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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 01, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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I have a pair of 68 camaro GM fenders (still have the stickers inside) that I took off a camaro project from years ago. I am sure the fenders are genuine GM, but was told there should be a part number on them? Is there a part number and where would it be stamped if it should be there? I cant seem to find any numbers.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 01, 04:29 PM
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No part #s stamped in them. If there really old, there might be a date code towards the front in the jamb of it.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 01, 02:29 AM
 
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Speaking of date codes, how do you decifer the three digit date code stamped into the sheetmetal on all the panels?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 01, 04:23 AM
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The letter is still an unknown, possibly where it was stamped, but the 2 #s are the week it was stamped.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 01, 06:11 AM
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GM at one time stamped numbers, I can tell you that. My '65 Gran Sport has a tag spot welded in the fender with the Gran Sport only part number. I have been in auto body 25 years and this is the only one I have ever seen like this, that I remember. It was a replacement fender, I assume somewhere around '67ish. I didn't think they would have made this Gran Sport only fender at all, so if they did it was only for a few years at the most. GM has always made a base fender (or door or hood) and you had to cut the holes for the different model moldings and such. Just a thought.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 01, 08:44 AM
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All the GM NOS fenders I have seen had a part number sticker affixed to them but they DO NOT have a number that is stamped on them.
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thanks guys, I appreciate the info!

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 01, 02:39 PM
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Car-division-stamped sheet metal (hoods, fenders, etc. - anything forward of the firewall) didn't have any part numbers, and very few had any date codes. On the other hand, Fisher Body-stamped sheet metal (everything from the firewall back) had "run numbers" stamped in inconspicuous areas or on secondary surfaces - these were two numbers (like "34"), which meant the 34th week of the calendar year. Generally run numbers were only stamped on major panels, not on smaller pieces and reinforcements.

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