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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-08-2010, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Cool 1964 Impala with 4-speed on floor, original ??

Looking for information on trying to determine if the 1964 Impala I have has matching numbers. It is an 8 cyl, 4-door sedan. It has a 4-speed on the floor. I have tried to verify with General Motors if it is factory installed and they are unable to send me any information due to a flood or something. They say they were made. How do I read the various VIN#s that I have.

VIN# (located on door)
41869S131701

Vehicle Serial number (located under cowl grille on top right hand plenum chambers)
Style: 64 1869 SLO3542 (Body)
Trim: 857
Paint: 938
Acc: W2LPS

Transmission: 3840383
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-09-2010, 07:30 PM
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Wow! It is a real 4spd. 2L is M20 wide ratio 4spd. What engine and trans does the car have? Is the transmission a muncie? I'm trying to look up the number you gave off the trans. What condition is the car in? It would be neat if it were stock.

There should be a body build date in the top left and a hand-stamped number in the middle of the cowl tag. Can you post a picture of the cowl tag?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-09-2010, 07:50 PM
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Unfortunately the partial VIN was not stamped on car parts until 1966. If it were numbers matching it would have the correct date codes (parts arrived in the plant no more than two weeks before the build week shown on the trim tag and definitley not after it left the building).

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Joe, if you think the engine is the original you can check your engine date code and suffix on the front left pad (pass side). For a 2L car (manual tranny) your suffix should be a R or RB for a 327 or a C if it is the original 283.


Also some engines did get the partial VIN in '64. If you are lucky enough to have the "RB" 327 engine the partial VIN (S131701) might be stamped right next to it.

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I don't know how to post pictures on this site, but here is the info off the cowl tag as it appears on the tag

CHEVROLET DIV GENERAL MOTOR CORP
10B DETROIT MICHIGAN
STYLE 64 1869 SLO3542 BODY
TRIM 857 938 BODY
ACC. W2LPS PAINT

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TAG IT IS STAMPED AS / /62

THIS CAR FINISHED WITH MAGIC MIRROR ACRYLIC LAQUER
BODY BY FISHER

IT DOES HAVE A MUNICE TRANSMISSION. THE ENGINE IS A 327/300HP. THE CAR IS A TOTAL RESTORATION. WHEN I GOT THE CAR THERE WAS NO ENGINE IN IT. THE TRANSMISSION CAME WITH THE CAR WHEN I GOT IT. IF YOU CAN TELL ME HOW TO POST PICTURES I WILL POST PICTURES OF THE CAR FOR YOU TO SEE.
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Sorry to say that the engine is not the original. When i got the car it didn't have an engine in it. However it did have the transmission. I would love to post pictures but not sure how to do it on this site. Any help would be appreciated...
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You can sign up for a site like photobucket or use google picasa to create web albums. Then just copy-paste link to the picture or gallery here.
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I don't know how to post pictures on this site, but here is the info off the cowl tag as it appears on the tag

CHEVROLET DIV GENERAL MOTOR CORP
10B DETROIT MICHIGAN
STYLE 64 1869 SLO3542 BODY
TRIM 857 938 BODY
ACC. W2LPS PAINT

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TAG IT IS STAMPED AS / /62

THIS CAR FINISHED WITH MAGIC MIRROR ACRYLIC LAQUER
BODY BY FISHER

IT DOES HAVE A MUNICE TRANSMISSION. THE ENGINE IS A 327/300HP. THE CAR IS A TOTAL RESTORATION. WHEN I GOT THE CAR THERE WAS NO ENGINE IN IT. THE TRANSMISSION CAME WITH THE CAR WHEN I GOT IT. IF YOU CAN TELL ME HOW TO POST PICTURES I WILL POST PICTURES OF THE CAR FOR YOU TO SEE.
HERE IS THE LINK TO PHOTOBUCKET ALBUM...LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK

http://s950.photobucket.com/albums/a...20RESTORATION/
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