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65 US Impala Cowl Tag Question


Yesterday I took this picture of the tag on a US model 65 Impala SS convert 4 speed car. Does anyone know what the stamped "28" might signify? I'm not sure I recall seeing something like this before.

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No help to you on this one Carl.
Did you post it over on Chevy Talk? I'm sure those guys in the 65/66 forum will have an answer in minutes.....

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Yes, but I don't know how to put a picture there so I posted a link to here.

Weird one huh?

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You have to use a hosting site or be a contributor. I'd guess if its factory, maybe a shift number? Or inspector number? I don't recall seeing a number stamped like that except for a special build/order like say a government run in a custom colour, which I doubt would apply to a 4 speed SS convertible.

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Certainly the way it's crooked indicates hand stamped. From what I can tell, the car was a 327.

Also, it's interesting that the body number is 110 and yet the vin was in the 6000's.

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Funny as this sounds I saw a data plate somewhere on line today with that same 28 stamping but with my old brain I'm having trouble finding it again. I watch 65 Impala SSs so it might have been on one.

Paint around that data plate looks to be blue. So is it a Canadian car? But then again it doesn't say GM Canada on the plate.

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Ok so I found it. It was on ebay but the listing is now ended .
Now to tax my memory a bit more I think the data tag said 163675 and the VIN said 164675. There were pics of each tag. The 163 would indicated an Impala 6 cylinder and 164 would be an Impala 8 cylinder.
Here's the listing but only the 1 pic now.
www.ebay.com/itm/1965-Chevrolet-Impala-Convertible-Tuxedo-Black-w-Red-Interior/253461537596

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Was able to click on the 1 pic and it brought up the rest of the pics. It's faint but the 28 appears to be there on the data tag.

Note: both STL manufacturing plants. And both low body numbers.



-- Edited by norontcan on Saturday 3rd of March 2018 04:47:48 PM

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norontcan wrote:

Was able to click on the 1 pic and it brought up the rest of the pics. It's faint but the 28 appears to be there on the data tag.

Note: both STL manufacturing plants. And both low body numbers.



-- Edited by norontcan on Saturday 3rd of March 2018 04:47:48 PM


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The plot thickens.

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The 28 is the inspectors #.

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So sometimes it got missed? Because not every tag seems to have one.

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from the same assembly plant?

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Now that's a good question, I'm not sure. I never checked if they were St Louis.

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Some assembly plants did different things, like this stamp for instance

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That would sure explain it.

I google imaged "65 Impala Cowl Tag" and found similar stuff, and I think there was one from LOS with no stamp as well.

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Buried in this ebay auction is pictures of the data tag on a rather nice 65 Impala SS convertible.

Once again it is a 65 Impala ( or SS ) convertible manufactured at the StLouis plant.
Once again it has the 28 stamped manually into the data plate.
I detect a pattern.

www.ebay.ca/itm/1965-Chevrolet-Impala-SS-Super-Sport-Convertible/263532089160~NanKHU

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Maybe problem with first run convertible tops leaking and the stamp indicates it was tested in water spray booth for leaks. Just a wild guess



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Here's another St Louis plant convertible data tag with 28 stamping.
Note the improper rivets on this one.
www.ebay.com/itm/1965-Chevrolet-Impala-SS/302717366009

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norontcan wrote:


 Note the improper rivets on this one.


 Yes, fishy.



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Is it legal to take a cowl tag and move it to another similar vehicle?


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As far as I've seen, in Canada it's legal to swap cowl tags although the deception side of it could likely get to be a legal issue if it's for monetary gain.

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