|Q. Why all the excitement about a
A. On the left is an image of a Chrysler Broadcast Sheet, the "Birth Certificate" for your Mopar. Your AAR should have had at least two of these placed in its interior. The Broadcast Sheet lists all the options that were present on your Mopar as shipped from the assembly plant. While the fender tag lists a subset of the options codes, your Broadcast Sheet will contain all options for your AAR. Two of the more common options listed only on the Broadcast Sheet are D57 (3.91 axle ratio) and S74 (quick ratio power steering). Buyers of AARs obviously like to see the Broadcast Sheet as it helps to authenticate an AAR.
Q. Why is it that so many Broadcast Sheets don't match the car they are in?
A. Typically it is the seats that contain the mismatched VIN Broadcast Sheet, I haven't heard of any "behind the glovebox" Broadcast Sheets that were incorrect. This is because one of the sheets was put into the seats. As the cars moved down the assembly line, the seats were installed according to the interior color, as long as the color matched there doesn't seem to have been any checking of the Broadcast Sheet VIN. As the most common seat configuration is the Black bucket seats (H6X9 - C55) their VINs are typically off by just a few VINs. Other less common interiors like H6B5 Blue can have Broadcast Sheets that are very different because of the larger gaps between cars with those interiors.
Q. I have an AAR Broadcast Sheet that doesn't match my car. What should I do?
A. In the search for your own AAR Broadcast Sheet you found the sheet (very likely in the seats) for another AAR. An amazing number of AARs had either the wrong Broadcast Sheet or Broadcast Sheets for two different vehicles (usually one taped behind the glovebox and one in the seats - see locations below). You could make another AAR owner very happy by helping to reuniting the Broadcast Sheet with their AAR chassis.
Q. Has someone else found my AAR Broadcast Sheet in their AAR?
A. Below are listed partial VIN numbers of unclaimed
Plymouth AAR 'Cuda Broadcast Sheets that have been
reported found and waiting for the owner to register with the AARchives Plymouth 'Cuda Registry: Register with the AARchives Plymouth 'Cuda Registry and you
will be contacted the moment your Plymouth AAR 'Cuda Broadcast
Sheet is reported as found.
April 7, 2006 - "Just when you think it will never happen to you, IT WILL! In the middle of doing my ground up restoration, not only has the AAR Registry come up with one of my build sheets, but they found TWO! Mark has amazingly come up with two previous owners of my car from the mid eighties, who not only had the sheets, but tons of great history, stories, and past pictures of my ride. And to top it off, they were back to back owners, one sold the car to the next! Without Mark's Registry, this would have never happened. Thanks once again, and if you do not have your AAR registered here, DO IT!" - R.M.
December 16, 2005 - "Thanks for all the help and support in matching the original broadcast sheet and my car. I did not think I would ever see the original broadcast sheet for my AAR and would not have, had it not been for your diligent work with the AAR registry. Thanks to you and the person that located the sheet I now have an important piece of documentation with the vehicle. People like yourself and S.W. are what keeps the hobby strong." - G.W.
4, 2003 - "The AAR Registry is an extremely valuable
resource for any AAR owner. As most any Mopar
restoration expert will tell you, the most valuable piece
of documentation for your car is the broadcast
sheet. I purchased my AAR in 1998. Many years
before I bought the car, someone did a quick and dirty
restoration. After I bought the car I
decided to do a detailed "nut and bolt"
restoration and eagerly looked for my broadcast
sheet. Sadly it was missing and I assumed that it
was removed from the car during that earlier
restoration. In late July 2003, two weeks before my
car was scheduled to judged in OE Judging at the Mopar
Nats, an original AAR owner in Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
decided to begin the restoration process on his
AAR. He found two broadcast sheets - the one for
his car and the one for mine. He contacted the AAR
Registry to see if anyone knew who owned the AAR to which
this "extra" broadcast sheet belonged.
Mark of the AAR Registry put that owner in touch with me
and I now have my original broadcast sheet !!!!
Without Mark's tireless work in maintaining the Registry
and responding to all of the emails he gets, I would not
have my broadcast sheet AND my car might not have
received an OE Gold Certificate
(it counts for points in the overall OE score).
Yes, my AAR is the only one to be certified OE
Gold. Mark, GREAT JOB - and a MILLION THANKS
!" - J.Z.
30, 2003 - "Mark from the AARchives chimes in with
"Today might be your lucky day" and to contact
the AAR Registry. We get in touch and he tells me that a
gentleman named S.W. could have information leading to my
broadcast sheet. The next morning I walk into my shop,
the phone rings and its S.W. Oh and I almost forgot
S.W. faxed me a copy of my build sheet on the spot.
It's very cool to know that people are looking out for
you like everyone mentioned above has. All of these
people are an asset to our hobby. Without these
registeries this couldn't have happened. If you own one
of these cars register now it's for the greater good of
our hobby. Thanks everyone." - T.C.
January 30, 2003 -
"I received the broadcast sheet today and I'm so
excited! It's in pretty nice condition and Mr. J.N. was
kind enough to give it to me free of charge. I want to
thank you again for your help, with my obtaining the
broadcast sheet and my thanks go out to Mr. J.N. as well.
You guys are a class act! I really enjoy the
website as well. Thanks again" - E.S.
One of these Broadcast Sheets may be yours but you must be registered or there is no way to contact you.
This is how the exchange works:
Found Broadcast Sheet
Lost Broadcast Sheet
Broadcast Sheet Locations
Chrysler placed two Broadcast Sheets in your AAR, typically in two of the following locations listed below. Here's a visual guide to help you find yours and Good Luck!
|1. Taped to the top/rear of the glovebox.|
|2. Under front seat cushion webbing.||Photo to come|
the bucket seat back and plastic shell.
Note: This is typically the location where you will find the Broadcast Sheet for another AAR that had a similarly colored interior.
|4. Under rear seat cushion webbing.||Photo to come|
|5. Behind rear back seat webbing.|
|6. Under the carpet.||Photo to come|
If you have any questions or
concerns please contact
-- Revised: April 7, 2006
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