Kicker Cover Questions - Casting/Dates

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Kicker Cover Questions - Casting/Dates

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Post by dlbohne » Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:59 am

Newbie here with my first Pan. Picked up a 49 EL over the summer and now that winter is here, trying to work through some of the issues. The kicker cover has quite a few cracks in it, so trying to determine my best plan of attack.

The transmission has a H8 date code (Aug 1948) on the bottom side.

The kicker cover has a H0. I'm assumign this means that the cover was replaced by a previous owner.

I am trying to figure out if this is a 1940 or 1950 cover. The one change I have noticed looking at many pictures is that my H0 cover has an indented 33-352, while some have a raised code similar to the casting code. Does anyone know what year HD switched from an indented 33-352 in the kicker cover to the raised 33-352?

Also, does anybody know if the tranmission and kicker cover date codes should match or are they just close.

Any help would be appreciated.



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Re: Kicker Cover Questions - Casting/Dates

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Post by 1951 adam » Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:30 am

A 1949 would be raised , it should have a 48 / 49 date code , but won't Match the case , two separate parts.
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Re: Kicker Cover Questions - Casting/Dates

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Post by dlbohne » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:39 pm

Thanks Adam. Any idea what year the cover I have is? It is the indented 33-352 with a raised H0. Does that make it a 1940 or 1950?

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Re: Kicker Cover Questions - Casting/Dates

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Post by RUBONE » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:31 am

If it is indented numbers it is a '40.

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