The Official Website of The 1970 Hamtramck Registry

Last Updated: January 15, 2018


Welcome to Hamtramck-Historical.com, the Official Website of the Registries for all the 1970 models built at the Hamtramck & LA assembly plants. All are accepted regardless of condition or engine size. VIN and code information from parts cars & parted cars is appreciated as well! To register, please click on the 'REGISTER' button at left to print out the form. We are also home to the largest FOUND section of its kind, so be sure to check for your VIN in that section, it is updated as new items are found & sent in. The registries & found section are maintained by Barry Washington at:

Hamtramck Historical
4511 Spring Road
Shermans Dale, PA 17090-9403

Current 1970 Registry counts =>     Hamtramck: 12,793         Los Angeles: 2,899

Found Item of the Month — January 2018
Previous Found Items of the Month

No items were claimed last month, but...

Paul mailed in a request for a fender tag decode for his 1970 Duster 340. In his letter, he mentioned getting a TA 340 block with it so I checked my registry files for the VIN & the car had been reported before!

Nick at had seen the car at the Spring Fling show in Van Nuys in 2012 & sent a photo of it to me, so I was sure the car was still out there.

I asked about it on a few different forums, but within 4 minutes of posting about the car on Moparts.com , the owner's pal Chris replied! From there it was just a matter of putting the car owner in touch with Paul.

Earl & Paul were able to come to an agreement rather quickly, so courtesy of Sourosh, here is a photo of Earl & Paul with the engine all loaded up for the drive home to be reunited with the AAR Cuda it came from.

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Photo by Sourosh

While talking with Earl, he had mentioned having owned a few different cars over the years like most of us, so I asked what I always ask - "Did you ever find any broadcast sheets in any of them that did not match the car they were found in?" His reply was "Yes, one, it is for a 1970 440-6 Cuda."

Earl was kind enough to send it in, so here it is, our first 'IOTM' for 2018! The VIN is BS23V0B192282.

As always, proof of legal ownership & proof the car still exists will be required to claim this item.

Special thanks to Nick, Paul, Chris, Earl for the help & to Sourosh for the use of his photo!

It always feels good when a 'match' is made & others are always on the horizon.

Over 90 more VINs for items ready to claim have been loaded up to start out the new year. Hammy New Year & may 2018 treat us all well!

Barry Washington


The goal of the 1970 Hamtramck Registry is to provide an organization for the owners and admirers of these cars. Through the registry we will collect information to try and build an accurate historical record of these cars and use it to help the members when possible. This includes matching up found broadcast sheets, other paperwork or serial numbered components such as fender tags, engine blocks and transmissions. Since Chrysler Corporation chose not to keep records on these cars, creating a database to try and accurately record the information on these cars for historical purposes is one of the major functions of the Registry.

Please click the "REGISTER" link on the left, download the Registration Form in either PDF, HTML or MS Word format, fill out the form as completely as possible and mail it to me at the address above.

If you have not done so already, I urge you to search your car for broadcast sheets. Sometimes there can be as many as 5 in one car, so if you do find one, please keep looking, there could be more. They do not always match the car they are found in due to how the assembly lines at the plant were run. If you find any sheets, please let me know if they match or not. It is very common to find a sheet for a different model of the same car. I have also heard of Challenger sheets in Cuda's and vice versa.

Here are some places to look:

  • Taped to the back side / top of the glove box insert.
  • Under the front bucket seats in the springs
  • Inside the bucket seat backs
  • Under the rear seat bottom
  • In the rear seat back.
  • Under the package tray (speaker shelf)
  • Under the carpet

Please check all these locations and let me know what you find.

Thank you all,
Barry Washington at The 1970 Hamtramck Registry and The Challenger T/A Registry

Special thanks to Johan Ronkainen for hosting this site. We could not have done it without him.

 
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