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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old May 18th, 18, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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I know it has been off the car just wondering peoples opinions on it. Thank you in advance.


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I know it has been off the car just wondering peoples opinions on it. Thank you in advance.


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The tag experts will probably want the VIN to provide feedback, a picture of it would help. If you're thinking of buying this vehicle, I'd also be concerned about what that body filler on the cowl line above the tag means. Might be a hot mess hidden under there, among other known problematic spots. There are also hidden partial VINs stamped on the firewall that should match the VIN tag at the front of the driver side door jamb near the interior light switch. Then there are the drivetrain stamps, if claimed to be original.
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The tag experts will probably want the VIN to provide feedback, a picture of it would help. If you're thinking of buying this vehicle, I'd also be concerned about what that body filler on the cowl line above the tag means. Might be a hot mess hidden under there, among other known problematic spots. There are also hidden partial VINs stamped on the firewall that should match the VIN tag at the front of the driver side door jamb near the interior light switch. Then there are the drivetrain stamps, if claimed to be original.


I do not have a vin picture at the moment.
Vin is 124377N198147


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Brent, If you're thinking about buying that car RUN. Like Russ said bondo on the firewall isn't good.

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Just for the simple fact of the tag being removed (though "looks" real) it could be from another car ?

Then, bondo in the firewall....only one reason IMO

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I'd also be concerned about what that body filler on the cowl line above the tag means. Might be a hot mess hidden under there, among other known problematic spots.
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Good chance that tag is off this car. Kinda wondering whats holding it on now.

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Thanks for the replyís guy. If this should be moved to tag team please fell free.

Overall the car seems pretty solid. Restored about 10 years ago. Appears to be holding up well.


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There is a line between restored and painted. Nothing in the picture makes me think restored. Tape on wires, squirters missing, hoses just left hanging, poorly executed filler job, and what looks like a spray bomb paint job. I would expect the rest of the car is not as solid as it may look. You have to wonder why the firewall\ cowl had filler. Rust? Crash? If it had rust up there, it has much much more than is visible to you. No attention to detail was paid on that "restoration".

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There is a line between restored and painted. Nothing in the picture makes me think restored. Tape on wires, squirters missing, hoses just left hanging, poorly executed filler job, and what looks like a spray bomb paint job. I would expect the rest of the car is not as solid as it may look. You have to wonder why the firewall\ cowl had filler. Rust? Crash? If it had rust up there, it has much much more than is visible to you. No attention to detail was paid on that "restoration".


I really appreciate everyoneís knowledge here. For the money I can afford to spend what some of you guys can afford to spend. Iím 30 years old and love driving the 1st gens and 70-72 Chevelles. Been around Chevy my entire life. I know at 20K Iím not getting a perfect car by any means. Just want a fun driver to cruise and lay some rubber with. Didnít think someone would try and fake a 67 350/PG car but wanted the experts to check in.


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Thanks for the replyís guy. If this should be moved to tag team please fell free.

Overall the car seems pretty solid. Restored about 10 years ago. Appears to be holding up well.


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Hi Brent and know what your feeling as many of us have gone thru that at sometime in youth. Please be very careful with your money. That car from the little that can be seen is a wreck and no way was it ever restored. My gosh, the firewall, booster and just about everything looks like possibly a paint job and spray bomb with little being done correctly. Many times things seem good due to price and good deals do come up but many a person looking to score a Gen I at a price they can afford end up with a disaster. From what I can see I'd totally skip this car, learn as much as you can and find someone who knows bodywork and can review a car for issues.

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No one here is trying to bash anyone. Just giving advice on what we have learned over the years. I paid $15,500 for my car in 2009. It was a decent looking car. I drove it around for almost a year. I now have over $60,000 in it. Mine is not a rest mod, but looks pretty stock. I did all of my work myself except shooting the color, so I saved a ton of money . just buyer beware is pretty much what we are saying. Learn from our mistakes, or misfortune.

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No one here is trying to bash anyone. Just giving advice on what we have learned over the years. I paid $15,500 for my car in 2009. It was a decent looking car. I drove it around for almost a year. I now have over $60,000 in it. Mine is not a rest mod, but looks pretty stock. I did all of my work myself except shooting the color, so I saved a ton of money . just buyer beware is pretty much what we are saying. Learn from our mistakes, or misfortune.


Oh I know that. Heck I wish I could afford a dry survivor or a fresh rotisserie!

I know any car at my price range is going to need work. Itís a 100% guarantee.


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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old May 21st, 18, 07:18 AM
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Re: Thoughts on this trim tag?

Interesting photos. I learn a lot from this website.

My car's cowl panel was rusted a little. The area above my trim tag was not rusted. Maybe a patch panel was installed to replace the rusted metal and plastic filler covered the seam?

Most cars, including mine, will first rust under the windshield and then later, along the bottom of the cowl panel.
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