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#1 yel327

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Posted 03 August 2020 - 12:24 PM

Looking to see how much longer past 9/77 the A on the compliance plate went for at Dandenong. I have 9/77 plates for HZ from Pagewood, Elizabeth and Acacia Ridge with it and 10/77 from same plants without it. However Dandenong only did commercials at this time and there weren’t many in total (maybe 600 between 9/77-12/77) and autos are scarce, so I do not have enough auto ID plates from there to make a call. I have a 9/77 auto Sunbird (Dandenong obviously) with the A.

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 10:14 PM

Got a 12/77 auto, don't have a pic of drivers side tag though, and don't have access to car atm

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 11:46 PM

It isn't a clear photo, but this 1st 1978 4.2 SS looks like it has the A.

 

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 09:47 AM

Thanks guys. I just did further digging in my box of ID tags and found a 12/77 SL hatchback L32 M40 and it has the A too. That 1/78 confirms it at least went into January as well at Dandenong. I have a few early 1978 UC auto without it. Also just found a 10/77 Acacia Ridge HZ L32 M40 set of plates with the A but have photos of others from the same month without it. So it looks like Dandenong bucked the trend.



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Posted 06 September 2020 - 03:44 PM

Yes RTS 1/78 LX hatch here too

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Posted 06 September 2020 - 04:00 PM

Auto?

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Posted 06 September 2020 - 05:29 PM

Yes

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Posted 06 September 2020 - 05:35 PM

Cool. Bloody Dandenong! If anything could be done differently and weird it was that Assembly plant.

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Posted 06 September 2020 - 05:37 PM

I think it was the last month when they were made ,not sure.
I've never seen a 2/78

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Posted 09 September 2020 - 08:55 PM

My LX Hatch, 2/78, SL, L32, M20.



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Posted 09 September 2020 - 08:57 PM

I think I have tags somewhere off a 2/78 LX sedan. Just a low spec 2.85L thing. Real pale blue from memory.

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 10:41 AM

My LX Hatch, 2/78, SL, L32, M20.

Any chance of a photo of the plates Mick?  (Totally understand if not.)



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Posted 10 September 2020 - 10:54 PM

I'd be interested to know how many 78 LX's were produced, and when in 2/78 they actually finished?

 

Is this one enough to keep you guys happy, or interested in the other also?

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 11:54 AM

Yes please Mick. I would love to see the body plate.  Is the chassis number (on the body) a CLX with the C crossed out and a D stamped alongside it?



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Posted 11 September 2020 - 01:55 PM

I found the car I have Laurie. Straight DLX. It is an LD1, M20 GV4 car. Will find out when it was completed, and send you photos of the tags.

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 03:25 PM

This is the one I was referring to above.

 

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 03:42 PM

That is 77 cars later than mine. Identical car other than colour/trim, mine is 1929-60V

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 11:25 PM

Mines 13 cars earlier than that!

 

Yes it's supposed to be painted Red, oversight in a last minute rush when dad sold the panel shop, shits me all the time! 

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Posted 16 October 2020 - 03:53 PM

Not sure if it helps, but I used to own a UC 202 auto hatch built 4/78 in Dandenong which did not have the A on the compliance plate.






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