Jerzjer

1929 Chrysler Imperial 77 VIN

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5 hours ago, hwellens said:

Can you show a picture of the engine. It would be easy to tell the difference between a 75 and 77 engine.

 

He quoted a W engine code, which I guess is right. A 75 would have an R code?

 

Maybe a wheelbase measurement is required? 121" for the 75 and 124 for the 77?

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3 minutes ago, nzcarnerd said:

 

He quoted a W engine code, which I guess is right. A 75 would have an R code?

 

Maybe a wheelbase measurement is required? 121" for the 75 and 124 for the 77?

The car is definitely a 1930 Model 77. It does have a 1930 bumper on the front and a 1929 bumper with the grooves on the rear.

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9 minutes ago, hwellens said:

The kick panels above the running boards are missing.

I see them.

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15 minutes ago, keiser31 said:

I see them.

You have good eyes. They show better on the 77 below:

 

1930 77 Royal Sedan.JPG

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Some of those 77s had the perimeter trim around the splash apron and some did not, I believe.

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I think it looks better without but I do have some small dents where they would have been. 

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Mine has vents on the sides of the hood. The one in the picture looks like it is solid with some trim pieces.

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8 minutes ago, Jerzjer said:

Mine has vents on the sides of the hood. The one in the picture looks like it is solid with some trim pieces.

Yes, the very early cars had the penon louvers and the later models have the vertical louvers like yours. Those "trim pieces" are actually louvers of a different shape.

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Thank you for that information. It is so interesting learning all these little things. Do you know a resource I can use to find all this information. Web site, book, articles. 

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R 257 382 could be a frame/chassis number, but it could also be a body number. Check for this number on the front door hinge pillars, or the cowl, and also if there are any wood uprights inside the cowl under the dash and just above the toeboard. My 27 has an aluminum body serial tag on one of these wooden pieces, maybe yours has the same thing.

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