frame I.D.

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frame I.D.

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Post by 6hds » Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:10 pm

Read somewhere here in the forum the frame manufacture date is stamped on the top mount, right side. What do the numbers and letters mean? Thanks, Gary



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Post by Panacea » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:20 pm

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Post by Gotnoclass » Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:20 pm

6hds wrote:Read somewhere here in the forum the frame manufacture date is stamped on the top mount, right side. What do the numbers and letters mean? Thanks, Gary
The way I understand it, January through December = A through L
The numbers are usually the years
Example: C9 can be March 1959 (or 69, 49 etc depending on the model)

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Re: frame I.D.

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Post by RUBONE » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:51 am

The way I understand it, January through December = A through L
The numbers are usually the years
Example: C9 can be March 1959 (or 69, 49 etc depending on the model)
The stamping started in '52, so no help on earlier frames. When it mixes two years, Like '59 and '69, there are many identifying differences to determine which it is. The alpha numeric code identifies when the frame was made, the model it belongs on can be a little more of an issue. The model year generally started in September, so July and August production frames are often for the next years model. Then it gets into how high in the production run your serial number is.
Are you confused yet?? :mrgreen:

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Re: frame I.D.

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Post by 58flh » Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:31 pm

All info your after is in the K-Base!--(Get some manuals-(factory Manuals)-for a few of the yrs. covered!--Lots to learn everytime you open & read them!---A lot here have been doing this for decades!--Its what we grew-up with!/& You can NEVER KNOW ENUFF!---Respectfully-----RICHIE

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