Please,Please help decode trim tag on 1972

Old February 2nd, 2007, 03:44 PM
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Please,Please help decode trim tag on 1972

Would someone please help me learn how to decode the trim tag on a 1972 442 or please tell me where to look to find out how. THANKS SO MUCH!!!
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Old February 9th, 2007, 01:48 PM
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If you can find a shop manual it should tell you how to do this in the very first chapter...i think
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the year one catalog has the decoder in the front pages....
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Old February 11th, 2007, 07:35 AM
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If you post the info on the tag someone can probably provide that info for you.

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I did a quick search for vin's and came up with this info
Oldsmobile 1972

1st digit - Make. (3) Oldsmobile
2nd digit - Series. (D) F85 4-door sedan, (F) F85 2-door coupe, (G) Cutlass, (J) Cutlass Supreme, (K) Vista Cruiser.
3rd and 4th digits - Body Style. (36) 4d Station Wagon, (39) 4d Supreme, (56 or 66) 4d Vista Cruiser Wagon, (57) 2d Supreme, (67) 2d convertible, (69) 4d sedan, (77) 2d Club Sedan, (87) 2d coupe.
5th digit - Engine Code. (H) 350 2bbl V8 160 HP, (J) 350 2bbl V8 175 HP dual exh, (K) 350 4bbl V8 180 HP, (M) 350 4bbl V8 200 HP dual exh, (U) 455 4bbl V8 250 HP dual exh, (V) 455 4bbl V8 270 HP dual exh, (X) 455 4bbl V8 300 HP.
6th digit - Model Year. (2) 1972
7th digit - Assembly plant. (G) Framingham, MA, (M) Lansing, MI, (R) Arlington, TX, (Z) Fremont, CA
Last 6 digits - Sequential production number

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