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57desoto
Posted 2021-12-06 6:07 PM (#617425 - in reply to #617416)
Subject: Re: Dave's 1957 Fireflite Sedan



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My guess: There's a 7 by the GG (glamour group) since that includes only the front bumper guards. A BG of 3 would be both front and rear bumper guards. Also, the PB power brakes would be a 9 not a 5.
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frwl
Posted 2021-12-07 12:38 AM (#617432 - in reply to #617425)
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57desoto - 2021-12-06 6:07 PM

My guess: There's a 7 by the GG (glamour group) since that includes only the front bumper guards. A BG of 3 would be both front and rear bumper guards. Also, the PB power brakes would be a 9 not a 5.


Besides the roof molding package, the glamour group includes the rear quarter stone shields – they are not present on this car.
Therefore I guessed the bumper guards only.
I’ve never seen rear bumper guards on the ’57 DeSotos; ’57 Chryslers did have. Do you have a picture of these?
Yes, you are right – the power brakes have coded 9, not 5; thanks for correction;
I also forgot the CS = 2; the color sweep was standard on Fireflite Sportsman Hardtops and Convertibles and wasn’t on Sedans…
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57desoto
Posted 2021-12-07 7:28 AM (#617436 - in reply to #482534)
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Here's a rear bumper guard for 1957 DeSoto.



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frwl
Posted 2021-12-07 9:35 AM (#617437 - in reply to #482534)
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Thanks for the picture. Will be waiting a cowl tag picture anyway.
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ToMopar
Posted 2021-12-08 3:49 AM (#617459 - in reply to #617436)
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57desoto - 2021-12-07 12:28 PM

Here's a rear bumper guard for 1957 DeSoto.


Is this rear quarter chrome molding the "rear bumper guard" ...... good to know
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57desoto
Posted 2021-12-08 5:57 AM (#617460 - in reply to #617459)
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Yes, Tom... The rear bumper guard is a wide, heavy, chromed piece instead of the narrow potmetal/chrome piece usually called "pinchweld molding" that's on cars without rear bumper guards.
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macedon
Posted 2021-12-08 9:24 AM (#617463 - in reply to #482534)
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PNT = XXX
TRM = 533
TR = None
AG = 1
PS = 4
PB = 9
AH = 1
PN = 5
RM = None
SS = None
UC = None
SPL = None
CS = 1
BG = None
A = None
B = None
C = None

I decided to paint it RXR. I really love that combo.

The history on the paint for this car is a little muddied. Here are a few pictures that show what it was like when I bought it. Obviously it was resprayed in it's life. The interesting part is that the dealer invoice says colorsweep. I added the front bumper guards.



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macedon
Posted 2021-12-08 9:36 AM (#617464 - in reply to #482534)
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It also has a power antenna. Originally I thought it was factory. Later I discovered a Dec 1961 date stamp on the motor.
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macedon
Posted 2021-12-08 12:18 PM (#617466 - in reply to #482534)
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Took my sister and family for a ride this past Sunday. We had a blast.



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frwl
Posted 2021-12-08 2:56 PM (#617469 - in reply to #482534)
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Originally scheduled Sahara Tan (XXX) single tone color scheme and Single Spear Side Molding (CS = 1);
But in the last moment customer ordered a dual molding – it is very interesting!
Firstly, the front bumper guards less rear quarter stone shields and roof moldings puzzled me, because they don’t come separately, as stated Edward (57desoto) – they included in Glamour Group only.
But the mystery is solved: you just added their on it.
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macedon
Posted 2021-12-08 4:45 PM (#617476 - in reply to #617466)
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More mystery. The car has stone shields. I had not put the right one back on yet. You can see it in the picture from when I brought it home. Once I get the RH stone shield polished up I'll install it.
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frwl
Posted 2021-12-08 6:24 PM (#617480 - in reply to #482534)
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Maybe aftermarket option? Like a chrome sill moldings...
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ToMopar
Posted 2021-12-09 4:28 AM (#617494 - in reply to #482534)
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macedon - 2021-12-08 5:18 PM

Took my sister and family for a ride this past Sunday. We had a blast.


It looks as all of you have fun with your ride :-)
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