stands for Custom Sports Special.
if you have Dodge ads or brochures that show the CSS package being offered in 1967 i would be interested in acquiring a copy - see contact info below.
is a HPP truck?
HPP stands for High Performance Package. The HP Package could only be ordered on D100 and D200 long bed trucks. .The package was officially offered from 1964 thru 1965 HOWEVER verified examples of a 1963 and a 1966 truck have been produced. The HP package was again pieced together from other Dodge assembly lines to create the package. This Package was retailed for over $1200.
The HP Package includes:
How Many are Known to Exists?
A CSS trim equipped
truck with the 426 Wedge is a combination of the two packages described
above. I classify the 426 powered CSS machines as CSS/HPP equipped
trucks. Verified examples in the registry of HPP equipped trucks are
all LWB in D100's and D200.
is a Data Plate?
A Data plates is mounted on the Driver's side door pillar and contains all certified information pertaining to that truck including GVW, spring capacities, axle ratio, wheel base, net horse power, etc. A 426 powered truck would be stamped "SPECIAL" in most boxes.
This Data plate example is from my 1964 HPP only truck.
|What is a SERT Sticker?|
non-standard part would be listed on the SERT sticker. SERT stands for
Special Equipment Release Truck.
is a SERT Sheet?
The SERT sheet is a series of sheets that help the assembly line build and produce a dodge truck with non-standard options.
While similar to a Build Sheet the SERT sheet is different in that it lists every nut, bolt, washer, bracket, part, and hose that will be used in the addition of the special ordered part.
This example is the summary for the 426-wedge engine option and there are over 11 pages that make up the total SERT sheets for that group.
is a Build Sheet?
The Build Sheet or forecast sheet is what the factory uses to construct the truck. It has the born-on date and the order in which it was to be built. It also includes a list of standard parts and what options will be included on that truck.
This example is from my 1964 D100 426 truck and was found in the seat springs next to another handwritten build sheet with SERT numbers listed for that truck.
Easy is it to Verify a CSS and or HPP truck?
Data plates and/or SERT stickers easily verify all examples. Each example can be cross-referenced to each other for part group numbers and SERT summaries. For more info on SERT summaries and part numbers please contact the CSS registrar - Ben Simons.
Do I Register my CSS or HPP Truck?
To have your truck included in the registry or checked for authenticity send photos to:
14513 SW 83 Terrace
Archer, FL 32618
email me using this address - simonsben (at) gmail (dot) com
email me for my phone number.
Please Note: Trucks without photo verification and VIN's are not included in the registry. Your VIN and other personal information is kept private and will not be published - this includes SERT numbers for all trucks.
to See More?
Here's a page with Brochures and other items unique to CSS/HPP equipped trucks. - go to Brochure,etc page -