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help dating a coupe

Post by dhosh » Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:26 pm

A neighbor sent me some photos of a coup he worked on, locally, as bout 3 years ago, and was looking for help in identifying it's approx year. I'm thinking 24-25, but I don't know much about them.

Thanks in advance...
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Re: help dating a coupe

Post by Kerry » Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:22 pm

I think you can sneak in the last few mths of 23 as well when changed to the door opening at the rear.

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Post by George House » Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:18 am

The model years of ‘24-‘25 had the trunk integral to the body. ie, non detachable. Someone correct me if I’m wrong but I thought the only difference between the two years is the outside ‘dimple’ or outward curve of the rear fender above the running board for model year 1925.
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Post by Plankhill » Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:17 am

The late 23 and 24 had wood doors. the 25 had steel doors. The door posts were not constructed the same.


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Post by dhosh » Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:41 am

By wood, do you mean they were all wood and painted, or steel over a wood frame, and in '25 they were all steel?
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Post by Jeff Hood » Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:50 am

The bodies for all three years were wood frame covered in steel, wood door posts. The 23 and 24 doors were wood frame covered in steel and the 25 doors were all steel. The 25 rear fenders are fuller where they meet the body/trunk. They hide the suspension and fender brace. I think the 23-24 fenders show more of this area.


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Post by sweet23 » Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:05 am

those front fenders are '25


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Post by dhosh » Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:42 pm

Thanks, all! Looks like '25 is it!!

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Post by D Stroud » Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:30 am

Another clue, the '24 bodies had a separate belt line molding, aluminum I think. "25's had the molding formed in as part of the upper body, but from a distance, they look pretty much the same. There are a few other small differences that I don't recall right now. Dave Sosnoski was the go to guy for these cars, helped me figure out that my '24 Titled coupe is indeed a '25. He was in the process of writing a book about them several years ago, don't think he ever got it finished. There was a lot of discussion on the old forum about these with a lot of input from Dave, probably still there if you can find it. Anyone know what has become of Dave? By the way, a "late" '23 if it has a high hood is indeed a '24 model year, that myth has been debunked many times on here. Dave
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