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Old 03-06-2013, 09:55 PM
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fellas,
Is there a way to find out if my 1966 is a early or late model?
I'm getting ready to order a rebuild kit for the front suspension and apparently there is a difference between a early 1966 and a late 1966. So any help would be appreciated!
Here's my VIN info:

VIN Number: 136806Z108985
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Digits: 13
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Generation: 2
Manufacturer: Chevrolet
Model Series: Custom El Camino V8
Body Style: 2dr Sedan Pick-up
Model Year: 1966
Assembly Plant Code: Fremont, CA
Sequential Production Number: 108985
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You have an earlier car (by VIN)
Probably built in late 65----I have not gone to check the numbers yet

As for front end parts----pretty sure the only difference in the 64-67 cars
was the center link and idler arm----and I thought by the 66 model year
the parts were all the same


Open the hood and look at the tag that is on the firewall near the brake booster.
on that tag there will be a date

if you car is an early car built in the 65 calendar year it will have a code that looks like:

10A---10B---10C---10D---10E-------october cars
11A--etc-------------------------------november
12A-------------------------------------Dec
1A---------------------------------------Jan
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Bryan,
the numbers on my trim plate are:

11C Detroit Michigan
ST66-13680 Body BF 990
TR 710 Paint VV
ACC. 7244
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This break down is correct.
the 11C is for Novenber 3rd week.
TR = Trim 710 = Med Fawn leather
Paint = Cameo Beige
This info can be found an WWW. chevellstuff.net
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fellas,
Is there a way to find out if my 1966 is a early or late model?
I'm getting ready to order a rebuild kit for the front suspension and apparently there is a difference between a early 1966 and a late 1966. So any help would be appreciated!
Here's my VIN info:

VIN Number: 136806Z108985
...............

Digits: 13
...............

Generation: 2
Manufacturer: Chevrolet
Model Series: Custom El Camino V8
Body Style: 2dr Sedan Pick-up
Model Year: 1966
Assembly Plant Code: Fremont, CA
Sequential Production Number: 108985
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November, a late model 66'!
thanks for the help fellas!
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November, a late model 66'!
thanks for the help fellas!

NOPE----EARLY 66

3rd week November 1965 was the build date.
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NOPE----EARLY 66

3rd week November 1965 was the build date.

How do you get early? I'm confused?
How would november be considered early?
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It was built in November of 1965 and sold as a 1966 some time between 1965 and the end of 1966.
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Ok!
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only difference i know of is the control arm bushings , most are round but some are kinda oblong , see which ones you have order your kit. my 66 has round. hope this helps.
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