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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 10, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Newby here for Decode

Just picked up a 72 Malibu, my first Chevelle.

Can you please decode my trim tag for me

72 13637 OS525364
743 65 A F
4D C08 PNT
Z80-131

Thanks,

Ken
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 10, 1:17 AM
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Just picked up a 72 Malibu, my first Chevelle.

Can you please decode my trim tag for me

72 13637 OS525364
743 65 A F
4D C08 PNT
Z80-131

Thanks,

Ken
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72- 1972
13637- Malibu Sport Coupe
OS- Oshawa, Ontario, Canada (Assembly Plant)
525364- Fisher Body Unit Number
743- White Elk Coated Fabric (Bucket Seats)
65 A- Orange Flame w/ White Vinyl Top (Same color as my '72 was)
F- (Are you sure it's not a "P" on the PNT?)
4D- April, 4th Week
C08- Vinyl Top
Z80-131- (Sure it's not 280-131)- Unknown

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 10, 4:15 AM
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Re: Newby here for Decode

Oshawa vehicles do not have A51 on data plate to denote bucket seats??
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 10, 2:01 PM
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Oshawa vehicles do not have A51 on data plate to denote bucket seats??
Every Oshawa built '72 I've seen DOESN'T list the A51/A52 on the trim tag. Don't know the reason for that. Of course, most plants were different from each other.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 10, 2:11 PM
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Agree with Ethan1 here, none of the 72 Oshawa trim tags I have show A51 or A52. That said, the 743 interior code was used for both bench and bucket so either bench or bucket is an assumption. In fact, trim codes were the same for both bench and bucket in 1972 and on all other plants the A51 or A52 was used to differentiate them.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 10, 3:19 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Newby here for Decode

Thanks guys for the info. The car is now black with white stripes (no vinyl top) and black interior with bench seat. Does anyone have a picture or link for the Orange Flame paint color?
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 10, 4:11 PM
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Straight from DaleM's site:


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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 19th, 10, 6:01 PM
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Just saw a flame orange elky with a white vinyl top and interior. One of the BEST colors for these cars.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 10, 11:40 AM
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Fantastic color combo!!
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 10, 11:57 AM
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Seriously thinking about painting my 72 vert Flame Orange. My brother and I are twins. He has a Black 70 vert and an Orange 72 HT. IF I paint my 72 Vert Orange and my 70 HT is Black them we would really have the Twin Thing going on.....

I like the Orange and White.

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