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Couldnt take it anymore with 84 cal elky and jimcamino finding their build sheets...i looked in the last place i didnt know about...behind the drivers side seatback...lol an behold unhooked the hooks foldedthe seat cover back..and their she blows. At the top and center where its brown is where it was glued. I took a hair dryer and razor to it. I gotta decipher it because 2 thungs i noticed it said 4.3 v6.... mi ha305 and it said red... mine was 2 tone blue...
 

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Compare the VIN on the sheet with the car's VIN. Do they match? If the seat(s) had been replaced, the numbers won't match. If they do match, the seat(s) are original but, the color and engine have been changed.

Well, that's my theory, anyway. The mystery deepens.
 

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Yep, that buildsheet might have been the car in front of or behind yours on the assembly line, or that seat used to be dark red velour. It looks like it goes to a loaded Regal Limited, Sandstone with Dark Red vinyl top and interior and 4.1 liter v6, destined for a Louisiana dealership.
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What the hay!...unbelievable!...hahaha..u gotta be poopin me. it was getting a little late yesterday and I didn't check the VIN. but what I did do was I stuck the build sheet in a thick book to flatten it out, then today I was going to check it out. Wow, I guess I do have a one of a kind El Regal. That blows my mind! I think I posted this a while back but here is the history of my elky. My mom and brother bought the '84 for my wife and I for Christmas of 1987, at the local dealership, Baltz Chevrolet in Pocahontas, Ark. As far as I know about the first three years was..supposedly a local farmer had bought the elky at that same dealership brand new and then traded it in for a new truck. One strange thing I always wondered, about the seats though, the vinyl was blue and that matched the rest of the color on the truck, the cloth seat and backing matched the door panel so that looked normal or OEM to me. Now, the seat track bolts(outer) on both the 60/40 side fit into the original floor bolt studs..but the inner bolts on both looked aftermarket..a hole was drilled through the floor and a long bolt with a bunch of washers(to build up the levelness of the seats) held the inner tracks down..seemed strange to me that, that would be OEM from the factory(not a professional install ), come to think about it, the cloth on the seats was also on the door panels, was that something standard as well? And the power seat positive lead wire was plugged into the fuse box with just a common flat male electrical connector, I thought as well,this was not a professional OEM connector plug. I gotta tell my brother about this and tell him that the dealer pulled the "this car was only driven to church on sunday by a little old lady" scam. hahahaha...but now I'm curious about that build sheet, but wait!!!! Do I really have an elky or a cloned Buick Regal??? LOL!!(twilight zone theme playing)
 

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Toyin, from another Arkansan that sounds just like some of the things they say about us. My best guess is someone changed the seats and color of that Elky. Maybe it was in an accident that was never reported and they wanted to fix it to sell it. You never know here in Arkansas. Gene
 

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Toyin, from another Arkansan that sounds just like some of the things they say about us. My best guess is someone changed the seats and color of that Elky. Maybe it was in an accident that was never reported and they wanted to fix it to sell it. You never know here in Arkansas. Gene

I could probably piece this together, I do have the RPO sticker that was on the inside glove box and the crucks VIN does match it. My guess is the OEM seats weren't to the liking of the original owner and were changed out. Oh,well...that cruck now is in better shape and condition than it ever was being brand new. At least its safe to say it was spared in the first three years of its life of not hitting a deer cause the front is all straight with all original cap fenders and hood. Unlike some of my brothers vehicles, he has wacked plenty of deer down in Tumbling shoals. I remember one time i was riding with him going through Bay and saw this ford escort at a choke and puke with a big slab of timber for a front bumper, buckled up hood, dented up fenders with no cap and headlights chickenwired to the radiator support.
 

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If you want to part with 50 bucks you can get a copy of the build sheet or copy of the original invoice on line at gmheritage.com , I did it a few years ago , you just type in your VIN & credit card info & I got it back within hours , I got the invoice (build sheet not available) more info on invoice than build sheet & you can do it all online & get results in a short time . If you can afford it I recommend it .
 

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I found a build sheet taped to the top of the headliner on my 78.
 

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Hey KMCCABE56, yep definitely is the wrong build sheet...things were screwy from the git go even before I saw the VINS not being a match. the only thing this imposter build sheet has in common to my original one (where ever that might be) is that that they were both built by GM. lol
 

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Found my build sheet too!

I wanted to know what differential gears I have, since the tag was removed
when the axle bearings were replaced many years ago.

So, over the years I have looked for my build sheet in all the usual places;

Had the seat upholstered, not there...
Recovered the door panels, not there...
Recovered the headliner, not there...
Installed floor insulation, not there...
Replaced the dashboard, not there...
Dropped the gas tank, not there...

Where else could it be?

Umm, maybe folded up neatly inside my Operator’s Manual?
Doh!:blush:

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It has been in the glove box since 1982 when I purchased the Elco!
1978 El Camino Build Sheet 001.jpg
 

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That's funny!

Reminds me of when I put something in a safe place and then can't find it until I buy another one! lol :bigups: I never found mine either...I think I'll go look in my glove box!
 
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