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Author:  JohnLedbetter [ Thu May 26, 2016 4:53 am ]
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Does anybody know where I can find a list of factory/dealer installed options for a 1946 coupe?

Author:  ChrisRyker [ Fri May 27, 2016 1:51 am ]
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The club librarian should have that information.


Author:  RodgerReddish [ Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:28 am ]
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Hola John

Three Passenger Coupe ( No Rear Side Window ) or Club Coupe ???

The question(s) to help you is to ask for options and appointments:

.. is the trim level a "De Luxe" or a "Custom" ( Look for either Badge ).

.. Three Speed,

.. Three Speed with over-Drive,

.. M6 Transmission ( The Fluid Drive Badge will be between the left head light and
the Grill ),

This relates to a possible Rear Axle Ratio

.. Generator/ Regulator AMP size ( there was two choices ),

.. Engine Cooling Fan ( there was two choices ),

.. Interior Material and Pattern.

.. Black Wall Tyres was standard ( even on a Imperial ) - World wide.

The 1946 Tyre Size was 6.50 x 15. The tyre size is limited by lack of
Front Fender Space.

There is more to this part. This is to show some of the options.

Now To Group 1 --- Accessories

No Heater is Standard

.. The Heater Model Number on The Heater Box ( there was three versions ),

.. Wind Shield Washer ( it is a Jar the size of a Pickle Jar and is mounted on
the Fire-Wall ),

No Radio is Standard

.. Radio with five buttons or the other one,

.. Radio Antenna that is 50 inches long or the other one ( they are mounted
on The Left Fender ),

.. Spot Light on one side or the other side or both sides,

.. Back Up Light,

.. Under The Hood Light,

.. Trunk Light,

.. Glove Compartment Light,

.. Mirrors on both sides ( Matching styles ),

.. Cowl Mirror Package ( these look great - but always seem to break )

.. White Driving Light or Yellow Fog Light,

.. Visor Package ( this is across the Wind Shield ).

As with options --- There is more to this part. This is to show some of the
"popular accessories".

Author:  JohnLedbetter [ Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:18 am ]
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Club Coupe, Custom. Haven't gotten it home but it has a heater, windshield washers, backup lights, looks like a 7 button radio, driving lights, turn signals, fluid drive, louvers in the back window, and I swear what looks like cup holder. More to follow when I get it home today.

Author:  RodgerReddish [ Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:01 am ]
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Hola John

The "Custom" has Carpet while the De Luxe had a Interior Mat.

The "Custom" should have A Chromed Medal Trim around the windows.

Every 1946 Senior MoPar has Turn Signals and a Electric Windshield

In 1946 The Model 801 ( seven button ) Radio Option number two was the Number One Radio that was used for Imperials - Chrysler's and De Soto's. This was replaced by MoPar to the Model 602 or 802 as a mid-year change for The 1947 Production Year. Folks who wanted to replace their "Model 601 or 801 Radio" - could purchase a Model 802 until the mid fifties. This is why we now find Model 802's in 1946 and early 1947 De Soto's.

The Blinds ( louvers ) are something that was not made by MoPar. This and a "Swap Cooler" was very popular items that could be found at any era Montgomery Wards or Sears A Cup Holder is from the seventies and after-wards.

Contact The 1946 De Soto Clubs Tech Rep for details of a 1946 "Custom" Club Coupe

Rodger & Gabby

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