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How come we don't have a VIN decoder yet? Anyone want to help make one for ourselves? I am up for it.
 

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It is a script/program that you would pop your VIN# into and it would then tell you all the details about that car. Things like what its exact production number is and any options that were on that car, if available. As well as the year and location it was manufactured.
 

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Also, it would indicate the engine, tranny, paint, rear-end, and some other stuff. I know there is a list on one of the Opel sites with that info.

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For the past 6 or 7 years a few of us (in Germany and here in the U.S.) have been compiling a database of VIN numbers along with the various style change to try and determine when model changes ocurred. I have most of the list in an Access database.

I am trying to either contract the people who make the photo gallery to make a registry program or install an add-on to the Forums so members can add data on their Opels. (There is a promising hack that is in beta for the new forums program, but the sticking point is the fact that a lot of us own more than one Opel and that program only allows one.)

A lot of site upgrades and improvements are on hold until the new forum software is released. (Btw, it is getting close to release and it really kicks ass....) So we are basically threading water on site upgrades until it is released.
 

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But making in a part of a forum might not be a great idea. You are then restricting yourself to that forum forever.
 

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The other problem, I see is;

1. VIN's that have been installed on another vehicle to make it street legal.

2. VIN changes due to "quiet" titles, salvage titles, etc.

These and possibly more, would realy skew the results.

It really wasn't until the 17 digit/character VIN came out that a lot of the vehicle and it's options could be tracked. In fact, there are still some issues with such Optional items such as ABS and the like. The VIN will tell you if it was optional, but not if it is installed. OR if was installed aftermarket.

I'm currently working on a VIN verification/Year,Make,Model project for a client and even then, it's still hard to tell on the newer vehicles what is on the vehicle and what is not.
 

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Excelsior said:
But making in a part of a forum might not be a great idea. You are then restricting yourself to that forum forever.
The data will be stored in its own database table. It will use the members profile or a separate form to input the data. Presentation of the data can then be in any format.
 

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If you just plug in your VIN numbers to get a OEM read, it would be good enough. With no numbers but what you put in showing, no one will be able to "steal" a VIN set. A read-only d-base with only the OEM data used for the search, won't be of any concern as far as that goes. Kinda like the "Powerball" lookup database as far as input boxes. The data base simply reads it and displays what the numbers should be for that year.
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how many vin "numbers" are there because I was given a vin number but it only has 12 digits.

a decoder wouild be a great idea!

Sam
 

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Vin

There is no possiblity of a VIN decoder for these years of Opels because their VIN numbers just consisit of a two digit model number followed by the actual chassis number of car.
The front pages of the Buick/Opel parts book give the chassis number ranges for ALL models as the Kadett and GT production were all in the same range. It is only the model number which differentiates them. Similarly for 1900 and Manta.

Have a look at this post: http://www.opelgt.com/forums/77292-post25.html

and this one for 1973 and later: http://www.opelgt.com/forums/8349-post6.html

Your BRAIN is the best Opel VIN Decoder!! :D
 

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The only thing I have that may be usefull is a word .doc it starts in 1957-1974 with two digits for model & type and then the chassis #
1975-1981 two digits model & type next digit model year next digit where the car was built following digits chassis #
And then it goes from 1981 and on until 1998, but it is in German.
I'll see if I can translate and post it some place [any place in particular?]
 

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here will do erick and we will find a place for it later :D
 

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Vin # 1956 - 8/74

These numbers are, I think, only for Europe

Chassis numbers: Cars from 9/56 Model Year 1957, until 8/74 Model Year 1974

Example: 88 0123456

Digits 1 - 2: Model & type
Digits 3 - 9: On going chassis number, goes further every year

Admiral A
27 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
29 = Limousine 4 door Sedan V8

Admiral B
27 = Limousine 4 door Sedan

Ascona A
81 = Limousine 2 door Sedan
84 = Caravan 2 door
86 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
87 = Limousine 4 door Sedan Luxus
88 = Limousine 2 door Sedan Luxus
89 = Caravan 2 door Luxus

Commodore A
13 = Coupe L-6 2 door
14 = Limousine L-6 2 door Sedan
19 = Limousine L-6 4 door Sedan

Commodore B
13 = Coupe 2 door
19 = Limousine 4 door Sedan

Diplomat A
56 = Limousine 4 door Sedan

Diplomat B
25 = Limousine 4 door Sedan

GT
93 = Coupe 2 door
94 = Coupe 2 door Luxus

Kadett A
31 = Limousine 2 door Sedan
32 = Coupe 2 door
34 = Caravan 2 door
38 = Limousine 2 door Sedan Luxus

Kadett B
31 = Limousine 2 door Sedan
32 = Coupe 2 door L
33 = Caravan 4 door
34 = Caravan 2 door
35 = Caravan 4 door L
36 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
37 = Limousine 4 door Sedan L
38 = Limousine 2 door Sedan L
39 = Caravan 2 door L
91 = Limousine 2 door Sedan LS
92 = Coupe 2 door
96 = Limousine 4 door Sedan LS

Kadett C
31 = Limousine 2 door Sedan
32 = Coupe 2 door
33 = Limousine 2 door Fastback
34 = Caravan 2 door
35 = Limousine 2 door Fastback Luxus
36 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
37 = Limousine 4 door Sedan Luxus
38 = Limousine 2 door Sedan Luxus
39 = Caravan 2 door Luxus

Kapitän A
26 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
28 = Limousine 4 door Sedan V8

Kapitän B
26 = Limousine 4 door Sedan

Kapitän P 2,5
21 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
22 = Limousine 4 door Sedan Luxus

Kapitän P 2,6
21 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
22 = Limousine 4 door Sedan Luxus

Manta A
58 = Coupe 2 door
59 = Coupe 2 door Luxus

Olympia A
97 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
98 = Limousine 2 door Sedan
99 = Coupe 2 door

Rekord '57
11 = Limousine Olympia Rekord 2 door Sedan
12 = Convertible-Limousine 2 door Sedan
13 = Limousine Olympia 2 door Sedan
14 = Caravan 2-türig
15 = Van 2 door

Rekord A
11 = Limousine 2 door Sedan
12 = Coupe 2 door
13 = Coupé L-6 2 door
14 = Caravan 2 door
15 = Van 2 door
16 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
17 = Limousine 4 door Sedan Luxus
19 = Limousine L-6 4 door Sedan

Rekord B
11 = Limousine 2 door Sedan
12 = Coupe door
13 = Coupe L-6 2 door
14 = Caravan 2 door
15 = Van 2 door
16 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
17 = Limousine 4 door Sedan Luxus
19 = Limousine L-6 4 door Sedan

Rekord C
11 = Limousine 2 door Sedan
12 = Coupe 2 door
16 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
17 = Limousine 4 door Sedan Luxus
18 = Limousine 2 door Sedan Luxus
64 = Caravan 2 door
65 = Van 2 door
66 = Caravan 4 door
67 = Caravan 4 door Luxus

Rekord D
11 = Limousine 2 door Sedan
12 = Coupe 2 door
16 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
17 = Limousine 4 door Sedan Luxus
18 = Limousine 2 door Sedan Luxus
64 = Caravan 2 door
65 = Van 2 door
66 = Caravan 4 door
67 = Caravan 4 door Luxus

Rekord P1
01 = Limousine 1200 4 door Sedan
11 = Limousine 2 door Sedan
14 = Caravan 2 door
15 = Van 2 door
16 = Limousine 4 door Sedan

Rekord P2
11 = Limousine 2 door Sedan
12 = Coupe 2 door
14 = Caravan 2 door
15 = Van 2 door
16 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
17 = Limousine 4 door Sedan Luxus
 

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Vin # 9/74 - 8/81

These numbers are, I think, only for Europe

Chassis numbers: Cars from 9/74 Model Year 1975 until 8/81 Model Year 1981

Example: 88 5 1 0123456

Digits 1 - 2: Model & type

Digits 3: Model year:
5.= 1975
6.= 1976
7.= 1977
8.= 1978
9.= 1979
0.= 1980
1.= 1981

Digits 4: Plant (Country):
1 = Rüsselsheim (Germany)
2 = Bochum (Germany)
3 = Azambuja (Portugal)
4 = Zaragoza (Spain)
5 = Antwerp II (Belgium)
6 = Antwerp I (Belgium)

Digits 5 - 11: On going chassis number, new begin every new year

Admiral B
27 = Limousine 4 door Sedan

Ascona A
81 = Limousine 2 door Sedan
84 = Caravan 2 door
86 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
87 = Limousine 4 door Sedan Luxus
88 = Limousine 2 door Sedan Luxus
89 = Caravan 2 door Luxus

Ascona B
81 = Limousine 2 door Sedan
86 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
87 = Limousine 4 door Sedan Luxus
88 = Limousine 2 door Sedan Luxus

Commodore B
13 = Coupe 2 door
19 = Limousine 4 door Sedan

Commodore C
14 = Limousine 2 door Sedan
19 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
61 = Caravan 4 door

Diplomat B
25 = Limousine 4 door

Kadett C
31 = Limousine 2 door Sedan
32 = Coupe 2 door
33 = Limousine 2 door Hatchback
34 = Caravan 2 door
35 = Limousine 2 door Hatchback Luxus
36 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
37 = Limousine 4 door Sedan Luxus
38 = Limousine 2 door Sedan Luxus
39 = Caravan 2 door Luxus
91 = Limousine 2 door Sedan / Sedan Luxus
92 = Coupe 2 door Berlinetta
93 = Limousine 2 door Hatchback / Hatchback Luxus
94 = Caravan 2 door / 2 door Luxus
95 = Limousine 2 door Hatchback Berlina
96 = Limousine 4 door Sedan / Sedan Luxus
97 = Limousine 4 door Sedan Berlina
98 = Limousine 2 door Sedan Berlina
99 = Caravan door Berlina

Kadett D
31 = Limousine 2 door Sedan
32 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
33 = Limousine 2 door Hatchback
34 = Limousine 4 door Hatchback
35 = Caravan 2 door
36 = Caravan 4 door
37 = Van 2 door
41 = Limousine 2 door Sedan Luxus
42 = Limousine 4 door Sedan Luxus
43 = Limousine 2 door Hatchback Luxus
44 = Limousine 4 door Hatchback Luxus
45 = Caravan 2 door Luxus
46 = Caravan 4 door Luxus
47 = Van 2 door Luxus

Manta A
58 = Coupe 2 door
59 = Coupe 2 door Luxus

Manta B
53 = Combi-Coupé [CC] 2 door
55 = Combi-Coupé [CC] 2 door Luxus
58 = Coupe 2 door
59 = Coupe 2 door Luxus

Monza A
21 = Coupe 2 door
22 = Coupe 2 door Luxus

Rekord D
11 = Limousine 2 door Sedan
12 = Coupe 2 door
16 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
17 = Limousine 4 door Sedan Luxus
18 = Limousine 2 door Sedan Luxus
64 = Caravan 2 door
65 = Van 2 door
66 = Caravan 4 door
67 = Caravan 4 door Luxus

Rekord E
11 = Limousine 2 door Sedan
16 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
17 = Limousine 4 door Sedan Luxus
18 = Limousine 2 door Sedan Luxus
64 = Caravan 2 door
65 = Van 2 door
66 = Caravan 4 door
67 = Caravan 4 door Luxus

Senator A
21 = Limousine 4 door Sedan
29 = Limousine 4 door Sedan Luxus
 

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If anybody is interested in more let me know
 

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Thursday this Commo will be checked by officials to make sure it's legal before I officially can be new owner of Commodore A GS. There has been a mistake when it's firstly registered in Latvia. In papars it is 74', when Commodores A were made form 67' till 71'.
The chassis number matches riveted plate numburs. Maybe someone can tell me which year it was made from chassis number: 134276468?

Thanks!
 

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The data will be stored in its own database table. It will use the members profile or a separate form to input the data. Presentation of the data can then be in any format.
Gary, Is this the European "registry"? I had a link to one a while back but cannot find it now. What I would like to know is if there is any correlation (however "rough") between chassis numbers and engine numbers? Does anyone have a reference for that? I know that engine replacements have been many, but is there any correlation with those that are "original"?

Maybe a poll of the members is in order?

Thanks, Doug
 

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Just picking brains, My blue GT is titled as a 1971, Vin # 942174767, my question is, Did they make a late 70 and maybe title iit as a 71, every thing on this GT shows as a 70 :yup: non opening back windows, GM emblem under back window, OT emblems on front fenders,and so on :confused:
 
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