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Re: 1st Post and 1st Vega

Postby 73SILVERGT » Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:46 am

Smiley wrote:Welcome to the forum ! Nice Car!
The front bumper and shifter location look to be 72 or 71.
But bumpers brackets can be swapped and it looks like a darker panel and rivets on top of the trans tunnel.
Maybe it was an auto and someone converted it to a 4 speed.
Double check that the vin number matches the title.


Thank you, very excited about it. No one knows much history of the car as it has been stored since 1984 and the owner has passed away. The general consensus here seems to be that the tranny has been swapped. The gas tank was also dropped, so we are not sure what the owner was up to. I will investigate further when I get it home (within a few weeks) and post some pics! :th:

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Re: 1st Post and 1st Vega

Postby rpoz-29 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:51 am

Great looking car. Pretty sure it's a '72 though, despite the "Vega by Chevrolet" emblem on the header panel. Besides the Opel transmission, no filler panel for the bumper, and it also has the air cleaner for the Rochester 2bbl carb.
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Re: 1st Post and 1st Vega

Postby hammerdown7 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:57 am

Do you have the VIN number?

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Re: 1st Post and 1st Vega

Postby 73SILVERGT » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:01 am

rpoz-29 wrote:Great looking car. Pretty sure it's a '72 though, despite the "Vega by Chevrolet" emblem on the header panel. Besides the Opel transmission, no filler panel for the bumper, and it also has the air cleaner for the Rochester 2bbl carb.


Thanks, I have asked the seller to send me the VIN to get some clarity. :th:

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Re: 1st Post and 1st Vega

Postby 73SILVERGT » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:44 am

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1V77B3U304615 VIN Decoded:

Chevrolet
Vega
2D Coupe/Hatchback
140ci (2.3l) Chevrolet L4 2bbl
1973
Assembled in Lordstown, Ohio
Production Sequence: 304615
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Re: 1st Post and 1st Vega

Postby cosvega76 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:29 am

Certainly a '73. I did notice that it had a '73 dash panel: the "wood grain" is vertical, compared to the '71-'72's horizontal. Curious that the engine and transmission is a transplant.

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Re: 1st Post and 1st Vega

Postby hammerdown7 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:04 pm

cosvega76 wrote:Certainly a '73. I did notice that it had a '73 dash panel: the "wood grain" is vertical, compared to the '71-'72's horizontal. Curious that the engine and transmission is a transplant.

Chuck


And don't forget the front bumper mod although I think that was mentioned earlier. Still a great solid start.

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