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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-06-2015, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
 
 
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SS is stamped on my 62 impala vin tag

I know you cannot identify a 62 impala ss except for the trim tag to verify the bucket seats. So. Why would there be "SS" stamped on my tag next to "ACC"??
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-06-2015, 01:08 PM
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I translate your trim tag with the help of Mark S Allen's excellent (pocket) sized book Chevy Cowl Tags: 1950-1975 to read as follows:

62 =========> 1962 Production year
07 =========> Manufactured Month of July
B ==========> Second week of July
1847 ========> Body Style for a V8 Two Door Sport Coupe
Trim 867 =====> Fawn Vinyl Bucket Seats

ding, ding, ding!! You sir are a winner!!! Bucket seats implies a Impala SS

Paint 938 =====> Adobe Beige

Group 1 S =====> doesn't exist

SS could be some one trying to tell you it is an Impala SS: but That isn't
isn't conforming with Chevrolet's way of typing the tags, as such it makes the tag suspicious. You can buy trim tags on line where you fill out the form and tell the guy making the tag what you want it to say on the trim tag. This is perfectly legal to do. What you can not do is touch or modify (removal is also prohibited but often overlooked if done to restore the car) is the VIN on the door frame. That will get you arrested and the car crushed.

By the way the last item of information on your trim tag was an entry for:

Group 2, K =====> Air Conditioning

I recommend Mark S Allen's pocket book series and think any one that is interested in creating museum pieces should definitely buy both books (the other is called

Chevy Impala: 1958-1970

It contains production numbers, casting numbers, transmission and rear axcle code deciphering, part numbers and other such details you need to get those chalk tags correct and all of the paper tags oriented so the judges can easily read them.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/msa-2911

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/msa-2611/overview/

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-08-2015, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks Dave, much appreciated
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