Team Chevelle banner
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I recently purchased a 72 Chevelle SS. I would like to look for a build sheet and think I have a good chance at finding one since it still has all original interior and has been in storage for the past 20 years. Can anyone tell me the best place to start looking. Any halp would be appreciated.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,984 Posts
Just a few ideas. Build sheets have been found, On top of the gas tank, tucked into the springs of the lower back seat, taped to the inside of the door panel, under the tar sound deadener on the front pas. floor pan, taped to the inside of the front fender between the fender and the inner wheel well.
There are other places that I can't think of right now but that will get you started.
Good Luck.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,266 Posts
Don't be disappointed if you don't find one. When the assembly line workers were done with them the sheets were garbage. Some actually got thrown in the trash bins where they belonged. Some are found in cars because it was easier to dump them there. This is why some people report finding up to 3 sheets in their car.
 

·
Gold Founding Member
Joined
·
64,448 Posts
Don't be disappointed if you don't find one. When the assembly line workers were done with them the sheets were garbage. Some actually got thrown in the trash bins where they belonged. Some are found in cars because it was easier to dump them there. This is why some people report finding up to 3 sheets in their car.
I've seen that stated here many times and I'm not really in disagreement with the fact but I always wonder how can it be easier to dump (place) a build sheet up inside the seat springs or lay it on top of a gas tank than it is to toss it in the trash?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,919 Posts
I've seen that stated here many times and I'm not really in disagreement with the fact but I always wonder how can it be easier to dump (place) a build sheet up inside the seat springs or lay it on top of a gas tank than it is to toss it in the trash?
i've wondered the same thing
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Hey guys, I found a build sheet in the car!!! It was under the pass bucket seat under the spring. It is kinda frayed on the edges but at least I found one! Hopefully I can find another in better condition when I take out the back seat and door panels. I have heard some guys say they have found up to three build sheets. Here are options listed on build sheet:
DEALER: REX OSTEEN CHEVROLET INC
100 COLLEGE ST PO 27
GREENVILLE SC 29602

A01 TINT GLASS ALL
A51 BUCKET SEAT
B22 DR INR PNL MLD
STD ROOF DRIP MLDG
STD RECESS W/S/W
C60 AIR CONDITION
D35 CUST R/V MIRRO
D55 FLOOR CONSOLE
D88 HOOD/DECK STRP
F41 SPEC PERF SUSP
GW5 273 RATIO AXLE
JL2 DISC BRAKES
J50 VAC POWER BRAKE
L48 350 4-BBL V8
M38 AUTO TRANS CB
N40 POWER STEERIN
PM7 F60X15 W/L TRS
UM1 AM RADIO & TAP
U14 I/P GAUGES
U35 ELECT IC CLOCK
U76 W/S ANTENNA
?R8 WHT SPORT STRIPE
Z14 A/C BODY CONV
Z15 SS350 GROUP

IS IT SAFE TO SAY I HAVE A REAL SS CAR NOW?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
19,751 Posts
It first has to be hosted on the Internet somewhere; there are numerous free picture hosting sites. Then you have to get the URL (address) of the photo itself. Then use either the Insert Link or Insert Image on the toolbar above the text area on the message entry dialog box.

The URL would look something like http://www.picturehost.com/myphotos/photo.jpg
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
19,751 Posts
I've seen that stated here many times and I'm not really in disagreement with the fact but I always wonder how can it be easier to dump (place) a build sheet up inside the seat springs or lay it on top of a gas tank than it is to toss it in the trash?
I'd think if you're installing door panels, seats, etc. for 8 hours a day and only have say 30-45 seconds (a guess) to pick up the seat and get it installed before the next car comes to your station, you might not have time to get to a trash barrel and your pockets can only hold so much trash. :D

Obviously many stations did have time as evident that not all Chevelles have numerous build sheets in them if they have one at all. :thumbsup:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,266 Posts
I've seen that stated here many times and I'm not really in disagreement with the fact but I always wonder how can it be easier to dump (place) a build sheet up inside the seat springs or lay it on top of a gas tank than it is to toss it in the trash?
I had many friends who worked the assembly lines. They said there were many build sheets for each car. Every department I would guess. When they were done it was easier to just stuff it somewhere close. They said there was no rhyme or reason to it. I would also guess that every worker did something different. Go check out a line sometime, it's amazing that the cars even run at the end.

Congrats Jeff on finding one, that removes all doubt.:beers:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,199 Posts
I have to agree with Dean
if there was no pattern in this placement of these build sheets then I could believe that they were just left in the car ... trash what ever you want to call it..but most ... MOST of the time the buildsheets that have been found are in the same places !!
in fact some are even Taped into place !!

so now what do we believe ?? I owe my buildsheet to one line workers Weird habits ?? because he taped it to the inner door panel so he could read it while installing something else ???
IF so ? that guy sure got around !! because all the different assembly plants have proof he was there !!
I don't know what the true story was .... but it does kind of make you wonder WTF was going on as the car rolled down that line !!!
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top