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hondaman1974
Posted 2019-03-17 9:03 PM (#579483)
Subject: 1955 dodge custom royal ibm decode


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hello!! received my IBM card from Chrysler historical for my 55 dodge custom royal. im looking for some help decoding. found the paint code "01" is jewell black mono paint? what defines the paint scheme mono,two tone or tri tone? also looking for info on the trim code "434" it appears to be blue and white. any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

Tony



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56D500boy
Posted 2019-03-18 1:48 AM (#579486 - in reply to #579483)
Subject: RE: 1955 dodge custom royal ibm decode



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hondaman1974 - 2019-03-17 6:03 PM
hello!! received my IBM card from Chrysler historical for my 55 dodge custom royal. im looking for some help decoding. found the paint code "01" is jewell black mono paint? what defines the paint scheme mono,two tone or tri tone? also looking for info on the trim code "434" it appears to be blue and white. any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
Tony


Tony: Good to see that you finally got the resizing thing figured out and were able to post up an image of your 55 Dodge Custom Royal's IBM card.

I really know nothing about 55 Dodges (I know some things about 56 Dodges) but I will see *IF* I can help a bit here.

Your car was scheduled to be built on Nov. 22, 1954 but it was built on Nov. 20 and shipped on Nov. 26th to dealer No. ?1014 (whoever that was) based on order 01025. The Body code 235 is new to me but I can say that a 56 Dodge 4dr sedan was 835 (where 8 = V8, 3 = Custom Royal and 5 = 4 dr sedan) so 235 probably means Custom Royal 4 dr sedan.

Its VIN starting with 34 = it was built in Detroit, not LA (see below)

"01" will mean all "Jewell" black based on this:



Two and three tone 55 Dodges would have a three digit paint code base on this:



I have no clue about 55 Dodge interior trim codes but 434 might be similar to those below.

Your engine as a D553 should mean (I think) that the engine is the 270 cu in 2 bbl "Super Red Ram" hemi as per the photo below. The engine number should be stamped on the block to the driver's side of the oil filler/vent pipe.

Edited by 56D500boy 2019-03-18 11:03 AM




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Burnemup
Posted 2019-03-18 11:04 AM (#579494 - in reply to #579483)
Subject: RE: 1955 dodge custom royal ibm decode



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Hello, Can you tell me where to write for the build card, Mine is all black, as I found no other color when stripping the old paint.



Thanks,

Ernie Baily
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-03-18 11:46 AM (#579495 - in reply to #579494)
Subject: RE: 1955 dodge custom royal ibm decode



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Burnemup - 2019-03-18 8:04 AM

Hello, Can you tell me where to write for the build card, Mine is all black, as I found no other color when stripping the old paint.


I believe that you have to email FCA Historical, specifically Danielle Szostak-Viers at

danielle.szostak@fcagroup.com

I think you have to attach proof of ownership (with the VIN number) to the email.

In the short term, there should be a stamped metal tag on the cowl/firewall under the hood with most of the info you seek. Take a nice clear photo (.jpg not .jpeg) and post it up. Like this one:



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(56Coronet2drHardtopWhiteOverCrownYellow.jpg)



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hondaman1974
Posted 2019-03-18 9:22 PM (#579511 - in reply to #579483)
Subject: Re: 1955 dodge custom royal ibm decode


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Dave, the pictures you shown are spot on with mine as far as the interior color. Also thanks for the understanding on the paint schemes and codes now it makes sense. my car was sanded down and is half primer half bare metal when I saved it (previous owner was going to rat rod it with a sb chevy engine ugg) the door jambs are black so this confirms this. according to the IBM card this car wasn't optioned very much "3" means 2 speed powerflite which I have (the original). the engine was missing so I located an original 270 super red ram hemi (d553) to put back in. one code im interested in finding out is the accessory code "7". also id be interested to see if anybody has a copy of wpc club magazine with the story on the 55 dodge that mike Petersen did. I read in much older threads that he had printed a lot of useful information on this car.
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