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When was my GT born? by railshot
Started on: 01-04-2017 07:37 PM
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Unlike most of you, I cannot determine when my GT was born?
The door sticker is washed out to the point that it cannot be read, so.......

I was hoping that someone would have a similar serial number to mine, and give me a "born on" date.

My vin ends in 220504.
It is an '88.

I did find that the '88 vin's started with 200001 and went as high as 226401 or 2.
This would appear to make mine the 504th Fiero made in '88, which may explain why when I got it it had pre '88 rims on it.

I remember reading either here or somewhere else that the early '88's were shipped with pre '88 rims?
If this is true, I am for sure keeping my original rims, but enjoying the '88 rims I bought for it!
My RPO code for the rims I believe is YLM, but that could be either 215's all the way around or 205's on the front and 215's on the rear.

Much appreciated!
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220504 was the 20,504th Fiero built in the '88 model year....so it's near the end of production. There is usually a sticker on the ALDL connector under the arm rest. It has a date which is the date of assembly for the wiring harness. The harness build was usually a week or two ahead of final production. The stickers were cheap printing on paper and some have been lost.
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Mine is 220964, and was built in April. I read somewhere that the date is on the headliner.

Interesting topic. I hadn't really thought about the production number or order. Also interesting is the 2-week delay. I hadn't really considered that the car took weeks to build. I figured that they had the parts in piles, and just put them by as the car progressed down the line. Yes, I know there were 3,xxx welds.
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Mine is 220647, which puts it between railshot's and tshark's. If I remember right, mine was built in March or April '88.

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Originally posted by Gall757:

220504 was the 20,504th Fiero built in the '88 model year....so it's near the end of production. There is usually a sticker on the ALDL connector under the arm rest. It has a date which is the date of assembly for the wiring harness. The harness build was usually a week or two ahead of final production. The stickers were cheap printing on paper and some have been lost.


Ahh, now that makes more sense as my T-tops were installed by a dealer using C&C in September and the total made was 26,401 I believe.
That would mean 5,897 were made after mine, probably putting it in around April like tsharks!

So my car sat for about 5 months without T-tops, and then someone had the dealer install them.
Too bad, I would have liked it more without them. LOL......

I will be taking the headliner and interior out someday this spring just to freshen it all up, so I will look at the harness for a tag there when I get that far.

Cool stuff everyone!

guess I can get rid of the rims without guilt now....

Keep 'em coming if you don't mind, I would love to narrow this down.

Edited to add want more!

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go to the t-top registry---he can give you the date--he got mine as leaving factory 6-28-88

http://www.fierottop.com/

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Originally posted by railshot:


Ahh, now that makes more sense as my T-tops were installed by a dealer using C&C in September and the total made was 26,401 I believe.
That would mean 5,897 were made after mine, probably putting it in around April like tsharks!



Total number of 88s was actually 26,402. My GT was #26,396 and 6th to the last Fiero and last 5-speed built. "Red's" birthday is August 16, 1988 and was one of ten Fieros built on the last production day. Fred was kind enough to hook me up with a CD / video of it coming down the production line. The last two Fieros were given away to plant employees and were autographed by employees.


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Originally posted by 88FieroGT TTops:

go to the t-top registry---he can give you the date--he got mine as leaving factory 6-28-88

http://www.fierottop.com/




I have tried the registry in the past, and mine being a non CJB T-top it makes sense it is not there.

GTGeff, that is really something to be proud of, seriously!
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Report this Post01-04-2017 10:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tsharkSend a Private Message to tsharkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
There is an '88 registry on here somewhere. I've been searching, but can't find it. I know 88 Database Guy was maintaining an offline one, but there were MANY posts in a thread on here. Dunno where it went. Actually, each year had one, and there is one for Indy's, also. I'm sure your '88 is on there.
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Contact 88databaseguy. But if the VIN and information hasn't been provided to him by a previous owner, he can't be of any help. I don't know if there's information in the headliner, but I believe he's asked people to check inside the overhead console for the sticker. There should also be a sticker on the driver's door that I believe has the production date? There's a sticker atop the white instrument panel skeleton that has some information. Maybe a production date. I believe it has the VIN number there and other info.
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Report this Post01-05-2017 06:59 AM Click Here to See the Profile for lateFormulaSend a Private Message to lateFormulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My Formula was invoiced on July 11, 1988, so it probably rolled off the assembly line on the 7th or 8th of July. One of the last Formulas to be built.
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