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Body Plate Identification

1960 - 1961 - 1962 - 1963 - 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975
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1969

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 59A
COLOR: Lower Body Color, Upper Body Color BA
TRIM: Trim Color and Material Used 01
DATE: Production Date 12F
DSO: Domestic Special Orders, District Code 11
TRANS: Transmission Installed 5
AXLE: Rear Axle 5
VEHICLE WARRANTY NUMBER:Year, Assembly Plant,
Body Series, Engine, Production Sequence 1
4D76B100001
 
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 Htop Fstbk 4
63B 2 dr. 500 Htop Fstbk 4 63C 2 dr. Ford XL Htop Fstbk 4, 3
63B 2 dr. Cobra Htop Fstbk 4 65A 2 dr. LTD Htop Formal 4, 2
63D 2 dr. Torino GT Htop Fstbk 4 65C 2 dr. Galaxie 500 Htop Formal 2
63E 2 dr. Cobra Htop Fstbk 3 71A Cntry Sqre Dual Face Rear
63E 2 dr. 500 Htop Fstbk 3 71B 6 Pass. Country Sedan
63F 2 dr. Torino GT Htop Fstbk 4 71C Cntry Sedan Dual Face Rear
65A 2 dr. Htop Formal 4 71D 6 Pass. Ranch Wagon
65A 2 dr. Cobra Htop Formal 71E 6 Pass. Country Squire
65B 2 dr. Htop Formal 4 71H 6 Pass. Cust 500 Ranch Wgn
65C 2 dr. Torino Htop Formal 4 71J Cust Ranch Wgn Dual Face Rear
65D 2 dr. Torino GT Htop Formal 3 76A 2 dr. Galaxie 500 Convt 4
65E 2 dr. 500 Htop Formal 3 76B 2 dr. Ford XL Convt 4, 3
65E 2 dr. Cobra Htop Formal 3 Mustang
65F 2 dr. Torino GT Htop Formal 3 63A 2 dr. Fastback 3 HI-BACK
71B 4 dr. Fairline 500 Wagon 4 63B 2 dr. Lux Fstbk 3 HI-BACK
71D 4 dr. Fairlane Wagon 4 63C 2 dr. Mach I Fstbk HI-BACK
71E 4 dr. Fairlane Torino Sqre Wgn 4 65A 2 dr. Hardtop 3 HI-BACK
76B 2 dr. 500 Convertible 4 65B 2 dr. Lux Hardtop 3 HI-BACK
76D 2 dr. Torino GT Convertible 3 65C 2 dr. Hardtop 4
76E 2 dr. 500 Convertible 3 65D 2 dr. Lux Hardtop 4
76F 2 dr. Torino GT Convertible 4 65E 2 dr. Grand Hardtop 3
Falcon 76A 2 dr. Convertible 3 HI-BACK
54A 4 dr. Std. Sedan 4 76B 2 dr. Lux Convert 3 HI-BACK
54B 4 dr. Sedan Futura 4 Thunderbird
62A 2 dr. Std. Sedan 4 57B 4 dr. Landau 3
62B 2 dr. Sedan Futura 4 57C 4 dr. Landau 4
62B 2 dr. Sport Coupe Futura 3 65A 2 dr. Hardtop 3
71A 4 dr. Std. Wagon 4 65B 2 dr. Landau 3, Blind qtr roof
71B 4 dr. Std. Wagon Futura 4 65C 2 dr. Hardtop 3
Ford 65D 2 dr. Landau 4, Blind qtr roof
54A 4 dr. Galaxie 500 Sedan 4    
54B 4 dr. Custom 500 Sedan 4  
54C 4 dr. LTD Sedan 4, 2
54E 4 dr. Custom Sedan 4
57B 4 dr. Galaxie 500 Hardtop 4
57F 4 dr. LTD Hardtop 4, 2
 
Paint
Code Color Code Color
2 Light Ivy Yellow J Dark Aqua Met. 12
3 Calypso Coral L Medium Gray Met. 12
5 Medium Emerald Met. M White
6 Medium Blue Met. N Platinum Diamond Blue
7 Light Emerald Green Met. P Pewter Met
8 Light Blue Q Medium Blue Met.
9 Primer R Light Gold
A Black T Red
B Maroon U Med Aqua Met
C Dark Ivy Green Met. 11 V Light Aurora Copper Met.
D Brite Blue Met. 11 W Yellow
E Med Beige X Dark Blue Met.
F Dark Aqua Met. Y Burnt Orange Met.
G Medium Orchid Z Dark Gray Met. 12
H Diamond Green Paint Chip Palette
I Lime Met.  
 
Trim
Fairlane & Torino Ford
Code Color Code Color
1B,3B,7B Blue 5, 6 WA,FA,KA,YA Black 6
2B,6B,5B,8B,9B,HB Blue 6 3B,5B,EB,DB,CB Blue 5, 6
1Y,3G,3Y,7Y,7G Gold 5, 6

6B,7B,8BFB,GB,NB

Blue 6
2Y,4Y,5G,6G,6Y,7G Gold 6 YB,9B,PB Blue 6
8G,8Y,9G,HG,HY,NY Gold 6 ED,CD,DD Red 5, 6
5Y,7Y,9Y Gold 6 6D,8D,9D Red 6
3K,7K, Aqua 5, 6 GD,YD,FD Red 6
5K,6K,9K,HK Aqua 6 LE Parchment 6
7D Red 5, 6 3G,3Y,5G,5Y,CY Gold 5, 6
5D,6D,8D,9D,HD Red 6 EG,EY,CG,DG,DY Gold 5, 6
7W White 5, 6 6G,7G,6Y,8G,8Y,9G Gold 6
5W,6W,8W,HW White 6 FG,FY,GG,HY,JY,KY Gold 6
QW,VW,WW,EW White 6 PY,WY,YG,7Y,9Y,GY,YY Gold 6
1A,3A,7A,EA Black 5, 6 5K,EK,CK,DK Aqua 5, 6
2A,5A,4A,6A,8A,9A Black 6 9K,YK Aqua 6
HA,QA,VA,WA,MA Black 6 Thunderbird
Falcon 1A,3A Black 5, 6
3A Black 5, 6 2A,4A Black 6
2A,1A,4A,8A Black 6 8A Black 7
3B Blue 5, 6 1B,3B Blue 5, 6
1B,2B,8B Blue 6 2B,4B Blue 6
3Y Gold 5, 6 1D,3D Red 5, 6
1Y,2Y,4Y,8Y Gold 6 2D,4D Red 6
4D,8D Red 6 3G Gold 5, 6
Ford 2G Gold 6
3A,5A,9A Black 5, 6 4W,2W White 6
CA,DA,EA Black 5, 6 8W White 7
6A,7A,8A,9A Black 6 1Y,3Y Nugget 5, 6
GA,HA,JA,NA,PA Black 6 2Y,4Y Nugget 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 Canada
42 Fargo B1 Central
43 Rockford B2 Eastern
44 Twin Cities B3 Atlantic
45 Davenport B4 Midwest
51 Denver B7 Pacific
52 Des Moines l1-l7 Export
53 Kansas City  
54 Omaha
 
Rear Axle
Regular Limited Slip
Code Axle Ratio Code Axle Ratio
1 2.50:1 J 2.50:1
2 2.75:1 K 2.75:1
3 2.79:1 L 2.79:1
4 2.80:1 M 2.80:1
5 2.83:1 N 2.83:1
6 3.00:1 O 3.00:1
7 3.10:1 P 3.10:1
8 3.20:1 Q 3.20:1
9 3.25:1 R 3.25:1
A 3.50:1 S 3.50:1
B 3.07:1 T 3.07:1
C 3.08:1 U 3.08:1
D 3.91:1 V 3.91:1
E 4.30:1 W 4.30:1
 
Trans
Code Transmission Code Transmission
1 3 Spd. Manual 3.03 1st 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 Cruise-o-matic
W C4 Automatic XP3 Z XPL Special C6
 
1- See 1969 V.I.N information.
            
2- Split bench seat
            
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
 
1960 - 1961 - 1962 - 1963 - 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975