Build sheet questions

Discussion in 'The "Paper Trail"' started by Dr. Roger, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Dr. Roger

    Dr. Roger Stock enthusiast

    For any build sheet gurus, got a few things I'm not sure what they cover on a 71 GS build sheet:
    Y10 CST build up, RR and QT?
    B22 Custom trim panel?
    W17 Deluxe trim.

    Not sure what Y10 is and I'm wondering what panel and trim this is covering here? Thanks.
     
  2. RoseBud68

    RoseBud68 Well-Known Member

    Form the GS Fact & Figures book pg 251 states Y10 CSTM DR&QTR.
     
  3. Dr. Roger

    Dr. Roger Stock enthusiast

    Yes, but what exactly is that? Wonder if that is the body side moldings to keep door whackers from denting the car?
     
  4. Duane

    Duane Member

    Where are you pulling this info from?

    One of the 71 Flint large "Body Shop Inspection" sheets?
    Duane
     
  5. Dr. Roger

    Dr. Roger Stock enthusiast

    This is a Fremont build sheet, found under the gas tank when car was dissembled for restoration. Originally delivered to Seaside Buick in La Jolla (San Diego), CA.
    Build sheet.jpg
     
  6. Duane

    Duane Member

    Y10 Is the "Custom Front and Rear door panels, as in Custom/Deluxe not Standard
    B22 Is for the Door Panel Emblems, which means they got them. (The actual emblems they got depended on the model number for the car. So this is a "catch-all code, and not a specific code for a certain model of car.)( It could be for Custom, GS emblems, etc.)
    W17 Is the code for an entire group of codes for cars with the Custom trim Option, and the parts of this code depended again on the model number it was for.

    If you want to know what all the "W17" code includes you can get an assembly manual and look them up for your particular model number.
    Duane
     
  7. dynaflow

    dynaflow shiftless...

    Assembly Manual is your best friend for this stuff, specifically Section 0-12. Shows options by Sales Code and UPC (that's on your GMAD sheet)...
     
  8. Dr. Roger

    Dr. Roger Stock enthusiast

    Thanks Duane and John. All the rest of the codes and descriptions are pretty self-explanatory (clock, ash tray light, etc.). What was the difference between a custom door panel versus a standard door panel? Thought they only had one door panel available.
     
  9. BUQUICK

    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

    There was a standard interior and an optional interior which used different door panel designs. Here in the Legendary catalog you can see the standard (left) and optional (right) interior door panels.
     

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  10. Dr. Roger

    Dr. Roger Stock enthusiast

    Thanks Gary. I always see that same "standard" door panel in Chevelles (or something pretty close) and just figured folks were putting them in Buicks because they were too cheap to buy the right one. Learn something new every day.
     
  11. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    In '68 some Chevelles got deluxe Buick interiors when the factory ran out of Chevy parts, Looks much better than the stock Chevy interior.
     
  12. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Another question from a later build sheet-on one from 1978 I see WG6 ‘DEMO FOR $’. The car was well optioned and there’s no other sales code like Sold Order, so I’m guessing it was ordered to be a demonstrator car, but any input? (Also odd-the car was built in Fremont but sent to an Indiana dealer, and there’s no date on the build sheet, either...)
    Patrick
     
  13. StfSocal

    StfSocal Well-Known Member

    I remember Seaside Buick. Super cool to see something that was shipped to my home town!

    You are very lucky to be able to see the dealer that your car was shipped to. My build sheet on my 71 Skylark was in pretty bad shape and the are where the dealer was seems to be too far-gone to get any info from. Killing me as I want to try and find a vintage license plate frame for it :(
     
  14. Dr. Roger

    Dr. Roger Stock enthusiast

    It made its way to Oklahoma where I bought it, then I brought it to Arkansas. It would be interesting to find out everywhere its been in its life. It made it through the Smokey and the Bandit craze (when I was restoring it, I found someone had cut a sunroof in it and had a CB radio antenna hole cut in it as well). I also found an old Monkeys action figure (the boy band) buried down in the back seat. All the stories it could tell.
     
  15. StfSocal

    StfSocal Well-Known Member

    Very cool! Ya the only thing I know was that mine was in the same family from 1985 until 2008 (based on registrations I found in the glovebox) when I bought it. Before that is kind of a mystery. It spent time in Glendale CA according to the "Carlos Chevron Service" oil change tag on the radiator cover, but no dates visible. It had to of been sold somewhere in Los Angeles at a Buick dealer, which one though is hard to find out.
     
  16. dynaflow

    dynaflow shiftless...

    ...have you tried making a hi-res copy and using Photoshop to adjust level/color/etc values to see if you can make it more readable...
     
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  17. StfSocal

    StfSocal Well-Known Member

    No I haven’t, I’ll have to see if I can unfold the lower left section containing dealer info. It’s smashed up and detached from the rest of the sheet. Then I’ll need photoshop
     
  18. Duane

    Duane Member

    I used to hold them up to a light with a shade on it. When you change the angles of the sheet or move is closer or further away, you can often read the info.

    I would write down the info as I could see it, and was usually able to decipher almost everything.
    Duane
     
  19. StfSocal

    StfSocal Well-Known Member

    Thanks Duane!!!

    I was able to use the phone light to illuminate the text. Looks like it actually came from Butler Buick in Torrance, CA!!!

    Super cool!!!
     
  20. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    All you need to find is the dealer code on the build sheet, it will be in this format xx-xxx. From there you can work backwards to find the dealer. The code may be easier to see than the dealer name.

    The code should be in the same area as the name.
     

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