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Title: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Alaskan_TA on June 04, 2010 - 09:51:37 pm
We have a new photo section at HH, I am calling it "The People". If you have an original photo of a signature, note or doodle you found in one of your cars, please feel free to submit it.

http://www.hamtramck-historical.com/photos-p2.shtml

Thanks to Jim & Scott for helping get this new section started.

Barry
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: 72rtchallenger on June 04, 2010 - 10:56:03 pm
this is off my 72 early production that was sold in 71,,its a challenger

(http://i1015.photobucket.com/albums/af275/72rtchallenger/challenger/100_0978.jpg)
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: burdar on June 04, 2010 - 11:02:38 pm
Not really a signature or a doodle but these numbers (869) were written on the floor pan of my Challenger.  It could have been the top one in a stack of floorpans at the factory.

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q229/burdar/73%20Challenger/73challenger019.jpg)
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Alaskan_TA on June 04, 2010 - 11:18:15 pm
Can I add those? If so, name for the photo credit please?
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: 72rtchallenger on June 04, 2010 - 11:19:53 pm
Can I add those? If so, name for the photo credit please?
you can add mine,,terry abney
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: burdar on June 04, 2010 - 11:21:23 pm
Of coarse...Darren Burrichter
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on June 04, 2010 - 11:39:05 pm
Great page Barry!


Thanks alot!
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Alaskan_TA on June 05, 2010 - 12:00:35 am
Thanks guys! I submitted both to my webmaster.

It seems like Kenny has his paint code listed on the front of his radiator support, has anyone heard from him lately?
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: burdar on June 05, 2010 - 12:32:36 am
I also had something written on the inside of my passengers side door.  It was written in white greace pensil but was too faint to make out.  I took a pic of it but you really can't even tell there's something there.  Maybe someone else will come forward with a better pic on there car...I'm curious as to what it says.

(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q229/burdar/73%20Challenger/73challenger005.jpg)
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: rallye73 on June 05, 2010 - 01:37:02 am
I found numbers on the passenger floor of my car when I was stripping it. They were hard to make out due to rust until I got the area cleaned up and etch primed.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: DAYTONA on June 05, 2010 - 09:09:36 am
...took the back seats out of a 71 Cuda conv. looking for a BCast sheet and found a partially eaten "Big Mac"....it was totally petrified....we figured the lunch break ended and someone wasn't quite finished with their burger...sorry, we didn't get a picture

Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Alaskan_TA on June 06, 2010 - 07:46:36 pm
I found numbers on the passenger floor of my car when I was stripping it. They were hard to make out due to rust until I got the area cleaned up and etch primed.

A few similar ones have popped up now, the page has been updated if anyone wants to ceck the new arrivals. Please let me know your name for the photo credit if I can add that one? Site user name is fine for anyone that does not want their real name used for any reason.

That goes for everyone, it will save a little time if I do not have to ask everyone individually.  :thumbsup:

Thanks guys!

Barry
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: rallye73 on June 06, 2010 - 08:24:50 pm
Barry if my pic is of any help feel free to use it. Wish I had a better one. My name is in my sig. You've got a great web site. I have really enjoyed all the great info you have compiled on there.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: quapman on June 06, 2010 - 08:52:24 pm
"Rock" on inner wheelhouses, both sides, 70 cuda. Go ahead and use em, Barry. You can credit quapman.

(http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq215/quapman/My%20Mopars/RockCuda2.jpg)

(http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq215/quapman/My%20Mopars/RockCuda1.jpg)
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Got JOB on June 06, 2010 - 09:07:09 pm
My T/A also has Rock on the inner wheelhouse. Pic later.

Ricky
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Alaskan_TA on June 06, 2010 - 09:22:50 pm
Thanks guys! Please keep them coming.  :cheers:

We changed the section name from "The people" to "Noteworthy people", kind of a play on words.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Super Blue 72 on June 07, 2010 - 12:33:51 am
Hi Barry,

Don't know if this is what you're looking for.  These are the insides of the original rear interior panels from my '72 Challenger, SBD 8/17/1971.  Not sure what that date would be nor the writing below it or the "2" on the other panel.  :dunno:

(http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/1/1825/921/4560460022_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Alaskan_TA on June 07, 2010 - 12:47:53 am
Very cool Phil.  :cheers:

How do you want the photo credit to read?
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Canadian Cuda on June 07, 2010 - 02:18:26 am
heres what was drawn on my car in grease pencil, from what I know I was the first to take apart the interior.

(http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt6/weyless/0618091653-01.jpg)
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: js27 on June 08, 2010 - 04:43:28 pm
I tried to post some shots but it said the uploader is full.
JS27
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Alaskan_TA on June 08, 2010 - 07:44:28 pm
Can you email them to me?
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Alaskan_TA on June 08, 2010 - 07:45:14 pm
Can I add that one to the site Geoff?
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Canadian Cuda on June 09, 2010 - 12:49:02 am
go for it you can just use Canadian Cuda
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Slotts on June 09, 2010 - 10:13:01 am
Hey Barry,  :wave:

Glad to see that's taking off for you!  :2thumbs:  The last time I checked, there were two pictures.  :jumping:

I will keep my eyes and camera ready.  ;)

Slotts
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Alaskan_TA on June 09, 2010 - 05:15:22 pm
It has been growing steadily, thanks for helping get it started Jim.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Super Blue 72 on June 11, 2010 - 10:18:13 am
Very cool Phil.  :cheers:

How do you want the photo credit to read?

Hi Barry, sorry for the late reply.  Photo credit can read Phil Wan.  Thanks!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: 71Plym on June 11, 2010 - 02:09:34 pm
Stella signed the back of my glove box in my '71 Cuda.

Andrew E.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v634/71Plym/dash15.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v634/71Plym/dash11.jpg)
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Alaskan_TA on June 11, 2010 - 02:42:52 pm
Thanks Phil, I forwarded it to my webmaster.

Andrew, is it OK for me to add yours?

Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: 71Plym on June 11, 2010 - 05:45:00 pm
Yes, you can add my pics.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: js27 on June 11, 2010 - 08:19:18 pm
Just tried to upload my pics again and still saying uploader is full. Barry I try to send you a message but your in box is full also. I am just having much luck here these days.
JS27
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Alaskan_TA on June 11, 2010 - 08:25:46 pm
I did say email, not PM, I have those blocked because I prefer email instead of an email saying I have a pm.  ;)

Click on my user name then click on my email address.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: sadil340 on June 12, 2010 - 08:44:56 am
I found a turkey feather that an assembly line person left behind when I tore out my headliner - gave it to the original owner as a souvenir. I have two pics, one of the steel factory id stamp on the roof that appeared after the blasting. The second one is an orange paint dab above the brake master cylinder that I've never seen on another ebody. I tried to upload the pics over several days but the uploader is always full.

I clicked on the 'send email' icon in the members list but don't see where I can include an attachment...
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Alaskan_TA on June 12, 2010 - 12:11:20 pm
The paint daubs on the power booster or near it on the firewall are actually pretty common. All sheetmetal parts had a stamp of some kind, I am looking for more personalized stuff for this section. Names, doodles, odd notes etc.

Very odd about the turkey feather!
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Alaskan_TA on June 26, 2010 - 08:29:40 pm
Updated again today with a blank broadcast sheet used for note paper.

Does anyone else have something to add?
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Easter Bunny on June 26, 2010 - 09:28:39 pm
Does anyone else have something to add?

2 Cudas
+
2 Challengers
=
4 Mopars

E. B.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Alaskan_TA on June 26, 2010 - 09:48:01 pm
Groan......

I hesitate to say more for fear of egging you on.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: bentpshrods on June 27, 2010 - 01:10:45 am
  Hey Barry.  Here's another pic you can use of the back of the glove box on my 71 Cuda also but this is signed by Mary.  I wonder if Stella and Mary were working together   :clueless:    D. Ward     (http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l234/bentmetal_2006/The%20real%20deal/IMG_7153.jpg)    (http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l234/bentmetal_2006/The%20real%20deal/IMG_7152.jpg)   
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: burdar on June 27, 2010 - 08:34:32 am
Barry, what are the theories as to why the names are on the liners?

Where I work now, we started having some quality control issues.  Obviously no one would step up and say that they were the ones building the product that had issues.  The way we solved the problem was to have everyone write their names on the paperwork as they started the job.  If there was a complaint, we could go back to the paperwork and see who put that paticular piece together.

I wonder if something like that is going on here?  Maybe there was a quality control issue with the dash assemblies and they had whoever was assembling them, write their name on the glove box liner.  That way they would have a way of tracking where the problem was. :dunno:   
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Alaskan_TA on June 27, 2010 - 03:21:52 pm
I mentioned what I thought in the caption for the first photo on that page.  ;)


I have to wonder how many hours total Rock spent signing cars during his career too.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: brads70 on June 27, 2010 - 04:35:36 pm
When you think about it...these people would quite possibly all be retired or even passed away by now?  That just occurred to me?
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: MEK-Dangerfield on June 27, 2010 - 04:38:30 pm
When you think about it...these people would quite possibly all be retired or even passed away by now?  That just occurred to me?

Yeah,

  That's kinda sad.  I was thinking Stella might be hot.    :lol:
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: brads70 on June 27, 2010 - 04:49:43 pm
Oh I'm sure she was in her day Mike!   :roflsmiley: :smilielol: :bigsmile:
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Alaskan_TA on June 29, 2010 - 12:43:28 am
Three more added today, thanks for the help guys.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Slotts on July 13, 2010 - 09:50:32 am
Hey Barry,

Here's one from either a 73 or 74 Cuda. The holes were drilled for the bumper filler.

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg169/Slotts/Server/100_3247.jpg)

(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg169/Slotts/Server/100_3248.jpg)

Slotts
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on March 14, 2011 - 08:24:19 pm
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab115/Cuda_Hunter/71%20CUDA/71Cuda241.jpg)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab115/Cuda_Hunter/71%20CUDA/71Cuda240.jpg)

Here is the only marking  I can find on my 71 barracuda.

Looks like an arrow. 
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: hooD on March 15, 2011 - 06:52:14 pm
 :smokin:  someone scratched "smoke pot" on my ashtray.  it came from the factory like this as i am the only owner of my cuda.  the picture doesn't capture the words very good but that is what it says.

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii89/hooD340/DSCN0470.jpg)

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii89/hooD340/DSCN0466.jpg)
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: IMNCARN82 on March 15, 2011 - 07:31:30 pm
 :smokin:   :roflsmiley:        That's pretty funny!
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Skunkworks Challenger on March 15, 2011 - 08:35:44 pm
I didn't get a picture but the back of my glove box was signed by "Ralph".  I mentioned in another post that some worker had fashioned a numeral "3" from uncured rubber on the underside of my dash pad.  PK

(http://www.monkeyview.net//id/4530/cars/DSCN001201.jpg)
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on March 15, 2011 - 09:01:29 pm
Glove box must be gone. 

Too bad you didn't get a picture of that. 
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Skunkworks Challenger on March 15, 2011 - 09:34:11 pm
Not gone--I re-installed it today.  I knew I should take a picture of it but at the time I didn't know about this thread.  Maybe I can get a picture from the back side.  If not I can take it out since there are only humpteen screws holding it in. PK
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on March 15, 2011 - 09:42:32 pm
Cool!   :2thumbs:

Maybe a mirror?   :picture:
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Skunkworks Challenger on March 17, 2011 - 11:05:16 am
OK, got a picture of the back side of my glove box with a signature on it.  I mistakenly said earlier that it was Ralph but instead it was ROY.  On the other section was the numerals 711.  Maybe Roy was a card player and was hoping for a good hand at poker.  The 711 appears upside down in the photo since the two halves probably were signed before being attached together.  I'm also attaching the picture of the numeral "3", an X in yellow and a letter S in white on the underside of the dash pad. The tag is apparently the vendor's tag which says Davidson Rubber Co.  PK
(http://www.monkeyview.net/id/4530/cars/DSCN000406.jpg)
(http://www.monkeyview.net//id/4530/cars/DSCN001402.jpg)
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: 06Daytona on March 18, 2011 - 09:33:12 am
Don't know if you can use this one. It's the inside of the deck lid on my 72 Charger.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Deathviper/Photo0235-1.jpg)
I'll check the rest of the car before I prime everything in case there's more.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Super Blue 72 on March 18, 2011 - 09:58:46 am
Real cool pics guys!  Neat to see something personalized from the past!  :grinyes:


If you guys have pics you might also want to email them to Barry so he can put them on the 1970 Hamtramck Registry site for him to document and for others to see.  :2cents:

Barry's contact info on this page, email by phone #: http://www.hamtramck-historical.com/contact.shtml
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: quapman on March 19, 2011 - 09:04:54 am
The decklid scribble is not a "doodle". It signifies the spare tire size and wheel color.

Every car should have this (I think).
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: burdar on March 19, 2011 - 09:27:39 am
I've seen marks like that on quite a few B-bodies.  I think that was the standard procedure.  Have you seen those marking on an E-body Steve?  The only thing on the underside of my 73's trunk lid is a redish orange inspectors stamp.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: tommyg29 on March 19, 2011 - 09:42:56 am
geez,
looks to me like the show judges wouldnt be able to question your car if you just allowed a grafitti tag artist to have his way on your car!
"Thats the way it came from the factory!"  :roflsmiley:
I can remember my dad telling stories of coke bottles hanging by wire inside doors to cause rattles, and tools left everywhichwhere inside his cars (from the factory of course). There was a lot of dissension back then between union and management, and it gave foreign competitors a foot in the door, which they have since shoved wide open.
Not trying to change the subject, because tools and coke bottles are NOT doodles or names, but....they would add to the originality, especially if its the original coke bottle, or at least period correct!
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: quapman on March 20, 2011 - 08:17:47 am
I've seen marks like that on quite a few B-bodies.  I think that was the standard procedure.  Have you seen those marking on an E-body Steve?  The only thing on the underside of my 73's trunk lid is a redish orange inspectors stamp.

I sure have, but I don't think I was smart enough to take any pics before I got my car painted. I don't think I currently have any original paint decklids ahanging around either. I'll check my new pics of the 74 cuda I looked at yesterday and post accordingly.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: John A on April 01, 2011 - 08:13:20 pm
My 74 Barracuda glove box has a happy face drawn on the back in white pencil, John.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on April 02, 2011 - 12:34:37 am
Let's see a pic of it.  I haven't seen a smiley face on a mopar yet. 
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Barracudadan on May 07, 2011 - 03:45:38 pm
I found this mark on one of my tailights not sure if it`s a factory marking or one from a boneyard.It was on the car when I bought it.I`ll let the experts decide!
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: 71gogreen on May 07, 2011 - 04:33:19 pm
yes it stands for Not A Plunger :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: chad72 on May 15, 2011 - 03:59:19 pm
:smokin:  someone scratched "smoke pot" on my ashtray.  it came from the factory like this as i am the only owner of my cuda.  the picture doesn't capture the words very good but that is what it says.

([url]http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii89/hooD340/DSCN0470.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii89/hooD340/DSCN0466.jpg[/url])

that doesn't surprise me. i remember reading in one of the mopar mags back in the '90s about a '71or2 roadrunner that had a marijuana cigarette and an unopened bag of potato chips under the carpet.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Topcat on February 08, 2012 - 10:28:38 am
The Ichy & Dessie show...

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1254/ichydessie.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/208/ichydessie.jpg/)

Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on February 08, 2012 - 07:24:52 pm
Those are awesome!

Here is the one I found a few days ago.
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab115/Cuda_Hunter/71%20CUDA/Mypontiac040.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab115/Cuda_Hunter/71%20CUDA/Mypontiac041.jpg)

Nothing fancy.   But a factory doodle none the less!
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Jamiez on March 10, 2012 - 07:05:47 pm
The back of my original glove box has a "12"

(http://i817.photobucket.com/albums/zz98/j_zahler/Challenger/thenumbertwelve.jpg)
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Topcat on March 31, 2012 - 09:57:12 pm
Last week I soaked my 71 Cuda Fender gill brackets in Evaporust.
One  fender, the lip on the wheel well was turned up. However the other one wasn't. 

Therefore I believe that my OEM gilled fenders are from 2 different cars. A 14" and a 15" fender.
I bought both of these fenders back in 89'. There were in excellent shape.

My conclusion is this one was a 14" 71' Cuda fender?

Written is: E 14.

The Factory must've marked it on the brackets so the next assemblyline person would be able to look up and know what size tire/wheel to put on. Just a theory, but it makes sense.

(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/8565/gillbracket1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/442/gillbracket1.jpg/)


Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: TinCuda on April 03, 2012 - 09:26:18 pm
This isn't car related but way back when I used to work on cessna airplanes, I built an elevator (Pitch flight control surface) for one of the planes from sheet metal.  It is completely enclosed.  The line crew guys and myself all signed our names and printed things like the current price of bread, milk, gas, etc.  Kind of a time capsule of sorts.  I wish that I would have taken a picture but back in those days you still had to take 35mm film to the store to get prints.  We not only did not have cell phone cameras, nobody had cell phones.  lol




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Title: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: E-Body Products on April 03, 2012 - 10:28:48 pm
My 70 Barracuda had a large dollar sign $ on the inner RH rear wheel house. Found it when I took it apart to restore.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: ChallengerHK on April 03, 2012 - 11:31:25 pm
My first Gremlin had a wrench under the rear seat  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: brads70 on April 04, 2012 - 08:19:29 am
My first Gremlin had a wrench under the rear seat  :bigsmile:

That was a sign from God! :roflsmiley:..... sorry just couldn't pass on that one! :grinno:
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Super Blue 72 on April 04, 2012 - 08:58:59 am
My 70 Barracuda had a large dollar sign $ on the inner RH rear wheel house. Found it when I took it apart to restore.

Probably from the guy who previously restored it!  :faint:


My first Gremlin had a wrench under the rear seat  :bigsmile:

Factory repair kit.  :2cents:


Just kidding!!!!!  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on April 04, 2012 - 11:50:35 am
There is actually several different cars with the dollar sign on the rear inner fender.

Same guy? 
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: John A on April 05, 2012 - 09:12:00 pm
I have my glove box from my 74 Barracuda that has a happy face drawn on the back side in white pencil / crayon. If one of the members here would like I can send it to you so you can post it here for me. Send me an e mail and I will send it along, John.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Topcat on April 05, 2012 - 11:26:11 pm
I have my glove box from my 74 Barracuda that has a happy face drawn on the back side in white pencil / crayon. If one of the members here would like I can send it to you so you can post it here for me. Send me an e mail and I will send it along, John.


Here they are:

(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/7973/dscn2496j.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/577/dscn2496j.jpg/)
(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/3246/dscn2497k.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/88/dscn2497k.jpg/)

Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: John A on April 05, 2012 - 11:29:42 pm
Thanks for posting them, John.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Topcat on April 05, 2012 - 11:38:09 pm
Thanks for posting them, John.

you're welcome
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Topcat on June 22, 2012 - 11:32:56 pm
Back in 78' or 79' I went to E & H wreckers out in Milpitas.
They were at the time, the biggest Mopar wreckers. Saw alot of good stuff go thru there back then.

One day, I found a 70' Cuda with a Hounds Tooth headliner in excellent condition.

My car being a 71' Gran Coupe was having serious headliner/cardboard issues as the material was draping down in my rear view mirror.

I removed it and had Bascom Upholstry re-install it into my car.

Today, I peeled it off the rear sail panel and this is what I found.
Many years gone by since then.

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/6950/panel.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/221/panel.jpg/)

Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on October 07, 2012 - 03:47:22 pm
Bump.

With all the newbies I thought I would bump this up and maybe get some more pictures on here.
This is one of my favorite threads here.

Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: spamtank on October 07, 2012 - 05:35:52 pm
Bump.

With all the newbies I thought I would bump this up and maybe get some more pictures on here.
This is one of my favorite threads here.


Reminded me that Rock spent some time with my car as well.  Nice to find that bit of history this past August while doing some interior work.

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Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: shoooter on May 02, 2013 - 01:59:55 am
Found this on the back of the glovebox in my 71 cuda. Not sure what it says
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on May 02, 2013 - 08:29:25 am
I believe that would be the male spelling of "Frances".

Pretty cool.  Love this thread.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Scat Pack Fever on May 22, 2013 - 08:56:58 pm
I don't have a picture, but i saw a challenger in a junkyard and the top of the inside of the door had "no top bolt" written in white.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: burdar on May 22, 2013 - 10:14:43 pm
My PS door has something written on it too.  It's in white but it's too faint to make out.  Interesting...
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: Scat Pack Fever on May 22, 2013 - 10:49:31 pm
My PS door has something written on it too.  It's in white but it's too faint to make out.  Interesting...

It was on the passenger door on the one i saw. I wonder what it really means? if a bolt was missing, you think they would have just installed it. Not really sure what top bolt they would have been talking about. It was in a junkyard in cabool Mo. This was about 4 years ago.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: spamtank on May 23, 2013 - 05:40:22 am
Maybe the top bolt in one of the door hinges.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: nqkjw on May 23, 2013 - 08:03:33 am
Not Ebody related but very interesting Chrysler Australia folklore.This car is now known as "the last bastard" to all Aussie mopar enthusiasts.The inscription was on the spray on sound deadening compound on the trunk extension.

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The CM Valiant was the final chapter for Chrysler Valiants in Australia and on August 28th, 1981 the last Valiant rolled off the Tonsley Park assembly line. The white automatic sedan was Valiant number 565,338 and to mark the occasion assembly line workers scratched the words "Last Barstard" (sic) into a panel in the boot. The car was presented to Purnell Brothers dealership and was never been licensed. The car recently sold at auction for $37,500 (still in brand new condition with only 26 kms traveled) to Valiant collector and enthusiast Ivan Smith who will no doubt preserve it`s place in history as Chrysler Australia`s lasting memory.


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Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: blown motor on May 23, 2013 - 08:33:28 am
That's a cool piece of history.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on May 23, 2013 - 10:10:21 am
yeah, that's really cool!
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: JimSC on June 29, 2013 - 07:32:12 am
Fun thread to look at.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on May 15, 2014 - 09:35:54 am
Let's bump this up again.  Hello newbies!!   :wave: :wave:

Anybody else got some doodles?
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: dvldwg89 on May 15, 2014 - 11:29:44 am
Cool thread. When I redo my interior I'll look for any sigs
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: dvldwg89 on May 15, 2014 - 12:36:17 pm
Not a signature but I found these behind my rear seat. Good thing is I can see Homestead NY on them. Seems its possible a previous owner (before 1986) lived in New York. They are tags for the speaker system. So now I can contact NY and do a title search !
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: 3D on February 14, 2015 - 02:37:23 pm
Here's mine,
http://www.forebodiesonly.com/forum/showthread.php?8302-Who-was-this-guy-quot-Rock-quot (http://www.forebodiesonly.com/forum/showthread.php?8302-Who-was-this-guy-quot-Rock-quot)
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: crocha617 on June 17, 2016 - 06:58:12 am
From my 1970 340 4 speed Cuda
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: 72bluNblu on June 17, 2016 - 06:30:54 pm
On my '72 Challenger's glove box liner.

Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: gyman98 on July 11, 2016 - 11:49:02 pm
My car has "Steve Petrovic" scratched Into the air vent up under the dash.  Would either have been done when the dash was out of the car by a previous owner or in the factory
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: flagcraig on July 21, 2016 - 06:01:36 pm
I believe this to be original from my dad's 1972 Challenger.  Found it when we restored the seats.

He owned it since 1975 and the entire car was unrestored while he owned it.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: mopar jack on July 21, 2016 - 10:54:03 pm
not an e-body but a 71 R.R. I'm the second owner for 22years and doodle is on the pass side firewall.
Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: headejm on July 23, 2016 - 10:36:20 am
1970 RT/SE built at Hamtramck in May 1970.

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Title: Re: Signatures & doodles from inside the assembly plants
Post by: 'Cuda Hunter on July 23, 2016 - 10:51:23 pm
Hey Crocha, I would assume your 70 340 was also a Hamtrack built car ???? 
Same guy writing on the same side of different cars. 


From my 1970 340 4 speed Cuda