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Green On Green 56 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 2dr
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56D500boy
Posted 2017-12-05 7:45 PM (#553761)
Subject: Green On Green 56 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 2dr



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Nice car. Poly Engine. Not sure what is up with the chrome headlight bezels ("doors").

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1956-Dodge-Other/292357867435?hash=item4411e...

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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2017-12-06 12:11 AM (#553773 - in reply to #553761)
Subject: RE: Green On Green 56 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 2dr



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The painted headlight surrounds are largely unobtainium and
many Custom Royals have been fitted with the non-custom series
chromed jobs because the owners over the years could not find
the right ones when the originals were damaged.
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Powerflite
Posted 2017-12-06 6:31 PM (#553823 - in reply to #553761)
Subject: Re: Green On Green 56 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 2dr



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Are the '56 DeSoto surrounds the same or at least similar enough?
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56D500boy
Posted 2017-12-06 6:44 PM (#553824 - in reply to #553823)
Subject: Re: Green On Green 56 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 2dr



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Powerflite - 2017-12-06 6:31 PM
Are the '56 DeSoto surrounds the same or at least similar enough?


I just checked the PNs of the headlight "doors" in Section 8-34-40 of the Parts Catalogue pdf and the answer is probably no. (Different PNs). But hey, worth a try.

Otherwise, it might be possible to epoxy a crack or two back together on yours.

Maybe

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56D500boy
Posted 2017-12-07 6:43 PM (#553871 - in reply to #553824)
Subject: Re: Green On Green 56 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 2dr



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Well that was fast. It seems to be gone, deleted, no longer there. I was going to contact the seller regarding paint and trim codes but I can't now.

I would have guessed the paint code would be 265

Sapphire white roof
Jade Green Poly saddle
Sea Foam Green lower





Edited by 56D500boy 2017-12-07 7:02 PM
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ABloch
Posted 2017-12-07 7:38 PM (#553874 - in reply to #553761)
Subject: Re: Green On Green 56 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 2dr



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Still there. I'm one of the watchers.
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56D500boy
Posted 2017-12-07 7:50 PM (#553875 - in reply to #553874)
Subject: Re: Green On Green 56 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 2dr



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ABloch - 2017-12-07 7:38 PM
Still there. I'm one of the watchers.


Yeah, weird. It's there for me now too. I just contacted the seller regarding the data plate and why there are chrome headlight bezels.

We'll see.

Dave F
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56D500boy
Posted 2017-12-08 10:49 PM (#553941 - in reply to #553875)
Subject: Re: Green On Green 56 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 2dr



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56D500boy - 2017-12-07 7:50 PM

ABloch - 2017-12-07 7:38 PM
Still there. I'm one of the watchers.

Yeah, weird. It's there for me now too. I just contacted the seller regarding the data plate and why there are chrome headlight bezels.
We'll see. Dave F


The seller replied to my questions:

1. Re: Chrome headlight bezels. He says that he took them off a Coronet parts car that he has (didn't say why)

2. Paint codes, etc: "underhood tag reads 11 11 07 045 body 836----paint 265----trim 543 terry in okc"

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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2017-12-09 1:53 AM (#553955 - in reply to #553941)
Subject: Re: Green On Green 56 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 2dr



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I have owned several 56 Dodges over the years, all Custom
series cars. The crisp line of the small, chrome-edge headlight
bezels being one of the most attractive details these cars can
offer, I just could not bring myself to putting my efforts into a
car without them if cars with them were out there. Just the
picky SOB I am.

As a result of such ownerships, I have found myself in the
place of knowing firsthand just how easily those little chrome
edges are damaged, and thusly hard to find nice ones. And
resultantly how others less picky, gave up when their's were
damaged and simply replaced them with the more durable and
easy to find all-chrome jobs of the Coronet and Royal series
cars.

My last 56 Dodge was a Custom Sierra. I was the 2nd owner.
I bought it from the original owners' son, who incidentally drove
his mother to the dealership to take delivery of their special-
ordered car. When I bought the car, it wore the all-chrome bezels,
as it did in 1987, when I first saw it being driven by the original
owner. The son told me the car had always had those chrome jobs.

Now, an interesting story might explain his claims of incorrect
equipment being on the car as delivered .... He said his parents
were both very excited by the new Dodge design for 1956 and
decided to buy one. Mom wanted a wagon and insisted on the
colors. Dad wanted the D500 package.

What was not known to the son was if they ordered a Sierra or
a Custom Sierra, but he told me that when he took his mother to
pick up the car, a flustered and embarrassed sales staffer had to
explain to them that the car had "accidentally" been sold by an
unknowing staffer. Mom was furious and pitched quite a fit and
staff promised to get a replacement out to them as quickly as
possible. When they returned to get the second car, it was delivered
as a Custom Sierra, and I suspect, the originally ordered and delivered
car was actually a plain Sierra, and to cover for the discrepancy (perhaps
Mom noticed ?), the headlight bezels were quickly swapped out for the
all-chromies ???

Or perhaps the son remembered it wrong, and Dad had put the
all-chromies on when he mashed up the Custom series bezels at
some point ???

Both are gone now, and the history was never documented ....
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56D500boy
Posted 2017-12-10 9:06 PM (#554063 - in reply to #553955)
Subject: Re: Green On Green 56 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 2dr



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I spoke with the seller (Terry) at his request today. He just thought that the chrome bezels (doors) looked better than the OE Custom Royal headlight "doors" and since he had a Coronet (or Royal) parts car he just swapped the chrome ones onto his Custom Royal Lancer. After talking to me, he decided to try to get the proper trim back from his friend (to whom he had sold them).

Terry was hoping that I was going to buy his car or at least knew somebody who was interested. I told him that I had posted a link on this forum and there could be interested parties based on that.

Maybe.

I can't find the auction again.

Found it (again) where does it go?

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1956-Dodge-Other/292357867435?hash=item4411e...





Edited by 56D500boy 2017-12-10 9:08 PM
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Doctor DeSoto
Posted 2017-12-11 11:29 AM (#554085 - in reply to #554063)
Subject: Re: Green On Green 56 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer 2dr



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Someone just posted this period photo of a CRL ragtop with
the Coronet series headlight bezels swapped onto it early on.





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