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  1. balloonpilot

    balloonpilot New Member

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    I was trying to decode my trim tag with the list from Nasty Z28 but am confused by some of the information.
    Can one of you interpret it for me?

    Thanks
     

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  2. Jonesy

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    80 -1980 model year
    01A - Built 1st week of January 1980
    1FP87 - Chevrolet Camaro Base Level
    L - Built at Van Nuys, CA assy plant
    105886 - Body sequence number
    62R -Tan Vinyl Interior
    29L -Dark Blue Lower Exterior Color
    29U -Dark Blue Upper Exterior Color (so basically no vinyl top)
    W = Water Based Paint
    A51 - Bucket seats (only thing available)
    --- = no T-Tops
    T - Tan Dash and steering column color
    8 - Z28
    036255 - Internal Plant Codes
     
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  3. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    His trim tag has a "W" for water based paint.
     
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  4. balloonpilot

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    Thanks guys,
    That 036255 is what threw me.

    Maybe you can answer another question. On the interior color, I have seen colors of saddle tan and camel. Is there a difference?
    Also, in looking for replacement interior trim, most of what I find is black. I did see paint for interiors. Is that how it has to be done? Paint it?
     
  5. Jonesy

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    You can buy reproduction seat covers in the correct color. As far as plastics, they can be repainted using the proper prep methods and paints.
    You may also find tan interior pieces for sale on ebay or this site.
     
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    I don't know what it is...but the colored plastic seems to be the ones that turn soft/brittle and crack. All the reproduction trim seems to be black, but easily prepped and painted.
     
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    Thanks again!
    I'm sure there will be many more questions as I go!
     
  8. Jonesy

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    I agree with that about the plastic going brittle and deteriorating over time.
    My 79 was pretty much garaged all its life and the plastic trim and side panels got brittle and crumbled.
    I had to source a panel or two and repainted them and that light blue interior is a bitch to find the right colors.
    Some pieces went from light blue to grey over the years.
     

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