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January 6, 2013 Body

GM uses letter codes for their class/chassis platforms that were used by all divisions.  The full size Pontiacs were known as "B" bodies, the mid size Pontiacs of the era were known as "intermediates" or "A" bodies, the Firebirds were "F" bodies, the smaller Ventura II that came out in '72 was an "X" body, Grand Prix was a "B" through 1968.  When the smaller GP came out in 1969 on a stretched "A" chassis, it was redesignated  a "G" body.

 

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Firebird – VIN Decoding

January 2, 2010 VIN Decoding

The Pontiac Firebird was introduced to the market in 1967. It happens to be the only year where the VIN plate was a stainless steel plate riveted to the door jamb. All subsequent years till the Firebird was pulled off the Pontiac production line had their VIN plate located on the dash panel in front of the driver and in full view through the windshield.

 

The articles references below contain a detailed explanation of how to understand the VIN plate information. This information can be extremely useful when buying a project vehicle or when restoring a Firebird as they may help you understand the vehicle you are dealing with.

Pontiac Firebird 1967-71 VIN decoder

Pontiac Firebird 1972-80 VIN decoder

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Pontiac – 1967 Axle Codes

December 7, 2009 Axle

YearBody StyleGear RatioGear CountStd CodeLocking Code1967Big Pontiac2.2939/17UAVA1967Big Pontiac2.4141/17UBVB1967Big Pontiac2.5641/16UCVC1967Big Pontiac2.7341/15UDVD1967Big Pontiac2.9341/14UEVE1967Big Pontiac3.0840/13UFVF1967Big Pontiac3.2342/13UGVG1967Big Pontiac3.4241/12UHVH1967Big Pontiac3.5539/11 VJ1967Big Pontiac3.7341/11 VK1967Big Pontiac4.1137/9 VM1967Firebird2.5641/16XBZB1967Firebird2.7839/14XCZC1967Firebird2.9341/14XDZD1967Firebird3.0840/13XEZE1967Firebird3.2342/13XFZF1967Firebird3.3637/11XGZM 4 pinion1967Firebird3.5539/11XHZN 4 pinion1967Firebird3.939/10 ZP 4 pinion1967Firebird4.3339/9 ZR 4

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Pontiac – 1968 Axle Codes

December 7, 2009 Axle

YearBody StyleGear RatioGear CountStd CodeLocking Code1968Big Pontiac2.2939/17UAVA1968Big Pontiac2.4141/17UBVB1968Big Pontiac2.5641/16UCVC1968Big Pontiac2.7341/15UDVD1968Big Pontiac2.9341/14UEVE1968Big Pontiac3.0840/13UFVF1968Big Pontiac3.2342/13UGVG1968Big Pontiac3.4241/12UHVH1968Big Pontiac3.5539/11 VJ1968Big Pontiac3.7341/11 VK1968Big Pontiac4.1137/9 VM1968Firebird2.5641/16XBZB1968Firebird2.7839/14XCZC1968Firebird2.9341/14XDZD1968Firebird3.0840/13XEZE1968Firebird3.2342/13XFZF1968Firebird3.3637/11XGZM 4 pinion1968Firebird3.5539/11XHZN 4 pinion1968Firebird3.939/10 ZP 4 pinion1968Firebird4.3339/9 ZR 4 pinion1968Tempest2.5641/16WBYB1968Tempest2.7839/14WCYC1968Tempest2.9341/14WDYD1968Tempest3.0840/13WEYE1968Tempest3.2342/13WFYF1968Tempest3.3637/11WGZG 4 pinion1968Tempest3.5539/11WHZH 4

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Pontiac – 1965 Axle Codes

December 7, 2009 Axle

YearBody StyleGear RatioGear CountStd CodeLocking Code1965GTO3.0840/13WEYE1965GTO3.0840/13XEZE1965GTO3.2342/13WFYF1965GTO3.2342/13XFZF1965GTO3.3637/11WGYG1965GTO3.3637/11XGZG1965GTO3.5539/11WHYH1965GTO3.5539/11XHZH1965GTO3.939/10 ZK1965GTO4.3339/9 ZL YearBody StyleGear RatioGear CountStd CodeLocking Code1965GTO3.0840/13WEYE1965GTO3.0840/13XEZE1965GTO3.2342/13WFYF1965GTO3.2342/13XFZF1965GTO3.3637/11WGYG1965GTO3.3637/11XGZG1965GTO3.5539/11WHYH1965GTO3.5539/11XHZH1965GTO3.939/10 ZK1965GTO4.3339/9 ZL

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Pontiac – 1966 Axle Codes

December 7, 2009 Axle

YearBody StyleGear RatioGear CountStd CodeLocking Code1966Big Pontiac2.4141/17UBVB1966Big Pontiac2.5641/16UCVC1966Big Pontiac2.7341/15UDVD1966Big Pontiac2.9341/14UEVE1966Big Pontiac3.0840/13UFVF1966Big Pontiac3.2342/13UGVG1966Big Pontiac3.4241/12UHVH1966Big Pontiac3.7341/11UKVK1966Big Pontiac4.1137/9UMVM

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