73 fender tag decode help please....

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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
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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

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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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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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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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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

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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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
 

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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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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

The V4X is for the black canopy vinyl top.
 

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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

"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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