73 fender tag decode help please....

1971 - 1974 Mopars

  1. bandit67

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    Guys , I have decoded some of these codes, but not all, can anyone help. I thought my car was a rally car , but no A 57 is there. I have front and once a rear sway bar, bulge hood with pins, and what I thought was the rally gauges....but no tach, don t rally pacs have tachs? The car was originally a four speed car someone had converted over to a 727. I m now thinking they stripped maybe a rally car for these parts as well as rear axle. thanks IMG_0144.jpg
     
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    It’s a lynch road tag/car and most of the info is not on the fender tag. You need the build sheet for that.
    J54 I think is hood pins
     
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      Lack of a tach in your cluster does not mean anything. In fact, more cars with Rallye clusters do not have a tach than do have one.
       
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        D21 is your four speed.

        Four speed and hood pins on a non-rally car would be super, SUPER rare.
         
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        Based on your tag, it's not a Rallye. But it could be on the build sheet. J54 is the Hood Insulating Pad. J45 would be the Hood Tie Down Pins and I don't see that on the tag.
         
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          Here's a decode for the 73 Charger Rallye(mine)
          Code

          Description

          E55

          340-4 Barrel 69-73

          D34

          TorqueFlite Automatic Transmission

          WH23

          W = Dodge Coronet / Charger

          H = High

          23 = 2 Door Hardtop

          H3G

          H = 340 240HP(net) 1-4BBL 8 CYL 5.6L

          3 = 1973

          G = St. Louis, MO, USA

          141488

          Sequence Number '141488'

          EW1

          Paint Code: White / Alpine White

          H6X9

          Trim Grade/Style/Color

          H = High

          6 = Vinyl Bucket Seats

          X9 = Black

          TX9

          Upper Door Frame: Black / Black Velvet

          B02

          Date Built: 11 / 02 / 1972

          201983

          Order Number: 201983

          V1X

          Roof Type OR Color: Full Vinyl Top - Black

          U

          Built to Specifications for USA Order

          A57

          Challenger / Charger - Rallye

          B41

          Front Disc Brakes Some Yrs. Power

          C16

          Console w/ Buckets

          C56

          Bucket Seats 1972 up

          G11

          Tinted Glass All

          G37

          Left Hand Remote, Right Hand Manual Chrome Mirrors

          H51

          Single Air /w Heater

          J25

          3 Speed Variable Wipers

          J45

          Hood Tie Down Pins

          J52

          Inside Hood Release

          J54

          Hood Insulating Pad

          M21

          Roof Drip Rail Moldings

          M25

          Wide Sill Molding

          M26

          Wheel Lip Molding

          M31

          Belt & Hood Molding

          N41

          Duel Exhaust w/o Tips

          N42

          Chrome Duel Exhaust Tips

          R11

          Music Master Radio AM

          V21

          Performance Hood Treatment

          V8X

          Transverse Stripe - Black

          CTD

          Continue
           
        • T2R9

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          With a Lynch Rd car you really need the build sheet to be sure its a Rallye. A57 is not typically on the tag in 73-74
           
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          Here's the best I found.

          WH23:
          Dodge Coronet,Charger
          High
          2 Door Hardtop

          P3A: 400 260HP(net) 1-4BBL 8 CYL
          1973
          Lynch Road, MI, USA

          122216: Sequence number

          E68: 400-4 Barrel High Preformance
          D21: 4 Speed Manual Transmission
          TX9: Black Diamond Exterior Color
          H6X9: Trim - High, Vinyl Bucket Seats, Black
          TX9: Black Diamond Int. Door Frames
          A03: Build Date: October 03
          E31036: Order number

          V4X: Black Top Color
          J54: Sport Hood
           
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        • hanks73340

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          Here is a pic of my tag. My car was built in St. Louis. The 340 was built in L.A. You can compare from my earlier post.
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          Rallye would get the hood code at least I guess if no A57 code ( LR cars )

          hood pins and blackout ( V21 ) was optional, not part of the Rallye package, but hood is. Rear sway bar too.

          Rallye cluster is not exclusive on rallyes, but also part of package on SEs.
           
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          Not always. Here is a pic of my 74 440 Rallye Lynch Rd tag.

          s-l1600-(7)-(Medium).jpg
           
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          but you got V6X Code... rallye stripe code instead.

          I know in 74 several other cars could get Rallye stripes optionally, but can't recall if the V6X was just on Rallyes ( which I think it was just on Rallyes )


          I'm just thinking out loud Thought
           
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          and if you think your car is U code, and 440s were just optional on Rallyes and SEs... is a plus on the code.
           
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          Not sure if the same stripe, but my 74 Charger SE has V7Y (Accent Stripes, Yellow). Not really sure if that was red fainting to yellow since I never actually seen a solid yellow stripe.

          Or is the Rallye stripe the one up around the belt line since the doors were gilled.
           
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          V6X stripe is this one

          73-74_Rallye_Mid.jpg
           
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          Anyone of them codes for a half or partial vinyl top, it is black. Nacho was helping me with some of this vin a while back. My car has been repainted in its past using a semi gloss paint. The car was not sanded down as the wide side stripe and the rear deck stripe are still there. I assume the stripe was added later cause I just can't figure you could order a black side and deck stripe, and black vinyl top on a factory black car. Found the build sheet but is was only a few small pieces left, pieced together still was not much legible . thanks all
           
        • bandit67

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          Is that second line number the number 28 or Z8.. So, to get a factory tach , it HAD to be optional code ordered, not standard on any packages....thanks
           
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          The V4X is for the black canopy vinyl top.
           
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          "28" on the tag = 28 inch wide radiator, common for big block car 73-74.

          (Neato car, by the way!)
           
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          Yes, for the most part you could get black stripes on black cars.

          I think that is a killer combination.

          Subtle, yet powerful design statement.
           
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