Author Topic: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)  (Read 35744 times)

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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2014 - 05:32:10 pm »
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?

Years of research. As for the tag I don't track them like many do, but I can tell you that stripe code is wrong and the tag has been talked about before either here or on Moparts. The Plymouth color and trim selector also shows it as black only.
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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2014 - 09:23:10 pm »
Here is an interesting pic of a tag from a '71 Cuda that belongs to member 6771plymouth



Note the vinyl side moulding code is V5Y

An interesting color in that: 1) it's paired with GY8 Gold Leaf (gold body paint with a yellow moulding? - kind of unusual) and; 2) it's one of those vinyl side moulding colors that got the "red pen" line-out from KA. So it begs the question - "is it a factory original coded tag or is this another example of something nefarious?" Hmmm? :dunno:
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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2014 - 09:45:21 pm »
Here is an interesting '70 Cuda convertible that is currently for sale on Cars-Online.com http://www.brownsperformancemotorcars.com/used/Plymouth/1970-Plymouth-Cuda-Baltimore-a5bbadd30a0a003009ef354c3057b5da.htm The car is an original '70 Cuda convertible that currently has a V6X black "Hockey Stick" stripe. The interesting thing on the tag is that it was originally suppose to have a V4J Chartreuse strobe stripe. The car looks really super-nice - too bad it doesn't have the V4J stripe on it for that would have been really unique! I love this particular car! :2thumbs:



Here is what it should look like if it were finished per it's fender tag ...



How cool and unusual would that be having a '70 Cuda 'vert with that color combo?
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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2014 - 12:25:36 am »
Here is an interesting pic of a tag from a '71 Cuda that belongs to member 6771plymouth



Note the vinyl side moulding code is V5Y

An interesting color in that: 1) it's paired with GY8 Gold Leaf (gold body paint with a yellow moulding? - kind of unusual) and; 2) it's one of those vinyl side moulding colors that got the "red pen" line-out from KA. So it begs the question - "is it a factory original coded tag or is this another example of something nefarious?" Hmmm? :dunno:


Nothing nefarious. Since most people don't care about body side moldings I interpreted what you titled that column as meaning the BSM that had the vinyl stripe surrounding it. That would limit it to to '70 Cudas, and the colors I showed. But since it actually says vinyl inserts that's different. In 1971 Cudas could get black, green or gold BSMs.  V5Y is gold, not yellow. Sorry for the confusion.


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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2014 - 02:57:53 am »
Good stuff!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2014 - 09:54:33 am »
Cool thread.

I'll see what I can find to add to this mix after work!

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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2014 - 09:56:22 am »
I can't find anything.  At least not a v code on a 70-71.

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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2014 - 06:25:03 pm »
How about a '70 Challenger 'vert in FM3 Panther Pink with a V6M magenta stripe?

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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2014 - 06:31:26 pm »
How about a '70 Challenger in FE5 Bright Red with a V9W white Bumblebee stripe? I particularly like it when the Bumblebee stripe matches the top of the car ... looks color coordinated and sharp! I like the way that the V9W white Bumblebee stripe makes the "Challenger" script and RT badge really stand out too!

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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2014 - 06:40:39 pm »
70 Cuda strobes are cool...
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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2014 - 07:47:51 pm »
Yeah, they definitely are ... definitely different! Thanks for the contributing post!
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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2014 - 07:59:16 pm »
Speaking of different ... This '70 Challenger in FC7 Plum Crazy with a V9Y Banana Bumblebee is a little different ...

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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2014 - 08:29:10 am »
Speaking of different ... This '70 Challenger in FC7 Plum Crazy with a V9Y Banana Bumblebee is a little different ...




They're cool but not a rare as you might think because V9Y was a recommended stripe color for Plum Crazy.

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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2014 - 06:46:39 pm »
Here is a rare fish ... a '70 GC 'vert with V4W strobes over EK2.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Lets see those V-codes! (and I don't mean 440-6 engines)
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2014 - 06:54:53 pm »
A friend of mine restored this a while back... FJ5 V9Y
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