Drop the fuel tank :huh:
:agree:Drop the fuel tank :huh:
i was afraid somebody would say that. me think's the build sheet will have to stay there a little longer. :thud::agree:
IT's been there since the car was built, so the paper is in sad shape and the glue is like, uuummm, stuck.
sorry to hear you did not get all the info you wanted.You'll definitely have to drop the tank.
Just did it last week on my '81. It really
was not that bad of a job to do.
The tank on my car had a pad between the tank
and body. Half the sticker was under the pad which
ruined it. The rest of the sticker was in very sad shape.
Mine had dirt all over it and when I tried to brush it off,
(with a soft paint brush) the print on the sticker wanted
to brush off along with the dirt.
So be very, very careful with it.
The info I was hoping to retrieve was lost.
Yep. That's the safest way to get to the sticker. Tugging on it will only tear it to pieces; it's as old as the car and has been exposed to the elements. It's very fragile.Drop the fuel tank :huh:
I dropped the exhaust, spare tire carrier, and cross brace that the spare tiresorry to hear you did not get all the info you wanted.
can you give me more detail on what had to be done to remove the tank. i can see the spare tie carrier has to come out. is it an all day job or more than one day to do, any suprises you did not expect. thanks for the info.:thumbsup:
...I found this last night while browsing this site:
This may work as well with the info you need.
Looks like all may not be lost after all for me since starting in '81 GM
kept the build sheet records.
Hope this was of help.
You might still try the "Owner Research Center". According to the webmine was built in st.louis. so no easy way of getting info on the car other than the build sheet. darn. oh well maybe someday i will have a reason to drop the tank or just bored and need something to do.it would be interesting though to see all the info about the car and where it was shipped to, they do show the dealer that the car is going to right?
Not true. This is the St. Louis line in December 1980 for 1981 production....My 81 is indeed a BG car.
All 2-tone 81s were built in BG to my understanding...
Hummmmmmmmmmm.......Not true. This is the St. Louis line in December 1980 for 1981 production.
Their information is straight out of the older edition Black Book. Early on it was thought all the two-tone cars were painted at BG while only solid colors were painted at St. Louis. 2004 edition of the Black Book says St. Louis built two-tone cars have been reported. The 81 model St. Louis assembly line pics currently on the internet were made available after 2004. They show two-tone cars on the line at St. Louis.Hummmmmmmmmmm.......
I was going by the info at:
Thanks for the heads up:thumbsup:
Personally........I agree with you for the most part.All Vettes are hotrods, by daffy nition....
so who cares if they are all GM or not?? or in just what configuration??