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1929 Serial Numbers #232166
01/26/12 04:05 AM
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I need some help figuring out what model 1929 Chevrolet International I own. The Serial number is 2AC78231. My uncle gave me this car in really bad condition with a 2-door "Woodie" style body on it. The problem I am having is that I read an article online that said the "2AC" means it was a 5 passenger 4-door Phaeton. Looking for pictures of Phaetons online all I have found is steel bodied cars. So my question is this a Phaeton that someone replaced the steel body with a wood body or was there a "2AC" wooden bodied car?

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Re: 1929 Serial Numbers [Re: Steves1929] #232171
01/26/12 06:11 AM
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Hi there and welcome to Chevy Chatter II. Glad to have you with us!

The information that you read on line was totally incorrect. The "2" means that your car was made in the Tarrytown, New York factory. And, the "AC" is the series designation for 1929. Neither has anything to do with the body style of the vehicle.

The "78231" is the number of the run, which means that your car was the 77,231st car made in the Tarrytown factory in 1929.

"2AC 78231" is the complete car serial number and the serial numbers started at 1,001 in 1929.

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Re: 1929 Serial Numbers [Re: Steves1929] #232208
01/26/12 04:01 PM
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I add my welcome to ChatII. The VCCA is an organization dedicated to preservation and restoration of old Chevrolets. Most members are top notch but we do have a couple of old grumps that we try to ignore.

The "dog" answered the car number part of you question but not the body part. Essentially there were three types of cowl/chassis combinations produced in Tarrytown. All had similar fenders, radiators, hood but the cowls varied.

The Fisher Bodied cars had a cowl to accept wooden front door posts extending above the cowl. They also had a Fisher Body plate screwed on the front lower part passenger side of the cowl. They also had a plate rived to the upper drivers side firewall with a coded body number. That number would identify the donor vehicle if it was originally a Coupe, Sedan, Coach or Cabriolet.

The Roadster and Phaeton had a cowl to accept the open car door and bolt on windshield. It also would have a dished in dash versus the flat dash of the Fisher bodied cars.

The trucks had a cowl that accepted metal door posts so had a vertical pocket where the post was screwed on. Those posts also held the windshield and supported the front of the top.

All three types had cowl and chassis versions produced for outside companies to install bodies of their own making. If your '29 left the factory as a cowl and chassis to have a "Station Wagon" body installed it likely would have used the 1/2 ton truck chassis.

If you can send photos of what you have either by posting them here or with a link to their location or by email to one or more of us we can likely identify if the vehicle had a wooden body or was converted some time ago.


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Re: 1929 Serial Numbers [Re: Chipper] #232711
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Wow you guys are great. My car was a Fisher body. It had the wood front posts that attached to the cowl. My Uncle said it had the original body on it when he purchased it. Do any of you have any pictures of this body style? I found a picture of a 4-door on the internet. I used Microsoft paint to modify the body to a 2-door. I have pictures posted in a public folder. Everyone is welcome to check them out. Search for Stephen Steere on facebook to find them. Thank you all again, the info I have gotten from yal has been very helpful.


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