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Username Post: 62 cowl tag REAL OR FAKE?        (Topic#358391)
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Reg: 10-07-19
10-09-19 09:50 PM - Post#2777521    

I came across a 62 ss convertible supposably a numbers matching car the cowl tag says SS409 I’ve never seen this before is this a real cowl tag or fake repro? Thanks in advance

Edited by 64dropper on 10-09-19 09:53 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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10-09-19 11:43 PM - Post#2777527    
    In response to 64dropper

It's a reproduction tag, therefore the car is a fake. The seller/owner is trying to pass this car off as something other than how it was originally built.

Cheers, Carl.

1962 SS Impala Sports Coupe s...

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10-10-19 05:37 AM - Post#2777533    
    In response to Carl1962

I can see it now. looks like they are getting pretty good at faking the rivets too.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.

Edited by rrausch on 10-10-19 06:17 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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Reg: 10-07-19
10-10-19 12:20 PM - Post#2777568    
    In response to Carl1962

To me the 6’s look off and I’ve never seen it say ss409 on a cowl tag Some poor guy will get ripped off this is sad

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10-10-19 04:17 PM - Post#2777596    
    In response to 64dropper

There are several things about that tag that give it up as a repro. The rivets are wrong too.

One simple thing to remember about repro tags is that they always look NEW. Originals don't!.


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