76-77 F Clocks ???

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  1. XfbodyX

    XfbodyX Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know if there was a cut off date or if it was the approx model year change when it comes to the 76 type F body clock VS the cheaper more plain 77 type?
     
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    I’m aware the F-bodies has an analog clock and a digital clock. I’m not aware there was a difference in each (or one) version. Do you have any pictures?
     
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    XfbodyX Well-Known Member

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    76 Top Had the older mopar theme, black crinkle backing and screen printed on top.
    77 Bottom Clock Face printed on back of lens, black background.

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    Who knew. You learn something new every day.
     
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    I knew of them being different but I don`t know when they changed.
     
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    F body Deconstructor Jim Well-Known Member

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    I'm betting it was a multiple supplier variation.
     
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    I'm betting it was a multiple supplier variation.

    Id go for that but the 76 parts book as well as the box shows the one I posted as a 76 PN 3593452. And both are made by the same company Borg.

    Ive got all the papers, wth they called? Not the TSB-s I dont think the product Product Bulletin, I looked, thats what it is so that might be of some help.

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    The 77 parts book as well as the box shows the one I posted as a 77 PN 3593971.

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    XfbodyX Well-Known Member

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    And you can see there is one bulb in the 77.
     
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    F body Deconstructor Jim Well-Known Member

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    so it was single supplier variation :)

    cant help on the specific date, but, if typical chrysler of the era is at play, the date would be sometime in the beginning of the model year immediately after any leftover supply was used up.
     
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    Now that stands to reason, I think I got the cut off month. Its not the 76/77 year change. I cant keep a printer working to save my life but let me see if I can scan it.

    I really didnt know this myself till about three years ago when I went to get the NOS clock out for a 76 project car and poof I had a NOS 77 clock in hand. They make a funny pop when they hit the wall.
     
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    F body Deconstructor Jim Well-Known Member

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    Yes...sometimes its a very satisfying sound.

    I imagine the date would vary from factory to factory.

    None of that now, with "just in time"...but that doesnt allow for much slack in the system for supply hiccups.
     
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