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Post by markyb812 on Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:14 pm

Hi Guys
I'm searching for the build sheets for my 76 Laguna.. after reading the posts there's a good chance that I would find one in the rear seat springs, as its a Baltimore built car..
I've taken out the seat cushion and now I've got to remove the seat back..
I think that I've got to undo the rear seat belt retractor bolts because it looks like they hold the bottom of the seat back ..
is this right?
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Post by clanceman427 on Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:41 pm

Correct
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Post by Joe73 on Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:41 pm

Yes, take the torx bolts out.
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Post by markyb812 on Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:07 pm

just had a go and they are in there tight...think they've not been undone before...thought the torx bit was going to snap so I gave up lol will try again tomorrow ..
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Post by dynchel on Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:26 pm

you may want to climb under & see if it is possible to apply a little heat to the nut area.  With a helper inside the car, the thing should come out easily.  just watch for brake / fuel lines.
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Post by markyb812 on Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:45 pm

cheers bud... I'll let you all know how I get on..
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Post by markyb812 on Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:27 am

after massive effort to removed one 40 year stuck hex bolt with impact driver etc etc I finally got the rear seat back/uptight out.. and guess what? no build sheet lol.. all reassembled with copper grease on the threads for 40 years time lol..
I'm trying to find it as I want to register my Laguna as a historic vehicle with the government ... if I can prove to them that the car was made in 75, I won't have to pay them £250 a year to have it road legal and sitting in the garage .. the proof must be on paper from GM.. pics of the door stickers cowl plates etc they wont except .. what now?
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Post by Joe73 on Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:33 am

The VIN number on the dash is best way to document the year and type of vehicle. No two vehicles ever get the same number.
Unless someone was messing around which I've run into especially with late model or high dollar cars.
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Post by markyb812 on Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:03 am

thanks for that Joe but the only thing they will take notice of is gm paperwork .. all my numbers on the body, vin ,tags, door sticker are good and tell me it was made in the fifth week of oct 75, but I need it on paper. I've read that only Cadillac build records have survived on micro film to be copied on request.. individual plants like Baltimore disposed of the records.
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Post by Joe73 on Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:20 am

That will be tough to do. Is there any way the police department can verify? They must have a way to identify Stolen vehicles.
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Post by markyb812 on Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:23 am

if only I live in the states lol ... think I might have to take my tank down next and have a look there for the build sheet..
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:33 am

As far as I can tell, there is no reference to build date on the Build Sheets I have.
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Post by ant7377 on Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:50 pm

What about one of those restoration packets from gm historical?
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Post by markyb812 on Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:58 pm

thanks for those last two comments guys.. no date on the build sheets, that sucks lol .. and I'll look into the gm historical, that could be the answer..
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