STEGMILLER'S SECOND GENERATION CAMARO: 1970-1981

COWL TAGS

The cowl tag is mounted horizontally on the driver's side of the cowl under the hood. It is a metal tag approximately 2x4 inches screwed or riveted to the car.

Los Angeles 1970-71 No Camaros built 1976-78 1979-80 1981
Norwood 1970-71 1972 1973-74 1975-78 1979-80 1981
COWL TAG 1970-1971, LOS ANGELES70-71 LA Cowl Tag
  (1)70 here=year of model
  (2)12487=Camaro Sport Coupe
  (3)BL (1970) or L (1971) means 
     Los Angeles build
  (4)Fisher body sequence number, 
     does NOT match VIN
  (5)723 is interior color & trim 
     level (see elsewhere for list)
  (6)43=lower paint code number (see list), 
     43=upper paint (ex. B=black vinyl top)
  (7)04D=month and week of build, 04=April, D=4th week
  (8)LA cars carry a DP sequence # in this location. It consists of two
     six digit numbers.  The meaning of the first is unknown.  In the 
     second group of numbers, the first two digits are the car's 
     birthday.  The last four digits are unknown.
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COWL TAG 1976-1978, LOS ANGELES76-78 LA Cowl Tag
  (1)76=1976 model year, 1=GM, 
     F=Camaro, (Q=Sport Coupe, 
     S=LT), 87=hardtop
  (2)L=Los Angeles, plant of 
     manufacture.
  (3)Fisher body sequence 
     number, does NOT 
     match VIN.
  (4)Interior trim level and 
     color (see list)
  (5)A51, bucket seats. (on all cars)
  (6)W=water based paint on LA cars
     19L=lower paint color code (see list)
     19U=upper paint color code (see list)
     Letter codes in upper position for vinyl top
  (7)06C=month & week of build 6=June, C=third week
  (8)Color of steering column & inst. panel (incomplete listing)
     | CODE  |   B   |   U  |  T  |  C  |     A    |   G   |
     -------------------------------------------------------
     | COLOR | black | blue | tan | red | lt. gray | green |
 (9)"3" for power windows or "-" without
 (10)8=Z28, S=Berlinetta or LT, Z=RS, blank or dash=Sport Coupe
 (11)unknown
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COWL TAG 1979-1980, LOS ANGELES79-80 LA Cowl Tag
  (1)80=1980, model year
  (2)11B=month & week of 
     manufacture
  (3)1=Chevy, F=camaro, 
     P or Q=Sport Coupe, 
     S=Berlinetta, 87=hardtop
  (4)L=Los Angeles, plant of 
     manufacture
  (5)Fisher body sequence number, 
     does NOT match VIN
  (6)Interior code, see list
  (7)paint code lower and upper, 
     see list
  (8)W=water based paint
  (9)A51=bucket seats, all cars
 (10)CC1=T-tops
 (11)Color of steering column & inst. panel (incomplete listing)
     | CODE  |   B   |   U  |  T  |  C  |     A    |   G   |
     -------------------------------------------------------
     | COLOR | black | blue | tan | red | lt. gray | green |
 (12)"3" for power windows or "-" without
 (13)8=Z28, S=Berlinetta, Z=RS, blank or dash=Sport Coupe
 (14)unknown
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COWL TAG 1981, LOS ANGELES81 LA Cowl Tag
  (1)B=1981, model year
  (2)05E=month & week of manufacture
  (3)1=Chevy, F=camaro, P or 
     Q=Sport Coupe, S=Berlinetta, 
     87=hardtop
  (4)L=Los Angeles, plant of 
     manufacture
  (5)Fisher body sequence number, 
     does NOT match VIN
  (6)Interior code, see list
  (7)paint code lower and upper, 
     see list
  (8)W=water based paint
  (9)A51=bucket seats, all cars
 (10)CC1=T-tops
 (11)Color of steering column & inst. panel (incomplete listing)
     | CODE  |   B   |   U  |  T  |  C  |     A    |   G    |
     --------------------------------------------------------
     | COLOR | black | blue | tan | red | lt. gray | silver |
 (12)"3" for power windows or "-" without
 (13)8=Z28, S=Berlinetta, Z=RS, blank or dash=Sport Coupe
 (14)unknown
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COWL TAG 1970-1971, NORWOOD70-71 Norwood Cowl Tag
  (1)70 here=year of model
  (2)12487=Camaro Sport Coupe
  (3)NOR=Norwood
  (4)Fisher body sequence number, 
     does NOT match VIN
  (5)711 is interior color & trim 
     level (see elsewhere for list)
  (6)51=paint code number (see 
     list), B=black vinyl top
  (7)04B=month and week of build, 
     04=April, B=2nd week
  (8)Some SS & Z28 cars from Norwood are ID'd here (70 SS396/375hp got 
     L78, 71 SS396 got Z27 LS3, 70 Z28 got 28.10, and 71 got Z28.11). 
     The numbers behind the decimal point are the stripe color.  Black 
     stripes were .19, white stripes were designated by .10 in 70, and 
     .11 in 71.
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COWL TAG 1972, NORWOOD72 Norwood Cowl Tag
  (1)72 here=year of model
  (2)12487=Camaro Sport Coupe
  (3)NOR=Norwood
  (4)Fisher body sequence number,
     does NOT match VIN
  (5)711 is interior color & trim 
     level (see elsewhere for list)
  (6)51=paint code number (see 
     list), B=black vinyl top
  (7)04B=month and week of build, 
     04=April, B=2nd week
  (8)A51=bucket seats (all cars)
  (9)Z27=SS350, Z27 LS3=SS396, 
     Z28 YF8=Z28 w/black stripes,
     Z28 ZR8f=Z28 w/white stripes
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COWL TAG 1973-1974, NORWOOD73-74 Norwood Cowl Tag
  (1)74=1974 model year,1=GM,F=Camaro,
     (Q=Sport Coupe,S=LT), 87=hardtop
  (2)N=Norwood, plant of manufacture. 
  (3)Fisher body sequence number, 
     does NOT match VIN
  (4)Interior trim level and color 
     (see list)
  (5)A51, bucket seats. (on all cars)
  (6)74=paint color code. (see list)
  (7)06C=month & week of build 
     6=June, C=third week
  (8)Z28=Z28
  (9)For 1973, code ZR8 for white and YF8 for black stripes.
     For 1974 color of steering column & inst. panel. 
 (10)unknown
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COWL TAG 1975-1978, NORWOOD75-78 Norwood Cowl Tag
  (1)76=1976 model year,1=GM,F=Camaro,
     (Q=Sport Coupe,S=LT), 
     87=hardtop
  (2)N=Norwood, plant of 
     manufacture
  (3)Fisher body sequence number, 
     does NOT match VIN
  (4)Interior trim level and color 
     (see list)
  (5)A51, bucket seats. 
     (on all cars)
  (6)11=paint color code. (see 
     list) Vinyl top also indicated:
	1975      letter code
	1976-78   3-digit code
  (7)02B=month & week of build 
     2=February, B=second week
  (8)Z28=Z28, S=Type LT, Z85=RS (1975-1977), Z=RS (1978)
  (9)Color of steering column & inst. panel. 
 (10)unknown
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COWL TAG 1979-1980, NORWOOD79-80 Norwood Cowl Tag
  (1)80=1980, model year
  (2)11A=month & week of manufacture
  (3)1=Chevy, F=camaro, P or 
     Q=Sport Coupe, 
     S=Berlinetta, 87=hardtop
  (4)N=Norwood, plant of manufacture
  (5)Fisher body sequence number, 
     does NOT match VIN
  (6)Interior code, see list
  (7)paint code lower and upper, 
     see list
  (8)Z28 stripe color code
  (9)L=lacquer based paint
 (10)A51=bucket seats, all cars
 (11)CC1=T-tops
 (12)A31=power windows
 (13)Z28=Z28
 (14)Color of steering column & inst. panel
 (15)unknown
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COWL TAG 1981, NORWOOD81 Norwood Cowl Tag
  (1)B=1981, model year
  (2)05E=month & week of manufacture
  (3)1=Chevy, F=Camaro, P or Q=Sport 
     Coupe, S=Berlinetta, 87=hardtop
  (4)N=Norwood, plant of manufacture
  (5)Fisher body sequence number, 
     does NOT match VIN
  (6)Interior code, see list
  (7)paint code lower and upper, 
     see list
  (8)L=lacquer based paint
  (9)A51=bucket seats, all cars
 (10)CC1=T-tops
 (11)Z28=Z28
 (12)A31=power windows
 (13)Steering column color
 (14)unknown
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