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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #75 on: August 17, 2018, 08:41:31 PM »
  3136 - Z

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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #76 on: August 21, 2018, 09:53:49 PM »
3014 has a Z. It was stamped hard enough to be dished with a corresponding dent in the apron below that can be felt from underneath.  Hard to miss.

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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #77 on: October 29, 2018, 04:30:08 PM »
The Registry database so far has 641 cars with a "Z". Most started in mid to late April with a couple reported in late March. It should be noted that some of the very late cars were actually completed after the official production ended. Several of these cars do not have a "Z".

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Dave, forgive me for missing your above post. Thanks for letting us know you're at 641 cars with the "Z" stamp. We'll have to compare notes one of these days. I'm only up to 564 with "Z"s. Interesting to hear several of the really late built cars did not get them. I'll save that question for another post.

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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #78 on: November 01, 2018, 03:41:04 PM »
It was this guy!  Chevy lover who broke in every night to leave his mark.  :)

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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #79 on: March 02, 2019, 09:58:12 PM »
2597 is Z stamped.


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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #80 on: March 03, 2019, 02:01:10 PM »
I'd like to throw some water on the Z being a don't touch or vehicle completed indicator. That could have easily been done with the common grease pencil that was so popular for marking car assemblies at the time. The stamping won't wipe off and would be there through the whole warranty period. Does any dealer warranty invoicing exist to prove the Ford Z vs non Z SA billing?
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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #81 on: March 03, 2019, 04:07:01 PM »
I'd like to throw some water on the Z being a don't touch or vehicle completed indicator. That could have easily been done with the common grease pencil that was so popular for marking car assemblies at the time.

At  the same time the Z would not wipe off so a worker could not borrow some needed parts and claim that the vehicle was not completed. Piant markers were just as popular during the period. Trying to recall if Shelby used any grease pencils/crayons in marking anything that year or the years prior. Can't recall any. Just another way of looking at what we have as facts


The stamping won't wipe off and would be there through the whole warranty period. Does any dealer warranty invoicing exist to prove the Ford Z vs non Z SA billing?

Don't believe so if it did it would likely be a human effort since the Z was not part of the VIN
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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #82 on: April 14, 2019, 02:12:34 PM »
Update; with Dave's help comparing our notes and a few new finds I'm now up to 680 cars with the 'Z' stamp.

The 4/27/67 SA completion date is looking very strong for when these 'Z' stamps were added at LAX.

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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #83 on: December 02, 2019, 04:18:44 PM »
Some new info has come to light that may relate to the Z stamped VINs.
 
Please take a look at your '67 Shelby American 'Production Order' (PO) and if you would, please advise what the circled date written in the upper right corner of that form is. Feel free to PM me with a reply if you prefer not to post it.

(For those of you who do not have the SAI paperwork (PO, invoice, etc.), there is information in these documents that can NOT be found anywhere else. I suggest to get them from the 67 registrar (if available) so you know exactly how your car was completed at the LAX factory.)

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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #84 on: December 02, 2019, 07:35:50 PM »
Thanks, Rich!  Will do.  :)
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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #85 on: December 02, 2019, 07:58:19 PM »
2713 is z stamped

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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #86 on: December 02, 2019, 10:08:03 PM »
Circled figures top rh corner above "production order"on form #0-103 are S/2

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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #87 on: December 02, 2019, 10:13:04 PM »
Z stamp is also stamped in front of vin # on lh fender data plate.

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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #88 on: December 02, 2019, 10:52:06 PM »
2713 is z stamped

Thanks for noting the VIN # and the Z stamp on the VIN plate.

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Re: Z stamps on 67 VIN plates
« Reply #89 on: December 02, 2019, 11:00:44 PM »
Circled figures top rh corner above "production order"on form #0-103 are S/2

Thank you as well for the Z stamp note. Also appreciate the added info of the circled date writing in the upper right corner.
I suspect it should be 5/2 and not S/2. (other POs we have only show dates in the upper right corner)
5/2 would fit in between the Ford build date 4/4/67 and the completion date 6/7 noted for your car.

We had your cars VIN number on file, but for others reading along, please include the VIN along with the circled date in the upper corner.
Thanks again!
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