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1955 HAND WRITTEN BUILD SHEETS

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I FOUND 3 HAND WRITTEN BUILD SHEETS IN MY 1955 BUICK MODEL 43,2 ARE CORRECT FOR MY CAR 1 IS NOT.ONE WAS UNDER THE SEAT SPRINGS DRIVER SIDE FRONT,UNDER THE CARPET BEHIND THE DRIVER SEAT,AND ONE FRONT PASSENGER BACK CORNER MOULDING.2 OF THEM FOR MY CAR READ AS SUCH- "879"IS AT THE TOP OF PAGE[bUILD #?) 4439 43 BAA446 A-H-I-Q-R-B-D-F-M THE OTHER"1" HAS "842" AT TOP THEN 4469 41 BRR 440 A-H-I-K-R-B-D-F-M ANYONE KNOW THE "OPTION CODE" LETTERS MEAN? THANKS MARK

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Would love to see pictures of those build sheets, any chance of taking some or maybe scanning and sharing them with us

A-Dynaflow

H-Deluxe Steering Wheel

I- Easy Eye Glass

Q-R White Wall Tires - Oversize (7.60 X 15)

B- Defroster and Heater

D-Radio (Sono) & Ant. (Manual)

F- Safety group (the safety group included Back up lights, Windshield Washer, Glare Proof Mirror, Parking Brake Signal Light

M-Accessory Group- (the accessory group included chrome wheel covers, electric clock, trunk light and license plate frame)

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THESE ARE THE BUILD SHEETS I FOUND IN MY CAR,2 ARE FOR MY CAR 1 IS FROM SOMETHING ELSE.NOTICE THE NUMBER AT THE TOP,# OF THE BUILD?[PRODUCTION NUMBER} FOR THE WEEK? THIS CAR WAS BUILT AT THE WILMINGTON PLANT,SPENT IT'S WHOLE LIFE IN PHILADELPHIA,WAS IN THE FAMILY UNTIL 2007,ORIGINAL OWNER DIED IN 1975,DAUGHTER HAD IT TILL 2007.

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These pics show the '55 Body Drop at the Linden, NJ, BOP Plant. I can't get the Build Sheet to

scan any better, but there's another, smaller paper affixed to the driver's door vent window.

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Given the heady pace of 1955 production, the Wilmington Plant may

have run out of the form sheets the day your car was assembled(?).

TG

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In addition to the build sheet, this picture shows some scribbling on the firewall I discovered after removing the engine. In blue is written "BSS" which is my paint code, and below it is "46" which may be the body type (even though my car is a 66R). Written in white is "85" which I have no idea what it means. Any thoughts?

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TOM, that is so cool that you could enlarge that image of the build sheet to be almost readable! Was that a download or do you have an original photo print?

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On my 1956 -- the crayon markings on the firewall indicated my paint code (CFF) and the interior trim number (523).

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