Oaklyss, that number represents the rear end code for the assembly worker. My code book was printed in July of 62 for the 63 model year and this code does not appear in it so I am betting it had a running change on the rear end and the code is a little newer than my book.
Sandy, That cover will have numbers stamped in it on the right side running up and down between the to bolts. It will have a C for 3.36 gears and followed by a number. The number will be the day of year the rear end was built. You usually have to lightly sand the surface rust off to see them.
For sure a good date. I am sure all the dates on that car are perfect. I started a notebook for my car’s dates. I would say roughly 75% of all parts have date codes on them, just a mater of finding them and decipher the code. Now I am wanting to find a late 62 or early printing of the codes. Not sure they ever printed one.
Sandy inspired me to dig a little deeper into the axle code on my wife’s Jetfire. it is a dirty car on the bottom side but is also a very original rust free car. I decided to do a little slow cleaning on the rear end where Sandy found her code. I found it! Her 3.36 rear end has a code 23 that the inspectors guide says is correct for 62.