GM Media Archives - Third Generation F-Body Message Boards

History / Originality Got a question about 1982-1992 Camaro or Firebird history? Have a question about original parts, options, RPO codes, when something was available, or how to document your car? Those questions, answers, and much more!

GM Media Archives

Old 01-24-2019, 08:52 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
dagwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Rockwell City, Iowa
Posts: 679
Car: 1982 Z28
Engine: LG4 305
Transmission: Auto
GM Media Archives

Well I ordered my dealer invoice from GM Media Archives yesterday. They said it takes 5-10 business days to process. Can I give that information to someone to get a window sticker reproduced? I'm anxious to learn some history about my car!
dagwood is offline  
Old 01-24-2019, 09:55 AM
  #2  
Supreme Member
 
gt4373's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 1,985
Car: 1984 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Engine: 5.0 Liter 4-BBL V8 High Output
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Axle/Gears: 3.73
Re: GM Media Archives

gt4373 is offline  
Old 01-24-2019, 09:56 AM
  #3  
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: milton, ontario
Posts: 231
Car: 1991 Camaro Z28
Engine: 305 cid
Transmission: 5 speed
Axle/Gears: Posi/3:42
Re: GM Media Archives

Originally Posted by dagwood View Post
Well I ordered my dealer invoice from GM Media Archives yesterday. They said it takes 5-10 business days to process. Can I give that information to someone to get a window sticker reproduced? I'm anxious to learn some history about my car!
Hey Dagwood.

I have used this company a few years ago, and they did an excellent job. It looks like now they only offer the service for US residents. I'm in Canada. It looks like I had ordered mine at the right time :+).

https://www.window-sticker.com/
chevypower91 is offline  
Old 01-24-2019, 10:21 AM
  #4  
Supreme Member
iTrader: (28)
 
Drew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Salina, KS
Posts: 17,299
Re: GM Media Archives

Careful with the repro window stickers. In the past they've been more of a fantasy, educated guess, of what the original window sticker would have looked like. They've been shown to miss the mark in the past. FWIW.
Drew is offline  
Old 01-24-2019, 10:37 AM
  #5  
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
BizJetTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sunny Florida
Posts: 956
Car: 88 Formula 350
Engine: L98
Axle/Gears: 3.27
Re: GM Media Archives

Speaking of window stickers......what do you guys think about laminating the cars "original" window sticker ??
Good or bad idea ??
BizJetTech is offline  
Old 01-24-2019, 11:02 AM
  #6  
Supreme Member
iTrader: (28)
 
Drew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Salina, KS
Posts: 17,299
Re: GM Media Archives

Copy, laminate the copy, keep original in safe place.
Drew is offline  
Old 01-24-2019, 11:29 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
dagwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Rockwell City, Iowa
Posts: 679
Car: 1982 Z28
Engine: LG4 305
Transmission: Auto
Re: GM Media Archives

Originally Posted by BizJetTech View Post
Speaking of window stickers......what do you guys think about laminating the cars "original" window sticker ??
Good or bad idea ??
I still have my window sticker laminated from my 88 GTA I sold probably 22 years ago...



dagwood is offline  
Old 01-24-2019, 11:33 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
BizJetTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sunny Florida
Posts: 956
Car: 88 Formula 350
Engine: L98
Axle/Gears: 3.27
Re: GM Media Archives

Originally Posted by Drew View Post
Copy, laminate the copy, keep original in safe place.
Now why didn't I think of this ??
BizJetTech is offline  
Old 01-24-2019, 11:38 AM
  #9  
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Madisonville, LA
Posts: 130
Car: 92 Camaro Z28 1LE- Z03
Engine: 305 TPI
Transmission: 5spd
Re: GM Media Archives

Originally Posted by Drew View Post
Careful with the repro window stickers. In the past they've been more of a fantasy, educated guess, of what the original window sticker would have looked like. They've been shown to miss the mark in the past. FWIW.
Yep, the reproductions are cool to have, but if you see an original window sticker from the same year it will probably look quite different. Don't know why they can't seem to get them right.
detltu is offline  
Old 01-24-2019, 01:18 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
dagwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Rockwell City, Iowa
Posts: 679
Car: 1982 Z28
Engine: LG4 305
Transmission: Auto
Re: GM Media Archives

Originally Posted by gt4373 View Post
Thanks guys....I'll look into it!
dagwood is offline  
Old 01-24-2019, 10:09 PM
  #11  
Moderator
 
scottmoyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,807
Car: 87 IROC-Z, 82 Pace Car
Re: GM Media Archives

Hey guys, don't forget that window-sticker.com is under new management. The new owner is a member here. He does want to make the replicas as close to original as possible, so he might pop in and ask us to help with other window stickers that are similar so that he can reproduce it accurately.

Dagwood, if you do order one, remind them to come up here to get photos. The users TGO name is Triple A.
scottmoyer is offline  
Old 01-24-2019, 10:11 PM
  #12  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
dagwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Rockwell City, Iowa
Posts: 679
Car: 1982 Z28
Engine: LG4 305
Transmission: Auto
Re: GM Media Archives

Originally Posted by scottmoyer View Post
Hey guys, don't forget that window-sticker.com is under new management. The new owner is a member here. He does want to make the replicas as close to original as possible, so he might pop in and ask us to help with other window stickers that are similar so that he can reproduce it accurately.

Dagwood, if you do order one, remind them to come up here to get photos. The users TGO name is Triple A.
I appreciate that!!! Thanks!
dagwood is offline  
Old 01-25-2019, 09:36 AM
  #13  
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Madisonville, LA
Posts: 130
Car: 92 Camaro Z28 1LE- Z03
Engine: 305 TPI
Transmission: 5spd
Re: GM Media Archives

Originally Posted by scottmoyer View Post
Hey guys, don't forget that window-sticker.com is under new management. The new owner is a member here. He does want to make the replicas as close to original as possible, so he might pop in and ask us to help with other window stickers that are similar so that he can reproduce it accurately.

Dagwood, if you do order one, remind them to come up here to get photos. The users TGO name is Triple A.
That is really awesome to hear.

detltu is offline  
Old 01-25-2019, 01:33 PM
  #14  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Somers, NY
Posts: 65
Car: 1987 IROC-Z
Engine: 5.0L TPI LB9
Transmission: 5-speed manual (T5)
Axle/Gears: 3.45 POSI
Re: GM Media Archives

Originally Posted by scottmoyer View Post
Hey guys, don't forget that window-sticker.com is under new management. The new owner is a member here. He does want to make the replicas as close to original as possible, so he might pop in and ask us to help with other window stickers that are similar so that he can reproduce it accurately.

Dagwood, if you do order one, remind them to come up here to get photos. The users TGO name is Triple A.
Just to confirm what Scott wrote, I had a good experience with Triple A over a year ago (in 2017). A couple of mistakes were made in the window sticker he made for
my 1987 Camaro. When I wrote to him about it, he quickly revised the window sticker and sent me the new copies with the corrections.
When I get a chance, I'll post the original and revised versions, but I don't have them with me at the moment.

I had seen older threads where people complained about someone's refusal to make corrections, but it does seem service has been improved.
I appreciate it!

JohnFB is offline  
Old 01-25-2019, 02:28 PM
  #15  
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Madisonville, LA
Posts: 130
Car: 92 Camaro Z28 1LE- Z03
Engine: 305 TPI
Transmission: 5spd
Re: GM Media Archives

Originally Posted by detltu View Post
Yep, the reproductions are cool to have, but if you see an original window sticker from the same year it will probably look quite different. Don't know why they can't seem to get them right.
So, I don't know when the last time I looked at the site was, but it looks completely different and the years I checked look like correct matches. Chalk it up to bad info or some big improvements to the site by the new owners. Really happy to be wrong on this. I'm going to place an order with them this weekend.
detltu is offline  
Old 01-25-2019, 03:53 PM
  #16  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
dagwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Rockwell City, Iowa
Posts: 679
Car: 1982 Z28
Engine: LG4 305
Transmission: Auto
Re: GM Media Archives

I already got my invoice info! That was fast! Well worth the money. I got probably 120 pages of cool info! Heres the sheet I was looking for...


dagwood is offline  
Old 01-25-2019, 04:23 PM
  #17  
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
BizJetTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Sunny Florida
Posts: 956
Car: 88 Formula 350
Engine: L98
Axle/Gears: 3.27
Re: GM Media Archives

Originally Posted by dagwood View Post
I already got my invoice info! That was fast! Well worth the money. I got probably 120 pages of cool info! Heres the sheet I was looking for...

Congrats, that is really cool !!
I may do the same
BizJetTech is offline  
Old 01-25-2019, 05:20 PM
  #18  
Moderator
 
scottmoyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,807
Car: 87 IROC-Z, 82 Pace Car
Re: GM Media Archives

Awesome. The receiving dealership is Clements Chevrolet. Look at the selling dealer of my car!

scottmoyer is offline  
Old 01-25-2019, 06:08 PM
  #19  
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Lawrence Kansas
Posts: 137
Car: 1989 IROC Z28
Re: GM Media Archives

When you get the info from the media archives is it a hard copy mailed to you or is it emailed to you?
irvan is offline  
Old 01-25-2019, 06:20 PM
  #20  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
dagwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Rockwell City, Iowa
Posts: 679
Car: 1982 Z28
Engine: LG4 305
Transmission: Auto
Re: GM Media Archives

Originally Posted by irvan View Post
When you get the info from the media archives is it a hard copy mailed to you or is it emailed to you?
Everything was emailed as pdf files.
dagwood is offline  
Old 01-25-2019, 06:21 PM
  #21  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
dagwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Rockwell City, Iowa
Posts: 679
Car: 1982 Z28
Engine: LG4 305
Transmission: Auto
Re: GM Media Archives

Originally Posted by scottmoyer View Post
Awesome. The receiving dealership is Clements Chevrolet. Look at the selling dealer of my car!


HA! That's pretty awesome!
dagwood is offline  
Old 01-25-2019, 06:46 PM
  #22  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
dagwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Rockwell City, Iowa
Posts: 679
Car: 1982 Z28
Engine: LG4 305
Transmission: Auto
Re: GM Media Archives

Scott,

I talked to a salesman there just now. I asked if they had records that far back to find the original owner. They dont have records that far back. He's sending me a keychain from the dealership
dagwood is offline  
Old 01-25-2019, 06:59 PM
  #23  
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Lawrence Kansas
Posts: 137
Car: 1989 IROC Z28
Re: GM Media Archives

Thanks
irvan is offline  
Old 01-25-2019, 09:36 PM
  #24  
Moderator
 
scottmoyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,807
Car: 87 IROC-Z, 82 Pace Car
Re: GM Media Archives

I have all the paperwork and documentation from the original owner of my car. I bought it from the family after the original owner passed away. They gave me folders of paperwork, including the annual insurance renewals, windshield wiper replacements, oil changes, etc.
scottmoyer is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 01:29 PM
  #25  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
dagwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Rockwell City, Iowa
Posts: 679
Car: 1982 Z28
Engine: LG4 305
Transmission: Auto
Re: GM Media Archives

Originally Posted by scottmoyer View Post
Awesome. The receiving dealership is Clements Chevrolet. Look at the selling dealer of my car!


Scott
Do ya want a keychain from the dealership that ordered your car new? They sent me a few and I'll mail ya one if its something you'd like


dagwood is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 01:41 PM
  #26  
Supreme Member
iTrader: (1)
 
88IROCvertZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: New England
Posts: 1,531
Car: 1988 IROC Z Convertible
Engine: 305 TPI (LB9)
Transmission: 700 R4
Axle/Gears: G80 GU2
Re: GM Media Archives

I need to get on this for my car.. would love to know what dealer it came from and see the window sticker!

Good to know the guy scottmoyer knows cares about the quality of the reproductions!
88IROCvertZ is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 01:41 PM
  #27  
Senior Member
 
LiquidBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 514
Car: 90 Formula / T-tops
Engine: 305 TPI
Transmission: 700R4
Re: GM Media Archives

Originally Posted by Drew View Post
Copy, laminate the copy, keep original in safe place.
Hermetically seal that after vacuum pumping out all oxygen and injecting inert gas!
LiquidBlue is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 01:49 PM
  #28  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
dagwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Rockwell City, Iowa
Posts: 679
Car: 1982 Z28
Engine: LG4 305
Transmission: Auto
Re: GM Media Archives

Originally Posted by 88IROCvertZ View Post
I need to get on this for my car.. would love to know what dealer it came from and see the window sticker!

Good to know the guy scottmoyer knows cares about the quality of the reproductions!

When you print it all out......this is how much info they give you...


dagwood is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 01:57 PM
  #29  
Supreme Member
iTrader: (1)
 
88IROCvertZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: New England
Posts: 1,531
Car: 1988 IROC Z Convertible
Engine: 305 TPI (LB9)
Transmission: 700 R4
Axle/Gears: G80 GU2
Re: GM Media Archives

Originally Posted by dagwood View Post
When you print it all out......this is how much info they give you...

Awesome! Canít wait!
88IROCvertZ is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 03:11 PM
  #30  
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
GASPEDDLER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: South Texas
Posts: 588
Car: '89 Iroc Z28-15,100 Original Miles
Engine: 350 TPI
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: Limited Slip, 2.77 Ratio
Re: GM Media Archives

Originally Posted by dagwood View Post
When you print it all out......this is how much info they give you...

Dagwood, I've purchased an original invoice from GM Archives in the past but never the "Vintage Vehicle Information" packet. Is that binder made up of that packet?

Vintage Vehicle Information ($50)

GASPEDDLER is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 06:42 PM
  #31  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
dagwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Rockwell City, Iowa
Posts: 679
Car: 1982 Z28
Engine: LG4 305
Transmission: Auto
Re: GM Media Archives

All I ordered was the invoice, and this was all I got with it. It came with the following...

1. Invoice for my car

2. 1982 Camaro Facts (info the dealer would use when ordering the car)

3. General Motors 1982 Passenger Car VIN System

4. 1982 Camaro Specifications (BIG section, complete with Pace Car info, etc)

5. MVMA Specifications Form Passenger Car 1982 (Also a huge section)

It was well worth the $50. I highly recommend it!






I dont know why the 1982 Camaro Specifications section has an 87 IROC-Z convertible on the cover lol. This is a big section with TONS AND TONS of info

Ever seen a 1982 Pace TRUCK???

Big section

Last edited by dagwood; 02-08-2019 at 06:54 PM.
dagwood is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 06:55 PM
  #32  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
dagwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Rockwell City, Iowa
Posts: 679
Car: 1982 Z28
Engine: LG4 305
Transmission: Auto
Re: GM Media Archives


dagwood is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 07:11 PM
  #33  
Supreme Member
iTrader: (28)
 
Drew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Salina, KS
Posts: 17,299
Re: GM Media Archives

The 1982 Camaro Facts section is actually photocopies of the pages from the Camaro White Book. The Specifications pages are from sales materials.

The real value is in the invoice, especially if a person already has the other printed materials collected. For someone that is just starting out and doesn't have an extensive library, it's nice to have.
Drew is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 08:02 PM
  #34  
Supreme Member
 
gt4373's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 1,985
Car: 1984 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Engine: 5.0 Liter 4-BBL V8 High Output
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Axle/Gears: 3.73
Re: GM Media Archives

Man, The Cost Of An Auto Tranny Was Cheap Back In 1982.

gt4373 is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 08:25 PM
  #35  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
dagwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Rockwell City, Iowa
Posts: 679
Car: 1982 Z28
Engine: LG4 305
Transmission: Auto
Re: GM Media Archives

Originally Posted by gt4373 View Post
Man, The Cost Of An Auto Tranny Was Cheap Back In 1982.


What I thought was crazy was that the dealer invoice total was $10,475.79 and window sticker price was $11,759.26 That's not a lot of room for profit!
dagwood is offline  
Old 02-08-2019, 09:39 PM
  #36  
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
SirReveller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 348
Car: '89 'ROC
Engine: 5.7L
Re: GM Media Archives

That’s cool! Actually incented to lay down the 50 bones now.
SirReveller is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 07:07 AM
  #37  
Moderator
 
scottmoyer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,807
Car: 87 IROC-Z, 82 Pace Car
Re: GM Media Archives

GM was nice enough to provide some of that info online now. I have the 3rd gen info all saved to my computer.

https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/gm-...tion-kits.html
scottmoyer is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 10:44 AM
  #38  
Supreme Member
iTrader: (28)
 
Drew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Salina, KS
Posts: 17,299
Re: GM Media Archives

The $50 kinda sticks in my craw. I mean for years this was a free service, and it seems a bit petty to charge someone half a hundo for a photocopy of the invoice for their car. I just can't get excited enough about either of my Camaros to pay that much for an invoice.
Drew is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 04:48 PM
  #39  
Supreme Member
iTrader: (9)
 
blacksunshine'91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Camarillo, CA
Posts: 1,848
Car: '91 GTA, '92 T/A Convertible
Engine: GTA: 350 w/Vortec heads, T/A: 305
Transmission: Pro-built 700R4
Axle/Gears: GTA: 3.27, T/A: 2.73
Re: GM Media Archives

Originally Posted by scottmoyer View Post
GM was nice enough to provide some of that info online now. I have the 3rd gen info all saved to my computer.

https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/gm-...tion-kits.html

So they have kits for Geo but not Pontiac? WTF? Guess there must be a huge contingent of Geo history enthusiasts out there that I didn't know about.
blacksunshine'91 is offline  
Old 02-09-2019, 05:46 PM
  #40  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Somers, NY
Posts: 65
Car: 1987 IROC-Z
Engine: 5.0L TPI LB9
Transmission: 5-speed manual (T5)
Axle/Gears: 3.45 POSI
Re: GM Media Archives

Originally Posted by gt4373 View Post
Man, The Cost Of An Auto Tranny Was Cheap Back In 1982.
On the other hand, if one had a 1982 Sport Coupe or Berlinetta, the cost of an auto transmission was much more -- $400 (retail),
according to the 1982 dealer order guide.

I know the V8 cars (Z28s) had a different 4-speed manual than the 4-cylinder or V6 cars, but was it a much more expensive 4-speed
to manufacture? Almost as much as an automatic transmission?


JohnFB is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
N3ZNF
Tech / General Engine
8
04-18-2005 04:52 AM
shipfitter_sjd
History / Originality
3
09-01-2004 10:39 AM
Tyler-88
Electronics
8
03-21-2002 10:17 PM
Hulk0202
Electronics
1
07-25-2001 09:45 AM
Skip Howard
Carburetors
1
02-07-2001 01:29 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: GM Media Archives


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: