Apr 27th, 00, 05:49 AM
As I'm disassembling my car for restoration, I'm finding codes and writing in various places. On the firewall is "72" which matches the color of the car, Hugger Orange. I also found "235" on the firewall hidden by the driver's fender, that matched the sequence # on the body broadcast sheet, the heater blower motor has "UH" written on it. The underside of the hood has the date "4/15/69" and another # which is the date the car was delivered and maybe dealer invoice #. Under the console painted on the tunnel is "Mr. Moto" which I thought was a previous owner's handwork until I found "Jap" under the carpet underlayment on the passenger side. That was definitely painted by someone at the factory who was having fun I guess. What other codes have you guys found?
Apr 27th, 00, 08:33 AM
About the only thing I've found so far is "20" written on the firewall hidden by the driver's side fender. Since mine is a Norwood car, I don't think there is much chance of finding a broadcast sheet. It's interesting nonetheless.
Apr 27th, 00, 02:20 PM
I found "M-21" written in white crayon on top of the trans shift tunnel, under the carpet. It's a 69 Z, Van Nuys build. This is the only factory written marking I have found. Also, found green paint marks on front spindles.
Apr 29th, 00, 08:38 AM
I found white paint markings on the centerlink near the tie rods on my 69 RS. I read that this was done to Norwood cars after they tightend the tie rods.
Apr 29th, 00, 07:49 PM
I bought a motorhome with a GM chassis. I took the cover off to check the trans fluid level. On the top of the trans was something written in yellow marker. It was hard to read at first, C - R - A - C - K - E - D. the dashes are mine.
That was in 1977, it's still running!
The older I get, the faster I was!
Apr 30th, 00, 03:26 PM
While restoring the engine compartment of my 1969 Camaro SS 396/375, I cleaned the firewall. Under the semi gloss black paint I
found a 179 above the heater box. Beside the
wiper motor, above the engine, I found CoPo
marked? My car was built the 2nd week of January 1969, this is close to when the
majority of the copo cars where made. Not sure why this is there but the car is a
true 396/375 car with no guages or tach.
May 2nd, 00, 08:20 AM
The C.O.P.O code means it basically was a special ordered car. Something out of the ordinary. These codes more than often were used on Taxi cabs, trucks, ambulances, police cars, etc. Something that wasn't regularly ordered from a dealer. This could even include special color paints, not available on the model line. The Hi-po cars of the late ' 60's got all the attention, but Chevrolet had been using the code for years, so it was nothing new to them.