Author Topic: Are there any date stampings on the sub frame?  (Read 227 times)

Bottom Feeder

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Are there any date stampings on the sub frame?
« on: December 04, 2020, 11:23:22 AM »
I have a 1970 Formula project car.  Cowl tag, vin, and title all say 1970 and real Formula.  I was just wondering if you guys know of any date stamps on the front frame.  Reason I ask is because I have a 71 Esprit and a guy was asking me about swapping some frame goodies.  I didn't know if a F body sub frame is simply just that. Thanks
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Wallington

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Re: Are there any date stampings on the sub frame?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2020, 06:04:49 PM »
Not really. Occasionally some have stampings but they don't really translate to anything useful.

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Re: Are there any date stampings on the sub frame?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2020, 08:11:05 PM »
IIRC there may be stampings at the rear of the frame drivers side near the angled edge. I forget if all years got them or perhaps just later ones.

'70 and '71 frames are the same AFAIK.
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langss

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Re: Are there any date stampings on the sub frame?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2020, 09:42:11 PM »
My 78 Project Car has the Sub Frame from a 76 Camaro....It doesn't know the difference. NOT A TA has a thread on here regarding subframe differences....
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Re: Are there any date stampings on the sub frame?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2020, 09:45:13 AM »
Thanks guys, I appreciate it!
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Re: Are there any date stampings on the sub frame?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2020, 11:22:02 AM »
The numbers are on the tail end of the passenger's side.  I haven't really made any sense out of them either.

I guess you see there are two recent threads right together on this subject.
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Re: Are there any date stampings on the sub frame?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2020, 11:22:02 AM »
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