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Username Post: factory misplaced Build Sheets        (Topic#353073)
Sitsmorethandrives 
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Loc: Fort Worth, Tx
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09-18-18 11:25 AM - Post#2746545    

I've read on two Chevy/Chevelle sites now that at least a few early "70s" ended up with another cars BS (or additional cars BS's). I've owned a nice '70 SS Elky 20 years now, but needing to sell, am searching wider and 'further'(now 'outside' vehicle). Does anyone with a Kansas City built '70 Chevy/Camino have multiple sheets (even just a copy in your binders) which has a VIN ending in 76942 ?! Thanks for looking!



 
elcamino 
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elcamino
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10-04-18 04:00 AM - Post#2747832    
    In response to Sitsmorethandrives

I know you likely know this, but this is for those who don't.

Build sheets were never intended to be left in the vehicle to be part of the official documentation that shipped with the vehicles. They were instructions to assembly line work stations to detail the correct parts, assemblies and sub-assembly to be used in the build and often those were attached to the assembly as it was feed to the main line to be sequenced to meet up with the car are it traversed down the line. There were dozens generated and once the items were installed they were garbage and most were thrown in nearby trash containers or littered the floors on the line or got carried to the next car and tossed. Any visible BS's were supposed to be cleaned up at the end of the assembly line or the dealer when the vehicle arrived. The fact that many are found today is because they were hidden from view by other components, carpet, inside door panels, taped to top of gas tank, taped to inside of front fenders, etc etc. Many plants (GMAD) also built other models and you might find a Impala, or a GTO BS in a Chevelle. Its just luck that many survived for all these years.

Mike
2017 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate 6.2L(420hp)/8-sp Z95
2018 Polaris RZR S 900 EPS


 
Sitsmorethandrives 
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Loc: Fort Worth, Tx
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10-11-18 11:15 AM - Post#2748439    
    In response to elcamino

Thanks Mike. (on vacation recently). I'm just trying ANY way to get a BS for my Elky, as it's an LS6. It is such: of course according to the classic car dealership(20 yr bk); and the many lil 'proofs' within it. >>(Holley part #, intake #, distributor #, front Vin stamp/TO226, the M-22 w/3.31, the LS5/LS6 rear axle housing, block plugs near oil filter, solid lifters, head #, deep pulley w/ #s, and date codes in 'chronological' order. Just desire that item most want to see. Gracias again!



 
wagonman100 
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wagonman100
Loc: Baltimore, MD
Reg: 11-27-04
10-14-18 09:04 AM - Post#2748632    
    In response to Sitsmorethandrives

I think people like to see a build sheet, but don’t necessarily want to see them since they know they are not in most cars. Ironically I was just watching Girls Garage and they found the build sheet on one of the girls grandmother’s 1967 Grand Prix convertible above the gas tank. I do have the build sheet for my 1972 Monte Carlo, but most of the original stuff is long gone on mine. But I don’t care about that. My build sheet says it’s supposed to have cloth interior, but it didn’t. I know sometimes if they didn’t have a component specified on the sheet handy, they put another one on just to keep the line moving, so they aren’t always accurate.

Jay
Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon


 
elcamino 
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elcamino
Loc: Lake Superior-Michigan US...
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10-14-18 11:42 AM - Post#2748642    
    In response to wagonman100

If you can picture the car moving down the track and a conveyor bringing one seat at a time to install. They were not stock piles of seats sitting for the worker to pick from. Over the years things get changed. I recall way back when a friends dad bought a new 1967 Camaro RS and was adamant he did not those rally wheels on it so the dealer put on regular wheels and caps. So it more likely someone replaced the seat with something they like better or the seat was reupholstered.

Fyi - They been faking BS's for years. Any restored car for sale is a big gamble.

Mike
2017 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate 6.2L(420hp)/8-sp Z95
2018 Polaris RZR S 900 EPS


 
wagonman100 
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wagonman100
Loc: Baltimore, MD
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10-15-18 10:05 AM - Post#2748734    
    In response to elcamino

My build sheet is definitely original. The seller didn’t even mention it was in the glove box. The seats were never reupholstered either. Mistakes happen. Maybe the workers just grabbed the wrong ones. Who knows at this point. Doesn’t really matter since the car is customized now anyway.

Jay
Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon


 
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