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1956 Dodge Custom Royal 4 dr Lancer Cowl Tag Decode
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56D500boy
Posted 2021-11-22 1:06 PM (#617053)
Subject: 1956 Dodge Custom Royal 4 dr Lancer Cowl Tag Decode



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The owner of the car, Gerry W. (JedRhule here) sent me a nice photo of his 56 Dodge's cowl data tag and asked if I can interpret it (see way below):

The Car:



The tag (because of the tag format, I can tell that the car was built in Detroit and not Los Angeles so the VIN should start with 35 not 42):



I told Gerry that I would try (I presume others, e.g. frwl and RDP, will help if I mess up):

So from the cowl tag:

04 06 = The scheduled build date. Regarding VINs, Bruce Faulkner had a 04 02 in his list that had a VIN of 35103084 so I am guessing Gerry's will be above but close to that

16 055 = a production number that has no real meaning to us 65 years later

Body 834 = V8, Custom Royal, 4 dr hardtop

REFERENCE: http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=69565&...

Paint: 175 = Sapphire White and Crown Yellow

REFERENCE: http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=63553&...

Trim: 545 = Black, white and silver, like in the 1956 Dodge Mini-Brochure:



Similar 2 dr Lancer (545 as well):



REFERENCE: http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=65230&...



Here's where I need help:

B 7 = The shipping route to the dealer destination. I *think* 7 = Truck but I cannot find the posts that frwl, RDP and/or 56D500boy agreed on a pattern for those routes.

SP 2 = ?? (frwl or RDP, can you please help here?)




Edited by 56D500boy 2021-11-22 1:42 PM
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frwl
Posted 2021-11-22 1:50 PM (#617054 - in reply to #617053)
Subject: RE: 1956 Dodge Custom Royal 4 dr Lancer Cowl Tag Decode


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Thanks for sharing, Dave!

Yes, the «B7» is a Delivery Route by Dealer Own Truck actual for ’57 Dodge models; not sure if it fits for ’56 Dodges
I think the «SP» letters means «MISC SPL EQP» i.e. «MISCELLANEOUS SPECIAL EQUIPMENT» in the 47 column of Detroit IBM card and «SP2» deciphering as 472 = Undercoating…

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=23917&...

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frwl
Posted 2021-11-22 2:00 PM (#617055 - in reply to #617053)
Subject: RE: 1956 Dodge Custom Royal 4 dr Lancer Cowl Tag Decode


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Looks like 1955 and 1956 Dodge «SP» cowl tag letters do not mean the same thing…
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