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Body Plate Identification

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1975

Location: Attached to the rear face of driver door. Read left to right, top down.
SERIAL: Year, Assembly Plant, Body Series, Engine 1 5H35Q
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 Pillar Htop
53D 4 dr. Sedan Gran Torino Htop 53K 4 dr. LTD Brgham Pillar Htop
53K 4 dr. Sedan "" Htop Brougham 53L 4 dr. LTD Landau Pillar Htop
65B 4 dr. Torino Htop 60H 2 dr. LTD Pillar Htop
65D 4 dr. Gran Torino Htop 60L 2 dr. LTD Landau Pillar Htop
65K 2 dr. ""Htop Brougham 71H 4 dr. LTD Wgn
65M 2 dr. Gran Torino Elite Granada
65R 2 dr. Gran Torino Htop Sport 54H 4 dr. Sedan
71B 4 dr. Torino Wagon 54K 4 dr. Sedan Ghia
71D 4 dr. Gran Torino 3 Wgn 66H 2 dr. Sedan
71K 4 dr. Torino Sqre Wgn 66K 2 dr. Sedan Ghia
Maverick Pinto
54A 4 dr. Sedan 62B 2 dr. Sedan Runabout
62A 2 dr. Sedan 64B 3 dr. Runabout
62D 2 dr. Sport Sedan Grabber 73B 2 dr. Station Wagon
Mustang Thunderbird
60F 2 dr. Sedan 65K 2 dr. Hardtop
60H 2 dr. Sedan Ghia  
69F 3 dr. Model
69R 3 dr. Model Mach I
 
Paint
Code Color Code Color
1C Black 5J Dark Ginger Metallic 11
1G Silver Metallic 5M Med Chestnut Metallic
1H Med Slate Blue Metallic 5Q Dark Brown Metallic
1J Silver Metallic 17 5T Saddle Bronze Met
2B Bright Red 5U Tan Met 11
2E Red 5Y Dark Copper Met
2G Med Red Metallic 15 5W Orange
2P Med Taupe Metallic 17 6D Yellow
2M Med Red 6E Bright Yellow
2Q Maroon Metallic 6G Bright Yellow Gold Met 15
3E Bright Blue Metallic 6N Maize Yellow
3G Bright Dark Blue Metallic 6Z Dark Gold Metallic
3K Bright Blue Metallic 11 9D White
3M Silver Blue Metallic 11 41 Bright Lime Gold Metallic 17
3P Med Blue Metallic 17 45 Aqua Blue Metallic 17
3Q Pastel Blue 46 Dark Jade Met
3R Silver Blue Metallic 17 47 Light Green
4T Med Ivy Bronze Met 11 51 Ginger Bronze Met 17
4V Dark Yellow Green Met 52 Copper Met 17
4Z Light Green Gold Metallic 54 Unique Gold Met 17
  Paint Chip Palette
 
Vinyl Roof First Letter
Code Type Code Type
B 2 dr. Cross-Hatch Full H Odense Three-Quarter
C 4 dr. Cross-Hatch Halo J Odense Embassy Basket Handle
D Levant Full K Normande Three-Quarter
E Levant Half L Normande Half
F Normande N Odense Half
G Odense Full  
 
Vinyl Roof Second Letter
Code Color Code Color
A Black P Silver
B Blue R Jade
D Red S Silver Blue
G Green Light T Brown
J Taupe U Tan
K Copper W White
L Aqua Y Gold
M Gold Flare Z Saddle
 
Trim
LTD/Country Squire
Thunderbird
Code Color Code Color
GA,HA,JA Black 5, 6 HA Black 5, 6
FA Black 6 JA Black 6
GR,HR,JR Med Green 5, 6 KA Black 6, 7
FR,LR,KR,NR Med Green 6 HB,FB Med Blue 5, 6
QB,GB,HB,JB Med Blue 5, 6 JB Med Blue 6
FB,LB,KB,NB Med Blue 6 KB Med Blue 6, 7
GT,HT,JT Light Beige 5, 6 FD Dark Red 5, 6
FT Light Beige 6 JD Dark Red 6
MU,KU Light Tan 6 KD Dark Red 6, 7
MU,KU Med Beige 6 HG,FG Green 5, 6
HY,JY Light Gold 6 JG Green 6
GZ,HZ,JZ,QZ Med Saddle 5, 6 KG Green 6, 7
FZ,LZ,KZ,NZ Med Saddle 6 HZ,FZ Saddle 5, 6
FW,KW White/Black 6 JZ Saddle 6
FQ,KQ White/Blue 6 KZ Saddle 6, 7
F5,K5 White/Green 6 JU Saddle/Tan 6
F8,K8 White/Saddle 6 KU Saddle/Tan 6, 7
F9,K9 White/Gold 6 JW White/Black 6
Ghia KW White/Black 6, 7
BA,CA Black 6 JQ White/Blue 6
DA Black 5, 6 KQ White/Blue 6, 7
BB Blue 6 J5 White/Green 6
DB,CB Blue 5, 6 K5 White/Green 6, 7
BD,CD Red 6 J9 White/Saddle 6
DD,CD Red 5, 6 K9 White/Saddle 6, 7
DD Red 5 JN White/Red 6
FD Red 7 KN White/Red 6, 7
CE Silver/Blue 6 J8 White/Copper 6
DE Silver/Blue 5 K8 White/Copper 6, 7
FE Silver/Blue 7 KP Silver Leather 4, 7
DG,CG Green 5, 6 KC Red Leather 4, 7
BG,CG Green 6 FD Red Picton 4, 7
DG Green 7 KC Copper Leather 4, 7
DU Tan 5, 6 MC Copper Media 4, 7
BU,CU Tan 6 Pinto
DU Tan 5 AA,CA Black 6
FU Tan 7 BA Black 5, 6
BQ White/Blue 6 AB,CB,EB,FB Blue 6
BM White/Black 6 BB Blue 5, 6
BN White/Red 6 BC Orange 5, 6
B6 White/Tan 6 AG,CG,EG,FG Green 6
EA Black/Red 6 BG Green 5, 6
B5 White/Green 6 AU,CU,EU,FU Tan 6
Gran Torino BU Tan 5, 6
BA Black 5, 6 Maverick
AA,CA,DA,EA Black 6 BA,JA Black 5, 6
BB Blue 5, 6 HA,KA,LA Black 6
AB,CB,EB,DB Blue 6 BB,JB Blue 5, 6
BG Green 5, 6 HB,KB,PB,LB Blue 6
AG,CG Green 6 BG,JG Green 5, 6
BU Tan 5, 6 HG,KG Green 6
AU,CU,EU,DU Tan 6 BU,JU Tan 5, 6
CZ Saddle 6 HU,KU,PU,LU Tan 6
LD Red 5, 6 Granada 6
BZ Saddle 5, 6 AA Black
CQ,EQ,DQ White/Blue 6 AD Red
CW,EW,DW White/Black 6 AE Silver/Blue
C5,E5,D5 White/Green 6 AG Green
C9,E9,D9 White/Saddle 6 AU Tan
Gran Torino/Brougham/Squire Wagon Elite Hardtop
FA Black 5, 6 JA Black 5, 6
GA Black 6 KA,GA Black 6
FB Blue 5, 6 KB,GB Blue 6
GB Blue 6 JB Blue 5, 6
FG Green 5, 6 LB Blue 5
GG Green 6 GD Red 6
FU Tan 5, 6 LD Red 5
GU Tan 6 JG Green 5, 6
FZ Saddle 5, 6 KG,GG Green 6
GZ Saddle 6 LG Green 5
GQ White/Blue 6 KU,GU Tan 6
GW White/Black 6 JU Tan 5, 6
G5 White/Green 6 LU Tan 5
G9 White/Saddle 6 KZ,GZ Saddle 6
Gran Torino/Squire Station Wagon 6 JZ Saddle 5, 6
AB,CB,RB,GB Blue LZ Saddle 5
AG,CG,RG,GG Green GW White/Black 6
AU,CU,RU,GU Tan GQ White/Blue 6
CZ,GZ Saddle G9 White/Saddle 6
Mustang II 6 GN White/Red 6
AA,BA Black G5 White/Green 6
AB,BB Blue LDT Brougham
BD Red GA,RA Black 5, 6
AG,BG Green GB,RB Blue 5, 6
AU,BU Tan FB,NB,TB Blue 6
AQ,BQ White/Blue RD Dark Red 5, 6
A4,B4 White/Tan FD,ND Dark Red 6
A5,B5 White/Green GG,RG Green 5, 6
AN,BN White/Red FG,NG,TG Green 6
AW,BW White/Black FU,NU,TU Tan 6
EA Black/Red RU,GU Tan 5, 6
LTD/Custom 500 Fleet FW White/Black 6
DA Black 5, 6 FQ White/Blue 6
DB Blue 5, 6 F9 White/Saddle 6
EB Blue 6 FN White/Red 6
DG Green 5, 6 F5 White/Green 6
EG Green 6 LDT Landau
DU Tan 5, 6 HA Black 5, 6
DU Tan 6 HB,KB Blue 5, 6
Ford Station Wagons Fleet only 6 JB Blue 6
EB,UB,NB,SB,MB Blue HD,KD Dark Red 5, 6
ND,SD,MD Dark Red JD Dark Red 6
EG,UG,NG,SG,MG Green HG,KG Green 5, 6
EU,UU,NU,SU,MU Tan JG Green 6
EZ,SZ,MZ Saddle JU Tan 6
  HU,KU Tan 5, 6
HZ,KZ Saddle 5, 6
JZ Saddle 6
JW White/Black 6
JQ White/Blue 6
J9 White/Saddle 6
JN White/Red 6
J5 White/Green 6
 
Trans
Code Transmission Code Transmission
1 3 Spd. U C6 Automatic
5 4 Spd. V C3 Automatic
6 4 Spd. X FMX Automatic
E 4 Spd. English Y FMX Automatic
W C4 Automatic Z Special Automatic C6
 
Rear Axle
Regular Locking
Code Axle Ratio Code Axle Ratio
2 2.75:1 K 2.75:1
3 2.79:1 L 2.79:1
5 3.07:1 O 3.00:1
6 3.00:1 P 3.40:1
7 3.40:1 R 3.25:1
9 3.25:1 S 3.50:1
A 3.50:1 X 3.55:1
E 3.07:1 V 3.91:1
G 3.55:1  
 
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 1975 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

11-(RPO) Unique Color 
       (non polish) 
            
13- Sport accent

14- Sport cloth
 15- (RPO) Unique Color (polish) 

16- Knitted

17- (RPO) Diamond Flare  (polish)


          
If there are any omissions or errors please let us know. Thank you
 
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