Build Date?

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GregL
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Build Date?

Post by GregL » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:26 am

I understand that the last 1957 Thunderbird was built on Dec. 13, 1957.
If I am reading this data plate correctly, I believe the build date is December 7th? If this is correct would it be Dec. '56 or Dec. '57?
With other Ford lines included in the sequential numbering, I'm not certain how to determine if my car was an earlier build or a very late build.
A quick search shows Dec. 1956 was a Friday and Dec. 1957 was a Saturday. Did the plants operate Saturdays?
Thanks, Greg
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Re: Build Date?

Post by 55Greg&Amy » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:31 am

7M was December 1956
Greg Minnich
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Re: Build Date?

Post by GregL » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:07 pm

Thanks Greg

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Re: Build Date?

Post by GregL » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:42 pm

Hey Greg, now I'm curious, what code would the cars built in Dec. '57 have?
Thanks again, (the other)Greg

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Re: Build Date?

Post by 1957Birdman » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:04 pm

It would begin with Z followed by the day of the month.
Regards,
Lew Bachman
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Re: Build Date?

Post by GregL » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:22 am

Thanks Lew

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