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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-05-2011, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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HELP DECODE Hello Impala tech im a new member

my name is alvin i drive a 68 impala custom SS i would like to get info on decoding my protect o plate and body tag thank you.

protect o plate reads... E V2 164478L132709 C
T 1226HF GQ1227G 1
68D361 334 11 (BOWTIE SIMBOL)


BODY TAG..... BODY BY FISHER
02A C406
ST 68-16447 LOS 7097 BODY
TR 812 V-2 PAINT
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my name is alvin i drive a 68 impala custom SS i would like to get info on decoding my protect o plate and body tag thank you.

protect o plate reads... E V2 164478L132709 C
T 1226HF GQ1227G 1
68D361 334 11 (BOWTIE SIMBOL)


BODY TAG..... BODY BY FISHER
02A C406
ST 68-16447 LOS 7097 BODY
TR 812 V-2 PAINT

Doing the cowl tag first we have:

02A ======> Date of assembly first week of February
C ========> Interior trim code
406 ======> ?
STyle ==== > 16447 An Impala hard top two door custom coupe
68 =======> Year it was built 1968
LOS ======> Assembly plant location Los Angeles
7097 =====> Fisher body code (a sequential number used for tracking QC)
BODY 812 => Black vinyl bucket seats
TRim
Groups of trim options (grouped 1 to 5 so letters can be reused); but there should be a letter or two indicating what options where installed above the base model (stripped down).
PAINT code V2 Sequoia Green is your original paint color

Protect-O-Plate translates as:

E =============> Interior trim black cloth, vinyl
V2 ============> Sequoia Green paint
164478L132709 ==> Your VIN (should match the VIN tag).
C =============> Carburetor source C= Carter (probably an AVS)
T1226HF ========> Engine ID CODE (should match numbers on motor)
GQ1227G1 =======> Rear end build info
1 ==============> Month Body was built (January)
68D361 =========> Transmission build date
3 ==============> N40 power steering & J50 brakes
3 ==============> U63 AM push button radio
4 ==============> F40 Heavy Duty Susspension and J52 Disc brakes
1 ==============> A31 Electric windows
1 ==============> A42 Six way electric seat

Engine ID CODE
T ==============> Tonawanda foundry and assembly plant
12 =============> assembled in Deccember
26 =============> Day after Christmas
HF =============> 327-275 horsepower, Turbohydramatic 350, 4 bbl

Rear end build info
GQ ============> Gear ratio 3.08:1
12 =============> December build date
27 =============> Day of the month
G ==============> Detroit Gear and Axle
1 ==============> Day Shift

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-09-2011, 02:53 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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thanks big dave for helping decode. my car has most of the stuff the decode said.
i have power assist drum brakes all around. i have a 327 with 400 turbo tranny, power windows no power seats. power steering.
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