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Ok I'm trying to find what this means! Look at this picture. I found this on the bottom of my dash gauges.
 

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SaturnI0Nredline said:
Ok I'm trying to find what this means! Look at this picture. I found this on the bottom of my dash gauges.

You've stumbled onto their secret. I would suggest runnning deep into the deserts of Nevada, possibly Utah, before the come and find you. Run, man, run!
 

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You've stumbled onto their secret. I would suggest runnning deep into the deserts of Nevada, possibly Utah, before the come and find you. Run, man, run!
Actually, the GM Pilot Material is from a mock-up car or "proto-type" if you will, these cars are not built on the assembly line, just by a few line workers/engineers. Your car is probably one of the very first Redlines ever built. Sometimes they will tear apart their "Pilot" car for parts, for the beginning of the very first productions.

It pays to have 3/4 of your family working at GM!
 

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Actually, the GM Pilot Material is from a mock-up car or "proto-type" if you will, these cars are not built on the assembly line, just by a few line workers/engineers. Your car is probably one of the very first Redlines ever built. Sometimes they will tear apart their "Pilot" car for parts, for the beginning of the very first productions.

It pays to have 3/4 of your family working at GM!
Not quite. While it is possible to own a pre-production car (methinks Barry has one) pilot cars aren't sold. We have them on our property and are used to shuttle between buildings and roam the grounds. Usually these vehicles have no V.I.N. plates on them and ours have big warnings spray painted on the doors. " Property of General Motors, Inc. not to leave grounds." We also have a late 80s Suburban 4x4 that our plant had to "buy back" from the assembly plant because of missing welds that rendered the vehicle unsafe according to the NTSB. Never allowed to roam the highways. It plows snow, ferries passengers on property, sits alot.

We make pilot parts every model change and get pilot parts that we use in our assemblies every model change. Pilot part designation is given to a new part up to the time it is adopted and released to production.
 

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i deal with those all day, im guessing your car was close to the start of production. i am a production engineer at delphi, and a pilot is a saleable part that is a "prototype". then it goes into production...
 
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