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1926 Chrysler F58 identification

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I have a chance to acquire a complete Chrysler 4 cylinder chassis. Also included is a Chrysler touring body for it. I was told it was a '26 but I am not sure. What do I need to look at to correctly identify it? Attached is a not a very good photo of the engine number if that helps.

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You need to post a VERY clear photo of the FEDCO plate on the dashboard to see what you have. It will look similar to one of these....there are letters and numbers that tell us what it is.

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OK. Thanks. I don't have that information yet but I will have to get back to you.

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Engine numbers for the Model 58 started at F-25000 and went to F-110000. FEDCO numbers started at YC200P and went to YR056S.

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I hope I'm not intruding but I just acquired what i believe is a 1926 chrysler F58. Also is there anymore identification numbers that I should look for? Engine serial? Trans serial? Possibly a frame number? I'm completely new to the pre war era vehicles and dont know where to start for trying to find outside its history or to even find out if my car is original or not.

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2 minutes ago, T3bbb said:

Thank you very much keiser31!! Any idea what the other numbers and letter mean??

Nope.

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The letters basically were allocated numbers as follows:-

 

W  P  C  H  R  Y  S  L  E  R

 0  1   2   3  4  5  6  7  8  9

 

So the starting serial number YC200P = 522001 and YR056S = 540566, the last serial number built.

YH249R becomes  532499, this being the serial number of your car.

Regards

Viv.

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1 hour ago, viv w said:

The letters basically were allocated numbers as follows:-

 

W  P  C  H  R  Y  S  L  E  R

 0  1   2   3  4  5  6  7  8  9

 

So the starting serial number YC200P = 522001 and YR056S = 540566, the last serial number built.

YH249R becomes  532499, this being the serial number of your car.

Regards

Viv.

Absolutely, not basically, correct. 

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17 hours ago, viv w said:

The letters basically were allocated numbers as follows:-

 

W  P  C  H  R  Y  S  L  E  R

 0  1   2   3  4  5  6  7  8  9

 

So the starting serial number YC200P = 522001 and YR056S = 540566, the last serial number built.

YH249R becomes  532499, this being the serial number of your car.

Regards

Viv.

The last "R" for # 9 should be the letter "D"

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Somewhere in that era, as well, there was a change from Fisher bodies - with a Fisher cowl plate - to 'Chrysler' bodies with no cowl plate. I think just due to a change of ownership of the body factory.

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