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Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« on: April 07, 2014 - 11:06:15 am »
The internet is a powerful thing. I admit that I am learning more about our beloved E-bodies today than I knew "back in the day" when I was owning, driving and thrashing them! One of the things is the incredible myriad of different types of stripes, vinyl tops, mouldings and their colors that you could have ordered from the factory - the "V-codes! You have your V1 vinyl tops, V4 strobe stripes, V5 vinyl side mouldings, V6 longitudinal stripes, V7 accent stripes (painted pin-stripes), and V9 Bumble-Bee stripes. As far as I can tell, you could get the V1 vinyl tops in seven different colors, V4 strobe stripes in four colors, V5 vinyl side mouldings in seven colors, V6 longitudinal stripes in eight colors, V7 Accent pin-stripes in who knows how many colors, and the V9 Bumble-Bee stripe in 12 colors. Whew! That is a lot of different styles and colors!
Here is my revised table as to what  "V-codes" were available. The first time I presented this table KA (KissAlien) KA'd (kicked a$$) on me for not doing my homework. :bricks1: I have since searched and searched for the "correct" answers and this newer version is, I believe, more accurate then it's predecessor. It is however a "living document" and subject to change and updates as more definitive credible information becomed available.



The vast majority of the V-codes seen on the cars seem to be either black or white. However, there are examples of the less popular colors out there. Now lets see how many of the different colors we can find and post other than the common black or white ones. Here are a few examples to kick things off:

1970 Challenger RT with a V6B Blue side stripe


1970 Cuda with an "incorrect" V6R Red "Hockey Stick" stripe


1970 Cuda with V1P Yellow "Mod-Top" vinyl roof

« Last Edit: May 23, 2014 - 04:37:24 pm by RzeroB »
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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014 - 01:05:15 pm »
A lot of the items you listed are not available on E-Bodies or don't exist at all. I tried to correct it, but may have missed something since I only had a couple of minutes to look at it.

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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014 - 01:10:40 pm »
Also, I do have pictures of almost all of these (except for some of the bumble bee stripe colors). I'll let others have fun posting things before I monopolize the thread. Some items I can't post due to owners request and most of the others are well over the max size limit for this site so I would need to resize them.


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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2014 - 01:59:58 pm »
I didn't think a red Hockey stick was available...thought that was a Mopar myth ? :dunno:
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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2014 - 02:07:02 pm »
Hey KA, with the way you wield that red pen I bet you are a school teacher are you not? :rofl: It's all good, but hey, look at this chart that I found on the Hamtramck Historical website http://www.hamtramck-historical.com/dealerships/1970ColorAndTrim-01.shtml If you look at the bottom of the chart it denotes V8 stripe codes in five different colors: black, white, red, blue and green. The V8 code comes up as a "Transverse Stripe". I don't ever remember seeing that code anywhere for an E-body - in person or on the web. Any insight on the the V8 stripe code and this chart?

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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2014 - 02:10:04 pm »
V8* is a tail panel stripe like on a 70 Road Runner or Duster, etc...
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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2014 - 02:15:22 pm »
I didn't think a red Hockey stick was available...thought that was a Mopar myth ? :dunno:


Here is the tag with a "V6R" that is associated with the car in my first post. Don't know if it is genuine or not, but it looks legit to me. But how can anyone be 100% sure without any empirical historical data from Ma Mopar herself? :dunno:

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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2014 - 02:20:34 pm »
Cool.........
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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2014 - 02:22:09 pm »
V8* is a tail panel stripe like on a 70 Road Runner or Duster, etc...

That is what I was thinking too because you see the tail panel stripes between the tail lights of a Duster coded as V8X. The interesting thing is that the title of this chart specifically says "Challenger RT ... etc" and then at the bottom is listed the five V8 stripe codes. Maybe it was pre-production literature that was subsequently corrected to show the correct code coding in a later revision or something? :dunno:
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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2014 - 04:10:37 pm »
I didn't think a red Hockey stick was available...thought that was a Mopar myth ? :dunno:

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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2014 - 04:15:05 pm »
Hey KA, with the way you wield that red pen I bet you are a school teacher are you not? :rofl: It's all good, but hey, look at this chart that I found on the Hamtramck Historical website http://www.hamtramck-historical.com/dealerships/1970ColorAndTrim-01.shtml If you look at the bottom of the chart it denotes V8 stripe codes in five different colors: black, white, red, blue and green. The V8 code comes up as a "Transverse Stripe". I don't ever remember seeing that code anywhere for an E-body - in person or on the web. Any insight on the the V8 stripe code and this chart?




Nope, I'm a business analyst (formerly a computer programmer). The V8* is a typo. The correct code is V6*. There are several typos in the color and trim selectors as well as missing info and running changes. Those original 5 colors were supplemented with unnamed stripe colors for Dodge that match Panther Pink and Green Go. You can see this on the What's New From Dodge supplement on Hamtrack-Historical.

Plymouth added the same two colors for 'Cudas only, but they named them Chartreuse Radiant and Magenta Radiant.
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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2014 - 04:16:44 pm »
Here is the tag with a "V6R" that is associated with the car in my first post. Don't know if it is genuine or not, but it looks legit to me. But how can anyone be 100% sure without any empirical historical data from Ma Mopar herself? :dunno:

I won't comment on the authenticity of the tag other than to say that the stripe code is wrong. Others might just say "Fake tag".

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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2014 - 04:27:41 pm »
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That's what I thought...
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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2014 - 05:12:04 pm »
I won't comment on the authenticity of the tag other than to say that the stripe code is wrong. Others might just say "Fake tag".

Hey KA, what's your reference on all of this? Not being confrontational, I just want to get the straight scoop. Seems some of the info I have picked up along the way may not be accurate. So what is your source there KA and could you share it or point me to it?
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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2014 - 05:17:36 pm »
Thread is taking a hit before it even cleared the launch pad. Don't want to see it devolve into a oblivion. Would like to see it take off and see your pics (and tags) of some of the different V-code colors that the cars came with. So dig into your e-photos, your Photobucket or Flickr online albums, surf the web, whatever, and lets see what we can discover and post it up on this thread  :picture:
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