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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-30-2014, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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lost cowl tag

I am the owner of a 64 Impala non SS coupe that came factory ordered with a 425 hp dual quad 409. I had it in a shop for restoration and the cowl tag was misplaced. I live in NC and I am not sure which way to turn as to have the car next registered. I would appreciate any advice in this matter.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-30-2014, 04:15 PM
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Cowl tag is not required for registration. It is just a means of identifying what parts were installed in the body by Fisher Body Corporation. An independent and occasionally not any where near the assembly line. It allowed the workers on the assembly line to know what the car should ultimately be, but even that was not carved in stone (as often a customer wanting a red car with a V8 would get a car that the trim tag said it was supposed to have a six in it). So the trim tag is not used for identifying the car.

The VIN tag on the door is used for that. If the VIN tag is missing you are in deep Poodoo in Star Wars vernacular.

You can buy a trim tag on line that has any options you want stamped in it. Any date of construction, any color, any trim level, any assembly plant anything you want stamped on the tag. The same people sell new or tea stained aged invoices and window stickers as well. The only things that are illegal to alter is the title and the VIN. That is a federal felony.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-30-2014, 09:18 PM
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If you want a new Trim tag made datatags.com does a good job. I had a corroded one from a 71 Formula and he stamped me a brand new one....couldn't tell the difference...it was a little over $200. Not my decision but the customer insisted.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-01-2014, 06:48 AM
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Once you open the hood of the dual quad 409 nobody will even notice that you dont have a cowl tag.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-06-2014, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Cowl tag is not required for registration. It is just a means of identifying what parts were installed in the body by Fisher Body Corporation. An independent and occasionally not any where near the assembly line. It allowed the workers on the assembly line to know what the car should ultimately be, but even that was not carved in stone (as often a customer wanting a red car with a V8 would get a car that the trim tag said it was supposed to have a six in it). So the trim tag is not used for identifying the car.

The VIN tag on the door is used for that. If the VIN tag is missing you are in deep Poodoo in Star Wars vernacular.

You can buy a trim tag on line that has any options you want stamped in it. Any date of construction, any color, any trim level, any assembly plant anything you want stamped on the tag. The same people sell new or tea stained aged invoices and window stickers as well. The only things that are illegal to alter is the title and the VIN. That is a federal felony.

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Thanks for the information Dave. I located the VIN tag after all !
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-08-2014, 11:01 AM
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Can you post a pic of the tag?
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