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Deciphering VIN to figure out Build

Postby GunsNCars » Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:13 pm

Okay, so I bought another Monza Spyder (1980) a couple days ago to use as parts on my 1979 Spyder. I needed some interior parts, and better door windows, sill plates, one door panel, anyway you get the picture. So today I am looking it over and I started to sweat, the seats and door panels looked dark blue to me! I could have sworn that it was black when I picked the car up, and the previous owner said it was black, but in the lighting that I had I wasn't sure. (I need black interior parts for my 1979) I finally got desperate and pulled out a rear seat bottom and took it out into the sunlight. Much to my relief, everything appears to be black! This all leads me to my question. I have the VIN, but I don't have the build sheet for the 1980 (I do have the build sheet for my 79). Is there any way to 'glean' info from the VIN that may direct me to colors or equipment used in this Spyder, or am I just S.O.L? Thanks and sorry if this topic has been covered by someone else, I tried to search it, but didn't find anything.
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Re: Deciphering VIN to figure out Build

Postby HI WINDING MONZA » Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:33 pm

Need a pic of the body tag ( on the cowl or firewall under the hood ) to decipher the trim and paint. Vin doesn't tell anything.....

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Re: Deciphering VIN to figure out Build

Postby GunsNCars » Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:47 pm

I'll get a picture of it tomorrow (if it is there) and post it. Thanks for the answer.
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Re: Deciphering VIN to figure out Build

Postby GunsNCars » Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:59 pm

Here is a picture of the under hood tag.
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Re: Deciphering VIN to figure out Build

Postby HI WINDING MONZA » Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:27 am

26 L and U is the paint code ( Dark Blue) 19V is the interior code (Black Custom Vinyl)
26A is Blue Spyder Stripes. A51 is Bucket Seats

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1992 Pontiac Sunbird Coupe 2.0 OHC MPFI I4 TH125C 154k miles
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Re: Deciphering VIN to figure out Build

Postby GunsNCars » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:42 pm

Thank you for the info!!!
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Re: Deciphering VIN to figure out Build

Postby HI WINDING MONZA » Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:50 am

29 U and 29L is Dark Blue. Not 26 ,sorry for the typing error. :bang:

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1992 Pontiac Sunbird Coupe 2.0 OHC MPFI I4 TH125C 154k miles
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Re: Deciphering VIN to figure out Build

Postby RedFiveKBS » Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:27 pm

Here you go.

First line
80 - 1980
10B - Built 2nd week of October
1HR07 - Chevy Monza Hatchback
7 - Lordstown
122768 - Sequential VIN number

Second Line
19V - Black Rattan Grain Vinyl
29L/29U - Dark Blue Metallic
26A - Blue Spyder Decals
L - Lacquer Paint

Third line
A51 - Bucket Seats
29 - Z29 Spyder package
33- 33rd day of production (may be 133 or 233?)
3188 - scheduling number.
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Re: Deciphering VIN to figure out Build

Postby GunsNCars » Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:18 pm

Very cool! Thank you very much for all the information. I wish I could figure out where they hid the build sheet! Maybe I will still find it.
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Re: Deciphering VIN to figure out Build

Postby Trap4x4 » Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:43 pm

Hi all.... Hope no one minds me piggy backing on this thread. Heres my vin tag for decoding ...
Thanks
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Re: Deciphering VIN to figure out Build

Postby HI WINDING MONZA » Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:56 pm

First line:

80- 1980.
03A - 1st week of March
2HMO7 - Pontiac Hatchback
7- Lordstown , Ohio Assembly Plant
569219- Sequence Build Vin

Line 2:

74G - Carmine Ramrod Cloth with Dover Bolster interior
85L - Richmond Gray paint ( lower)
85U-Richmond Gray paint ( upper)
75A -Red Pinstripe
L - Laquer Paint

3rd Line:

A52- Bucket seats
74X- Oyster with Carmine accents seats?
C6 or 66. ?

4th Line:

91- 191st or 91st day of production
9811- Scheduling Number

Not sure on the C6 or 66, could be A/C, also on the 2 different interior codes ( Carmine and Oyster)

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1992 Pontiac Sunbird Coupe 2.0 OHC MPFI I4 TH125C 154k miles
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Re: Deciphering VIN to figure out Build

Postby Trap4x4 » Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:26 am

Doug ... much appreciated. I guess i should have mentioned that it is a sunbird formula edition - faded grey with the formula stripping and lower black paint. no a/c either.
The one line is 66.
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Re: Deciphering VIN to figure out Build

Postby HI WINDING MONZA » Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:25 pm

66 is the Formula package....

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1992 Pontiac Sunbird Coupe 2.0 OHC MPFI I4 TH125C 154k miles
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