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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-30-2014, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Cowl Tag Decoding

I have just purchased a 67 ss convertible

Would like some help with cowl tag decoding

16867-2-6-12
body 05 175428
paint 9 GG
Trim 913
35T2


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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-01-2014, 07:49 AM
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Please post pic, need to see alignments and ensure some of these letters are not numbers or vice versa.

Paul

Warren will probably also ask you for the VIN for his database project.

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Here is the pic you need
hopefully this worked
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-01-2014, 10:48 PM
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Hey Chris I noticed that you're a Canadian, eh? Right after I saw your trim tag is Canadian.

Are you aware that you can get the original documentation for your Canadian made car for a service charge? It will tell you who the car was sold to originally (the dealership), and what was printed on the window sticker; and more. But wait, if you act now ... No, no, no, ignore that part!

There is a place at GM of Canada that archives all of the build sheets,. Protect-o-Plate information, and everything that the dealer would have received when he accepted the car from Chevrolet of Canada. I believe they charge $75 for this service (researching and reprinting the information as well as certifying it's authenticity).

Then you will know what you have now compared to how it was when it was originally built, but you also have a blue print to restore it to if you should want to.

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Here we go

From the top:
16867 - Impala SS Convert V8
2-6-12 - 2nd shift of June 12, 1967
The body number 05 is actually OS -Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
175428 - Body Unit Number
Paint code 9 - Enamel Paint GG -Granada Gold
Trim code 913, there is an 813 Strato black buckets
M35T-2 M35 Powerglide transmission, T-2 Black Convert Top.

Hope this helps,

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-03-2014, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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Should the body unit number match the vin ?
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Body unit

No, never.

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What is the vin? I'll add it to my database. What engine does the car have?
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-04-2014, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Well this is my problem . I bought the car through a Storage auction LOL .
My problem now is the cowl tag is there but the vin plate on the door pillar
is mostly gone except for a corner . Now I am trying to find a vin . Thought
I had it until you guys told me the Body # doesn't match the vin AARRGGHH

So Far it should be 18767711 ? ? ? ? ? SO Close yet so far

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Chris,
There are hidden VINs on the car, read through this thread:

http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/sh...Cstamped/tp/1/

Also, depending on your engine and trans, the last digits of your VIN the ones you are looking for may very well be stamped on your engine pad and on your trans.

This URL is from a Camaro site but engine and trans stamping are covered, unfortunately I believe in most cases this began in 68.


http://www.camaros.org/drivetrain.shtml#partialVINs

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Also without a VIN you can not drive the car on the street. It is only good for a race car or parts car.

In Florida a car without a VIN tag the car is seized and crushed to stop auto theft rings from selling car parts (chop shops). Even though all cars have three to five hidden VIN's stamped on them (that information is a book in the auto theft department of your local Police department) that allow the police to identify the owner of a stolen car: once the VIN plate is removed it can not be returned to the owner (who probably wouldn't want it any way). At least by it's being crushed there is no doubt about the car being a total loss.

There have been people who thought there paint job would be better with the VIN removed have had their project cars seized when the police discover this for whatever reason that would bring the police and the car together (usually investigating meth labs or a grow house for marijuana, but it could be the death of a household member from disease). It was funny watching younger cops looking for the VIN plate on the dash getting excited when it wasn't visible there. I have had to open the door to show it to them (kind of like putting gas in a '56 Chevy, if you don't know where to look it 's going to take a while).

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I will check for the other vins . I wanted to get it to go to
find out if it was stolen . I will find out more & keep you posted

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Yeah, look on top of the cowl. The last six may be stamped there
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