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57 Dodge Royal 2 dr Hardtop IBM card decode
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56D500boy
Posted 2022-12-06 4:17 PM (#626151)
Subject: 57 Dodge Royal 2 dr Hardtop IBM card decode



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moparwannabe - 2022-12-06 11:36 AM
Could anyone please help me decode this build sheet?




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56D500boy
Posted 2022-12-06 4:21 PM (#626152 - in reply to #626151)
Subject: RE: 57 Dodge Royal 2 dr Hardtop IBM card decode



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Body Code 2176 = 57 Dodge Royal 2dr hardtop

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=74413&...

Trim 117 =

Royal Lancer Hardtops

117 = Pellon Vinyl and Linear Lucidity Fabric – Gold and Black
118 = Pellon Vinyl and Linear Lucidity Fabric – Blue
119 = Pellon Vinyl and Linear Lucidity Fabric – Green

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=74465&...

Paint 4GKG = Black(Metallic Charcoal Poly), Yellow (Sunshine Yellow) and Black (Metallic Charcoal Poly)








Edited by 56D500boy 2022-12-06 4:34 PM
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frwl
Posted 2022-12-06 7:17 PM (#626158 - in reply to #626151)
Subject: RE: 57 Dodge Royal 2 dr Hardtop IBM card decode


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UPPER ROW FROM LEFT TO THE RIGHT:

SHIPPING ORDER NO = 030718032 = Shipped on March 7, 1957; that is confirmed by upside down lettering on the right side of the build sheet
BODY MODEL 2176 =
2 = Dodge
1 = Standard Chassis and Engine for Lower Priced Models – Coronet and Royal
7 = Royal Model
6 = 2 Door Hardtop Lancer Body Type

PAINT CODE 4GKG =
4 = Deluxe Two Tones
G = Metallic Charcoal – Roof Color
K = Sunshine Yellow – Upper Body Color (above belt molding)
G = Metallic Charcoal – Lower Body Color (below belt molding) and Fins Color

TRIM CODE 117 = Gold Vinyl and Black Linear Lucidity Fabric

AXLE B = Unknown Rear Axle Ratio; I guess it’s a 3.18 to 1

RTE 5 = Order Code 675 = Delivery Route by Truck

3 = 323 = Torqueflite Transmission
1 = 331 = Basic Accessory Group: Heater and Defroster, Back Up Lights, Glare Proof Mirror, Outside Left Mirror
4 = 334 = Appearance Accessory Group: 2-Tone Plastic Steering Wheel, Rear Quarter Stone Shields, Standard Wheel Covers
8 = 338 = Power Steering
2 = 362 = Air Foam Rear Seat Cushion
4 = 364 = Carpet

MIDDLE ROW:

2 = 382 = Right Outside Rear View Mirror
TIRES 07 = 8.00 x 14 – White Side Wall
2 = 802 = Tracer No; I have no idea what is it…

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frwl
Posted 2022-12-07 1:17 PM (#626177 - in reply to #626151)
Subject: RE: 57 Dodge Royal 2 dr Hardtop IBM card decode


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I guess the middle row options of your data plate should like this:
Could you post the picture of your data plate to confirm that?




(data plate - middle row.jpg)



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moparwannabe
Posted 2022-12-08 11:59 AM (#626201 - in reply to #626151)
Subject: Re: 57 Dodge Royal 2 dr Hardtop IBM card decode


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Thank you sir! Much appreciated. This was some new information for me! Must look and see why there is 4 red lenses and not 2 red and 2 with back up lens. And im sorry but the fendertag is barely readable unfortunately.
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56D500boy
Posted 2022-12-08 2:07 PM (#626205 - in reply to #626201)
Subject: Re: 57 Dodge Royal 2 dr Hardtop IBM card decode



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moparwannabe - 2022-12-08 8:59 AM
Must look and see why there is 4 red lenses and not 2 red and 2 with back up lens.
And im sorry but the fendertag is barely readable unfortunately.


If you can post a photo of the cowl data tag, I bet we can figure it out. If we can't see what is what, you might have to lightly sand the plate to highlight the numbers and letters and then take a new photo and post it.

Regarding taillights, sometimes people just want to have more red taillights and they figure out how to make the change.

For example, from this:



To this:



REFERENCE: http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=64943&...

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