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Body Plate Identification

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1972 ford body plate
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1972

Location: Attached to the rear face of driver door. Read left to right, top down.
SERIAL: Year, Assembly Plant, Body Series, Engine 1 2H35Q
NUMBER: Production Sequence 1 227XXX
BODY: Body Style 63R
COLOR: Lower Body Color, Upper Body Color 6C
TRIM: Trim Color and Material Used MA
TRANS: Transmission Installed U
AXLE: Rear Axle 9
DSO: District Code, Order Location 48
 
Style
Torino Ford
Code Body Style Code Body Style
53B 4 dr. Sedan Torino Htop 53H 4 dr. LTD Sedan Htop
53D 4 dr. Sedan Gran Torino Htop 53K 4 dr. LTD Brgham Sedan Htop
63R 2 dr. Gran Torino Sport Fastback 54B 4 dr. Custom Sedan
65B 4 dr. Torino Htop 54D 4 dr.Custom 500 Sedan
65D 4 dr. Gran Torino Htop 54F 4 dr. Galaxie 500 Sedan
65R 2 dr. Gran Torino Htop Sport 57F 4 dr. Galaxie 500 Hardtop
71B 4 dr. Torino Wagon 57H 4 dr. LTD Htop
71D 4 dr. Gran Torino Wagon 57K 4 dr. LTD Brgham Htop
71K 4 dr. Torino Sqre Wgn 65F 2 dr. Galaxie 500 Htop
Maverick 65H 2 dr. LTD Htop
54A 4 dr. Std. Sedan 65K 2 dr. LTD Brham Htop
62A 2 dr. Std. Sedan 71B 4 dr. Custom Ranch Wagon
62D 2 dr. Sport Sedan Grabber 71D 4 dr. Custom 500 Wagon
Pinto 71F 4 dr. Country Sedan Wgn
62B 2 dr. Sedan Runabout 71H 4 dr. Country Squire Wgn
64B 2 dr. Runabout Thunderbird
73B 2 dr. Runabout Wagon 65K 2 dr. Hardtop
Mustang  
54A 2 dr. Sedan Std.
62A 2 dr. Sedan Std.
62D 2 dr. Sport Sedan Grabber
 
Paint
Code Color Code Color
1A Light Gray Metallic 4G Med Ivy Bronze Metallic
1C Black 4P Med Green Metallic
1D Silver Metallic 4Q Dark Green Metallic
2A Calypso Blue 5A Light Pewter Met
2B Bright Red 5C Ginger Bronze Metallic
2E Red 5D Ginger Bronze Metallic
2G Med Red Metallic 5F Dark Brown Metallic
2J Maroon 5G Light Copper Metallic
3B Light Blue 5H Ginger Metallic
3C Med Blue Metallic 5J Med Ginger Bronze Metallic
3D Med Blue Metallic 5L Tan
3F Grabber Blue 6B Light Goldenrod
3H Dark Blue Metallic 6C Med Goldenrod
3J Bright Blue Metallic 6D Yellow
4A Pastel Lime 6E Med Bright Yellow
4B Brt Green Gold Metallic 6F Bright Yellow Gold Met
4C Ivy Bronze Metallic 6G Light Copper Metallic
4D Med Ivy Bronze Metallic 6J Gray Gold Metallic
4E Bright Lime 9A White
4F Med Lime Metallic Paint Chip Palette
 
Trim
LTD Thunderbird
Code Color Code Color
FA Black 4, 6 HA Black 2, 5, 6
DA Black 4, 5, 6 KA Black 2, 6, 7
FB Med Blue 4, 6 GA Black 3, 5, 6, 8
DB Med Blue 4, 5, 6 HB Dark Blue 2, 5, 6
FD Dark Red 4, 6 KB Dark Blue 2, 6, 7
DD Dark Red 4, 5, 6 GB Dark Blue 3, 5, 6, 8
FF Ginger 4, 6 HD Dark Red 2, 5, 6
DF Ginger 4, 5, 6 KD Dark Red 2, 6, 7
FR Med Green 4, 6 GD Dark Red 3, 5, 6, 8
DR Med Green 4, 5, 6 KF Ginger 2, 6, 7
FY Gray Gold 4, 6 GF Ginger 3, 5, 6, 8
DY Gray Gold 4, 5, 6 HR Dark Green 2, 5, 6
FW Black/White trim KR Dark Green 2, 6, 7
LTD Brougham 4, 5, 6, 8 GR Dark Green 3, 5, 6, 8
EA,ZA Black HZ Tobacco 2, 5, 6
EB,ZB Med Blue KZ Tobacco 2, 6, 7
ED,ZD Dark Red KW White/Black 2, 6, 7
ER,ZR Med Green KL White/Blue 2, 6, 7
EY,ZY Gray Gold K9 White/Tobacco 2, 6, 7
EZ,ZZ Dark Tobacco K5 White/Green 2, 6, 7
LTD 
Convertible/Country Squire 4, 6
Pinto Sedan/Runabout 3
FA Black AA Black 6
FB Med Blue BA Black 5, 6
FD Dark Red CA Black 6,16
FF Ginger AB Med Blue 6
FR Med Green BB Med Blue 5, 6
FW Black/White trim CB Med Blue 6,16
Country Squire 16, 6 AF Med Ginger 6
BA Black BF Med Ginger 5, 6
BB Med Blue CF Med Ginger 6,16
BF Ginger AR Med Green 6
BR Med Green BR Med Green 5, 6
Country Sedan/
          Country Squire 4, 5, 6, 13
AT Med Beige 6
RA Black Sedan BT Med Beige 5, 6
VA Black Squire CT Med Beige 6,16
Torino
          Brougham/Sport 4, 5, 6
AW White/Black 6
EA,NA Black BW White/Black 5, 6
NB Med Blue CW White/Black 6,16
NR Med Green AL White/Blue 6
NY Light Gray Gold BL White/Blue 5, 6
NZ Tobacco CL White/Blue 6,16
EF Ginger AS White/Ginger 6
Torino Low Series/
Torino  Wagon 4, 6
BS White/Ginger 5, 6
AA Black CS White/Ginger 6,16
AB Med Blue A5 White/Green 6
AR Med Green B5 White/Green 5, 6
Gran Torino Sport 16, 6, 3 C5 White/Green 6,16
MA Black
Mustang
Hardtop/Sportsroof/Mach I
MB Med Blue AA,GA Black 6
MR Med Green CA Black 6, 9, 16
MF Ginger FA Black 14
MW White/Black AB,GB Med Blue 6
ML White/Blue CB Med Blue 6, 9, 16
M9 White/Tobacco FB Med Blue 14
M5 White/Green AE,GE Vermillion 6
Gran Torino Sport CE Vermillion 6, 9, 16
FA Black 4, 6 FE Vermillion 14
DA Black 4, 5 AF,GF Med Ginger 6
FB Med Blue 4, 6 CF Med Ginger 6, 9, 16
FF Ginger 4, 6 FF Med Ginger 14
DF Ginger 4, 5 AR,GR Green 6
FR Med Green 4, 6 CR Green 6, 9, 16
FW White/Black 4, 6 FR Green 14
FL White/Blue 4, 6 AW,GW White 6
F9 White/Tobacco 4, 6 CW White 6, 9, 16
F5 White/Green 4, 6 Maverick
Gran Torino BA Black 4, 5, 6
BA,CA,KA Black 4, 5, 6 AA Black 4, 6
CB,BB,KB Blue 4, 5, 6 CA NA 2dr & Grabber Black 4, 5, 6 Deluxe
CR,BR,KR Green 4, 5, 6 EA Black 4, 6 Del. woven
BY Light Gray Gold 4, 5, 6 FA Black 3, 6 Del. woven
BZ Tobacco 4, 5, 6 BB Med Blue 4, 5, 6
CF,KF Ginger 4, 5, 6 CB NA 2dr & Grabber Med Blue 4, 5, 6 Deluxe
CW,KW White/Black 4, 5, 6 EB Med Blue 4, 6 Del. woven
CL,KL White/Blue 4, 5, 6 FB Med Blue 3, 6 Del. woven
C9,K9 White/Tobacco 4, 5, 6 CE NA 4dr Vermillion 4, 5, 6 Deluxe
C5,K5 White/Green 4, 5, 6 EE Vermillion 4, 6 Del. woven
Gran Torino Wagon 4, 6 GE Vermillion 3, 5, 6
CA,GA,JA,HA Black FE Vermillion 3, 6 Del. woven
CB,GB Med Blue BY Light Gray Gold 4, 5, 6
CF,GF,JF,HF Ginger AY Light Gray Gold 4, 6
CR,GR Med Green CY Light Gray Gold 4, 5, 6 Deluxe
Galaxie 500/Country Sedan EY Light Gray Gold 4, 6 Del. woven
KA Black 4, 5, 6 GY Light Gray Gold 3, 5, 6
WA Black 4, 6 FY Light Gray Gold 3, 6 Del. woven
KB Med Blue 4, 5, 6 Custom/Ranch Wagon 4, 6
WB Med Blue 4, 6 NA Black
WD Dark Red 4, 6 NB Med Blue
KF Med Ginger 4, 5, 6 NR Med Green Custom only
WF Med Ginger 4, 6 NY Gray Gold Ranch only
KR Med Green 4, 5, 6 Custom 500 4, 5, 6
WR Med Green 4, 6 HA Black
KY Gray Gold 4, 5, 6 HB Med Blue
WY Gray Gold 4, 6 HR Med Green
Custom 500 Ranch Wagon 4, 6 HY Gray Gold
JA Black  
JB Med Blue
JF Med Green
JR Gray Gold
 
Trans
Code Transmission Code Transmission
1 3 Spd. Manual U C6 Automatic
5 4 Spd. X FMX Automatic
E 4 Spd. Z Special Automatic C6
W C4 Automatic  
 
Rear Axle
Regular Locking
Code Axle Ratio Code Axle Ratio
2 2.75:1 K 2.75:1
3 2.79:1 M 2.80:1
4 2.80:1 O 3.00:1
6 3.00:1 R 3.25:1
7 3.18:1 S 3.50:1
9 3.25:1 V 3.91:1
A 3.50:1  
B 3.07:1
G 3.55:1
H 3.78:1
 
District Codes
Code District Code District
11 Boston 55 St. Louis
12 Buffalo 61 Dallas
13 New York 62 Houston
14 Pittsburgh 63 Memphis
15 Newark 64 New Orleans
21 Atlanta 65 Oklahoma City
22 Charlotte 71 Los Angeles
23 Philadelphia 72 San Jose
24 Jacksonville 73 Salt Lake City
25 Richmond 74 Seattle
26 Washington 75 Phoenix
31 Cincinnati 81 Ford of Canada
32 Cleveland 83 Government
33 Detroit 84 Home Office Reserve
34 Indianapolis 85 American Red Cross
35 Lansing 89 Transportation Services
36 Louisville 90-99 Export
41 Chicago Canada
42 Fargo B1 Central
43 Rockford B2 Eastern
44 Twin Cities B3 Atlantic
45 Davenport B4 Midwest
51 Denver B6 Western
52 Des Moines B7 Pacific
53 Kansas City 12 Export
54 Omaha  
 
1- See 1972 V.I.N information.
            
2- Split bench seat
            
3- Bucket seats
            
4- Bench Seat 

5- Cloth
6- Vinyl 
            
7- Leather 
           
8- Hi-back 

9- Convertible 

 12- Luxury 
            
13- Plaid
14- Grande hardtop-Lambeth
       cloth and vinyl 
          
16- Knitted
          
If there are any omissions or errors please let us know. Thank you
 
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