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Bodies: Chrysler RWD Body Codes - 1957-1989
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Chrysler Rear Wheel Drive Body Codes - 1957 to 1989

As with most automobile manufacturers, Chrysler Corporation used body platform designations (Body Codes) for various vehicle lines that were manufactured.  Below is a list of the different body codes (referred to as A, B, C, D, E, F,  J, M, and R bodies), and their respective models for rear wheel drive (RWD) passenger car lines manufactured by Chrysler from 1957 through 1989.  It should be noted that Chrysler's practice of naming chassis lines by letter did not begin until 1964 or 1965.  Earlier model years listed below are grouped with named later model chassis lines based on their similarity.  Chrysler introduced unibody construction in 1960, so models produced after that time will have more similarities with their later counterparts.

Body Codes:

A - Body (Compact models) (1960 to 1976)
  • 1961 to 1962 Dodge Lancer
  • 1963 to 1976 Dodge Dart
  • 1969 to 1976 Dodge Dart Swinger
  • 1971 to 1972 Dodge Demon
  • 1973 to 1976 Dodge Dart Sport
  • 1964 to 1969 Plymouth Barracuda
  • 1960 to 1976 Plymouth Valiant
  • 1970 to 1976 Plymouth Duster
  • 1971 to 1976 Plymouth Scamp
  • Wheelbases:
    • 106: '63-'66 Valiant; '64-'66 Barracuda; '63-'66 Dart wagons
    • 106.5: '60-'62 Valiant; '61-'62 Lancer
    • 108: '67-'73 Valiant; '67-'69 Barracuda; '70-'76 Duster; '71-'72 Demon;'73-'76 Dart Sport
    • 111: '71-'76 Scamp; '74-'76 Valiant; '63-'76 Dart (ex. wagons);Canadian Valiant (Dart front clip, Valiant body, 111" wb)

B - Body (Mid size models) (1962 to 1979) 
  • 1962 Dodge Dart
  • 1962 to 1964 Dodge Polara
  • 1963 to 1964 Dodge 220 (Canada only)
  • 1963 to 1964 Dodge 330 and 440
  • 1965 to 1976 Dodge Coronet
  • 1968 to 1971 Dodge Super Bee
  • 1966 to 1978 Dodge Charger
  • 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona
  • 1977 to 1978 Dodge Monaco
  • 1978 to 1979 Dodge Magnum
  • 1962 to 1964 Plymouth Savoy, Fury
  • 1962 to 1970 Plymouth Belvedere
  • 1965 to 1974 Plymouth Satellite
  • 1968 to 1975 Plymouth Road Runner
  • 1967 to 1971 Plymouth GTX
  • 1970 Plymouth Super Bird
  • 1975 to 1978 Plymouth Fury
  • 1975 to 1979 Chrysler Cordoba
  • 1979 Chrysler 300
  • Wheelbases:
    • 115: '71-'79 all 2 door models (incl. Charger, Magnum, Cordoba, 300)
    • 116: '62-'70 Plymouths ex. wagons; '62-'66 Plymouth wagons; '62 Dart; '62-'64 Polara; '63-'64 Dodge 220, 330, 440
    • 117: '67-'74 Plymouth wagons; '71-'74 Plymouth 4 doors; '65-'70 Dodges
    • 117.5: '75-'78 Plymouth and Dodge 4 doors & wagons
    • 118: '71-'74 Dodge 4 doors & wagons

C - Body (Full size models)  (1957 to 1978)
  • 1957 to 1959 Plymouth Plaza
  • 1957 to 1961 Plymouth Savoy
  • 1957 to 1961 Plymouth Belvedere
  • 1957 to 1961 Plymouth Fury
  • 1965 to 1974 Plymouth Fury
  • 1966 to 1969 Plymouth VIP
  • 1975 to 1977 Plymouth Gran Fury
  • 1957 to 1961 Dodge Coronet
  • 1957 to 1959 Dodge Royal
  • 1960 to 1961 Dodge Dart
  • 1960 to 1961 Dodge Seneca
  • 1960 to 1961 Dodge Phoenix
  • 1960 to 1961 Dodge Pioneer
  • 1960 to 1961 Dodge Polara
  • 1962 to 1965 Dodge Custom 880
  • 1965 to 1973 Dodge Polara
  • 1965 to 1976 Dodge Monaco
  • 1975 to 1977 Dodge Royal Monaco
  • 1957 to 1974 Chrysler  - All models
  • 1965 to 1971 Chrysler 300
  • 1965 to 1978 Chrysler Newport
  • 1965 to 1978 Chrysler New Yorker
  • 1967 to 1975 Imperial (C-bodies per Galen Govier, Gil Cunningham - (Chrysler engineer from 1963 to 1982).
  • Wheelbases:
    • 119: '65-'68 Plymouths (ex. wagons)
    • 120: '69-'73 Plymouths (ex. wagons), '74 Fury I/II
    • 121: '65-'66 Plymouth wagons; '65-'66 Dodges; '65-'66 Chrysler wagons
    • 121.5: '75-'77 Plymouths (ex. wagons); '74-'77 Dodges (ex. wagons)
    • 122: '67-'73 Plymouth wagons, '74 Fury III/Gran Fury; '67-73 Dodges; '67-'73 Chrysler wagons
    • 124: '74-'77 Plymouth and Dodge wagons; '65-'78 Chrysler sedans; '74-'78 Chrysler wagons; '74-'75 Imperials

D - Body (1957 to 1973)
  • 1957 to 1966 Imperials  - all models (per Galen Govier and Gil Cunningham - (Chrysler engineer from 1963 to 1982).
  • Wheelbases:
    • 127: '67-'73
    • 129: '57-'66

E - Body (1970 to 1974)
  • 1970 to 1974 Plymouth Barracuda ( Cuda, AAR ) All were 108" wheelbase
  • 1970 to 1974 Challenger ( R/T, T/A) All were 110" wheelbase

F - Body (1976 to 1980)
  • 1976 to 1980 Dodge Aspen, Aspen R/T
  • 1976 to 1980 Plymouth Volare, Road Runner
  • 1979 to 1980 Plymouth Volare Duster (special Volare package and not a separate model)
  • Wheelbases:
    • 108.7": All 2 door models
    • 112.5": '76 4 door models
    • 112.7": '77-'80 4 door models

J  -  Body (1980 to 1983) (All models were 112.7" Wheelbase)
  • 1980 to 1983 Dodge Mirada
  • 1980 to 1983 Chrysler Cordoba
  • 1981 to 1983 Chrysler Imperial

M - Body (1977 to 1989)
  • 1977 to 1989 Dodge Diplomat
  • 1977 to 1981 Chrysler LeBaron
  • 1977 to 1981 Plymouth Caravelle (Canada)
  • 1982 to 1989 Plymouth Gran Fury
  • 1982 Chrysler New Yorker
  • 1983 Chrysler New Yorker 5th Avenue
  • 1984 to 1989 Chrysler 5th Avenue
  • Wheelbases:
    • 108.7": '80-'81 2 door models
    • 112.7": '77-'79 2 door models; '77-'89 4 door models

R - Body (1979 to 1981) (All models were 118.5" wheelbase, and based on a stretched B-body)
  • 1979 to 1981 Chrysler Newport
  • 1979 to 1981 Chrysler New Yorker
  • 1979 to 1981 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue
  • 1979 to 1981 Dodge St Regis
  • 1980 to 1981 Plymouth Gran Fury

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