Lynch Road built B-bodies

1968 -1970 Mopars

  1. Richard Cranium

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    I learned something new this weekend. Lynch built cars have punches in the cowl identifying first and second shift. These are on both sides of the cowl.

    My car is a 2nd shift car...

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    I checked out other cars on the Carlisle show field & took some more pictures. Another 2nd shift...

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    First shift....

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    • Nate S

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      Oh that’s interesting! I’ve seen those forever and always wondered how such out of place dents got in there.
       
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      • 91r/t

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        So both sides of the cowl on all cars or could be on either side? Know what year they started this? I know 69 is the year most of the specific year stuff started numbers wise just curious. It’s funny the punches/tooling or marks weren’t even the same car to car. Cool stuff!
         
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        I'll bet they used a "Lynch" pin.
         
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          No punches on my 70 on either side.
           
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          Interesting.

          What does our resident Lynch Road guy say?
           
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          Had to walk to garage and look. My '67 was a Lynch Road car , and indeed has 2 dents on pass side cowl. :rolleyes:
           
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            None on mine. There was some debate as to what they were for on moparts a few years ago. Some say it was to make them come apart easier when they stacked them up after being stamped out. I don't know if they ever got stacked ????????
             
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            68 GTX Lynch Rd. car. 20210711_093712.jpg
             
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            • eldubb440

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              i've seen them...... and fixed them :mad:

              now I have to look at my car
               
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                My 68 Coronet R/T was built 8/28/67 at the Lynch Rd plant and I have 2 small dents on the passenger side. How interesting !
                 
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                  You made me look. 2 punches. 2nd shift.
                   
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                    Ditto here!
                    1968 GTX....
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                    Very cool bit of trivia to know. Thanks!!
                     
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                    • zyzzyx

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                      Looks like the 1st shift guys were a bunch of Slackers! Ha!
                       
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                        Lynch Rd 68 Runner…..one dot passenger side cowl.

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                        Perhaps "unofficial" markings.
                         
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                        Was there no 3rd shift?
                         
                      • Richard Cranium

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                        Both sides. Here's the other side of my car. ....


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                        Cool! I only had one side on mine. Single punch Passenger side only.
                         
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                        Whoever was supposed to punch the other side must have been slacking.
                         
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