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firebird freak

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71 tag decoding help needed.
« on: March 05, 2018, 07:05:01 AM »
I’m buying a 71 firebird, I’ve scoured the Internet, but little help on decoding a trim tag. Is there a resource I can buy that would help me decode this?

St 22387nor  711754 BDY
Tr 211             26 A.   PNT
01 E.                 W66

Any help is much appreciated!
1975 Firebird (sold a long time ago)
2002 WS6 TA (sold)
1979 10th TA (crushed by a tree)
2002 WS6 TA(sold)
1973 TA Brewster green 455(sold)
1973 SD455 Brewster Green (sold)
1998 WS6 Trans Am M6 BPM (sold)
1979 Trans Am 403 Platinum and Blue (sold)
1976 50th TA 455 T-tops
1977 SE Y82 TA 400
1975 TA 400
1971 Formula 400
1973 Firebird esprit (rust bucket)

firebirdparts

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Re: 71 tag decoding help needed.
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2018, 08:47:31 AM »
These are easy, and we can decode them here, but there are some great books on this.  Rocky Rotella just finished one, it's brand new.  He's a member here.  I personally do not have the "firebird red book".  Tom Demauro wrote a wonderful book for 67-81 decoding, "Firebird Decoding Guide", but sadly, it's out of print.  I don't think I ever found any mistake in it.

The important things on the trim tag are the colors (that's what it's for).  I am at the office, so I don't know what trim 211 is right now.  26 is a paint code used basically anywhere to buy paint, and so that was Lucerne Blue.  I had a 69, and for that one A was the top (it was a convertible) so I think this car had a vinyl top.  I think A is white, but I will double check at home.

In your case W66 would indicate it's a Formula.  Also the date is kinda interesting, 01E is the last week of January 1971, which included my 5th birthday.  Any 1971 Firebird would have had the line ST 22387Nor so they are all the same there.  The body number doesn't really mean anything any more.
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1978 Redbird 305
1979 Redbird 301 4-speed
1992 Lincoln Mark VII LSC/SE (red)
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firebirdparts

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Re: 71 tag decoding help needed.
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2018, 09:14:54 PM »
I'm back again to say that trim 211 is blue deluxe interior.  A was used for a white vinyl top, as I remembered.  Do you think the car had a white vinyl top? I've seen cars like that, but they weren't real common.
I want to be like Paul Kenny when I grow up
Joe Bays
1977 Y82 4-speed (red interior)
1978 Skybird 350
1978 Redbird 305
1979 Redbird 301 4-speed
1992 Lincoln Mark VII LSC/SE (red)
1970 Datsun Pickup
1953 Chevy pickup (converted 4x4)
1988 T-bird Turbo Coupe

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Re: 71 tag decoding help needed.
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 07:46:01 AM »
It did have a vinyl roof, not anymore, though. I have a book called “classic muscle car illustrated restoration guides trans am and firebird formula” but it doesn’t have cowl tag data. I’ll look for the books you mentioned. I’m going to order the PHS on it, that should help a lot. Thank you!
1975 Firebird (sold a long time ago)
2002 WS6 TA (sold)
1979 10th TA (crushed by a tree)
2002 WS6 TA(sold)
1973 TA Brewster green 455(sold)
1973 SD455 Brewster Green (sold)
1998 WS6 Trans Am M6 BPM (sold)
1979 Trans Am 403 Platinum and Blue (sold)
1976 50th TA 455 T-tops
1977 SE Y82 TA 400
1975 TA 400
1971 Formula 400
1973 Firebird esprit (rust bucket)

firebird freak

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Re: 71 tag decoding help needed.
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 07:56:04 AM »
Btw, I just ordered the red book, and Ricky’s book. Thanks for that info, too!
1975 Firebird (sold a long time ago)
2002 WS6 TA (sold)
1979 10th TA (crushed by a tree)
2002 WS6 TA(sold)
1973 TA Brewster green 455(sold)
1973 SD455 Brewster Green (sold)
1998 WS6 Trans Am M6 BPM (sold)
1979 Trans Am 403 Platinum and Blue (sold)
1976 50th TA 455 T-tops
1977 SE Y82 TA 400
1975 TA 400
1971 Formula 400
1973 Firebird esprit (rust bucket)

Re: 71 tag decoding help needed.
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 07:56:04 AM »