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Mr. Dan0
01-22-2006, 08:10 PM
8g-w5 5715 .... <right side firewall reading.... What is this?

On the drivers door it reads >> g-4I4981

LAST state inspection was 1-31-1983........... Man I was 2 years outa high school...........where has the time gone?

Roscomacaw
01-22-2006, 10:07 PM
'49 Champion 4-dr

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

Mr. Dan0
01-23-2006, 06:27 AM
What?
it's a 4-door ? Hmmmm

now thats weird. LOL

have a great day!

Walt Zander
01-23-2006, 09:47 AM
8G - 8G = the '49 Champion
W = the 4Dr.Sedan
5 = Regal Deluxe
G 414981 = South Bend


Example
8G - C3
'49 Champion 2 Dr.Coupe Deluxe
my ride




'49 Starlight Coupe

Roscomacaw
01-23-2006, 12:39 PM
What's "weird" about it, Dan? I simply interpreted the body tag. Walt went a bit further by defining the trim level (5) and the fact that the serial# reveals it to be a South Bend built car. It could have been assembled in Los Angeles or Canada and it's serial# would have identified that were that the case.

I applaud your decision to hop up the Champion 6 instead of doing a Brand X transplant:D I think you'll find the 3spd O/D tranny a fun thing to drive, once you get the hang of it. It really offers you 5 speeds forward when you use it to it's best!;)

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

Mr. Dan0
01-23-2006, 01:38 PM
Mr. Biggs,

I was not trying to be a smart-butt-- and im not saying that was your thoughts either. Your info. on this site is just super.

Thanks for your re-plys to my post.

If it was not for folks like you and this BB I would have jumped into this project and learned a valuable lesson. SO it's me that should do the applauding :)

When I get time after a day of either "tinkering" or working I slam into this www. I believe there are 60 pages of info. on here and I have checked out only a fraction of it's contents.

So even though we "newbies" ask the same question we also check out the search but when that becomes tiring the best thing to do is >> ask a pro.

Thanks so much and I hope to get more answers in the comming months.