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I'm trying to decode the tag. I understand the tag says it's Norwood, originally glacier blue exterior, white interior, base model coupe, with a V8, and built late Aug. But I'm not fully understanding the VIN vs Tag. Is the number after NOR supposed to match the last 6 of the VIN? 67a stated with 1 and 69s with 5 and up. Am I looking at a mismatch 67 and 69 or I looking at this wrong?



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Is the number after NOR supposed to match the last 6 of the VIN?
No, the trim tag number is a scheduling code and has nothing to do with the VIN. Just so you know... someone has had that trim tag off the car, so it may or may not be original to your car.
 

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The VIN tag has also been off the car and may not be original to your car.

Need to cross check it against the hidden VINs
 

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I'm trying to decode the tag. I understand the tag says it's Norwood, originally glacier blue exterior, white interior, base model coupe, with a V8, and built late Aug. But I'm not fully understanding the VIN vs Tag. Is the number after NOR supposed to match the last 6 of the VIN? 67a stated with 1 and 69s with 5 and up. Am I looking at a mismatch 67 and 69 or I looking at this wrong?



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To be a little more clear, the trim tag is not pop riveted to the firewall. They had a special rivets and sealer that was applied. Google a bit and you'll see the difference.
 

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OK. I've looked inside the PS fender where the heater blower used to be and I don't see anything. I do have an A/C block off plate there, but I do not remember seeing a number when I installed it. But that was a very long time ago. I will try and take the cowl off and check there. any advice for removing wipers and cowl without screwing up paint?
 

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as noted use a flashlight through cowl slits, partial VIN should be around PS of center under cowl. Ideally those # match your VIN

If not than at some point the car was rebodied or perhaps something more nefarious
 

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I tried that and couldn't see anything.
It is very hard to see, especially if the car has been repainted. The location they are talking about is a flat, horizontal surfaces under that grill that could easily be filled with paint during the restoration.
 

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It is very hard to see, especially if the car has been repainted
Exactly. There are four reasons you can't see the partial VIN:

1. You're looking in the wrong place
2. The car's been repainted and the paint's too thick
3. There's bondo or other filler in that area
4. The partial VIN's been removed (NOT good!)

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I know the car has been repainted a couple of times. I will have to pull the cowl once I get a wiper removal tool.
Thanks.
I would get some paint remover chemical, and then after getting your numbers, apply this if you expose the metal. It’s also a primer.
 

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I believe he is saying he lost the tool in the grill.
The windshield, the wipers, the doors, and the trunk are the only parts of this car I've never removed since I've had it. I've seen the screwdriver method, and the boxed in wrench method, the use of channel locks, but the actual tool looks the easiest to remove and the safest for the paint.
 
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