Q: Body Broadcast Sheet
What is the body broadcast copy and where can I find one for my car? Are the codes similar to the billing history?
A: The Body Broadcast Sheet was used in the assy plant as a way for the line- worker to easily recognize which component, accessory, engine, etc. to put on each vehicle. Once the car was complete, there was no other purpose for this sheet so, it usually was not left with the car. I have found though, that MOST ’68’s built at the Lordstown, OH plant will have at least one (sometimes 4) full or partial B’Cast Sheets still within the car (provided that the car was never restored). Also, its not uncommon to find a Broadcast Sheet in your car for the car built BEFORE yours… Remember, to the Line-Worker, this was just a piece of paper !
Common Locations for Body Broadcast Sheet:
Under Rear-Seat (Lower Half)
Under Rear-Seat (Upper Half)..sometimes stuck in springs
Between track assy and seat assy on Passenger-side front seat
Under the carpet underlayment (sound-deadner)…pass.cmprtmt. floor pan
Between the seat covers and the seat cushion…only look if cover is bad!
Between Gas-Tank and Trunk Floorpan
Behind Door-Trim Panels
Behind Rear Qtr. Trim Panels…esp. on convertibles
Under the Instrument Panel Pad (usually only partial)
…..One other ‘tip’…if and when you DO find the B’Cast Sheet…handle with care as it is usually very brittle. Some found under the sound-deadner are actually ‘bonded’ to the oil-based underlayment so…keep the whole thing, its still readable.
Let us know if you do find the Broadcast Sheet; the codes listed on it are useful in our research. Please send us a copy or we can fwd. you a ‘blank- copy’ to fill out & return.
Also, look for a new feature on the WebSite for Broadcast Sheets…… Decoding.
A: The Body Broadcast Sheet was coded according to supplier component codes and Fisher Body codes. The Billing History used the sales codes. The only similarities between the two would be the basics like VIN, trim/paint colors & key codes. It is true that if you decode them properly, you can determine basically the same info… engine, trans, options, wheels, etc.
The Broadcast Sheet can also provide authentication for a car. You can also use these codes to detail the components on your car. So, two different documents with two very different coding systems. Both very important in documenting a car but not the same.
A: Use the following to help decode:
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