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66 Canso V8 2 Door hardtop.


I bought a 66 Canso 2 door hardtop yesterday and have a lot of reassembly to do. I'll hopefully be leaning on all of you for help so thank-you in advance. Would anyone be able to decode the trim tag for me? Thanks.

 



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I can help with some by memory--


716 is a V8 Acadian

37 is a 2 dr hardtop

1 is first shift at the factory

4 is month (April)

14 is the day in April

I can't recall W and 016 for paint code and trim. If nobody helps, I can find them in the book.

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That would be appreciated. Thanks!!

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71637 = 8 cylinder, 2 door hardtop
71537 = 6 cylinder, 2 door hardtop
71737 = 6 cylinder, Sport Deluxe

71837 = 8 cylinder, Sport Deluxe

Trim
016 = Blue
011 = Fawn
020 = Red

 



-- Edited by 66 327 sd on Saturday 24th of June 2017 11:55:06 PM

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Came here to post that but Geoff beat me!


I'll see if I can beat him with the paint code!

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It's called Platinum on Pontiac, Chateau Slate on Chevrolet so not sure what Acadian called it.

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The firewall should be body colour in case you aren't aware of that.

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"W" means it was originally a wagon, but somebody messed with it. (That's the best I can do to attempt to beat Carl on the colour.)


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Carl Stevenson wrote:

It's called Platinum on Pontiac, Chateau Slate on Chevrolet so not sure what Acadian called it.


 Pretty sure the same name.



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Chateau Slate Grey is a very rare colour. It was only available for a short time if my memory is right!

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Chateau Slate Grey is a very rare colour. It was only available for a short time if my memory is right!





Yes, I remember reading the US guys saying that about the American Chevy II's. I think it was something like the first two months of production. And yet, this is an April car, far from the start of production. I wonder if possibly the Acadians had it available for longer, maybe the entire model year?

I don't think I've ever seen an Acadian in that colour. If it was mine and I was repainting it, I'd certainly do it in that colour. Nice colour, and oh so rare...

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Carl I think I remember hearing that the colour Chateau Slate Grey was available for 6 days of production (Nova Info). It was my choice of colour for my Canso SD but not my painters! It sure would have been easy to keep clean.

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Oh wow, that would make it ultra rare!

Even more reason to paint an Acadian that colour.

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Does anyone have a photo of a Canso/Nova in that color? The car has a beautiful pearl blue paint job on it and with the cost of paint, it's not getting changed, but I'm curious as to the original color.

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I found this on google.

You have a rare colour code there, wow...

http://www.longbeachcustoms.com/site/1966-nova-ss-l79-327350hp

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That is a good looking color!

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I agree, looks super nice and SO unique on one of those cars.

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Sweet looking car. Are we going to see more of it?

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Sure!



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Sweet car! You might want to get the GM docs for it. There were more Canso V8 SD's made (552) than Canso v8's made(302). Rare gem with that paint code!

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The package tray is still the original color. It is a nice silver!

 

Would someone be able to advise the order of parts to reinstall the side glass........... or have PDF's of those sheets from the assembly manual? I do still need to pick up new weatherstripping though. 



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So cool....

I bet you have one of one V8 Canso non SD in that colour.

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I received the GM historical report. Chateau Slate Metallic with Blue Cloth and Vinyl interior. Too bad it's so expensive to paint a car.

I did get the drip rail trim installed as well as the trunk lock assembly so I was able to retire the screwdriver.

Would anyone have a hood latch (hood side) and/or windshield trim they'd like to part with? I do have the bottom section of the windshield trim.



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I will check in the next day or so for a hood latch. I know I did have one and I think I still have it.

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That would be appreciated. Thanks!

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