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Old 11-04-2008, 09:55 PM
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Newbie Cowl Tag Codes?

I have an 83 T-Top Z28 w/ Cross-Fire 305 and Cowl fiberglass Hood. Could you help with mine?

D 04A 1FP87 L 132927
22D 11L 11U W
AF9 CG1
D B S 319481

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Re: Newbie Cowl Tag Codes?

AF9 should be AR9

22D is the interior color... not really sure I want to say Blue? and I suspect the Deluxe Cloth interior.
11L & 11U are Exterior colors The W indicates Waterbase or Waterborn Paint. I do not have the info in frot of me but I think 11 is White...

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Re: Newbie Cowl Tag Codes?

John your correct the code 11 is white and water base (Van Nuys build). Also the 22D is dark royal blue custom cloth interior with L/S seats. That has me puzzled about the seat code as it would AQ9 then wouldn't it? And the CG1 should be CC1 if she is a factory T-Top car.
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Re: Newbie Cowl Tag Codes?

Originally Posted by dford View Post
I have an 83 T-Top Z28 w/ Cross-Fire 305 and Cowl fiberglass Hood. Could you help with mine?

D 04A 1FP87 L 132927
D = 1983
04A = BUILD DATE April (04), First Week (A)
1 = Chevrolet
F = "F-Body"
P = Camaro
87 = 2 Door Coupe
L = Van Nuys CA - Plant of Manufacture
1 = Chevrolet
32927 = Build Sequence
Originally Posted by dford View Post
22D 11L 11U W
22D = (22) Blue Interior (D) "Deluxe Seats"
11L = (11) White (L) Lower
11U = (11) White (U) Upper
W = Waterbase Paint
Originally Posted by dford View Post
AF9 CG1
AR9 = Bucket Reclining Back
AQ9 = AR9 P/Seat & high Performance Bucket D/Seat
CG1 = Fleet Incentive, Consumer Products (-Trk CKGST)
CC1 = T-tops (More likely)
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D B S 319481
Not sure what the last line is, I have seen it before but I forget and I cannot find it in my books... Someone here knows...

Originally Posted by dford View Post

Thank you so much.
No Prob

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Re: Newbie Cowl Tag Codes?

Dford and I have exchanged a couple PM's on the trim tag on his '83. The last line (D B S 319481 ) are plant codes for the interior trim color/type/material. I believe Wildjeff may have done research on these codes. What little I can find is: D - Trim level,deluxe

My '83 has D S 161609 just for example.

Speaking of the seats are they solid dark blue or are they multi-color with CAMARO on them (and repeated on the door panels)? This is what they should be and what 22D indicates in the '82-'87 Camaro Parts catalog for '83.
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Re: Newbie Cowl Tag Codes?

I believe the last line decodes as:

D - Rear spoiler
B - Luggage compartment trim
W - Rear Wiper
N - Locking fuel door
S - Radio accommodation package

This is based on my personal observation so take it for what itís worth, nothing. I have never seen any definitive source (GM) on what they mean. Iím always looking for additional data.

and the 319481 is the schedule date. Note that its for GM internal use so it not a normal Julian date.
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Re: Newbie Cowl Tag Codes?

Thank you Wildjeff as I had hopes you would come on to see this thread. I was way off base on the "D" (should have used the search where this was discussed before) but that's the impression the parts catalog gave me as to it's meaning.

But what's weird is my '83 has the deluxe carpeted luggage compartment trim ,with the locking cover, but doesn't have the "B" on the trim tag. With GM they changed coding so often it's hard to keep track of.
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coolram62 - Thatís not weird, I might be wrong. That why the disclaimer B is one of the options Iím having trouble with. Iíll PM you, I have some questions and donít want to highjack this thread.
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Re: Newbie Cowl Tag Codes?

WJ,
My 83 T/A has D & S, and it does have a Spoiler, The Radio I suspect was original as it was definately Circa 1983... It had the AM/FM Cassette...

Do you know how to decode the Schedule Date?

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Re: Newbie Cowl Tag Codes?

John - I don’t know how to decode the schedule date, I suspect its some sort of tracking code GM used internally that has no direct correlation to the Julian date the car was produced.

Most of the T/A and Z28s I have seen have only D and S, unless they where loaded.
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:18 PM
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Re: Newbie Cowl Tag Codes?

Hi Guys.
Thank you so much.

I double checked and the seat code is definately AF9. Could someone help w/ that one? I accept the CC1 but the second letter sure could be taken to be a 'G'...... at least in the dark!

Everything else checks.

Now, is there anyone who can tell me if this car has a fuel filter? One more... Where do I get a center cap for one of the wheels?

Thank you for all your time.

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Yakima, WA
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Re: Newbie Cowl Tag Codes?

Dford the factory location for the CFI fuel filter is behind the alternator. I changed the routing of the lines on mine and now have the filter mounted on the frame rail next to the overflow tank. The fuel filter part numbers are WIX P/N 33478 and the Fram P/N G3694. You can also use the filter for a '84 CFI Corvette if you have to - I don't have the P/N at the moment.

Scottmoyer , Wildjeff or Okfoz will have to tackle the seat question as I'm at a loss to explain it.
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Thank you so very much. I will look for the filter.

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Re: Newbie Cowl Tag Codes?

I have a 1983 Z28 5.0 H O 5speed with functional hood (odd) and the dana 44 3.31 posi disc rear cowl tag is..ANY INFO WOULD HELP ,

D 03D 1FP87 N 145400
22C 27L 27U E
AR9 CC1
Z28 D80 PT
079590 059807
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Originally Posted by 88MCLS View Post
I have a 1983 Z28 5.0 H O 5speed with functional hood (odd) and the dana 44 3.31 posi disc rear cowl tag is..ANY INFO WOULD HELP ,

D 03D 1FP87 N 145400
22C 27L 27U E
AR9 CC1
Z28 D80 PT
079590 059807


9 years later...... Does anyone have any info on this cowl tag??

My '83 Z28 5.0 CrossFire has a VERY similarly numbered tag as his:

D 05D 1FP87 N 167538
64R 59L 59U E
AR9
Z28 D80 PT
119684 522734

Does anyone know about these numbers?
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Re: Help Please!

Originally Posted by dford View Post
I have an 83 T-Top Z28 w/ Cross-Fire 305 and Cowl fiberglass Hood. Could you help with mine?

D 04A 1FP87 L 132927
22D 11L 11U W
AF9 CG1
D B S 319481

Thank you so much.
For some reason I canít post a question on here. Hopefully this works! Can someone possibly help me decode my cowl tag? It would be greatly appreciated!

D 07C 1FP87 N 183657
7C 59L 59U E
AR9
Z28 D80 PT
1 37817 855892


thank you so much in advance!
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Re: Help Please!

Originally Posted by inkzoo View Post

For some reason I canít post a question on here. Hopefully this works! Can someone possibly help me decode my cowl tag? It would be greatly appreciated!

D 07C 1FP87 N 183657
7C 59L 59U E
AR9
Z28 D80 PT
1 37817 855892


thank you so much in advance!
D 1983
07C July Third week
1FP87 Chevy Camaro 2dr
N Norwood
183657 Body Number
7C interior trim
59L 59U Body color, Lower & Upper Beige
E Enamel
AR9 Reclining seats
Z28 Duh
D80 Rear spoiler
PT Party Time
1 37817 855892 Your lucky numbers.
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Re: Newbie Cowl Tag Codes?

Originally Posted by jstadmud View Post
9 years later...... Does anyone have any info on this cowl tag??

My '83 Z28 5.0 CrossFire has a VERY similarly numbered tag as his:

D 05D 1FP87 N 167538
64R 59L 59U E
AR9
Z28 D80 PT
119684 522734

Does anyone know about these numbers?
D 1983
05D May 4th week
1FP87 Chebby, Camaro, 2 doors
N Norwood
167538 Body Number
64R Interior Trim Vinyl Doeskin
59L 59U E Beige Enamel, upper & lower
AR9 reclining seats
Z28 D80 PT Z28 with a rear spoiler, PT?
119684 522734 Chinese Nuclear Launch Codes circa 4th week of May 1983.
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Re: Newbie Cowl Tag Codes?

Originally Posted by 88MCLS View Post
I have a 1983 Z28 5.0 H O 5speed with functional hood (odd) and the dana 44 3.31 posi disc rear cowl tag is..ANY INFO WOULD HELP ,

D 03D 1FP87 N 145400
22C 27L 27U E
AR9 CC1
Z28 D80 PT
079590 059807
D 03D 1983, March, 4th week
1FP87 Itsa Chebby Camaro with 2 doors!
N Narwood Ohio
145400 Body Number
22C Interior Trim Royal Blue Cloth
27L 27U E Dark Royal Blue Enamel
AR9 CC1 Reclining Buckets, T-tops
Z28 D80 PT Z28 with a rear spoiler
079590 059807 Combination to Dark Helmet's luggage.
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Really, Drew? Chinese launch codes? Luggage? Lucky numbers?

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Re: Newbie Cowl Tag Codes?

You're right, I shouldn't joke. The gibberish numbers are simply the measurements of the Playmate of the month in which the cars were produced.
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Really, Drew? Chinese launch codes? Luggage? Lucky numbers?

PT PARTY TIME

That was my favorite lmao
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It's a little known fact that back in the day, the factory installed a free promotional ham as a token of appreciation. Sadly the hams weren't publicized which led to many being removed from the car before the buyer could take delivery. All that remains now is the tell tale code on the body tag. PT right at the end, to remind the assembly line to install the ham.
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It's a little known fact that back in the day, the factory installed a free promotional ham as a token of appreciation. Sadly the hams weren't publicized which led to many being removed from the car before the buyer could take delivery. All that remains now is the tell tale code on the body tag. PT right at the end, to remind the assembly line to install the ham.
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You made me laugh Drew.
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You made me laugh Drew.
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You actually had me convinced about the ham...
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