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Old 07-07-2018, 11:13 PM   #1
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Spirit of 76 SPID stumper

Ok, so, have seen several Spirit of 76 trucks. Pic 1 is what one looks like for ref. Pic 2 is its SPID. All other Spirit trucks had similar SPIDs - i.e. Scottsdales, same seat code, same yada yada yada.

So, I always thought the "Freedom Machine" was an advertising name for the Spirit of 76 trucks... Anyone know if that is actually true?

Here's why I'm askin: Pic 3 is a 76 K20 that actually calls out "Delete Freedom Features"... I've never seen an RPO for deleting something that was an actual option (i.e. you could buy a Spirit of 76 truck as an option, but all 76's weren't Spirit of 76s...)

Anyone ever seen a Spirit of 76 "delete"

Is Freedom Machine different from Spirit of 76?

I love a good mystery

Here's the only other one I could find:
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:51 PM   #2
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Re: Spirit of 76 SPID stumper

The SPID for my '76 also lists ZV7 Delete Freedom Feature. I did a quick search for GM RPO ZV7 and it showed up in a couple of places as Freedom Battery Delete. It looks like Delco used the Freedom name for its sealed/maintenance-free battery in 1976. The K20 SPID you posted and the one for my '76 both list UA1 as a heavy duty battery. I'm guessing that if UA1 was chosen for the heavy duty battery then ZV7 went along with it to delete the standard battery. If you can find a '76 SPID with only one or the other, you would debunk this theory. Again, this is all just my best guess.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:50 AM   #3
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Re: Spirit of 76 SPID stumper

Someone had posted about the Freedom Machine and it got revived a few weeks ago. Might have triggered this post, or might not have... just linking it here in case it might give you some assistance.
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:57 PM   #4
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Re: Spirit of 76 SPID stumper

I think it is for the exterior stripe delete(unless this truck has it) We have a 74 Z28 my dad bought new. The spid on this shows the delete as it had a HUGE z28 logo on the hood and my dad didn't want it on his car.
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