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Re: Dodge Truck Build Card compilation (60 +)

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Hello all ... any new cards which might bring some light into the history of our Dodge Trucks?
:D

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Re: Dodge Truck Build Card compilation (60 +)

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Hi Juan
A number of the codes on the build card are a mystery to me but some I can guess at while some are still in use today.
BOX-KDX would refer to whether the vehicle was shipped in a crate and if so whether it was partially dismantled or KNOCKED DOWN.
CAU-PLATE probably refers to the presence of a warning or CAUTION PLATE on the vehicle
KILO would have to refer to weight of vehicle or shipment.
SHIP MA ???
P.SH.MET ??? Possibly something to do with POLISHED SHEET METAL?
TRAC.RO. ???
CAB.ATT.PT.??? Possibly CAB ATTACH POINT?
A.T.LAMP I think this may apply to the inclusion of an AUTO TROUBLE LAMP which was a little lamp attached to a lead for use in and around the vehicle.
EXPR. HUB ???
GOVERNOR This would refer to an engine speed limiting device.
GENERATOR = DYNAMO for producing electric current.
ECON.GRP.???
R.B & S.S. ???
P.T.PUMP would I think be PNEUMATIC TYRE PUMP
PARTITION probably refers to the installation of a fixed screen between the front and rear seating areas.
EXT.SEAT may refer to an EXTRA SEAT or an EXTERNAL SEAT usually referred to as a DICKY SEAT or RUMBLE SEAT.
CHR.ACCY ??? may refer to an ACCESSORY CHAIR or CHROMIUM ACCESSORY?
H.D.CLNR this would refer to the inclusion of a HEAVY DUTY AIR CLEANER on the engine intake.
SPEC ACCY would refer to any SPECIAL ACCESSORIES fitted to or included with the vehicle.
Hope this helps and I look forward to additions or corrections.
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Re: Dodge Truck Build Card compilation (60 +)

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Hola,

I´m sorry, in a few days I will answer.

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Re: Dodge Truck Build Card compilation (60 +)

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Happy New Dodge Year!

2 more cards added today - 70 build cards now :D

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Hola Florence, Many Thanks...

Happy New Dodge Year...

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Re: Dodge Truck Build Card compilation (70 +)

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*bump* 8)
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Re: Dodge Truck Build Card compilation (70 +)

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Hello Sylvia,
I just sent two more build cards to add to your list.
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Re: Dodge Truck Build Card compilation (70 +)

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Hello Ernie,

thanks a lot - added the cards a few minutes ago :thumbup:

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Re: Dodge Truck Build Card compilation (70 +)

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I was just noticing there were some slight changes to the December 1940 build card compared to the earlier 1940 build cards. Then after December 1940 they did not change.

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Re: Dodge Truck Build Card compilation (70 +)

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Hello Ernie,

I can't follow with that:
there were some slight changes to the December 1940 build card compared to the earlier 1940 build cards.
I tried to compare but can't make out changes there? Did you mean 1942 instead of 1940?

Before 1942 they stamp "US WAR DEPT" and later on the "US WAR DEPT" was already printed on the card.

In February and March 1943 they used again Build Cards without "US WAR DEPT" printing. Maybe because of shortage in blank cards and great quantity of produced Trucks?

Interesting on the 1940s Trucks are the different ignition key numbers. Later on all show H700. Do the early Trucks realy have different keys?

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Re: Dodge Truck Build Card compilation (70 +)

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Hello Sylvia,

If you compare the April 5th 1940 Build Card with the December 13th Build Card that you have in your compilation and read the descriptions printed in the columns they differ between the two. For example the first upper left column of the April 5th build card is printed "Ship MA" and the first upper left column in the December 13th Build Card is printed "BDX-KDX". If you continue to compare the two Build Cards in that manner you will see they differ on both the upper and lower rows of printed descriptions.

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Re: Dodge Truck Build Card compilation (70 +)

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Hello Ernie,

thanks a lot for that detail, I have not noticed it before.

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Re: Dodge Truck Build Card compilation (70 +)

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Hi all,

another new one - WC 54 thanks to Wolfen :thumbup:

http://www.command-car.com/technik/bild ... ard233.jpg

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Re: Dodge Truck Build Card compilation (70 +)

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Three more buildcards today,
thanks to Jim S.

Very interesting - three following numbers, 81578992 to ...994

76 cards now.

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Re: Dodge Truck Build Card compilation (70 +)

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I have just orderd my build card from Chrysler this week. How do I send you a copy when received.

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