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At this point, there would be no way for those credit card companies to find out that you filed a Bankruptcy that long ago. The Bankruptcy court does not keep records from that long ago, and when you file now, you will only be asked if you filed a Bankruptcy within the past 8 years.
Also, when asked on a credit card application if you have filed a Bankruptcy, the question is usually, "Have you filed a Bankruptcy within the past 10 years?".
Accordingly, having said no to the Bankruptcy question on those credit card applications is highly unlikely to come back to haunt you if you file another Bankruptcy
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The Bankruptcies that were filed after Pacer originated can be kept forever. However, there was no Pacer back in the 1980's. All filings were on paper then.
There is no Statute of Limitations that would apply.