Originally Posted by Bubba63
My late November car does not seem to have the notch. This would agree with Adames' statement that the notch didn't appear until Dec.
62. As regarding the notch, how is his info incorrect?
Unfortunately, when Noland was gathering information for his 63-67 restoration guide, he received a lot of bad information from several 63 owners.
And again, unfortunately, the 63-64 team leader believed it and included this incorrect information in a few editions of his judging guides.
Most 63 guys knew that the notch hardtop information he had was incorrect.
Several people, including me were involved in an extensive research project to prove the information was incorrect.
Quite a few owners of original unrestored early dated tops supplied info and photos of the notch on their tops.
I have a pile of original GM blueprints on the 1st and 2nd design tops that clearly show that the notched top was the first design used from start of 63 production through around the middle of 63 production.
Years ago, Harry Sadlock and I posted a lot of the proof on the NCRS discussion board but the 63-64 team leader refused to accept it until the proof was sent directly to Roy Sinor.
I'm pretty sure the correction has been made for their latest edition of the JG.