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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-01-2018, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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LOS built "S" and "R" rpo?

On my LOS built 65, position 2 on the trim tag is "2SR". I've figured out everything else, but can't find what SR translates to for an RPO accessory. Anyone run across this before? <edit> reading more, I realize that S and R are separate RPOs. <edit again> Once I figured out that S and R are separate, I went back to the awesome google docs decoder and put the letters in SEPARATELY. Sure enough, rear seat speaker, and rear antenna. Guess I need to crawl in the trunk to see if there used to be an antenna back there. Car was painted once in the mid-1980s...



Looking at the Camaro site, am I safe to guess that SR might be the antenna and the rear speaker? My antenna is on the front fender, though. The Chevelle site seems to list the same info

http://chevellestuff.net/qd/tags/1965/bf/bf_decode.htm



http://www.camaros.org/numbers.shtml#67Codes




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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-02-2018, 11:37 AM
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Says the same thing on Warren's page, looks to be correct, I would check as you said to see if there is any body work or welding on the pass. Upper quarter....

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Just went out and checked the car. Sure enough, in the trunk, a little rectangular sheet metal on the underside top of the quarter where the antenna used to be. Doesn't fully explain why there is an aftermarket antenna on the front fender, but at least I now know that it was an original rear antenna car!

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May have been an aftermarket radio installed (FM) that needed a better antenna for improved reception (at least that is what the K-mart sales rep said when I bought my Sony AM-FM cassette tape player radio). Those aftermarket antennas had shorter cables that required moving it.

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Car still has the factory AM. Strange.

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Antenna

With an AM radio the standard of course was the front fender antenna, the rear RPO U73 was optional. With an AM/FM you could only get a front antenna, U73 was not available with AM/FM. Odd though that somewhere would remove and cover the rear quarter hole in lieu of a front antenna, always thought the rear antenna was more sporty looking but to each his own.

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Was the front fender replaced at some point? Might have been replaced with a fender that had the factory hole and it just came down to closing one or the other of the holes. Those old antennas broke pretty easily and if the rear one was broke and a front style antenna available it might have added to the choice.
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A good explanation. I actually have the receipt for the paint job that was done in 1983. No mention of fender swap, but it makes sense. I can tell you that paint work used to be a lot cheaper! I have all the records dating back to 1978 on the car.

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