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1963 Lesabre data codes


ChuckM

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Hi,

Can anyone tell me what these codes mean or where to look them up?

1963 LeSabre

4J1022XXX

style 63-4447 FB 1290 body

trim 472 AA "star" paint meaning there is a star stamped next to the word paint

ACC A7 F4 I7 (or is it 17)

Thanks,

Chuck

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4-Body Style

J-1963 (Model Year)

1-Assembly Plant

Remaining numbers are the frame or serial no.

Thats as far as I can get for 63, I am sure someone else will jump in with the rest.

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Here is the info on the numbers:

4= Lesabre

J= 1963

1= Flint manufacturing plant

022XXX = Production sequence number

style 63-4447 FB 1290 body = 63 Lesabre 2 door hardtop. Flint Body, 1290th body produced

trim 472 = Standard interior in red and black

AA "star" paint = Black upper and lower body color. I can find nothing in my info to identify what the star means as black was certainly not a special color

ACC = accessories. The only accessory codes listed would be for accessories that required some sort of an accomodation be made to the body to install.

A7= 4 spd manual trans

F4= Safety Group (Backup lights, Day/Night mirror, Park brake signal light, safety buzzer, trip odometer, courtesy lights)

I7 Softray tinted glass, windshield only

If this is an actual 4 spd 63 Lesabre 2 door hardtop, you've got yourself a pretty rare car. Any pictures or other info you can share with us?

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4bbl, 4spd, 3.42 posi, bench seat, 2 door coupe - No AC, no PS, and no PB. Working on pics.

Bought it from a guy that got it from his grandfather in 1975, The grandfather bought it from a cousin. The cousin bought it new from Hix Green Buick in Atlanta, GA.

Car has not been driven since 1998 and was stored outside for most of this time. Car needs <span style="text-decoration: underline"><span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-weight: bold">lots </span></span></span>of <span style="text-decoration: underline"><span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-weight: bold">work </span></span></span>and <span style="text-decoration: underline"><span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-weight: bold">parts</span></span></span>.

Chuck M.

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Can't get the crusted western mags off. The fancy rusted lug nuts will not turn. I drilled holes in the top to get rust buster inside. Soaked the engine in my custom recipe of ring and piston loosener for the last week or two.

Put a battery in today, pulled the plugs, and spun the 401 a few rounds. Didn't try to start it - just wanted to see if anything was stuck.

Chuck

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ChuckM</div><div class="ubbcode-body">DANGER Will Robinsom - 63 Burick has righty loosey lugs on driver's side. Helps with wheel removal to know this handy bit of info.</div></div>

Not to steal the thread, but does anyone know which years this applies to? It could account for how I managed to twist off a lug bolt or two on my '61 Invicta.

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Oh, yeah, it applies to the '61. My '50 Buick had left hand threads on the drivers side. My '63 has them. I don't know how long it went beyond that.

Don't feel bad, you are not the first to have this happen. I read a few posts each year with this question in it. Some have wrung the studs off and others just can't imagine why they are so tight.

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My 65 does not have em so its gotta be 64 or 65 when they stopped doing it. I remember getting nailed on this when I use to work at the gas station. Always keeping an eye out for the L stamped on the stud, indicating left hand thread.

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