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Offline 77tagoldenrod

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« on: August 05, 2006, 05:44:01 PM »
I have a 77 TA that I just bought for a restore.  Damn this is going to be a big project.  Anyway, are there any numbers that are supposed to match between the Cowl tag and the Vin? I know other cars have the production number from the Vin matching the Production Number on the cowl.  Should the match?  If so, why wouldn't mine?
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2006, 11:02:30 PM »
Cowl tag and VIN will not match.  There is a body number which is located on the factory build sheet (box 24) matches the BDY number on the cowl tag.  This number is also located in Box 1 of the build sheet as Job Sequence Number and begins with a 2.  

PHS invoice does not have any data plate info on it.
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2006, 11:47:59 PM »
Check out the bottom of this page for photos of the numbers John is talking about on the cowl:

http://www.78ta.com/build.htm
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2006, 08:58:49 AM »
I found 4 small pieces of the build sheet under the drivers seat when I pulled the interior so that is of no help.  Is PHS my only option as far as getting specifics on the cars build information?
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2006, 09:08:18 AM »
There might be a chance that there is a second build sheet still on top of the gas tank, but other than that, yes, PHS is the only option left.
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2006, 09:36:34 AM »
Thanks.  Gas tank not original so I'm sure nothing there.  I also just posted for sale on this site.  Financial reasons.
68 Firebird 400 Ram Air (SOLD)
77 Goldenrod Yellow TA (Restoring back to yellow)