70 CHARGER FENDER TAG DECODING

 

 

The fender tag is located under the hood on the inner front driver side fender just rearward of the battery. It is painted body color and is held on with two Phillips screws. It lists the VIN and many of the major options that came on the car.

 

Often, during the painting of the car the rear Phillips screw was removed and the tag bent upwards to allow paint to be sprayed under the fender tag as well. Thus, you may notice a crease in the front corner of the tag where it was bent up and the rear Phillips screw remains unpainted as it was re-installed after the painting was completed.

                                      

                                                                           

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This tag can be decoded to tell you about the major options the car came from the factory with.

 

Decoding the fender tag is a small trick. You read the tag left to right however you start at the bottom line and work up to the top of the tag.

 

 

BOTTOM LINE

 

Starting on the left, the first code identifies the engine the car came with. The options in this field will be one of the following:

 

E24 = 225 cid Slant Six 6 cylinder

E44 = 318 cid 2bbl

E61 = 383 cid 2bbl

E63 = 383 cid 4bbl

E74 = 426 cid HEMI  2x4bbl

E86 = 440 cid 4bbl     

E87 = 440 cid Six Pack  3x2bbl

 

The second code identifies transmission the car came with. The options in this field will be one of the following:

 

D11 = 3 Speed Manual Transmission - Column Shift (So far only found on Slant 6 cars)

D12 = 3 Speed Manual Transmission - Column Shift

D13 = 3 Speed Manual Transmission - Floor Shift

D21 = 833 4 Speed Transmission

D31 = 904 Automatic Transmission

D32 = 727 Automatic Transmission

 

The third code identifies the model type. The options in this field will be one of the following:

 

XH29 = Base Charger

XP29 = Charger 500

XS29 = Charger R/T

 

The fourth code is comprised of three unique values that each mean something different. So this will be divided into 3 positions as follows:

First Position indicates the engine code, the options for this position are:

 

C = 225 cid Slant Six 6 Cylinder

G = 318 cid 2bbl

L = 383 cid 2bbl

N = 383 cid 4bbl

R = 426 cid HEMI 2x4bbl

U = 440 cid 4bbl

V = 440 cid Six Pack 3x2bbl

 

Second position indicates the model year. On a 1970 Charger this value will always be 0 (zero) which indicates it is a 1970.

 

Third position indicates the assembly plant. On a 1970 Charger this value will always be G which indicates it was built at the St. Louis assembly plant. All 1970 Chargers were built at the St. Louis plant.

 

The final number on the bottom line is the build sequence number at the St. Louis plant. The plant started the 1970 model year with sequence number 100001 and worked up from there. One must remember that the St. Louis plant made other models as well.not just Chargers so the sequence number is assigned to each car as it moved in order through the assembly plant. If your sequence number is 102410 that does not mean your Charger was the 2,410th Charger built, but rather your car was the 2,410th car (all models) built at the plant. 

 

 

SECOND LINE FROM BOTTOM

 

Again starting on the left, the first code identifies the paint color the car came with. The options in this field will be one of the following:

 

999 = Special Order Paint (rare)

BL1 = Beige

DY3 = Cream

EB3 = Light Blue Metallic

EB5 = Bright Blue Metallic

EB7 = Dark Blue Metallic

EF8 = Dark Green Metallic

EK2 = Go Mango

EV2 = Hemi Orange

EW1 = White

FC7 = Plum Crazy

FE5 = Medium Red

FF4 = Light Green Metallic

FJ5 = Sublime

FJ6 = Green Go

FK5 = Dark Burnt Orange

FM3 = Panther Pink

FT6 = Dark Tan Metallic

FY1 = Top Banana

FY4 = Light Gold Metallic

TX9 = Black

 

 

The next code identifies the interior trim the car came with. The options in this field will be one of the following:

 

C2B5 = Blue Vinyl Bench

C2F8 = Green Vinyl Bench

C2K4 = Burnt Orange Vinyl Bench

C2T5 = Tan Vinyl Bench

C2XA = Charcoal & Black Vinyl Bench

C2XW = White & Black Vinyl Bench

C5XA = Charcoal & Black Cloth Buckets

C6B5 = Blue Vinyl Buckets

C6F8 = Green Vinyl Buckets

C6K4 = Burnt Orange Vinyl Buckets

C6T5 = Tan Vinyl Buckets

C6XA = Charcoal & Black Vinyl Buckets

C6XW = White & Black Vinyl Buckets

CRB5 = Blue Leather Buckets

CRF8 = Green Leather Buckets

CRT5 = Tan Leather Buckets

CRXA = Charcoal & Black Leather Buckets

 

 

The next code identifies the upper door frame paint color. This is the paint they applied to the inner door panel so it matches or accents the interior trim colors. The options in this field will be one of the following:

 

EB5 = Bright Blue

EF8 = Dark Green

EW1 = White

FK5 = Burnt Orange

FT6 = Tan

TX9 = Black

 

 

The next code identifies the production date of your Charger. This is the date the car was actually built at the assembly plant. The production year for the 1970 Charger began in August 1, 1969 and ran to July 10, 1970. The production date code is 3 digits and includes a factory identifier for the month (1 digit) followed by the day of that month (2 digits). The possible codes are:

8=August 1969             01-31
9=September 1969        01-30
A=October 1969            01-31
B=November 1969         01-30
C=December 1969         01-31
1=January 1970             01-31
2=February 1970           01-28
3=March 1970               01-31
4=April 1970                 01-30
5=May 1970                  01-31
6=June 1970                 01-30
7=July 1970                  01-10

 

 

The next characters identify the vehicle order number. This number is simply the order number assigned to the dealership on the original order sheet. Sometimes it is preceded by a letter, such as follows:

 

C = Canadian Export

E = Export

K = Special Order (Y39)

M00 = Show Car

M90 = Showcar with Factory Sunroof

M99 = Factory Sunroof Car (M51)

Q = Executive Lease (Y22) or Public Relations (Y28)

T = CLC Lease Car (Y24)

W = Dealership Rental Car

 

 

  Note: It is possible that when a car qualifies for multiple designations, one will trump the others. The only documented example of this to date is a Y28 Public Relations car that also came equipped with a factory sunroof (M51) and the car could have been designated with an M or Q, in this case M was used, thereby trumping the use of Q.

 

 

 

THIRD LINE FROM BOTTOM AND UP TO TOP OF TAG

 

Again, starting from the left, the first code identifies the roof color or if the car had a vinyl roof. The options in this field will be one of the following:

 

999 = Special Order Paint (rare)

BL1 = Beige Paint

DY3 = Cream Paint

EB3 = Light Blue Metallic Paint

EB5 = Bright Blue Metallic Paint

EB7 = Dark Blue Metallic Paint

EF8 = Dark Green Metallic Paint

EK2 = Go Mango Paint

EV2 = Hemi Orange Paint

EW1 = White Paint

FC7 = Plum Crazy Paint

FE5 = Medium Red Paint

FF4 = Light Green Metallic Paint

FJ5 = Sublime Paint

FJ6 = Green Go Paint

FK5 = Dark Burnt Orange Paint

FM3 = Panther Pink Paint

FT6 = Dark Tan Metallic Paint

FY1 = Top Banana Paint

FY4 = Light Gold Metallic Paint

TX9 = Black Paint

V1F = Green Vinyl Roof

V1G = Black Gator Grain Vinyl Roof

V1W = White Vinyl Roof

V1X = Black Vinyl Roof

 

The next code is the beginning of the listing of all the major option codes which will be listed in alphabetical order working left to right on this line and then moving up to the next line, again left to right until you see the code END indicating the end of the option codes. Not all option codes are found on the fender tag, the full listing is found on the broadcast sheet. The following lists the option codes that are known (with proof) to be listed on fender tags if applicable:

 

A01 = Light Package

A04 = Radio Group Package

A31 = High Performance Axle Package  3.91:1 Ratio  8.75 Axle

A32 = Super Perf Axle Package 4.10:1 Ratio 9.75 Dana 60 Axle Auto Transmission

A33 = Track Pak Package  3.54:1 Ratio  9.75 Dana 60 Axle 4 Speed

A34 = Super Track Pak Package  4.10:1 Ratio  9.75 Dana 60 Axle 4 Speed

A35 = Trailer Towing Package

A36 = Performance Axle Package  3.55:1 Ratio  8.75 Axle Auto Transmission

A47 = Special Edition Package

A73 = Charger Special Value Package

B51 = Power Brakes

C16 = Console

C21 = Center Armrest/Buddy Seat

C55 = Bucket Seats

G31 = Right Hand Mirror

G33 = Left Hand Remote Mirror

G36 = L & ROutside Racing Mirror Combo color keyed to: EB5, EF8, EK2, FC7, FK5, FJ5 and FY1

H51 = Air Conditioning

J25  = 3 Speed Wipers

J45  = Hood Pins

J81  = Rear Spoiler

L31  = Hood Mounted Turn Signal Indicators

M21 = Drip Rail Moulding

M25 = Body Sill Moulding

M31 = Body Belt Moulding

M91 = Luggage Rack

N85 = Tic-Toc-Tach

N88 = Auto Speed Control

N95 = Evaporation Emission Controls (California Cars Only)

P31 = Power Windows

R11 = AM Radio 2 Watt

R13 = AM Radio 5.5 Watt

R21 = AM/FM Radio

R22 = AM/8-Track Radio

V21 = Performance Hood Paint Treatment (Black)

V24 = Performance Hood Paint Treatment With Engine Callouts (440 or HEMI in Silver)

V68 = Longitudinal Tape Stripe Delete

V6B = Light Blue Longitudinal Tape Stripe

V6F = Green Longitudinal Tape Stripe

V6R = Red Longitudinal Tape Stripe

V6W = White Longitudinal Tape Stripe

V6X = Black Longitudinal Tape Stripe

V8B = Light Blue Bumblebee Tape Stripe

V8F = Green Bumblebee Tape Stripe

V8R = Red Bumblebee Tape Stripe

V8W = White Bumblebee Tape Stripe

V8X = Black Bumblebee Tape Stripe

Y07 = Built For Canada Specifications

Y09 = Built For Export Specifications

Y16 = Sales Bank Order

Y39 = Special Order

26 = 26" Radiator

 

 

NOTE: Please register your 70 Charger with the 1970 Charger Registry and provide copies of your fender tag and broadcast sheet. This data assists the registry in supporting 70 Charger enthusiasts with information on 70 Chargers.