Fender tag

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  1. Stephen Richins

    Stephen Richins New Member

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    I used to have the books on decoding the mopar fender build tags but I cant find them & the stuff I find online doesn't seem to work very good for a 68 can anyone help me with this

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    everything on there makes sense with the exception of two options which are
    R4 you had R1 on the decoder and the interior color as far as I know the car is mostly un molested it has black interior & the Antique Gold & black seats. So if someone has changed the interior color they did a very good job as everything in the interior looks to me to be factory
     
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    Sorry, I had a hard time guessing on what values were in which location due to the rust and blemishes on the tag.
     
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    Most of the decoders are close but not accurate for C-bodies let alone an Imperial. Need to find an interior dealer book to see the different stock seat selections
     
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    you typed everything correctly expect the R4 code which I believe is for the radio but the one that really confuses me is the interior color as you typed everything else correct as far as I can tell. Is the M9L code the interior color?
     
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    I think the interior code is M9E. I don’t see a M9L in the interior codes for 68 Imperial.
    Leather.
    Here is the parts book description. There is a black has different color inserts, M9E is gold and black leather.
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    heres M9E

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    I may be M9E I'll have to look at it closer when I get home in the pic it looks like M9L but the pic of the tag isn't very good
     
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    If you zoom into the vertical picture I think I see the middle leg of the E. In the manual there is no L option.
     
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    it definitely has M9E interior installed I'll double check the tag when I can see it in person does anyone know what R4 option is when I put it in the decoder it says unknown option
     
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    R4 is am search tune with the button on the floor to switch from signal to signal.
     
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    thanks I do believe there is an extra button on the floor besides the hi beam/lo beam switch
     
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    Kate Triplett's 1968 Imperial "Lucille"
    Here is a link to the car these photos are from 2004 or possibly earlier it isn't in quite as good as shape as the pics but it is still in pretty good shape considering its age. I believe I am the 4th owner I bought it in 2008 or 2009 cant remember for sure. I drove it for a few years then parked it in my barn for about 10 years. So I decided that I need to get it running & enjoy it or sell it to a good home. Well now that I have it running I don't think I can part with it so yeah guess I have a project on my hands
     
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    yep thats the M9E interior