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while disassembling my 1968 GT-500 I found 2 build sheets, one in the pass seat and one behind the dash. The rotation numbers were different. The word is the car was pulled off the line and re-entered or the car has a sheet that belongs to another vehicle. Any one know for sure what's up.
 

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We sometimes find multiple sheets for the same car in the car since a dozen or more were produced for each car for the subassembly workers. We have even recieved a stack of build sheets fro a group of cars all shoved in a single car (record is 24 buildsheets each from different cars ;)

The unsuual thing is the different rotation number. It is a possiblity that the car was pulled off the line for some reason (EVERYTHING else is exactly the same correct ) Was the car equipped with something different, was it a convertible? Since the sheets deal with the last half of assembly we would not expect the problem to have been related to paint or body work so some of the other possiblities would likely relate to drivetrain or interior. What's the ending VIN or have you looked it up in the registry to see if there is a hint there.

We've got a fair amount of buildsheets and would welcome a copy of what you have found. This all goes to help others as others here should be able to attest to.

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Does that mean you may have a build sheet from one of our cars? where did they put them in the 69 models?

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My 69 had one underneath the carpet under the driver's seat and one under the carpet under the center console.

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jeff, i've never seen a car with 2 or more original build sheets that showed the same rotation number.

in my experience, it seems to be that there was a roatation number assigned for each build sheet... even if there were 12 in the car. maybe has to do with going through different stages of assembly.

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Humm. Well we certaining see this one differently. And I can't understand how or why Ford would assign different rotation numbers on various sheets for the same car. How would the workers identify the correct parts for a specific car? We "know" the rotation number was written on many if not all the cars (depending on year and plant of course) Example my Calif special had a rotation number on the front cross member, the taillight panel.rear valance area behind the rear bumper, the rear seat cushion of the rear seat and the back of the passenger seat back. If I had foudn any of the buildsheets I would expect them all to carry the same number as I have on other cars where a buildsheet has the same number as either the front or the rear rotation number (which ever one is still there :)

In wour cases how are the rotaition numbers assigned between the various sheets - numericall? If so this conflicts with the stack of buildsheets of 20+ different cars were each rotation number is in sequentical order. If your theory was true, and the different rotation numbers were assigned to each of the subassembly areas how would this work?

Digging through the buildsheets I have the first example of duplicate buildsheets for the same car is a pair from 8T02R203158 both carry the same info (one the printer mis aligned stuff a bit high and both carry identical rotation number of 144. This looks like the only sheet I have two versions of at present. Can scann and send copies of both

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Might I have a copy of a buildsheet from some on this forums car? Could be but considering the millions of Mustangs built is a long shot.

Where they placed the buildsheets appears to depend on where the car was built. In 69 they have been found (in no particular order)

Under the carpet underlayment (these are the ones seen covered in tar )
Between the engine compartment wall and fender
Between seat cushions and seat springs
Behind rear quarter panel trim

As you look kep your eys out for any papers, From time to time you will find inspector forms/sheets. Found these under seats, under carpet and under headliners - shoved in the edge

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