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56D500boy
Posted 2017-04-10 3:03 PM (#537790)
Subject: 56 Dodge Trim Code examples



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I'll start.

My 56 Custom Royal is mostly blues.



The cowl build tag suggested the trim code ("TR") was "541".



Previously I had removed the driver's door panel (like the one below but with damage at the bottom) and found "541" stamped in yellow on the back of the door card.



Yesterday, I removed a factory accessory seat cover from the rear-seat back and found this:



Here is another 56 Custom Royal with the same colour combo. I presume that it would be a "541" car as well.

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As a result, I am pretty confident that "541" is the blue interior option for a 56 Custom Royal, at least a four door.

Now I am curious what the other 56 Custom Royal trim codes are, like this black and white one in the beautiful D500 that is currently on eBay: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/201885056568?ul_noapp=true





Edited by 56D500boy 2017-04-10 3:55 PM
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56D500boy
Posted 2017-04-10 5:13 PM (#537802 - in reply to #537790)
Subject: RE: 56 Dodge Trim Code examples



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56D500boy - 2017-04-10 3:03 PM Now I am curious what the other 56 Custom Royal trim codes are, like this black and white one in the beautiful D500 that is currently on eBay: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/201885056568?ul_noapp=true
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I contacted the eBay seller of the white, charcoal and red 56 D500 and he sent me a photo of his cowl tag. The trim code is 542

So, at this point, for 1956 Dodges,

541 = two tone blues
542 = black and white

I know there was a two tone green, probably 540 or 543 ??

Anybody ???

This is a green on green 56 Coronet:



Edited by 56D500boy 2017-04-10 5:21 PM
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56D500boy
Posted 2017-04-13 7:01 PM (#538065 - in reply to #537802)
Subject: RE: 56 Dodge Trim Code examples



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56D500boy - 2017-04-10 5:13 PM

56D500boy - 2017-04-10 3:03 PM Now I am curious what the other 56 Custom Royal trim codes are, like this black and white one in the beautiful D500 that is currently on eBay: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/201885056568?ul_noapp=true
:)


I contacted the eBay seller of the white, charcoal and red 56 D500 and he sent me a photo of his cowl tag. The trim code is 542

So, at this point, for 1956 Dodges,

541 = two tone blues
542 = black and white


Okay, just when I thought I might start to figure this stuff out logically, the Golden Lancer in Oklahoma City shows up with a Chrysler historical letter that says that its 2dr Lancer black and white interior has a trim code of 545. (I thought the "4" was going to be reserved for four door cars. Not so, apparently.

This is 545:



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56D500boy
Posted 2017-12-06 3:21 PM (#553814 - in reply to #538065)
Subject: RE: 56 Dodge Trim Code examples



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So to catch up, this is a 541 trim:



I know there is a couple of Black and White trims. One of them is 545. (Needs confirmation with photo, the eBay photo link died)

The 545 was for a two door. I don't know what code this is:



And then there is this Green trim. I have no idea what code it is. Help?



Edited by 56D500boy 2017-12-06 3:25 PM




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DepsilonD
Posted 2017-12-07 11:50 AM (#553852 - in reply to #537790)
Subject: Re: 56 Dodge Trim Code examples



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Mine is a 545 (Custom Royal 2 door hardtop with White and Black interior). But regretfully, the prior owner re-did the interior in the original style but not in the proper fabric.
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56D500boy
Posted 2017-12-07 12:39 PM (#553856 - in reply to #553852)
Subject: Re: 56 Dodge Trim Code examples



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DepsilonD - 2017-12-07 11:50 AM Mine is a 545 (Custom Royal 2 door hardtop with White and Black interior). But regretfully, the prior owner re-did the interior in the original style but not in the proper fabric.


Thanks Dave. I also contacted Dave Homstad who has a 56 Custom Royal 2dr Lancer (white, black and red) with the Black and White interior. He confirms the 545 code and sent some photos, two of which I have added below. Looks like the seat bottoms were the same for sedans and the 2drs (and maybe the 4dr hardtops) but the seat backs are different both front and back.

Thanks Dave(s)







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56D500boy
Posted 2017-12-07 1:10 PM (#553858 - in reply to #553856)
Subject: Re: 56 Dodge Trim Code examples



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Dave N. (DepsilonD) just sent me this:

"I think there were blue, green, and black/white for each interior/car variation (am i forgetting a color?). So a CR with a split front seat will have a different code than a 4-door. I’m thinking there would be 6 codes (if I am not forgetting a color) for CRL’s, 6 for Royals, 6 for Coronets, 6 for Custom Sierras, 6 for Sierras, and maybe one for a real Golden Lancers. (These are just thinking aloud, I’m not sure that the 2 door wagon was offered as both a Sierra and Custom Sierra, etc.) Here is the code for a Custom Sierra Wagon with a green interior= 833. 1956 La Femme = 546."

To which I replied:

"Ouch. That just made my head hurt. Yes, I think there are at least three colour themes (greens, blues and black and white) for sure. But there might be a fourth (red and white) Then for the cars there are Coronets, Royal and Custom Royals and at least four/five body styles (2dr sedans, 4dr sedans, 2dr hardtops, 4 dr hardtops and the convertibles) for each trim level. So maybe 3 x 3 x 4 = 36 codes. And *then* there the wagons and the Golden Lancer(s). Ouuch. Who has a dealer code book for 1956 Dodges? I will never figure this out on my own."

Some of the interior patterns show up in my mini-brochure thread. Looks like convertibles used the 2dr hardtop interiors (so that cuts out a view codes)

















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56D500boy
Posted 2017-12-07 1:22 PM (#553859 - in reply to #537802)
Subject: RE: 56 Dodge Trim Code examples



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56D500boy - 2017-04-10 5:13 PM
I contacted the eBay seller of the white, charcoal and red 56 D500 and he sent me a photo of his cowl tag. The trim code is 542


I had actually forgotten that I had a copy of that tag.

SO this is a 542 (see tag below)



See tag below:





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56D500boy
Posted 2017-12-09 1:13 AM (#553953 - in reply to #553814)
Subject: RE: 56 Dodge Trim Code examples



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56D500boy - 2017-12-06 3:21 PM
And then there is this Green trim. I have no idea what code it is. Help?


The advert for the green CRL is still there and the seller responded to my code questions: "underhood tag reads 11 11 07 045 body 836----paint 265----trim 543 terry in okc"

So this is 543:

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