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Re: Body tag decoding

Postby razorshot » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:05 pm

here r the numbers I have on my body tag its 1979 monza 2+2
what do they mean
79 06D1HR07 7240012
74j 77l 77u
A51
09-9808
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Re: Body tag decoding

Postby marco_1978_spyder » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:02 pm

razorshot wrote:here r the numbers I have on my body tag its 1979 monza 2+2
what do they mean
79 06D1HR07 7240012
74j 77l 77u
A51
09-9808

Here it is read left to right..
79 Its a 1979, 06D made during the 4th week of June('79), 1 Its a Chevy, H body, R Sport Nose, 07 Hatchback, 7 Built at Lordstown, 240012 is monza number 140,012 for 1979.
Maroon interior, Maroon Exterior
Bucket Seats
That was production day #209- locked in assembly line slot 9808.

Hope that helps
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Re: Body tag decoding

Postby beakerztoyz » Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:27 am

marco_1978_spyder wrote:2 things 2 note on that tag..

B29 is '80's code for Spyder.


Sorry to revive a dead thread but i am trying to figure out this vin decoding thing on my new monza's. 1 of which is a 1980 so if i understand correctly if the body tag has a b29 on it then it came with the spyder option package from the factory?

on another note it seems you are collecting these trim tags and copies of peoples build sheets? if so and if your interested I do have the build sheet for my 1980 sunbird that i can send you a copy of, or post a pic of... and the 77 monza i bought i am just using as parts, when i am done it will b sold as scrap metal i would have no problem with taking the trim tag off of it and mailing it to you.
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Re: Body tag decoding

Postby marco_1978_spyder » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:35 am

It's a good old thread, lol. No problem reviving it.

1978 is my year of most focused study, but I can do some interpreting on the info you have. On the 1980 sheet, it will be interesting to see if yours was part of the extended production run. On the 77 i assume you have just the trim tag as buildsheets are very rare in 77 models. If you have one great. I know one was recently found tucked into a seat bottom. Either way, post them it will be cool to see. At least for me.
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1978 Sunbird notchback 4cyl Auto
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Re: Body tag decoding

Postby beakerztoyz » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:49 pm

! will try and share my info Image Image Image Image Image Image Image
1980 notchback sunbird... 355
1980 monza spyder.... v8

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Re: Body tag decoding

Postby beakerztoyz » Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:57 pm

i was getting a little confused trying to make sure my pics came up, in the last post the build sheet and the first body tag are from my 80 sunbird which is the first carpictured, then theres the body tag of the 77 (apparently) monza parts car which i dunno if its a spyder or not but it has decals.. and a not factory paint job anyways its the next car pictured, the last tag and car which has the big white stripe is an 80 monza which i am kinda hoping is actually a spyder. anyways any help decoding is always helpful.

2 things i would really like to know, is the 80 monza a spyder? and when was the sunbird built (which it dont seem to say anywhere on its build sheet) cheeers thanks for the help, TJ
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Re: Body tag decoding

Postby marco_1978_spyder » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:10 am

Neet. Your 80 was made Just before Christmas 1979. It appears to indeed be a factory spyder with the B29 code.

The 77 is a little interesting. No telling if it was a factory spyder or not, but for sure it was a Yellow one when new, and it was also one of the very first off the 1977's. Built in the first week of Production it look's like. Late August 1976. it was number #433 of the first 500 monza's

The sunbird was built a month after the spyder. In January. The last week of January 1980. on build day number #98.
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Re: Body tag decoding

Postby zzip » Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:15 am

Here is a tag from the other side of the water :

Image

If you want a picture, no prob .

Peter from Antwerp
1988 Monza L4 2.5L
1989 Monza Spyder L4 2.5L
1990 Monza Spyder V6 3.2L
1991 Monza Spyder V6 3.8L
2013 Monza V6 3.8L
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Re: Body tag decoding

Postby marco_1978_spyder » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:30 am

Built the 3rd week of October 1978. Day Number 37.
1978 Monza Spyder V8 4speed, posi
1978 Sunbird Formula V6, 5 Speed, Hatchback
1978 Sunbird notchback 4cyl Auto
2006 Chevrolet Aveo 5 speed Hatchback
Yes, you can refer to me as Mark
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Re: Body tag decoding

Postby beakerztoyz » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:07 pm

Thats cool.... it does kinda suck that the 77 is from a diffrent province and would be basically imposible in its condition to ever get registered because i was born in early 77.. oh well anyways THANKS for the info I am super glad to know the 80 is a real spyder seein as how if the sunbird still wont pass an out of province inspection then all the new parts from it will go to the spyderwhich will become my only h body. and i always wanted to know when that sunbird was built seein as how i have had it for almost 20 yrs. :th:
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Re: Body tag decoding

Postby zzip » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:07 pm

Thanks Marco,

Peter from Antwerp
1988 Monza L4 2.5L
1989 Monza Spyder L4 2.5L
1990 Monza Spyder V6 3.2L
1991 Monza Spyder V6 3.8L
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Re: Body tag decoding

Postby marco_1978_spyder » Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:48 am

Hey NP Peter.
1978 Monza Spyder V8 4speed, posi
1978 Sunbird Formula V6, 5 Speed, Hatchback
1978 Sunbird notchback 4cyl Auto
2006 Chevrolet Aveo 5 speed Hatchback
Yes, you can refer to me as Mark
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Re: Body tag decoding

Postby ponchonuty » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:19 pm

Here's the body tag off my Astre...can't get the hole picture to show up...here is a link to the pic...

http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww32 ... nvgujk.jpg
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Re: Body tag decoding

Postby marco_1978_spyder » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:52 pm

Cool thanks for sharing. The tag indicates your car was built during the 2nd week of April 1977. The line wasn't moving nearly as fast as it had been. So everyone had time to build your car. They even had some extended time off around this time.
Some of the first Monza's (for the Lordstown plant) were rolling down the line then.

It was originally white. Top number is it's body unit number. This number included Vega's and Van's, which were made on the same property, but a separate plant. The bottom is it's number as an Astre.

The buildsheet will help decode the F. It would have something to do with how the body was built...extra holes. Seeing as how the code is where most of the high end option codes are, that required holes, I'd venture to guess that it might be fore the rear spoiler. I could be wrong. It was built on the 118th production day for that model year..
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1978 Sunbird Formula V6, 5 Speed, Hatchback
1978 Sunbird notchback 4cyl Auto
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Re: Body tag decoding

Postby ponchonuty » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:55 pm

Thanks Marco! So it could be a factory spoiler car after all woot woot!!! I still need to get the car down off the stands and moved...got the passenger too close to the wall can't open the door far enough to get my big butt in there lol. Once I find the build sheet I will post that up too. Almost getting to the point where I don't want to cut this car up lol. But I do plan to have as much history on this car before the build gets rolling along to much and that may change the direction I will go with it.
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