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frwl
Posted 2020-07-14 3:29 PM (#600878)
Subject: 1955-1956 Chrysler Detroit Plant Cowl Tags Decoding


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I am interested in decoding 1955-56 Chrysler Jefferson Detroit Plant body tags, but there are some gaps…
1955 and 1956 Detroit Cowl Tags are identical, only 1956 letter row added codes T, U, V and W…
This example offered for sale on ebay…

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=74247&...

1955 Chrysler Windsor Deluxe Four Door Sedan
Serial Number W5572296 (W – Windsor Series, 55 – 1955 Model Year, 72296 – Consecutive Number)

MODEL 25 = Windsor Deluxe Four Door Sedan
PAINT 11 = Porcelain Green
TRIM 11 = Green Dot Pattern Nylon Cloth and Green Nylon
SCHED 601 = Scheduled on June 1, 1956
ITEM 0121 = 121th Windsor built that day

A1 = Manual Antenna
B5 = Power Brakes
D4 = Radio Music Master (without Rear Seat Speaker)
F4 = Heater
G1 = Solex Glass – All Windows
K5 = no idea
S8 = Powerflite Automatic Transmission and Power Steering (3 – Powerflite less Power Steering, 1 – Manual Trans less Power Steering)

Does anyone know something about K5 code?
I am guessing this is Accessory Group 5 = Safety and Custom both (1 – Safety only, 3 – Custom only)
Am I correct about trim code 11?
What the code H mean exactly?
Can anyone confirm or deny this?






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frwl
Posted 2020-07-15 7:55 AM (#600907 - in reply to #600878)
Subject: RE: 1955-1956 Chrysler Detroit Plant Cowl Tags Decoding


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Here is decoding of 1956 Chrysler New Yorker St. Regis 2 Door Hardtop posted by «jaggerman» earlier:

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=45932&...

MODEL 46 = Chrysler New Yorker St. Regis 2 Door Hardtop
PAINT 309 = Tri-Tone Paint Scheme: Raven Black roof, Cloud White body above contour molding and Regimental Red body below contour molding
TRIM 21 = Gray Brocatelle Cloth and White Leather
SCHED 026 = Scheduled: on October 26, 1955 «OR» 26th day since production began (need confirmation)
ITEM 1372 = 72th New Yorker built that day (first 1301)

A1 = Manual Antenna
C4 = Power Seat 4 Way
D3 = Radio Music Master and Rear Seat Speaker
E2 = Power Windows
F4 = Heater
G1 = Solex Glass – All Windows

BODY NO. 1866

Question 1: What does the SCHED 026 actually show?
Question 2: What does the «9» above SPL-FO column mean?





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frwl
Posted 2020-07-15 8:42 AM (#600908 - in reply to #600878)
Subject: RE: 1955-1956 Chrysler Detroit Plant Cowl Tags Decoding


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The 1956 New Yorker St. Regis IBM card posted for decoding by «Bporter» a year ago…
This car has same model, paint, trim; it was scheduled (built) on same day (SCHED 026) with car described above, has nearer ITEM (1372 vs. 1376) and has BODY NO (1866 vs. 1872)

Decoding the IBM card (available in this link as well):

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=71717&...

Upper Row:

46 = MODEL AND BODY TYPE = New Yorker St.Regis 2 Door Hardtop
309 = PAINT = Cloud White upper, Regimental Red lower and Raven Black roof color colors
21 = TRIM = Medium Gray Brocatelle and White Leather
1 = DRIVE = Left Hand
026 = SCHEDULE NO. = 26th day since 1956 model year production is beginning (same in lower left corner of pic. – OCT 4, 1955)
1376 = SCHEDULE ITEM = 376th car built that day

Bottom Row:

3 = TRANS = PowerFlite 2speed Push Button Automatic Transmission
1 = GEAR RATIO = 3.36 to 1 Rear Axle Ratio (standard on the New Yorkers)
7 = RADIO = Hi-Fi Phonograph, Radio MOPAR Model 844 Music Master (6 push buttons) and Rear Seat Speaker
1 = ANTENNA = Manual
4 = HEATER = Conventional Type, Hot Water

ACCESSORY GROUPS:

Safety Group (not stamped – it is a standard equipment on the New Yorkers) which includes:
Lights – Automatic Rear Door Switch
Lights – Back up
Light – Glove Box
Light – Hand Brake Flasher
Light – Luggage Compartment
Safety Cushion Dash Panel
Windshield Washer
Prismatic Mirror

3 = Custom Group:
Custom Steering Wheel
White Side Wall Tires
Rear License Plate Frame
Inside Prismatic Mirror

5 = Convenience Group
Sun Visor Vanity Mirror
Solex Tinted Glass
Left Outside Rear View Mirror

9 = Power Group
Power Steering only. The car is not equipped with Power Windows and Power Seat. Power Brakes is standard.

8 = TRACER = no info. A delivery route, probably.

The owner had not cowl tag, so I can guess following info that should be there:

MODEL 46 = Chrysler New Yorker St. Regis 2 Door Hardtop
PAINT 309 = Tri-Tone Paint Scheme: Raven Black roof, Cloud White body above contour molding and Regimental Red body below contour molding
TRIM 21 = Gray Brocatelle Cloth and White Leather
SCHED 026 = Scheduled: on October 26, 1955 «OR» 26th day since production began (need confirmation)
ITEM 1376 = 76th New Yorker built that day (first 1301)

A1 = Manual Antenna
D7 = Radio Music Master and Rear Seat Speaker plus Hi Fi Phonograph
F4 = Heater
G1 = Solex Glass – All Windows (this item was included in Accessory Group #5 – Convenience)

BODY NO. 1872 (if I saw correctly – Thanks to Dave «56D500boy»)

This car is not equipped with Power Seat and Power Windows; so «C» «E» columns are empty;
If the Power Group would be designated «7» instead «9», this car besides power steering (PB – standard) have had power windows and seat, although these items stamped on the cowl tag separately…
As same reason, the cowl tag should not have «9» above SPL-FO column on it (as on the previous example), I guess… or NOT?




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frwl
Posted 2020-07-25 6:54 AM (#601281 - in reply to #600878)
Subject: RE: 1955-1956 Chrysler Detroit Plant Cowl Tags Decoding


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https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1956-chrysler-imperial-4-door-seda...

1956 Imperial Four Door Sedan
Serial Number ?56*4151 (? – Imperial, 56 – 1956 Model Year, 4151 – Consecutive Number)

MODEL 55 = Imperial Four Door Sedan
PAINT 133 = Rosewood Tan Lower and Cloud White Upper
TRIM 83 = Tan Faille and Nylon
SCHED 069 = Scheduled on 69th day since 1956 production began; Imperial introduction date October 21, 1955;
ITEM 1740 = 40th Imperial built that day

A1 = Manual Antenna
D1 = Radio Electro Touch Tuner and Rear Shelf Speaker
F4 = Heater
G1 = Solex Glass – All Windows

Powerflite, Power Steering, Brakes, Windows and Seat are standard equipment and are not stamped on the tag.




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