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Old 06-20-2018, 12:25 PM
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I was a designer on the Corvette. One of the parts I designed was the rear tub for around year 1990. If someone could please find the area on the underside (Under the car) of the tub that has the American flag, I think it said, made is USA and will have the initials KAP and take a picture and post it? These will all be in the same area.

I would really appreciate it.

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Old 06-20-2018, 12:31 PM
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Can you be more specific as to location? Which years?
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Old 06-20-2018, 12:39 PM
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It would have been model year 1990ish. Keep in mind this was designed back in the 1980's so my memory is a little faded.

I remember it was on the tubs/wells that stick down located just rear of the seats. Not sure if it was left or right side.
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The convertible has a few thing molded in that area, an apple pie hot dog and base ball bat ? what ever it was someone will see this and post up.



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I recently had the left tub out while replacing the power antenna and saw nothing present on the tub.
That said, though I handled the tub several times and saw both sides I did not specifically look for something to be present.
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Old 06-20-2018, 01:31 PM
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Thanks for the replies guys.

I did some looking on line. Memory says it is located at the bottom of these deep tubs. They are on the underside of the car, not from inside the car.
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:32 PM
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I will have access to a 90 in a couple of weeks. I'll remember to take a look. You have piqued my curiosity. The driver side compartment bottom is a bolted-on plate that carries the ABS pump. So if the embossed writing exists in the tub itself, it will have to be on the passenger side.
The C4s have factory undercoat on the bottom of the floors and tubs. In 1990 the coverage is typically full, and all the way to the rear of the tubs and floor. The embossing is going to be under this undercoat. As the years progress, there is less and less coverage which by 1996 is almost non-existent. So if the embossing exists in later C4 years, it will be more likely to be legible on the 94, 95, 96 which typically don't have undercoat as far back (on to the tub bottoms) as the 90-93;s tend to have.

And thanks for your contributions to the car we all enjoy here.
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Right side of my 96 coupe.
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The C4s have factory undercoat on the bottom of the floors and tubs. In 1990 the coverage is typically full, and all the way to the rear of the tubs and floor. The embossing is going to be under this undercoat.
Yup, there's undercoating on my 90 and I can't see the image that LT4Rich posted from his 96
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Thank you very much for taking the time to do this. It means allot to me.


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Old 06-21-2018, 07:47 AM
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Thanks again to all who tried to get his for me.
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:18 AM
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Your welcome Kevin. Did you work at Warren Tech. when this was done?
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:39 AM
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I did and still do work at VEC in Warren. Things have changed allot here over the years.

The design work for this was done offsite. I can't remember which building this was done at though. I think it was at one of the Entech buildings on Chicago Rd. in Troy when Entech was around.


Memory says it was in or around 1990, so not all C4 coupes have this.

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I have this part # in a '90 SPO catalog for a 'coupe only' - #15 in this image.






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I did and still do work at VEC in Warren. Things have changed allot here over the years.

The design work for this was done offsite. I can't remember which building this was done at though. I think it was at one of the Entech buildings on Chicago Rd. in Troy when Entech was around.


Memory says it was in or around 1990, so not all C4 coupes have this.
I've had two 90 coupes. I vaguely remember seeing the "flag/made in the USA" thing. good to know the origin - another bit of corvette history -
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Woo hoo, a C4 Celebrity!
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Kevin:
Do you know what the "TBD" below your initials is? Thanks.
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TBD is Tom Dilworth. He was the engineer on the program.
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Cool piece of C4 history!!

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