure in the still wet body color applied to that small panel. Not enough examples to suggest a meaning from the ones I've seen

One example I just looked like was pretty much as you  wrote above - "sloppy 'A' or the symbol for a cent" and from 8T02T2050xx. You may own a KR that I've got a picture (dark green example) of built about the same time. If not then I have another example with a sequential number very close to the 6 cylinder I posted above.
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Re: Paint inspection mark not legible
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2020, 08:00:41 AM »
  My KR is a July built car. I thought perhaps the 'sloppy A' applied to the bare metal might indicate Raven Black paint until I saw the exact same mark on a different color car. Hmmm....
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