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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-06-2015, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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can someone break down this vin number?

168877y145971 just purchased this baby. Thank you in advance
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-06-2015, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Whew Lil Confusing .So far seems like all I can tell by the vin is Its a 67 SS Made in Wilmington Delaware . V8 # 14,597 BUILT ? Guess I'll have to look at the cowl tag . Cold, Dark, Snow,and it's Covered!
Thank you for the link ,Sounds like a lot more rare than a mustang I hope .
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# 14,597 BUILT ?
Of all cars, at the Wilmington plant only.

Two doors, four doors, wagons, and ragtops.
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seems that way .I think it says combined ? that's why I asked experts for help. Decoding doesn't seem to be that simple .tried to do cowl tag Can't figure out the Exterior color . So far It did have bright blue buckets and rear speaker built 12/ 1967 3rd week . Under body aint it says 6 white ? Dont know what the B80c60 means or bwo288 either , Door Panels seem good but dirty . seat seem good with one split in the drivers seat . I may save some bucks in the interior . Going to look in trunk at parts this weekend do inventory of what I got here
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Vin is not going to tell you much about options in the car or that much else. Trim tag will tell you much more about the car. B80 are Roof drip molding bright dipped, C60 is air conditioning. Post the pic of the Trim tag for more help. If you want to see the options available for your car. Visit my page at:
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I posted the cowll tag
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I posted the cowll tag

Can someone help me what i missed ? Color ? 327 ?
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12B Built 2nd week of December

BW Wilimingtin Delaware plant

FF Marina Blue upper and lower, this is the exterior paint not the under body color.

I decoded the B70 and C60 already

844R Impala Super Sport Bright Blue Buckets

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thank you paul . really appreciate that . now I can rest . order carpet too
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Be sure to check for a build sheet in the seats in the springs. Could be in the backs of the bucket seats or under the back seat. That will tell you all options it came with. What engine and trans does it have?
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Be sure to check for a build sheet in the seats in the springs. Could be in the backs of the bucket seats or under the back seat. That will tell you all options it came with. What engine and trans does it have?
Assuming there is a build sheet in the car at all. Build sheets are trash that was supposed to be thrown away. It indicates to me that the person on the assembly line that put that non-standard part (the reason a build sheet was generated in the first place) wasn't doing their job properly. Makes me wonder what other short cuts he took in building the car at his work station.

Of course there was a team of three QC techs whose job it was to find mistakes along the production line or any other obvious flaws that could cause the car to be flagged and placed in a rework lot for months at a time until the end of the model year to be pulled back onto the line so that whatever got flagged originally was fixed.

Many of these cars were occasionally scrapped if they didn't get fixed in time to be sold as the new model year approached (especially if there was a big change in the car's design such as the jump from 1957 to 1958 and again from '58 to '59). If it was be hard to work that car back into the production line for rework, it would be scrapped as part of the cost of doing business.

During big union strike these rework cars were the first cars produced by the non-union supervisors that were pulled back onto the line. The alleged supervisors also included engineers that were put on the line as "a training exercise" so that they could become familiar with the assembly procedure.

There wasn't going to be any good faith on GM's side when bargaining, at least not until they had worked through their pre-strike stock pile of a parts that had been stashed away ahead of time anticipating the work stoppage. This also included the pile of cars in the reject lot that had to be reworked. This plays havoc with those who want a numbers matching car as some parts are three to four months off on date codes compared to the build date code.

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The car was built at Wilmington, DE and build sheets were typically left in the seat springs there among a few other locations. It's not uncommon to find 3-4 build sheets in an untouched Wilmington car!
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Thank you gentlemen I definately will look for it . I hope my car was built by union workers
I am union and been all my life .100%pro Union . ILA longshoreman CHECKERS local #1 first and best . East coast.
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Be sure to check for a build sheet in the seats in the springs. Could be in the backs of the bucket seats or under the back seat. That will tell you all options it came with. What engine and trans does it have?

You were right TAR6569 . Build sheet was in the drivers seat springs .
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Build sheet

Would b great if you could carefully flatten it out and get some good pics!!!!!

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Yes as Paul said please post some Readable pics of the sheet. Did you find the whole thing? It is always good to see more build sheets. I would look for more sheets.

Congrats on the find
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Yes as Paul said please post some Readable pics of the sheet. Did you find the whole thing? It is always good to see more build sheets. I would look for more sheets.

Congrats on the find

Got in photo Album best I can for now
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Yes as Paul said please post some Readable pics of the sheet. Did you find the whole thing? It is always good to see more build sheets. I would look for more sheets.

Congrats on the find

Got in photo Album best I can for now

Rotated Sheet Sorry
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Thanks. So you found this under the front drivers bucket seat? There might be the rest of it tucked under there.

Can you tell me the codes in these boxes?

10 Sched No Date 08 12-09?
30 alternator
33 fuel pump
46 radiator code CL?
63 body lamp harness. code ends in 90?
66 IP Harness
67 Console code DY?
97 R REG 41 42?

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Thanks. So you found this under the front drivers bucket seat? There might be the rest of it tucked under there.

Can you tell me the codes in these boxes?

10 Sched No Date 08 12-09?
30 alternator
33 fuel pump
46 radiator code CL?
63 body lamp harness. code ends in 90?
66 IP Harness
67 Console code DY?
97 R REG 41 42?

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10 08 12 09 that puzzeled me ?
30 50
33 0232
46 missing
63 890 pretty sure
66 CR
67 missing
97 r reg 41 42 ????
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Thanks. Those make sense. Any codes/numbers/letters on the small loose pieces?

12-09 is the date the car was broadcast to the assembly plant
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Thanks. Those make sense. Any codes/numbers/letters on the small loose pieces?

12-09 is the date the car was broadcast to the assembly plant
I think they were blank
112
116
117
radiator upper hose 00 ?
63 says 8 which is part of the 09 63= 809
thats the little pieces .
I have to look again car is covered outside in portable garage with a cover on it. Cold here . I work almost every day Been just coming home looking on forum stoked to do this car. I have to take all the stuff out of the interior and look for other piece or more . Like a treasure map lol
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I'm sure you will find the rest or another sheet if the interior is mostly original and intact. keep us updated if you do. Interesting you are in NJ and the car came from VA
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Would b great if you could carefully flatten it out and get some good pics!!!!!

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I found another piece.
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Would b great if you could carefully flatten it out and get some good pics!!!!!

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I found another piece.
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