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wheelcover
Posted 2023-01-21 11:56 AM (#627150)
Subject: Decoding 1957 Coronet data tag and IBM card


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Could someone please decode these for me? I’m pretty sure this was originally a fairly low optioned car, but trying to confirm that. The image quality is pretty poor once I reduced the size - I’ve got better images but not sure they fit the requirements for a post. Thank you in advance for any information you can give.

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56D500boy
Posted 2023-01-21 3:15 PM (#627161 - in reply to #627150)
Subject: RE: Decoding 1957 Coronet data tag and IBM card



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We will be able to help you but those images are too too small. The requirement is <250K so you can (please) try again, you are currently about 12 times too small.
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56D500boy
Posted 2023-01-21 6:51 PM (#627168 - in reply to #627161)
Subject: RE: Decoding 1957 Coronet data tag and IBM card



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56D500boy - 2023-01-21 12:15 PM
We will be able to help you but those images are too too small. The requirement is <250K so you can (please) try again, you are currently about 12 times too small.


Jeff: Here are improved versions of the images of your 57 Coronet's IBM card and Cowl Date Tag. I am sure that others will be along shortly to do the interpretations.

Real quick: BDY 2146 = 57 Coronet 2dr Lancer hardtop, TRM = 112 = 112 = Vinyl and Silver Strata Fabric – Green and 292 = Powerflite (2 spd) Automatic. I think the engine should be a 325 poly with 2 bbl carb but I could be wrong.



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wheelcover
Posted 2023-01-21 8:17 PM (#627171 - in reply to #627168)
Subject: RE: Decoding 1957 Coronet data tag and IBM card


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Appreciate your help - you’ve confirmed the few pieces I was already pretty sure about - yes, 325 ci, 2 bbl poly with a Powerflite transmission. There’s a map light delete plate in the dash and I’m curious if it was a radio delete car and possibly came with rubber flooring in place of carpet - I’m not sure if the IBM card lists that level of detail, or if it was part of ‘option groups’, etc. (or non-option, as might be the case). Just trying to return the car to as close to stock configuration as I can. Again, thanks in advance for any help.

I’m curious if all 1957 Dodges had reverse lights - I’ve never seen one without.
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56D500boy
Posted 2023-01-21 8:58 PM (#627172 - in reply to #627171)
Subject: RE: Decoding 1957 Coronet data tag and IBM card



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Map lights were an option so if your car doesn't have one, it wasn't a "Delete", it just never had one.

I do not see any punches in column 38 or numbers printed in the boxes below the 2146 Body code so I can conclude that the car didn't leave the factory with a radio of any kind.

Coronets were the base level so they would come with rubber "carpet" attached to the metal floor (glue??). Looped pile carpet would be an option, Order code 364 (but I don't know how that flows to either the IBM card or the Cowl Data tag).

Similarly, Back Up (BU) lights were optional on a Coronet (and probably Royal), Order Code 375.





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frwl
Posted 2023-01-22 10:05 AM (#627179 - in reply to #627150)
Subject: RE: Decoding 1957 Coronet data tag and IBM card


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Upper row:

SHIPPING ORDER NO. = 03050 3056 = Scheduled on March 5, 1957 (built on March 7, 1957)
BODY MODEL 2146 =
2 = Dodge
1 = Standard Chassis and Engine for Lower Priced Models – Coronet and Royal
4 = Coronet Model
6 = 2 Door Hardtop Lancer Body Type

PAINT CODE 3LSS =
3 = Special Two Tones
L = Glacier White – Upper Body Color
S = Heather Green – Lower Body Color
S = Heather Green – Fins Color

TRIM 112 = Green Vinyl and Green Silver Strata Fabric – Standard Trim (Custom Trim would be coded 212)

AXLE C = 66C = Rear Axle Ratio 3.36 to 1
RTE 5 = 675 = Delivery Route – by Truck
2 = 292 = Powerflite 2 Speed Automatic Transmission
1 = 361 = Air Foam Seat Cushion – Front
4 = 374 = Heater and Defroster

Middle row:

2 = 402 = Wheel Covers – Standard, (403 would be Deluxe “Spinners”)
TIRES 03 = 7.50 x 14 – White Side Wall
2 = 802 = Tracer No. – no info

The map light code 378 might be ordered either as separate option or as a part of Convenience Group code 333.
There are no punches on the build card on those places.
There are no factory-installed Back-up Lights (code 375) on your car as well.
Some information about floor carpeting on the picture below:




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frwl
Posted 2023-01-22 10:11 AM (#627180 - in reply to #627179)
Subject: RE: Decoding 1957 Coronet data tag and IBM card


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frwl - 2023-01-22 10:05 AM

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2 = 292 = Powerflite 2 Speed Automatic Transmission




2 = 322 = Powerflite 2 Speed Automatic Transmission;
Code 322 is correct, code 292 is not
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frwl
Posted 2023-01-22 10:13 AM (#627181 - in reply to #627150)
Subject: RE: Decoding 1957 Coronet data tag and IBM card


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The data plate picture digital options:

292 = order code 322 = Powerflite 2 Speed Automatic Transmission
324 = order code 374 = Heater and Defroster
485 = order code 675 = Delivery Route – by Truck




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Posted 2023-01-22 10:23 AM (#627182 - in reply to #627150)
Subject: RE: Decoding 1957 Coronet data tag and IBM card


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A couple words about Rear Axle Ratio – it has code 66C (actually 663; the “3” changed to “C” – no idea why they did it).
Look at the picture:
(In the lower oval has written “66 AXLE RATIO”)




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