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arizona mopar gold
Posted 2018-04-29 6:39 PM (#562486)
Subject: Can someone decode my 57 Dodge for me?



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Hi guys, Can someone decode the Data tag on my car?
I tried to take a photo of it but its a black tag and does not show well in a photo so i'll write them out,

293
421
483
491
513
585
SCHEDULE..........BDY......PNT....TRM
A...0801...21025......2546.....3LAA...213

Im asking this because the radio rear antenna's are the DeSoto/Chrysler type and look to be factory or dealer installed and no antenna hole in the front fender...only has 1 outside mirror...has twin rear speakers with control knob under the dash.
the Coronet was a 1 owner car that was parked up in 1966...and doesn't look like it was ever messed with at all

Edited by arizona mopar gold 2018-04-29 6:48 PM
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-04-29 7:54 PM (#562492 - in reply to #562486)
Subject: RE: Can someone decode my 57 Dodge for me?



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I thought that "2546" had been established as the D500 2dr hardtop body number - but I couldn't find it with a search. I did find a 2586 reference, along with the KD500 engine number reference:



REF: http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=67778&...

3LAA for the paint. I know we've figured out what the number meant - but I couldn't find that either. SO.... L = Glacier white rood and fins. A = Jewel Black Saddle and A = Jewel Black lower = looks like it came from the factory the way it looks now.



And this thread: http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=67745&...




Edited by 56D500boy 2018-04-29 7:57 PM
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arizona mopar gold
Posted 2018-04-29 8:00 PM (#562493 - in reply to #562486)
Subject: Re: Can someone decode my 57 Dodge for me?



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Thanks 56D500Boy...its the 3 digit options i'm really wanting to decode
This is a 57 Coronet D500 2dr ht.



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Attachments T3818 (2).JPG (151KB - 17 downloads)
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LD3 Greg
Posted 2018-04-29 10:54 PM (#562502 - in reply to #562486)
Subject: RE: Can someone decode my 57 Dodge for me?


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Your car is coded as a Custom Coronet 2dr HT and left the factory with no radio so the antennas and rear speaker could well have been dealer installed. It did leave the factory with stone shields, plastic steering wheel and spinner wheel covers as well as the left outside mirror.

Greg
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Finsinthemirror
Posted 2018-04-29 11:03 PM (#562503 - in reply to #562502)
Subject: Re: Can someone decode my 57 Dodge for me?



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Is that a solex car with clear side glass?
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LD3 Greg
Posted 2018-04-29 11:04 PM (#562504 - in reply to #562502)
Subject: RE: Can someone decode my 57 Dodge for me?


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I just saw your last post with photos. It looks original to me with the dealer added antennas. Yes, it is coded as a D500.

Greg
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LD3 Greg
Posted 2018-04-29 11:08 PM (#562505 - in reply to #562503)
Subject: Re: Can someone decode my 57 Dodge for me?


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Finsinthemirror - 2018-04-29 11:03 PM

Is that a solex car with clear side glass?


It is not coded for solex but it looks like it is!

Greg
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arizona mopar gold
Posted 2018-04-30 12:36 AM (#562510 - in reply to #562486)
Subject: Re: Can someone decode my 57 Dodge for me?



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The windshield is solex with the tint band on top...it's very faded but there....LD3 Greg...the car is very original...no paint work redone etc....seats are like brand new under the clear covers...no wear on the rubber floor mats either...they still have a nice grey speckled finish to them...worst part inside the cabin is the headliner board is very moldy from the NY winter weather ...its in AZ now ,..I'm letting it dry out with Windows hood and trunk lid open,....then I will lightly , with an old rag bleach the headliner and hope it turns white again and see if I can save it...
Anything in the data plate numbers if the clock was original or a later install?...also...she has power steering but manual brakes!
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-04-30 12:53 AM (#562511 - in reply to #562502)
Subject: RE: Can someone decode my 57 Dodge for me?



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LD3 Greg - 2018-04-29 10:54 PM
Your car is coded as a Custom Coronet 2dr HT and left the factory with no radio so the antennas and rear speaker could well have been dealer installed. It did leave the factory with stone shields, plastic steering wheel and spinner wheel covers as well as the left outside mirror.


Great job Greg. It would really be helpful for the forum to know which numbers go with which physical option

293 = radio delete? or??
421 = stone shields? or ??
483 = ?
491 = ?
513 = ?
585 =?

Then we'd have something to build an info archive from.
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LD3 Greg
Posted 2018-05-14 12:52 AM (#563325 - in reply to #562510)
Subject: Re: Can someone decode my 57 Dodge for me?


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arizona mopar gold - 2018-04-30 12:36 AM

The windshield is solex with the tint band on top...it's very faded but there....LD3 Greg...the car is very original...no paint work redone etc....seats are like brand new under the clear covers...no wear on the rubber floor mats either...they still have a nice grey speckled finish to them...worst part inside the cabin is the headliner board is very moldy from the NY winter weather ...its in AZ now ,..I'm letting it dry out with Windows hood and trunk lid open,....then I will lightly , with an old rag bleach the headliner and hope it turns white again and see if I can save it...
Anything in the data plate numbers if the clock was original or a later install?...also...she has power steering but manual brakes!


These cars "grew up" with gravel roads. One of the first things replaced was the windshield for obvious reasons!!

PS was never specifically coded on the body plate but PB usually was and your car was not. A clock was never coded on the body plate as an accessory. You need a copy of the punch card to zoom in on the details! When you get it please post it and several of us can have a go at it!!

Greg

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arizona mopar gold
Posted 2018-05-14 6:54 PM (#563388 - in reply to #562486)
Subject: Re: Can someone decode my 57 Dodge for me?



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She still has the original factory markings windshield in her.

Edited by arizona mopar gold 2018-05-14 6:55 PM
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