56 Dodge decode
coronetx2
Posted 2008-10-17 6:32 PM (#148621)
Subject: 56 Dodge decode



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SCHEDULE
02 10 11 027
BODY 816
PAINT 369
TRIM 531
SP2

Edited by coronetx2 2008-10-17 6:45 PM
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d500neil
Posted 2008-10-17 7:44 PM (#148627 - in reply to #148621)
Subject: Re: 56 Dodge decode



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Philip: 8=v/8
1=Coronet
6=2 dr HT

That paint code I don't have in my files.

TRM= black& white cloth/vinyl
build date: o.o.a. 2/10/56

SP-2: I don't know.

Have you looked up/behind the glove box, to seeif your car's Broadcast Sheet might be masking-taped there?

I really need to to see/find a 1956 B.sheet.


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coronetx2
Posted 2008-10-17 8:16 PM (#148629 - in reply to #148627)
Subject: Re: 56 Dodge decode



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No build sheet to be found.
car is strip down to bare metal.
I think the colors were black top maroon saddle and Chinese rose lower.
car also has lancer scripts.
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d500neil
Posted 2008-10-17 9:21 PM (#148647 - in reply to #148629)
Subject: Re: 56 Dodge decode



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Philip, the hardtop models were known as "Lancers"

If you've got the VIN plate, you should buy a copy of the factory's IBM build card copy, as you'll see at the top Sticky-message
on this board.

This IS an unusual color combination; very attractive!




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55CRL
Posted 2008-10-18 5:08 AM (#148662 - in reply to #148647)
Subject: Re: 56 Dodge decode



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Philip, do you have any picture before it was stripped down to bare metal? Would love to see the color combo.
I've got a couple of b/w pics of a 4-door Lancer seen in Sweden back in the early 80s but no longer in the Swedish registry.



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coronetx2
Posted 2008-10-18 12:40 PM (#148683 - in reply to #148621)
Subject: Re: 56 Dodge decode



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I do not have any pics of the car in original colors as it has been painted many times over.
I did find hand written color combination of black,garnet and rose on cowl behind inner fender.
thanks for any and all help.



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Chrycoman
Posted 2008-10-22 4:08 PM (#149224 - in reply to #148627)
Subject: Re: 56 Dodge decode



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d500neil - 2008-10-17 4:44 PM

Philip: 8=v/8
1=Coronet
6=2 dr HT

That paint code I don't have in my files.

TRM= black& white cloth/vinyl
build date: o.o.a. 2/10/56

SP-2: I don't know.

Have you looked up/behind the glove box, to seeif your car's Broadcast Sheet might be masking-taped there?

I really need to to see/find a 1956 B.sheet.


Although there is no "369", there is a "569-3" :

Roof - Jewell Black
Sweep - Garnet Metallic
Lower - Chinese Rose

"569" itself is :
Upper - Garnet Metallic
Lower - Chinese Rose
Adding "-2" means it would have a Jewell Black roof. Perhaps that is what "SP 2" refers to?


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coronetx2
Posted 2008-10-22 7:41 PM (#149252 - in reply to #148621)
Subject: RE: 56 Dodge decode



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In the next week or three i 'm going to put out the $45 bones.
And find out just what this car really is or isn't.
Again thanks to all I"ll keep ya posted.
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d500neil
Posted 2008-10-23 6:17 PM (#149377 - in reply to #149252)
Subject: Re: 56 Dodge decode



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Bill, and Philip, that "3" on Phil's inner fender almost certainly applies to that "-3" that you show, for a 569-3 paint scheme.

Are there any OTHER "69" paint schemes listed on the 1956 paint codes????

If not, and if there were only 3-digits provided for, for ALL the color schemes on the P/T plate, under the "PAINT" column,
it would make (some-) sense that a "569" scheme might morph into a 3-69, or, "369" meaning a 3-tone paint scheme, and,
that the "SP" code with a "2" might designate the black painted roof.

If so, it's a little unfortunate that the factory might have chosen a "2" to designate a black color, because in almost all other
color-code instances, the factories have used a "1" (or, an "A") to confirm a black finish. Otherwise, I would have guessed
that that "2" would have designated a white-finish.







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d500neil
Posted 2008-10-23 6:22 PM (#149379 - in reply to #148621)
Subject: Re: 56 Dodge decode



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And, the 1956 paint coding might have been so confusing, that a line supervisor was compelled to spell-out
precisely how that car was to be painted, on its inner fender/firewall area (at least, AFTER the
first finish coat was applied!!)











Edited by d500neil 2008-10-23 6:24 PM
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