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Body Plate Identification

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1968 Ford Body Data Plate
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1968

Location: Attached to the left front body pillar, between the front door hinges.
              Fairlane, Falcon: Attached to the left front door below the door lock.
BODY: Body Style 63H
COLOR: Lower Body Color, Upper Body Color F
TRIM: Trim Color and Material Used 80
DATE: Production Date 31E
DSO: Domestic Special Orders, District Code 54
TRANS: Transmission Installed H
AXLE: Rear Axle 5
VEHICLE WARRANTY NUMBER:Year, Assembly Plant,
Body Series, Engine, Production Sequence 1
8H15F571XXX
 
Style
Fairlane Ford
Code Body Style Code Body Style
54A 4 dr. Sedan 4 62B 2 dr. Custom 500 Sedan 4
54B 4 dr. 500 Sedan 4 62E 2 dr. Custom Sedan 4
54C 4 dr. Torino Sedan 4 63B 2 dr. Galaxie 500 Hardtop 4
63B 2 dr. 500 Hardtop 4 63C 2 dr. Ford XL Hardtop 3
63D 2 dr. 500 GT Hardtop 3 65A 2 dr. LTD Hardtop 4, 2
63E 2 dr. Hardtop 3 65C 2 dr. Galaxie 500 Hardtop 2
65A 2 dr. Hardtop 4, 2 71A 10 Pass. Country Squire
65B 2 dr. 500 Hardtop 4, 2 71B 6 Pass. Country Sedan
65C 2 dr. Torino Hardtop 4, 2 71C 10 Pass. Country Sedan
65D 2 dr. Torino GT Hardtop 3, 2 71D 6 Pass. Ranch Wagon
65E 2 dr. 500 Hardtop 3, 2 71E 6 Pass. Country Squire
71B 4 dr. Sta. Wagon 500 4 71H 6 Pass. Custom Ranch Wgn
71D 4 dr. Sta. Wagon 4 71J 10 Pass. Custom Ranch Wgn
71E 4 dr. Torino Squire Wagon 4 76A 2 dr. Galaxie 500 Convt 4
76B 2 dr. 500 Convertible 4 76B 2 dr. Ford XL Convt 3
76D 2 dr. Torino GTConvertible 3 Mustang
76E 2 dr. 500 Convertible 3 63A 2 dr. Fastback 3
Falcon 63B 2 dr. Fastback 4, 3
54A 4 dr. Sedan 4 63C 2 dr. Fastback 4
54B 4 dr. Sedan Futura 4 63D 2 dr. Fastback 4, 2
62A 2 dr. Club Coupe 4 65A 2 dr. Hardtop 3
62B 2 dr. Club Coupe Futura 4 65B 2 dr. Hardtop 3, 2
62C 2 dr. Sport Coupe 3 65C 2 dr. Hardtop 4
71A 4 dr. Std. Wagon 65D 2 dr. Hardtop 4, 2
71B 4 dr. Deluxe Wagon 76A 2 dr. Convertible 3
Ford 76B 2 dr. Convertible 4, 3
54A 4 dr. Galaxie 500 Sedan 4 Thunderbird
54B 4 dr. Custom 500 Sedan 4 57C 4 dr. Landau
54C 4 dr. LTD Sedan 65C 2 dr. Hardtop
54E 4 dr. Custom Sedan 4 65D 2 dr. Landau
57B 4 dr. Galaxie 500 Hardtop 4  
57F 4 dr. LTD Hardtop 4
 
Paint
Code Color Code Color
2 Rose Met. 12 O Light Green
3 Vermillion 9,10 Q Medium Blue Met.
5 Low Gloss Black 9,10 P Pewter Met
6 Light Beige R Dark Green Met.
A Black T Red
B Maroon U Med Aqua Met
E Med Beige Met. 12 V Light Blue 12
H Diamond Green 12 W Yellow
J Dark Aqua 12 X Dark Blue Met.
L Dark Green 12 Y Gold Met.
M White Z Dark Gray Met. 12
N Diamond Blue Paint Chip Palette
 
Trim
Fairlane Falcon Mustang Ford
Code Color Code Color
1B,3B,7B,KB Blue 5, 6 1A,3A,5A,9A Black 5, 6
2B,4B,5B,7B,8B,9B Blue 6 BA,EA,KA,SA,SY Black 5, 6
LB,MB,QB,6B,HB,RB Blue 6 2A,4A,6A,7A Black 6
1G,3G,3Y,7G,7Y,KG,5G Gold 5, 6 CA,DA,FA Black 6
1Y,2G,2Y,4Y,5Y,6G Gold 6 NA,PA,RA,HA Black 6
4Y,5Y,6G,8G,8Y,9Y Gold 6 1G,1Y,2G,3Y,5G,5Y Gold 5, 6
HY,4G,6Y,HG Gold 6 9Y,BG,BY,SG,KG,KY Gold 5, 6
3K,7K, Aqua 5, 6 ZY,3G,9G,EF,SG Gold 5, 6
1K,2K,4K,8K,9K,HK6K Aqua 6 2Y,4Y,6G,7G,CY Gold 6
1U,3U Parchment 5, 6 FY,PG,RY,ZA,6Y Gold 6
2U,4U,5U8U,9U,BU Parchment 6 FG,RG,EG,HG Gold 6
DU,EU,FU,JU,KU,LU Parchment 6 3K,5K,1K,EK,SK,9K Aqua 5, 6
OU,QU,RU,UU,6U,CU Parchment 6 4K,6K,RK Aqua 6
HU,MU,TU Parchment 6 1D,3D,9D,ED,KD,BD Red 5, 6
AA,FA,UA,ZU,YU Parchment/Black 6 2D,4D,6D,CD,DD,FD Red 6
AB,FB,UB Parchment/Blue 6 ND,PD,RD,7D,HD Red 6
AD,FD,UD Parchment/Red 6 LE Beige 6
AG,AY,FG,UG,UY,FY Parchment/Gold 6 Thunderbird
AK,FK,UK Parchment/Aqua 6 1B,3B Blue 5, 6
AF,FF,UF Parchment/Saddle 6 2B Blue 6
2F,6F Saddle 6 1A,3A Black 5, 6
8F Saddle/Black 6 2A Black 6
7D,3D Red 5, 6 HA,LA Black 7
2D,4D,3D,6D,8D,9D Red 6 1D Red 5, 6
LD,MD,RD5D,HD Red 6 2D Red 6
1A,3A Black 5, 6 1G,1Y Gold 5, 6
2A,3A,4A6A,8A,9A Black 6 2G,2Y Gold 6
LA,LM,QA,5A,HA,RA Black 6 1K Aqua 5, 6
Ford 2K Aqua 6
1B,3B,5B,9B Blue 5, 6 2F Saddle 6
BB,EB,KB,ZB,SB Blue 5, 6 2U Parchment 6
2B,4B,6B,7B Blue 6 8F Saddle 7
CB,BD,FB,RB,NB,PB,HB Blue 6 8A Black 7
1D,9D,3D Red 5, 6  
2D,4D,6D,7D Red 6
CD,DD,FD,ND,PD,RD,HD Red 6
1U,2U Parchment 5, 6
4U,6U,7U Parchment 6
FU,HU,NU,RU,DU,PU Parchment 6
CU Parchment/Black 6
 
Date
Code Month Code Month
A January N 8 January
B February P 8 February
C March Q 8 March
D April R 8 April
E May S 8 May
F June T 8 June
G July U 8 July
H August V 8 August
J September W 8 September
K October X 8 October
L November Y 8 November
M December Z 8 December
 
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  
42 Fargo
43 Rockford
44 Twin Cities
45 Davenport
51 Denver
52 Des Moines
53 Kansas City
54 Omaha
 
Rear Axle
Regular Locking
Code Axle Ratio Code Axle Ratio
1 2.75:1 A 2.75:1
2 2.79:1 C 2.80:1
3 2.80:1 D 2.83:1
4 2.83:1 E 3.00:1
5 3.00:1 F 3.20:1
6 3.20:1 G 3.25:1
7 3.25:1 H 3.50:1
8 3.50:1 V 3.91:1 10
9 3.10:1 W 4.30:1 10
0 2.50:1  
 
Trans
Code Transmission Code Transmission
1 3 Spd. Manual U C6 Automatic XPL
5 4 Spd. Wide Ratio 2.78 1st Y MX Automatic
6 4 Spd. Close Ratio 2.32 1st X FMX Automatic
W C4 Automatic XP3 Z XPL Special C6
 
1- See 1968 V.I.N information.

2- Formal roof

3- Bucket seats

4- Bench Seat
5- Cloth

6- Vinyl

7- Leather
8- Two year code letters to 
    be used if 1964 models 
    exceed 12 months.

9- Falcon

10- Fairlane &  Mustang
11- Mustang

12- Thunderbird

13- 4 Speed manual trans

14- Galaxie only
If there are any omissions or errors please let us know. Thank you
 
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