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Thread: Decoding a 1967 Build Sheet

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    Decoding a 1967 Build Sheet

    I recent purchased a 1967 GS 400 and have most of the original documentation - the build sheet and protecto plates were included. After checking out some of the threads here, I have determined what a lot of the numbers mean, but could not figure everything out. Any help would be appreciated in deciphering these numbers.

    Here are the numbers (with what I figured out):

    VIN: 446177B114527 (Buick GS 400 2 door hardtop coupe built in Baltimore)

    Body Plate:

    01B (January, 1967, second week)
    44617 (same as VIN)
    198 (Black Vinyl interior)
    172 (Job #)
    BAL 917 (917th GS 400 body in Baltimore)
    R2 (Apple Red, black vinyl roof)
    418384 (??)

    Build Sheet (a lot matching body plate data):

    Sequence: 785
    Mo. & Day: 01, 10
    Job: 172
    Style: 44617
    Body No. 000917
    Trim: 198
    Seat: B (Assuming Bucket - as installed)
    Paint: R2
    First Group: E (??)
    Second Group: 2C_EZG_ _R (??)
    Third Group: empty
    Fourth Group: 4F_ _ _HC (??)
    Fifth Group: 5K_ _ _Y (??)
    F & SO-COPO: Empty
    Last block: 418384 (??)

    Protecto Plates:

    J E Bickers 04-126 (Dealer ??)
    6111 N 18th St 02-04-7 (Delivery Date ??)
    Arlington VA 7B114527

    198 RR (Trim & paint ??) 446177B114527
    NR227 (Transmission ??) OX (??) S (??)
    BA346 (??) 2814 (radio ??)

    Engine: 7B11457 (stamped on driver's side between exhaust ports) & 400 1381624 (casting above bell housing mount.)
    I don't have any numbers from the transmission right now.

    From what I see, everything matches and the engine is original. As far as the codes on the build sheet and the protecto plates, I have no idea what they mean.

    Since this is my first post here, let me know if I am asking for too much at the same time. Also, if pictures would be helpful, please let me know.

    Thanks,

    John

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    Build sheet:

    First Group: E (??)
    E = Tinted glass (all windows)

    Second Group: 2C_EZG_ _R (??)
    C = Custom padded seat cushions
    E = Air Conditioner - Manual
    Z = 3-spd auto transmission
    G = Long console
    R = Rear seat speaker

    Fourth Group: 4F_ _ _HC (??)
    F = Remote controlled outside driver's mirror
    H = don't have this one
    C = ext. belt reveal molding

    Fifth Group: 5K_ _ _Y (??)
    K = Door Edge Guards
    Y = Deluxe Seat Belts


    Protect-o-plate:

    04-126 = selling dealer's code for:
    STEWART BUICK INC.
    910 N GLEBE RD.
    ARLINGTON VA

    NR 227
    NR = engine production code = 400 V8
    227 = build date code

    OX = rear axle code = 2.93 posi, Series 44600

    S = build date code = January 1967

    BA 346
    BA = transmission code = ST400 automatic for 400 V8, GS 400
    346 = build date code, 12/13/1966

    2814 = option codes
    2 = Air Conditioning
    8 = Power Steering
    1 = Power Brakes
    4 = Radio - Sonomatic
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    Thank you for the information, and for the quick reply. I had read elsewhere that the build sheet was not able to be decoded. That was obviously not the case.

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