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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 01:59 AM Thread Starter
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1962 2 door Sport Coupe

I was snooping around a junkmans yard and came across this beutiful 2 door HT sitting in the weeds behind a yellow '73 Nova. The 62 needs front clip, but other than that it was straight as an arrow. Sorry, no pictures of the car, but I did get a quick snap shot of the cowl tag. The guy said he was getting ready to crush some cars and I said NOoooooooooooooo. Needless to say that car is not gettting crushed with the rest.

I got some of it figured out, But i'd like other eyes looking at it.
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I'll try and post some pics in next couple days!

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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 11:11 AM
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Your 1962 Impala two door hard top sport coupe was made in the Janesville, WI plant in the third week of March. It had Twilight Turquoise paint on it when it left the plant; with a cloth/vinyl Aqua interior. It was powered by a V-8. That is all the tag describes other than giving the Fisher Body sequence number. There are no accessory codes.

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I noticed it had the letters "ACC", this would be air conditioning correct?
Also, this means there is no way of knowing what motor actually in this car then? I know the vin won't tell you that information.

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Nope that is the part of the tag where the codes would have been stamped if the car had any ACCessories. There are five groups with a single letter code for the accessory. A/C would read 2E (2 for being in the second group and E being the code for A/C).

You need this little pocket reference book.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FChevy-Factory-Guide-1950-75-MSA-1%2Fdp%2F0971245886%2Fref%3Dsr_1_4%3Fs%3Dbooks%26ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1341934422%26sr%3D1-4%26keywords%3DChevy%2BCowl%2BTags&tag=5336121807-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325
Which is apparently currently out of print. But you can apparently down load a scanned copy of the book here:

http://twitpic.com/a1cl7d

Or it is for sale here with out a price :

http://www.paperbackswap.com/Chevy-C...ok/0971245886/

The original publisher has it (book code 2911)

http://www.msa-1.com/custom/index.cfm?id=34774

And it is a useful book to have.

I just ordered their book number 2611 Chevy Impala as it has all of the info you need (Covers casting numbers, suffix codes, transmission codes, rear axle codes, part numbers, production counts and more.)

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Thanks Dave,
I see it now..... http://www.348-409.com/acc1.html

I deffinetly do need a reference book to help with some of the trim tag stuff. Thanks again.

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-11-2012, 10:07 AM
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Dave,
The site you show above to download a copy of the book shows a warning from my antivirus software that the site contains malicious software and warns not to click on "download".

Just a heads up but thanks for all your help. I know you mean well.
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My anti-virus software didn't offer me that warning, so it is time to update my database of known offenders I guess. I was curious how they could just copy the author's work like that.

Mark Allen, the author, sent me a nice letter thanking me for the sale when I bought three more of his little pocket guides to add to my library. (the last

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One clarification on when Dave says "It was powered by a V-8".

This information can not be determined by the cowl tag. ALL early impala trim (or cowl) tags were stamped with a "V8" code.

The VIN alone will indicate if it was originally equiped with a 6cyl or a V8 engine.

This issue comes up quite often and is causes some confusion with original 6cyl owners.

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Warne,

If you see any 64-70 fullsize chevies in this yard, could you snap pictures of the vin and cowl tags so I can get these cars into the database. Once they are crushed, the info is gone for good.

Thanks, Warren
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No problem, I plan on going out there sometime this week to snap some pictures of the '62 so of course I'll snap pictures of all I can. Maybe I'll find another one in some tall grass.

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Thanks! looking forward to seeing ore pics of whatever you find
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You wont have to much longer to wait... I working a deal right now for a trade/sale for my '77 Firebird.

A 1966 Impala SS barn car trailered to my house + $3000 cash money for the '77 Firebird =

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Happy to hear that.
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I went out to take some pictures of the '62 2 door and noticed the yellow '70s Nova, which was the '62s tall grass buddy, was gone......crushed!! My junk guy had 5 piles of cars all stacked up like cord wood that he had just crushed in the last week.
He did what I asked and didn't crush the '62 .....Happy day Now I just got to get it off the blocks, put some wheels on it, and get it on a trailer.

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