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To the best of my knowledge the VIN is assigned when they start your build.
 

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Following is cut-n-paste from "tracking thread."

"While the VIN is actually placed onto the car as it goes down the production line, it assigned before then, so that the parts collected from all the off-site suppliers have a reference to tie to. This allows all the parts, and all the options to be properly allocated/collected and assigned to the specific eventual VIN destination (your car).

It is a similar process to all complex manufacturing. Say you order a computer on line, specifying advanced capacity hard drive, an extra large monitor, etc. The parts are "warehouse location" identified, located and assigned to a special serial number that will become your unique computer. The two differences are that all computer parts are normally in one mega-warehouse, whereas the Corvette's parts are coming from all the off-location suppliers. Secondly, your computer has a serial number, whereas you car has a vehicle identification number (VIN). At a certain point, all your Corvette's parts are shipped so that they arrive at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant a day or sometimes hours before your car's chassis starts its journey down the line. At this point the master VIN machine (yes a machine comes down onto the car from above and affixes its dashboard VIN), affixes your actual VIN to your car, then in the next roughly 15 hours, the rest of your car's options and parts get added to your car. Your baby is born."
 

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We didn't find out ours until after our car was built. They may have known it but they sure weren't sharing.


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I got mine when my dealer sent me a copy of my Orderbench showing the car was built.


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TPW are often associated with 3300 status (but not always shared at that point). Even when shared, there is a reason that they are tentative production weeks.
 

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If I am at 3300 should I have a TWP?
My dealer, Ken Fichtner, sent me an e-mail saying that dealers could no longer see the TPW in their system. He was forced to get Lori, from the Museum Delivery office, to check for, him. Apparently, GM was tired of complaints when the "Tentative" Production Week changed. Just his take, forwarded to me.

He sent me mine at 3400.

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A couple days after 3400
true dat! I am following other orders pretty closely and that is generally the case.
I received my vin about 12 days after I went to 3400 but the thanksgiving factory holiday probably affected me by 4 days.
My car will probably be built withing the next few days.
 
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