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Vin and cowl tag can anyone decode them? Rate Topic: -----

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:24 PM

Just wondering if anyone can decode a vin number and a cowl tag?
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:27 PM

yes we can,post it and we will decode it for you.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:57 PM

vin is

223871L109078

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s46/isogrifo/Firebird%20Project/0104001634.jpg


Looks like:

ST 71-22387 L 07309 BDY
TR 203 67 67 PNT
03A 541893 050543

either 03A or 08A on the last line

also, is there such a thing as a sunroof firebird? I know of one that's for sale and it says it's a sunroof?
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 09:43 PM

Hi Joel.



I have not been able to get on this site for a while and for some reason it will not let me post… I get an internal server error.



The Mods and experts here will have the complete information and will also help on the Body ID plate. I don't want to get in trouble with the Mods…but here goes, from what I recall,


VIN = 223871L109078

223871L109078



The first digit is the GM line number. Pontiac is 2.

The second digit is series number. Firebird is 2.

The third digit is Model/Engine number. For Standard model (1970-71) it is 3.

The fourth and fifth digit is Body type number. For the Sport Coupe (all)(1970-71) it is 87.

The sixth digit is model year. For 1971 it is 1.

The seventh digit is the assembly plant. Van Nuys, California is L.

The eighth to twelfth digit is sequential production number. It starts with 600001 for L6 models and 100001 for V8 models. So this car was a V8.



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Posted 04 January 2010 - 10:52 PM

Thanks!
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 11:54 PM

Here is a good writeup on the cowl tag.

http://www.78ta.com/cowl.php
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 05:18 PM

a sunroof was never a factory option on firebirds,but i have seen alot of birds with aftermarket sunroofs,so i am sure that one you have found is aftermarket.
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 11:26 AM

thank you mike! I didn't think it was original but I was just wondering
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