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  1. 1978 NYB

    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

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    This is why I'm on FCBO every day!!!!

    Too funny!!!

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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Hilarious but Don't forget the three burnt orange ones.
     
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    cm23uoc Old Man with a Hat

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    Just two more checkmarks in the Brown category. ;)
     
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    1970cat Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    :sSig_goodjob: but you forgot the green ones!
     
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    ayilar Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Peter's car. A low optioned survivor that Pete put a lot of miles on. He bought that in the early 2000s, around 02 I guess. Peter ran into some health issues and had a hard time of it. He did surprise me at Carlisle two years ago.
     
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    kmccabe56 Well-Known Member

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    PLEASE !!! PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!! Replace the word BUILT with the word SOLD!!! Especially when it comes to quoting numbers for options.
     
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  8. kmccabe56

    kmccabe56 Well-Known Member

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    Y codes generally refer to something related to the factory's vision of the end use or destination of the car.

    Y05 is a car built for the U.S.A.
    Y14 is a sold car (as opposed to a car built for dealer stock).
    Y16 is a sale bank car. (It's been spec'd out by some troll in a regional office somewhere meant to be built and shoved down a dealer's throat in hopes he'll be able to sell it.)
    Y93 is "Show car Finish B less gas". So this car is likely headed off to some sort of auto show (hence no gas), or maybe it's going into a press fleet to be handed out to journalists at newspapers or magazines so that they'll write a glowing article about it. (with 5 or so gallons in the tank so that it won't run out coming off the car hauler). There's also a "Show Car Finish A" as well as a "Show Car Finish" (no mention of gas with this one). I have no idea what the distinctions are between the three but obviously somebody thought there needed to be.
     
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  9. kmccabe56

    kmccabe56 Well-Known Member

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    Remember Rule #1 about fender tags. What goes on the tag is the perogative of the guy operating the machine that makes them. Some guys are intent on listing everything they can (which is why some cars have 2 tags), some plants, mainly Lynch Road had entirely different ideas about what was "important" and needed to be on the tag. Some guys might be new on the job and it takes them longer to enter info for a tag until they get used to the machine and the line speed, so those tags might have less on them.
     
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  10. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    The C body tags are pretty consistent but as someone pointed out it seems most Y codes on the 70 tags appeared after a certain date.
     
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    Because each plant handled things differently, the following is a generalization.

    The intent of the tag is to be a portable, durable indication of driveline, paint, trim, and in general, what brackets need to be attached or holes need to be punched in the BIW.

    HOW this was accomplished varies by year and plant. How this was executed varied during the year. What was coded, when it was coded and even where it was coded on a tag changes.

    Cars generally have two tags because of the amount of items that follow the general guidelines. When you have three codes for external mirrors and two codes for exhaust, a tag fills up quickly meaning a second tag is needed to accommodate all the necessary codes.

    In no way shape or form was it up to anyone’s individual prerogative what was included on a tag. Each plant had guidelines.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    That I believe , at least on 70 / 71 cars since those are the ones I follow.
    I've never seen L36 on a 70 polara tag yet L31 and L35 are always on there when applicable .
     
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    MarPar Meat Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Following {this now revived thread-:thankyou: Michel} with interest...

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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    MarPar Meat Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Thought you'd like it :poke:
     
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    There is no one, NO ONE, in the world that would love to see those documents as much as I would. It would save me years of research.

    Even if what went on a tag was left to the discretion of the person that made the tags, you would see patterns based on their preferences. You could track and identify “personality” based on consistency. You don’t see that.

    When you look at 2,000 tags from the same plant and you see very little variation in what was coded or the general philosophy behind the coding, that tells you that there was little personal deviation in what went on a tag.

    When the coding variations are consistent and predictable by time of year or general coding structure, that tells you there was little discretion on what went on the tag.
     
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