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A guide to body tag decoding resources on the web

Unread post by ncwitte » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:19 am

With extremely few exceptions, your Corvair should have a body tag located in the engine compartment on the rear frame rail on the right side, just behind the distributor. This tag has information that was required for assembly of the body and also provides useful information about the options, features and paint and trim selections for your car.

If you post a picture of that tag or copy the information from it, someone from this forum will probably decode it for you. If you’re like me and you like a good puzzle, you may be able to figure it out yourself. There are some Internet information sources you will find helpful, and this thread is intended to provide a guide to some of those resources. Since my Corvairs are 1965 models, I know more about those than other years. If you have resources for other model year cars that I haven’t covered, please post them in this thread.

The forum limits posters to ten URLs per post, so I’m going to start with three initial posts.

One of the best resources for late model cars is found on Kent Sullivan’s page. Kent, working with Larry Claypool, Mark Corbin, Stan East, Bill Hubbell, Dave Newell and Dave Trull, authored an article for the May 2005 issue of the CORSA Communique that reviewed regular production options for 1965-67 Corvairs. As part of that article, they provided exhaustive decoding information for the last two lines of the body tag. Here’s a link:

http://www.corvairkid.com/65-67rpocode.htm

Kent also has the 1966 Corvair Exterior Colors and Interior Trim Choices publication on his web page. This is useful for decoding trim and color codes.

http://www.corvairkid.com/66codes.htm

Some time ago I posted pictures of three 1965 body tags and provided a breakdown of what the information on them meant. This is helpful in providing a visual reference to where information is found on the body tag.

http://www.wittelaw.com/personal/buildtag/index.htm

I also have a site that is striving to provide pictures of every color Corvair for every model year. I have collected maybe half of the colors as of this writing. The site provides the name of the color and the paint code, as well as a picture that might be more helpful than a paint chip.

http://www.wittelaw.com/personal/colors/1965.htm
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Unread post by ncwitte » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:20 am

Last, but by no means least, the GM Heritage Center publishes extensive specification documents on-line for all Corvair model years. These have lots of useful and interesting information. The information includes paint, trim code and option data.

1960
http://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm ... orvair.pdf

1961
http://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm ... orvair.pdf

1962
http://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm ... orvair.pdf

1963
http://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm ... orvair.pdf

1964
http://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm ... orvair.pdf

1965
http://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm ... orvair.pdf

1966
http://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm ... orvair.pdf

1967
http://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm ... orvair.pdf

1968
http://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm ... orvair.pdf

1969
http://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm ... orvair.pdf


If any of these links don't work, send me a PM and I will edit this post as necessary.
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Unread post by bbodie52 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:00 am

Thank you for taking the time to place all of these valuable research material links on the Corvair Forum. I'm sure that it took a lot of effort and time to gather this information, and sharing these resources is a great gift to many Corvair enthusiasts! :chevy: :tu:
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Unread post by ncwitte » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:01 pm

Something to do at 3 am last night. LOL!
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Body build date
The first set of characters you see are a three character code on the top left corner of the bodytag. This represents the date code. The code consists of two digits and a letter*. The digits represent the month, and the letter represents the week. Example 11B means November 2nd week. The week began on a Monday. For the last week, if the week went through a Wednesday, it was that month’s week. If it only went through Tuesday, it was the next month’s week. This code represents the date the body was completed by Fisher body. The body would then be delivered to the Chevy side to install the drivetrain and complete the car. There is a definite time interval between when the body was completed and delivered and when the car was finished on the Chevy side and a VIN number assigned. This was usually within a week or two, but sometimes could be longer. This system gives rise to the possibility of a body built date at the end of one month and a final production date at the start of the subsequent month. Fisher would also deliver bodies in groups and was known to sometimes hold back bodies for one reason or another, so it is possible to have cars bodies that are out of sequence with the VIN numbers. (i.e. body 8 has a Vin # higher than body 12). * An exception to the 2 digit- one letter code is a 3 digit number code used on 1965 Los Angeles models built in Mid-September 1964. This is discussed later at the end of the Decoding section.
STYLE
Next in line is style, which list first the year and then model of the Corvair.
(i.e. 63-0967 means 1963 Monza Convertible or 65-10567 for 1965 Monza Convertible)
BODY
This line lists the plant code* and body number. The body number represents the number of that body style built. (i.e. if the car is a Monza convertible, then the body number represents the number of only Monza convertibles built, it would not include Corsa convertibles or Monza coupes or sedans.) The body number is specific and linked to the style number. So for example in 1966 there were 7 different styles (10137, 10139, 10537,10539,10567,10737,10767) and each style had its own series of body numbers for that plant. *See plant codes on next page

Plant codes on the bodytag include:
1962 plants: OA = Oakland, WR = Willow Run
1963 plants: OA = Oakland, VN = Van Nuys, WR = Willow Run
1964 plants: WR = Willow Run (no other plants that year)
1965 plants: WRN = Willow Run, LOS = Los Angeles (Van Nuys)
1966 plants: WRN = Willow Run, LOS = Los Angeles (Van Nuys)
1967-69 plant: WRN = Willow Run (no other plants these years)
TRIM
This 3 digit codes represents the interior color and seat type. An extra digit is include for 1963-64 convertibles for the top color. On 1966-67 models the extra digit denotes whether the car has optional headrests or not. E = headrests on bench or bucket seat cars built in WRN in 1966 and bench in1967. Y = headrests on bucket seat cars built in Los Angeles or buckets built in WRN in 1967. Z = Corvair trim designator on LA built cars only. 1966 Willow Run cars without headrests, have this area left blank.
PAINT
Exterior: 1962 through 1964 Corvairs use a three digit exterior paint code. Late models (65-68) have a different paint code. They used a two character code employing two letters for hardtops and a one letter /one digit code for convertibles. Ex. R-R = Regal red, R-C = two tone white top/red bottom, R-1 = Convertible with red paint and white Conv top. 1969 used a two digit number repeated twice for hardtops and the second number is replaced with a letter for conv top (ie. 50 50 for hardtop, 50 A for convertible)
Interior: The 1962-63 Corvairs have an extra digit on the trim or paint section of the tag. WRN has the extra digit for interior paint on the Paint section. Ex. 922-7 = Red with black interior paint Oakland cars have the code on the trim line. 1964 models have an extra letter instead of number in the Paint section of early style Fisher bodytag plates. The bodytag plate was changed in mid Oct (between 10A and 10E) to a 2nd style and the interior paint code letter is relocated to the bottom right corner of bodytag. The 64 bodytag plate is changed again in Mid March (3C or D) to the same style that is also used on late model 65-67 Corvairs. Interior paint code is located at the top right corner of the late model bodytag. Bodytag style changed in 1968, and again in 1969.
Top colors:
1962: Code for top color found on ACC line.
1963-64: Code for top color found on TRIM line.
1965-69: Code for top color found on PAINT line.
Top color codes:
1962: 1 = white 2 = black 3 = Blue? 4 = Cream
1963: 1 = white 2 = black 3 = beige
1965: 1 = white 2 = black 3(WRN) or 6(LA) = beige
1966: 1 = white 2 = black 3(WRN) or 6(LA) = beige
1967: 1 = white 2 = black
1968: 1 = white 2 = black
1969: A= white B= black
Interior paint codes: (Interior paint codes do not appear on Los Angeles built cars)
1962: 2= Blue 3= Aqua 4= Fawn 5= Red 7= Black 8= Saddle 9= Gold
1963: 2= Blue 3= Aqua 4= Fawn 5= Red 7= Black 8= Saddle R = White/Red.
1964: A= Aqua B= Blue C= Saddle D= Red E= Black F= Fawn Q= White/Red
1965: A= Aqua B= Blue C= Saddle D= Red E= Black F= Fawn H= White/Aqua S= White/Black W= Slate
1966: F= Fawn T= Turquoise S = White/Black D= Red R= Bright Blue E= Black Z= Bronze.
1967: 1= Blue 4= Black 5= Fawn 6= Bright Blue 7= Gold.
1968: E= Black O or G?= Gold ?= Blue
1969: A= Black D= Blue G= Green


ACC = Accessory line
When decoding ACC line on the Fisher bodytags, be aware that bodytags do not include any options that did not require any body modification be done by Fisher. Fisher was only concerned with items that required modifications during the assembly of the body. A good example is that you won’t find Telescopic column listed on the bodytag. Although this is a major option, it did not require any special consideration during body assembly. Top color is listed on the ACC line for 1962 Convertibles. Also there are no group numbers in the 1962 ACC line, and 63 Oakland cars

Fisher bodytags ACC line
The code letters are listed in the order they generally would appear. (A question mark
( ? ) appears after those options where the level of certainty is not as great due to a low sample in the survey or options that are often added or removed and may not reflect original equipment. Late model 1965-66 Cars had a single ACC line and LA cars had the ACC codes split onto 2 lines. Canadian cars had the actual RPO codes on the bodytag.

1962 Fisher bodytags ACC line. (WR, OA)

Willow Run bodytag codes (NO Group Numbers i.e. no numeric indicator)
A = Direct Air heater (Always listed 1st and listed on every WR car in survey)
D = Spyder
E = Bucket seats on 4 door models
H = Padded dash
N = Powertop
K = Tinted Glass (all windows)
J = Tinted Windshield?
L = Convertible top code followed by a number indicating color.
O = Manual Transmission (no code for PG for WR cars)
B = Air Conditioning
F = Rear folding seat optional on 500/700 models
C = Rear door armrests (500/700 sedans)
Top color 1 = White, 2 = Black, ? = Blue, 4 = Cream (Blue is probably coded 3)

Oakland bodytag codes (NO Group Numbers i.e. no numeric indicator)
H = Direct air Heater (Always listed 1st and listed on every OA car in survey)
B = Powerglide (no code for manual trans for OA cars)
X = Spyder option
P = Padded dash
W = Tinted Windshield
E = Tint glass ( all windows)
L = ?
F = Folding rear seat. Optional on 500/700 models
A = Air Conditioning
? = Powertop
? = Rear door armrests
K= Rear Speaker ?

1963 Fisher bodytags ACC line. (WR, OA and VN)
The Letters are listed in groups. Letters following a number is in that group. The code letters are listed in the order they would appear. Some letters are in more than one group
WRN and VN Bodytags

First Group ( no numeric indicator)
E = RPO A01 Tinted Glass ( Soft Ray glass in all windows)
F = RPO A02 Tinted Windshield
L = Rear folding seat (500-700models)

2 = Second Group
C = RPO Padded dash
D = RPO Powertop
E = RPO C60 Air Conditioning
M = RPO Powerglide
L = Manual trans (VN only)
Y = Rear seat Speaker

3 = Third Group
C = RPO Turbocharged Spyder option
P = ? (VN only) might be Comfort and Convenience -- as with '65, may indicate two-speed wiper and washer (carryover from FS Chevys built in same plant)

Oakland bodytags (It appears that the 1962 OA codes carried over to 1963)
Does not use group numbers
W = Tinted Windshield
E = Tint glass all
P = padded dash
A = AC
X = Spyder option
K = Rear seat speaker?

1964 Fisher bodytags ACC line. (WR only)
The Letters are listed in groups. Letters following a number is in that group. The code letters are listed in the order they would appear. Some letters are in more than one group
Tag style change at either 10C or 10D

First Group ( no numeric indicator)
E = Tinted windshield and side glass
D = Power Top (Manual top standard, no indicator)
W = Tinted Windshield only

2 = Second Group
M = Powerglide Automatic
L = 4 Speed
E = Air Conditioning
P = Convenience group (2 speed wipers, w/ washer, day/night mirror, glovebox
light, backup lights)
R = Rear speaker
S = Rear antenna

3 = Third Group
C = Padded dash
No other letters reported in group 3

4 = Fourth Group
F= convenience group Z13 (not available with 2P but includes all 2P options
plus remote door mirror)

5 = Fifth Group
W = Custom Dlx seat belts with retractors RPO A49 (after Feb 1, 1964)
V = Custom Dlx seat belts no retractors RPO A37 (before Feb 1, 1964)
O = ?
Z = ?


1965 Fisher bodytags ACC line. (WRN and LOS)
The Letters are listed in groups. Letters following a number is in that group. The code letters are listed in the order they would appear. Some letters are in more than one group

First Group ( no numeric indicator)
E = RPO A01 Tinted Glass ( Soft Ray glass in all windows)
O = Two tone paint trimpiece (sedans)/ Manual top (pre Jan 65 LA cars only)
D = RPO C06 Power Top
W = RPO A02 Tinted Windshield only
L = folding rear seat (500 series only)

2 = Second Group
M = RPO M35 Powerglide Automatic
L = RPO M20 4 Speed
E = RPO C60 Air Conditioning
P = (LOS cars only) 2 spd Wipers (LOS listed this separately from the CC group)
R = RPO U80 Rear speaker
S = RPO U73 Rear ant.
H = Heater delete (code carried over to 66)

3 = Third Group
C = Padded Dash
A = Rear armrest on 500 sedans

4 = Fourth Group
P = RPO Z01 convenience group ( 2 sp wipers, washers, day/night inside mirror).
O = RPO L87 Turbo engine
U = Spare tire lock
F = Outside Remote Drivers Mirror/ with CC group

5 = Fifth Group
W = RPO A49 Deluxe Seatbelts ( Chrome Buckles)
O = Seatbelt delete
G = std rear seatbelt
Y = dlx rear seatbelts
Unknown if the dash at the end of the ACC line has any meaning. (On 50% of WRN tags)

1966 Fisher bodytags ACC line. (WRN and LOS)
The Letters are listed in groups. Letters following a number is in that group. The code letters are listed in the order they would appear. Some letters are in more than one group
Most 1965 codes carried over to 1966 unchanged. (New std equip eliminated some codes)

First Group ( no numeric indicator)
E = RPO A01 Tinted Glass ( Soft Ray glass in all windows)
D = RPO C06 Power Top (Manual top standard, no indicator)
W = RPO A02 Tinted Windshield only
O = Two tone paint trimpiece ( sedans only)
L = folding rear seat (500 series only)

2 = Second Group
M = RPO M35 Powerglide Automatic
E = RPO C60 Air Conditioning
R = RPO U80 Rear speaker
S = RPO U73 Rear ant.
T = RPO U75 Power Rear antenna
H = Heater delete

3 = Third Group
A = Rear armrest (500 series sedans)

4 = Fourth Group
O = RPO L87 Turbo engine
F = Remote outside mirror / updated CC group (lighting grp, door guards)

5 = Fifth Group
Y = RPO A49 Deluxe Seatbelts ( Stainless Steel Push-button Buckles)
O = Seatbelt delete? ( No cars found with this code, but may carry over from 65)
? = Shoulder harness
*Standard seatbelts, old CC group and padded dash are now standard. So C in group three, P in group four and W in group five no longer listed. Also 4spd transmission no longer listed, with the introduction of the new Saginaw transmission. Rear seatbelts are also now STD. Willow Run cars had the ACC codes all on one line.

1967 Fisher bodytags ACC line. (WRN)
The Letters are listed in groups. Letters following a number is in that group. The code letters are listed in the order they would appear. Some letters are in more than one group
Most 1966 codes carried over to 1967 unchanged

First Group ( no numeric indicator)
E = RPO A01 Tinted Glass ( Soft Ray glass in all windows)
D = RPO C06 Power Top (Manual top standard, no indicator)
W = RPO A02 Tinted Windshield only
O = Two tone paint trimpiece ( sedans only)
L = folding rear seat (500 series only)

2 = Second Group
M = RPO M35 Powerglide Automatic
D = RPO C60 Air Conditioning
R = RPO U80 Rear speaker
S = RPO U73 Rear ant.
U = RPO U57 Stereo tape system
H = Heater delete

3 = Third Group
(no group three options found)

4 = Fourth Group
F = Remote outside mirror RPO D33

5 = Fifth Group
Y = RPO A49 Deluxe Seatbelts ( Stainless Steel Push-button Buckles)
O = Seatbelt delete? ( No cars found with this code, but may carry over from 65)
Z = ? Front Shoulder Belt, Custom Deluxe (available only when A39 is installed)
C = ? Front Shoulder Belt, Standard Type
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Re: A guide to body tag decoding resources on the web

Unread post by ncwitte » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:52 am

:goodpost: Scott, that's excellent. Lots of good information in one place. Thanks for posting this.
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Unread post by jennirw » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:32 am

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Unread post by Imnvegas » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:05 am

I wiped off the tag on my block this morning and this is what I found.

T 0 I I 3 7 P

I can't seem to find any info. I was careful and I think I copied it correctly.

Does it make any sense?

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Unread post by bbodie52 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:27 am

According to the CORSA Corvair Technical Guide (copy attached) the number T 0 I I 3 7 P (Actually T01137P) indicates an engine manufacturing date of January 13 (0113). The code "7P" is not listed for any model year. In fact, none of the two character suffix codes contain a number at all. They all consist of two-letter codes only -- numbers are not listed as valid codes. Also, none of the suffix codes contain the letter "P".

Perhaps your Corvair engine is a Chinese knockoff? ::-):

Seriously though, I don't have any reference that would decipher the suffix code "7P". Sorry I can't help.
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Unread post by Imnvegas » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:35 am

I'll take another look...I may have to get a magnifying glass because teh last couple of characters are not very clear...

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Unread post by Paulvill76 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:02 am

Great Guide , thanks I´m looking the code for original color , besides is underneath 3 diferent paint colors , it´s some grey, but i´m thinking to change color blue or black , depends on final details.

It´s a 1960 4 door corvair 500 , maybe willadd some trim like the 700 .

In Argentina , there´s no spares , so all must come from Clarck corvair parts....or my collegues from EY...!

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Unread post by bbodie52 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:12 pm

:welcome2: :wave:

Welcome Pablo!

Well, you cannot travel much further south than Argentina or get a Corvair that is much older than 1960! And I cannot imagine a greater challenge than restoring a 1960 Corvair in Argentina! Welcome to the Corvair Forum!

Believe it or not, you have a "neighbor" slightly north of you in Tarija, Bolivia (1,973 km, or 1,225 miles, estimated travel time: 25 hours in a 1960 Corvair :emfront: :burnout: )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... 2gP0OF1MUk

He also owns a 1960 Corvair that he has restored. You might want to check out the following Web sites:

Hello from Bolivia
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Richard's Car Restoration Hobby (In English and Spanish)
http://www.widman.biz/cars/

You have a major project ahead of you. Please provide pictures, if possible, and let us know if we can assist you. I would recommend that you start a new topic under the section: "Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds", and give it a title that clearly spells out your unique restoration project. Something like: 1960 Corvair Restoration in Argentina, South America". That will get some attention! Tell us about yourself nd about your project Corvair. We would love to hear from you. :chevy:
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Unread post by Ragtop Man » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:30 am

Thanks to all for these informative sites . I recently contacted Kent regarding interior paint codes . His article on the 66 model was very helpful but he told me it may not apply to a 65 which is my year . Other than his chart for the 66 there seem to be none out there for the rest of the years other than a listing of said colors for each . I have been trying to get the correct interior paint color and I finally had to take a chance on medium blue which I think is correct (my tag has a B near the upper right) . According to Kent's article GM did not consistently stamp the interior color code on to the body tags to further complicate things . Maybe they'll turn up someday :pray:

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Unread post by bbodie52 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:45 am

1964 Corvair Monza Color Combinations - GM Heritage Center Specs wrote:
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Interior paint codes: (Interior paint codes do not appear on Los Angeles built cars)
1962: 2= Blue 3= Aqua 4= Fawn 5= Red 7= Black 8= Saddle 9= Gold
1963: 2= Blue 3= Aqua 4= Fawn 5= Red 7= Black 8= Saddle R = White/Red.
1964: A= Aqua B= Blue C= Saddle D= Red E= Black F= Fawn Q= White/Red
1965: A= Aqua B= Blue C= Saddle D= Red E= Black F= Fawn H= White/Aqua S= White/Black W= Slate
1966: F= Fawn T= Turquoise S = White/Black D= Red R= Bright Blue E= Black Z= Bronze.
1967: 1= Blue 4= Black 5= Fawn 6= Bright Blue 7= Gold.
1968: E= Black O or G?= Gold ?= Blue
1969: A= Black D= Blue G= Green
As shown in this sample body tag from a 1964 Spyder below, the interior Trim Code (732) and the interior color letter code (B) does seem a bit redundant.

RPO 732 = Blue -- Letter Code "B" = Blue

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Here is a breakdown of the information on the body tag you provided...
BODY TAG INFO:

0E
Body Build Date: 0E = ? (0) Fifth Week (E)
I'm not sure about the first digits on this tag. There are usually three digits. The first two digits are usually numbers 01 through 12, indicating the month of manufacture. In this case all I can see is a single digit "0", which has no meaning that I can decipher. The letter is usually A-E, indicating the week of the month. If the letter is an "E" it would indicate the fifth week of the month, but what month?

Style 0667 WR 1827 Body
Style 0667 = Monza Spyder (06) Convertible (67) WR = 1964 plants: WR = Willow Run (no other plants that year) Production Sequence No: 1827
1964 Spyder convertible (667), Total Production: 4,761. In Canada, 502 1964 Spyder coupes and 154 convertibles were built.

TRIM 732 1 916 PAINT
MONZA - MONZA SPYDER SERIES
TRIM: This 3 digit codes represents the interior color and seat type. An extra digit is included for 1963-64 convertibles for the top color.
Trim RPO 732 = Blue (Interior Color) 1 = White Convertible Top

RPO 916 PAINT = DK BLUE (Body Paint Color)
916 - Daytona Blue Metallic (Sales Name)
Lucite® Code - 4395L
Dulux® Code - 181-96220
Rinshed-Mason No. - A1539
Ditzler No. - DDL12696
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1964 models have an extra letter instead of number in the Paint section of early style Fisher bodytag plates.
B = Blue

D2LP3C
The Letters are listed in groups. Letters following a number are in that group.
1st Group
D = Power Top (Manual top standard, no indicator)

2nd Group
L = 4 Speed
P = Convenience group (2 speed wipers, w/ washer, day/night mirror, glovebox light, backup lights)

3rd Group
C = Padded dash

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Re: A guide to body tag decoding resources on the web

Unread post by Paulvill76 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:16 am

Excelent information !

Thanks !
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