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Old 05-06-2010, 09:54 PM   #1
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Hi Guys, I am new to the site and I am excited to start my restoration project. It is a 1959 Pontiac Bonneville. I can't find any information on the web to try and decode the trim/cowl plate. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here is the info:

Style E59-2837 Body PO 5092
Trim 278 Paint CC
ACC F-B-i-KX-JX

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Information on the classics is a bit slim. However, we have SGP358 here, and he'* the man to talk to. He checks in a few times a day, so I'm sure you will get some kind of answer.
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Hey pat welcome to the site. Good luck with ur 59. Im sure you find lots of help here. I can't help with this request so Im sure SGP358 catch you soon.
Would it be any trouble for you to add your GM info to your sig line. Just hit UserCP at top of page then edit signature. This helps everyone know your ride if you are asking for some assistance.
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Thanks for the quick answers guys. I will add my car to my sig shortly. Thanks, Pat
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No prob Pat. got any pics. Im sure our membership would love to see your restore from ground up.
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Ya, pictures rock. I'd love to see your 59
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Here are some pictures. As you can see, it is definitely a project car. I bought a 1959 Star Chief for a parts car so hopefully between the two of them, I can get it restored. Once I get the trim tag decoded I can figure out what it was so I know if I want to restore it to stock or make it a hot rod.
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Wow, that is going to take a lot of work. Look forward to seeing the progress.
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Hi guys, I was fortunate enough to get my tag decoded. Here is the info I got.

59=1959, 28=Bonneville, and the 37=Sport coupe (two door hardtop.) Body-PO=Pontiac Michigan Fisher body plant, and the 5092=the sequential body build number. Trim 278=Ivory with Metallic Maroon and Mahogany "Morrokide" Imitation Leather. Paint CC=Cameo Ivory top and bottom. The ACC codes are F=Back-up lamps, B=Heater and defroster, I=E Z Eye glass all windows, KX=Laytex foam cushion front, JX=Instrument panel padded
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