Maybe this will help a little. Do not know why the 69 SS code not included but is YA.
OUCH! I just gave away a set of what I thought were Monte Carlo rallys but I think they may have been for a Z-28! He is a good friend and I would never ask for them back. Next time I see him I will get the codes from the wheels. They were 15X6 and narrow enough for the suburban (1952) he is building.Maybe this will help a little. Do not know why the 69 SS code not included but is YA.
Anybody paying $900 for a pair of YA wheels is paying too much. These wheels aren't that hard to find that they should command that kind of price. I have a full set of 4 of them in my garage, and I guarantee you they aren't worth that much.i have the YA SS Wheels and i saw a pair like it on ebay that were restored go for $900 with trim rings and caps so how much would mine be worth dont have the rings and caps but need a repaint and if i painted them how much would they be worth thanks Ryan
I believe that some very early '70s used the YA wheel. Maybe Jeff or Chris will chime in here to prove or dispell this notion.
Did a little research and and it gives an unclear pattern about the approximate time. I do not have enough build sheets in this period as I would like, since a lot of the ones I have collected copies of were LS6 related. Below is what I have, and it would be helpfull for all of us, if you have one close to the timeline in question, please give us your info. These are the cars I have, the engine, build date, and plant of production.
Sced date Engine Plant Prod Wheel Code
10/27/69 L78 Kansas City YA
11/07/69 L78 Baltimore AO
11/10/69 L34 Baltimore YA
11/10/69 L78 Kansas City AO
11/12/69 L34 Van Nuys AO
11/13/69 L34 Kansas City AO
11/14/69 L34 Kansas City AO
12/04/69 L78 Baltimore AO
12/12/69 LS6 Kansas City AO
12/16/69 LS6 Van Nuys AO
All build sheets I have with 1970 production dates show AO code.
Interesting in that I have two Baltimore cars and the 11/07 car shows the AO code but the 11/10 car has YA. Also, even though the build sheet shows one code, that does not mean the car could not be built with the other. I know of a low mileage one owner GTO that has its spare in the trunk and has a different later used code than the build sheet shows. Wheel does date for the car. I guess if we could draw any conclusion from my limited data, it would be that YA code wheels were probably used through mid-Nov, and by Dec, most or all were probably using AO. I sure would like to have more build sheets from all plants before we could draw any more conclusions. Please do not draw too many conclusions from my limited data, and again, if you have a build sheet in this period, please share the data, it would be helpful for ongoing research.:thumbsup:
Diamond Restored Judge
SO should I clean these up and use them or just sell them and keep my Repop wheels?