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EH chassis number

from reading older posts i am gathering that when the eh holdens were being built that the chassis were manufactured in one factory and fitted out in another factory location. and that the body well stamp often had a different factory code location to the firewall production plate...which i am assuming shows the location of where the car was painted up fitted with engines etc and rolled off so to speak. am i correct in this assumption??

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Yes, it was common to build the bodies in one place and the final assembly was done somewhere else.
I believe all the panel vans bodies were built in Adelaide.
I believe the bodies were transported with the final colour on them.
Our EH is Body no 12**S which means it is a Sydney (Pagewood) body. The number on the right hand skirt of the engine bay is 2829B which means the final assembly was done in Brisbane (Acacia Ridge).
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Old is good.

although being so old now a lot may have had another subframe fitted and therefore numbers would be different to the original. If you have the original paper work may be easier to check it out.

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Cheers, Lindsay.

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True.
I know the full history of our car. It was bought new in central Queensland by a farmer who brought it with him when he retired to my area in the early 1970s.
When I got our EH registered the RTA I din't have the receipt from when I bought it. The bloke at the RTA asked if I knew the history of the car. I told him the history of it right back to the original owner. He said I was correct that it was bought new in Queensland, which would make it logical that ours had it's final assembly done in Brisbane.
The bloke who restored it in the late 1970s said everything apart from the drivetrain was original.
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Old is good.

The little tag near the body id plate also indicates the final assembly plant.

The tag number starts with the capital city letter, ie A, B, M, S or P.

In EH only Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney made bodies, which were painted and trimmed at these plants and sent for front end, steering, and engine at the vehicle assembly plant.

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I grew up in a inner-southern suburb in Adelaide adjacent to the interstate mainline to Melbourne, and I can recall seeing freight trains with painted, assembled variant bodies with no front ends or rear axles being transported out, and I was told those same trains had box cars full of miscellaneous parts from interior trims and seats to sub-frame components and panels. The earliest models I can remember seeing were HK onwards, but most bodies were either vans, wagons, utes or coupes, I really can't remember seeing sedans but I could be wrong. Later models like Sandmans had the decals on them too. I can also recall seeing cars of all models painted the same light blue South Australian cop cars were on the out bound trains. If I can squeeze any more distant memories out I'll post them

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