Post by Lord Vadus on Mar 21, 2012 13:06:25 GMT -5
Ok, it's not a Dodge tag, but a Chevy one I just restored. I'm thinking of doing this to my Monacos, too, because I like the effect that it creates and it makes reading the information in pictures very easy.
The clear-coat has yet to be applied, but it's a neat idea for all cars with a build tag.
Post by Lord Vadus on Mar 21, 2012 20:29:07 GMT -5
It's the raw metal. I painted it gloss black, sanded the paint off of the letters and numbers, then applied two coats of clear. Its more durable, has a nice effect, and can easily be done easier than painting around white letters.
SD referenced some new pics of his car, including this one:
It clearly has a "63" stamped onto the upper portion. And now that I look more carefully at our other fender tags, I see some of them are stamped also (or maybe all are stamped, but only some are easy to see).
Anybody know what those stamps mean?
your friend in codes, codes, and more codes, arthur
> 721 is the car's "birthday", or Scheduled Production Date. 721=July 21, > 1973. The months are counted 1 through 9 (Jan to Sep) and A through > C (Oct to Dec). Note that the Scheduled Production Date (SPD) is not > necessarily the actual day the car was assembled. It was simply > released for production on that day. It may actually have been > assembled some time later.
which provides some loosey-gooseyness to the system.
And then > 374650 is the sequential car number. Sequential numbers start at > 100001 (the first car down that assembly line at the beginning of that > model year).
So if we want to sort the cars by the date they left the factory, it looks like we want to sort them by sequence number (under the assessment that the earlier a car got sent down the assembly line, most likely the earlier it left the factory). And the "released-for-production birthday" ordering is highly correlative with the sequence number ordering, but has some wiggle room.