I don't know how I missed this but I had never noticed that some 1960 wagons did not have the grooves in the roof. Turns out early cars had smooth roofs. My wagon was built in May of 1960 so it's pretty late. Per in Sweden has one shipped in November of 1959 with a smooth roof. Would like to narrow down where the cutoff is. If you have a 1960 Dodge, Plymouth or Chrysler wagon, which roof style does it have and what is the scheduled production date and/or shipping date?
Posted 2020-04-10 2:46 PM (#596658 - in reply to #596348) Subject: Re: Calling all 1960 Wagon Owners!
NicksGarage - 2020-04-01 6:14 PM
While looking for pictures of Plymouth wagons to see if I could find a smooth roof, I noticed that some of them didn't come with the stainless strips on the ridges of the roof that go down the back.
I have also noticed this on the 1960-61 wagons. Therefore did a little research in both the 1960 and 1961 master parts catalogs.
The long stainless moldings running the length of the roof on station wagons is listed in both catalogs in molding / trim section simply as "MLDG PACKAGE -SUB"
It lists the part numbers which are the SAME for all Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge station wagons.
In addition is shows that the molding package was available on all Chrysler, Plymouth and Dodge wagons with NO model designation or reference.
Always figured that the wagons that had the moldings was based on the model / trim level. This still might be the case as some models may have come with the moldings as "standard" equipment. Based on the info in the parts book its looks as though it could be an "option" on any station wagon model / trim level.
Another interesting note, it seems that the 1962-64 Chrysler and Dodge 880 station wagons ALL have the roof moldings. Of course that will take more investigation to confirm, but that's what has been observed on actual cars and is shown in the original brochures. Will post more details as new info is discovered.