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"NOMAD" option number?

Postby lleelduo » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:46 am

Does anyone know the option numer for the 1976 nomad wagon option? The only reference I can find in my books is ZM4, but I think that was a GMC Vandura option that gave the van a nicer interior, and a goofy stripe.
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Re: "NOMAD" option number?

Postby stage169 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:36 pm

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cos2482 spells it out in that post. ZR5 is the RPO code and I've looked through the Chevy reports for 76 & 77 and ZR5 is not listed. If they had another unique RPO I could look that up and maybe we would luck out. Brian
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Re: "NOMAD" option number?

Postby mahoy78spyder » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:58 pm

That was a great thread, Brian... missed that one a few years ago.

Found this on Youtube just now... kind of interesting....
http://youtu.be/z9fkzG3Bsno

And I just 'wish' that someone would do this to their Vega Nomad!... :th:
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Re: "NOMAD" option number?

Postby kgroombr » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:17 pm

ZR5 is the correct code. Here is a build sheet showing that option.
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Re: "NOMAD" option number?

Postby mahoy78spyder » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:32 pm

Nice! :th: First time I've seen proof of that RPO!

Hey Marco, another buildsheet for your records! ...and a Nomad no less. :)
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Re: "NOMAD" option number?

Postby lleelduo » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:44 pm

great work, now how much did the Nomad package cost?
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Re: "NOMAD" option number?

Postby kgroombr » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:51 pm

I gathered some info over the years, and I found this info. Can't vouch for its accuracy, but sounds plausible:

The Nomad package was sold to Chevy dealers for $168 (wholesale) by Motortown Corporation of Dearborn, Michigan. A standard Vega Wagon would be ordered from the factory by the dealer, Motortown would pick it up and add the Nomad package, which would transform the Vega into a resemblance of the 1955-57 Chevy Nomad wagon. Motortown would then return the vehicle "to the normal distribution network for shipment".

The List Price (retail) of $198 for the Nomad package included full vinyl roof, unique "B" pillar panel (inside and out), special moldings, and Nomad identification. Recommended options included Rally II Styled-Steel Wheels, Twin Racing Mirrors painted body color, and raised white letter radial tires.

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Re: "NOMAD" option number?

Postby lleelduo » Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:42 pm

Great. I am making my 1978 Sunbird safari wagon into a "Heritage Safari Package" as if they had made one. For the fun of it I am making a window sticker to approximate what it would have cost. The information you all have gathered is wonderful. It has helped me a lot with my restoration efforts.
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Re: "NOMAD" option number?

Postby kgroombr » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:06 am

There was also a sticker affixed to the door pillar or door by Motortown Corporation when this modification was performed. I don't know if the date was written or printed in the sticker, color, font, etc, as I have never seen a real one. I have two Nomads. One is in my storage, and the other one is currently undergoing body/paint.

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I would greatly appreciate it if anybody can provide pictures of this sticker along with information to correctly reproduce one.

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Re: "NOMAD" option number?

Postby lleelduo » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:14 pm

the information that is missing is the month of the conversion. We see about the same thing from van conversion companys when they come in new to our dealership. the conversion company has to certify their modifications meet safety standards at the time of modifiction.
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Re: "NOMAD" option number?

Postby cos2482 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:55 pm

Ken,

How does this work for you?

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Re: "NOMAD" option number?

Postby cos2482 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:31 pm

Larry,

If you need any tips on installing those panels and trim, send me a PM.
Be forewarned that those fiberboard/fiberglass filler panels are continually decomposing after all these years by way of off gassing. you will eventually find small bubbles/pinholes forming within a year or so with what ever you chose for paint .
If you look at the previous Nomad post photos, you will see where some of those panels had eventually shed paint over time.
Mine have been painted now for 8 years or so and still look ok from a few feet. Rub your hand across the panels and you can remove calluses.

Yeah, decomposing, kinda like the direction some of our slimy steering wheels are headed.
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1977 Vega Hatchback (stock, bought new)
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Re: "NOMAD" option number?

Postby kgroombr » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:14 am

cos2482 wrote:Ken,

How does this work for you?



That is a great start. Would be nice to know the color, material, and how/where it was affixed.

Thanks!
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