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Is there a way of finding an accurate build date of my HR. I found a post refering to checking a code stamped on the steering column, but I changed my steering column years ago. My rego (or last couple QLD and then transferred to Vic) have a year of 1968 which I think is probably incorrect. I dont have the original motor or diff (changed a few of them over the years).

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Howdy. Try posting the Chassis number stamped into the centre of the firewall just above the rocker cover. It should consist of the letters of you model eg: HR with approx 5 digits then two more letters (One of which will be on the outside of the arch shaped press in the firewall.) This will tell us which factory your model was built, and then assembled. From that someone one here may be able to narrow down build date.

Also early HR's had a Seatbelt bolt head exposed on the outside of the B pillar so look for this.

By steering box indicates my HR birthdate was 24L7 (24th December) L being the 12th letter alphabet) 196). (Not sure if thats such a good thing. Maybe they were keen to get out of there for christmas period.) The delivery date of the vehicle was 11th January 1968, therefore rego papers state mine as a 1968 build also so its entirely possible yours is correct also.

Hope this was some assistance, but post your chassis number as see what happens.

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WANTED: HT Premier Sedan. Monza Blue with a White Roof.

I did hear once that they skipped the letter "I" because it looked too much lik a "1". If that's right, does that make your's a Novenber car..?
Don't take this as fact, but something to ponder....

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You are correct-a-mundo Tim.

It'd be a 24 November built car...

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Thanks Dave.
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I have 235/60 on 14x7 jellies on HZ sedan , not rolled, no issues . My HQ ute has 235/60 on 14x8 widened GTS rims , again no rolling , no issues. Both do have standard ride height but.

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Hey thanks for your responses everyone, my Chassis Number is HR 43630 S S. so does that mean it was the 43,630th body out of sydney production?

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Built around Jan 1967

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that might make it a 68 model
id have to check but i think mine is like 39,000 something from sydney
its a 67 model

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Do you know how many were made in Sydney?

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80,000+

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Some other things you can check for date codes on a HR are things like the gauges and also the under dash wiper arms.
I have few HR (and other model) date coding related pictures [http://s872.photobuc...|Here] that will give you a idea as to what to look for.
The more you can collect the more accurate a date you can come up with.
If possible can you post up what you find so that they can be added to a database I am putting together to try and help us HR owners work out just when are cars were made.
Cheers Paul.

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Chassis number is HR 11077 S, chasing the month and year my hr ute was built if i can please

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Hello again Royce
Most likely built May 1966
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Hello. Just trying to work out the Build Date on my HR. Firewall Number is HR56155M. Thanks.

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Hello. Just trying to work out the Build Date on my HR Wagon. Firewall Number is HR56155MM. Thanks.

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I've got a HR on if you look under the dash on the wiper levers they have a date stamped on them - easy to see...the month and year on mine are within a month of the build date - so have a look and it may give you a good idea

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Andrew

Hi Andrew. Thanks for the info. Very helpful. I will have a look. Todd.

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