Confused a little 79 Z28?

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  1. ss396z28

    ss396z28 New Member

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    Recently bought a supposedly 79 Z28 but the vin indicates 78 but everything on the car is 79 so I don't know what to think. Gas tank has 11/13/78 on it but the vin says it was made in August of 78 trim tag says 78 and indicates blue with blue interior but the car is all black. The cars wear and weather seems even like nothing was changed so I don't know what to think.
    Vin 1O87U8L5041XX any ideas?
     
  2. Zspoiler

    Zspoiler Veteran Member

    As long as these cars have been out (38 years) someone may of changed things .to fit their own taste,Do you have any pictures? And its a small world. I was stationed at Camp Pendelton twice 1978-9.and 1982-5 while in the Marine Corps.
     

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  3. harbone66

    harbone66 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Sounds like somebody did some trim tag or VIN tag swapping
     
  4. ss396z28

    ss396z28 New Member

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    Here's a few pics of the car. I don't know what to think someone must have taken this thing apart to paint it and replace the dash and everything if it's a 78.

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  5. seventy7camaro

    seventy7camaro Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    It's easy enough to swap interior colors and as far as the body showing nothing but black paint, if it was redone correctly, black is all you'd see. Care to post a pic of the trim tag?
     
  6. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    EVERYTHING looks like a 79 Z28.
    Except the door panels... Those look to me like '80 or 81 deluxe cloth interior panels.

    The second character in the VIN should be a "Q".

    What do the rivets holding the VIN tag look like?
     
  7. ss396z28

    ss396z28 New Member

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    Here's the trim tag that's on the car now whether it's right or not who knows



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  8. 72BIGBLOCK

    72BIGBLOCK Veteran Member

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    Looks 79 to me
    From everything there except the door panels
     
  9. ss396z28

    ss396z28 New Member

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    I'm only 1200 into the car but I need to get a title for it, so do I title it as a 78 or 79? I guess if it's a78 that's fine I'll just have to swap out the dash.
     
  10. seventy7camaro

    seventy7camaro Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Trim tag indicates Van Nuys built. There's a good chance the build sheet is there somewhere if the car was built there too. Is that blue paint visible on the trim tag?
     

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