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1940coupe
    
My daugter bought a 1978 buick skylark custom. tail light are miss matched ? with is correct.
I don't have pic. to post but maybe some one know what lens are correct I know nova and Malibu shared same similar body If any one can help with a pic as to correct tail light lenses to use .
Any info could help to any leads to parts supplier for this year of Buick skylarks 1978 interior and mechanical parts would be helpful thanks.and any other information on Vin. decoding and options build sheets if any extra.
posted: February 21, 2009
 
    
 
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vintagecollector
    
Here is some help with decoding your VIN

13 digit VIN is located on the upper left surface of the instrument panel - visible through the windshield.

1st - 4 = Buick
2nd- C = Skylark Custom
3rd & 4th digit - body type - 17 (Skylark 2-dr. hatchback coupe); 27 (Skylard 2-dr. coupe); 69 (4-dr sedan); 09 (aero 4-dr sedan)
5th digit - engine code - C=V6-196; A=V6-231; 2=V6-231; G=V6-231; 3=V6-231; Y=V8-301; U=V8-305; H=V8-305; L=V8-350; R=V8-350; X=V8-350; K=V8-403
6th digit = model year - 8 for 1978
7th digit = plant code - U = Lordstown, OH: W - Willow Run, MI; T - Tarrytown, NY; G - Framingham, MA; H - Flint, MI: Z- Fremont, CA; C - Southgate, CA; X - Fairfax, KS; E - Linden, NJ;
Last 6 digits - sequential serial number

A body number plate is located on the shroud will identify the model year, car division, series, style, body assembly plant, body number, trim combination, modular seat code, paint code and date built code.
sources: Standard Catalog of Buick
posted:  February 24, 2009
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vintagecollector
    
Here is a website for parts www.buickfarm.com
posted:  February 24, 2009
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