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Old 05-11-2009, 11:13 PM
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man, yellow rose your just full of...information i wish i could see those web pages but my computor says i cant because of content!!!!!!!!!!!

on my rot sheet there is no date beside the rot number the next box is the serial number box
i dont know if it matters but my rot has a printed date of june 59

oh and for others who may still be looking for thier rot sheets i found another one for my car under the passenger side front seat allthough it is in a lot worse shape then the one from the backseat

i didnt see one under the driver seat though it maybe above the motors for the adjusters
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Hi Keith,

You should be able to view those web pages I cited. They are trusted web sites. Nothing wrong with them. And they give you a great deal of information regarding our Tbirds, from 1958 up.. Check your settings on your puter. Add that web site to your Trusted Sites section. There is certainly nothing wrong with the content of those web pages.They are some of the most used amongst us Tbirders.

That is interesting that there is no date in the Date box next to the ROT #.. The June 59 date is probably the form date when it was created. I imagine that is down at the bottom right side of the form.

It is not unusual to find more than one ROT sheet in a car. It may have a different serial number on it than the other one you found. Sometimes the linemen put more than one ROT sheet in a car and they often had a different serial number on them, for whatever reason. It could have belonged to the car in front of yours, and maybe he forgot to put it in that car.

Can you read the second sheet? If so, does it seem to relate to the first one? Same serial number on it as on the first one you found?
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Man, that's a project or what!!!


Too much work for me but good on you for saving a 'bird.

Keep us posted on the progress eh?
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oh and i finnally wrote down my data plate info (it would be nice if some fine person on here would decode it for me
serial number 0471y18**** , body 63A hardtop ..... colorXH trim 54 date17H trans4 axle 3
It looks like this car would have been produced in August 1960, not early 59. The serial number is in the 80,000 series.
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yellow rose yes both sheets are for my car and not only does my sheet not have a date beside the rot box the box next to it is the serial number box there is no space for a date and yes the june 59 date is in the lower right hand corner

scumdog yes, its a project but believe it or not this is the BEST bird ive found rust wise and for 800.00 plus extra parts for it i think it was worth it
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... I see from what your data plate says, that your Tbird was scheduled for completion on 17 August, 1959. The H is August 1959. W would have been August, 1960. ...
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It looks like this car would have been produced in August 1960, not early 59. The serial number is in the 80,000 series.
I'm confused. In the last Squarebird thread, W is said to be Sept. '60, here you say W is August '60 (typo?). On the other hand, GTE427 says that the VIN puts this car in the August '60 time frame, which makes sense. Yet, 57ford/60thunderbird says his ROT sheet says June 59.

My car has a date code of 26G and is in the 78,000 range (OY73Y178022), which sounds more like July '60 than July '59, but the G is a long way from W, only 2 months later.

What's going on here?
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Good catch, I didn't notice the contradiction earlier when I posted. The VIN number is listed in the 80000 series of numbers which would be late 60, while the date code of H places the production during 1959 per known resources.

Possibility there was an error in reading the plate or in the original post. Could the owner check the info and get back to us? Thinking of more possibilities, prefer to wait for data plate verification prior to any further speculation.

Added: The June 59 that was refered to is the revision/issue date of the blank form, nothing to do with the data that was printed onto the form as part of the assembly.
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ok guys my date on my plate is 17H as it is also on my rot sheet i have the sheet right here in front of me and under sched.date it clearly says 17H

the rest of my serial number is 84430
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Keith,

Seems like there is some problems with the resources we've been using, which ultimately relates back to Ford's literature. Ray posted another tread to help clear this up.

With your serial number, the car would have had to been produced late 1960. Your car will probably show other physical evidence that it is a later car, the lack of underhood insulation that you've reported, the chevrons on the rear quarter should be attached with speed nuts in the trunk, not screws on the outside as on early cars, the sail panel (c post) moulding should be ribbed, not smooth as on early cars.

I'll look at some Ford literature for the 1960 date code to see what they published.
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yes my car has the speed nuts holding the quarter emblems and it has ribs on the molding on the b pillar
so the b- pillar molding was smooth on early 60's ? hmmmm
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