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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2010, 11:32:34 PM »
you may have other build sheets. I found 2 in 2 separate cars. Behind the seat and above the gas tank on both. Congrats on the find.
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2010, 11:41:05 PM »
i was debating on dropping the tank.  i am confident its a y84, just need to decide if proving that to a potential buyer is worth the effort.  
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2010, 09:30:00 AM »
Not hard with little to no gas in it. Undo the 2 strap bolts behind the bumper and lean the tank down. The gas spout neck will catch it. Reach up and feel on top. If it is there you'll want to take it all the way down as the sheet would be stuck by tar paper and likely very worn (though one of mine was very legible except where the tar paper covered it). You can run PHS for $65 I believe and they will fax a copy within 24 hours and mail originals.
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2010, 03:17:37 PM »
thanks for the tips.  i have removed quite a few tanks in my time.  i found the only build sheet for my 78 w72 on top the tank, it was in great shape except for the tar paper area like you said.

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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2010, 04:47:40 PM »
have any pics of this y84? you know a long time ago i had a y84 and i thought rpo was y88 for all se's lol. (young dumb) so i ended up selling it to attempt to find a 79 y88 lol yep i had a 79 y84 and if i would have really known waaay back then i'd probably still have it. whoops.

this one had y84 on the trim tag so i thought wtf? darn i dont have a y88 lol hehehehe dumb kids.
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2010, 07:20:28 PM »
You can run PHS for $65 I believe and they will fax a copy within 24 hours and mail originals.

Just keep in mind that PHS will only give you the dealer invoice for the car and not the build sheet.  Build sheets were considered "disposable" by the factory and were not archived.  If you don't have one in the car you are out of luck.

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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2010, 08:51:06 PM »
the dealer invoice should include the special edition in the "car description" field at the top left of the dealer invoice & possibly in the options section at the right.  the phs for my 81 pace car says "turbo trans am special edition"  hopefully it does that for 79 se's too. 

can anyone confirm this with a y84? 
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2010, 10:40:47 PM »
it did on the 79 s/e i used to have
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2010, 07:22:43 AM »
it also did on my y88's and also on my y82
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2010, 12:59:32 PM »
thanks for the confirmmation guys,  good to know i can fall back on the phs if i don't find the b.s. on the gas tank.  i'll try & get some pics now thats its a little warmer outside. 

& y'all may see a for sale add soon too!     
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2010, 12:23:01 PM »
WHY!!!!   :o :o :o :o ??? ??? ??? ???
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2010, 06:01:40 PM »
he bought it for parts until he seen it.
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2010, 07:24:23 PM »
he bought it for parts until he seen it.

yep,  didn't know what it was untill i got it home. i have too many "projects" as it is, i don't need another one... yet.  ;)
 
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2010, 08:33:29 PM »
makes sense i guess  ;)
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Re: was there a y84 edition car in 1979 that would have had a 301?
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2010, 04:23:44 PM »
quick update on this car.   i dropped the tank & found what used to be a build sheet... it had basically rotted away into nothing,  but i could see the outline of it!   >:(

so i decided to go ahead & order the phs for the car last week.  that way i can prove what it is to a potential buyer.  i am not looking to gouge anyone because of the "y84"  aspect of the car,  just going to ask a fair price for a restorable t/a with a w72 400 & be able to back up that it's a real y84 car.

i will be posting an add in the for sale section probably by this weekend & will update this thread when i do.  & i can email specific pics to anyone that is seriously interested.  
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