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Body Plate Identification

 
61 ford body plate
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1961

Location: Attached to the left front body pillar, between
          the front door hinges.
          Falcon: Attached to the left front door below the door lock.
SERIAL: Year, Assembly Plant, Body Series, Engine
1
1A17U
NUMBER: Production Sequence
1
173XXX
BODY: Body Style
64A
COLOR: Lower Body Color, Upper Body Color
 
TRIM: Trim Color and Material Used
84
DATE: Production Date
03V
TRANS: Transmission Installed
3
AXLE: Rear Axle
J
 
Style
Galaxie
Fairlane
Code
Body Style
Code
Body Style
54A Town Sedan 58E Town Sedan
62A Club Sedan 64F Club Sedan
63A Club Victoria
Starliner
Station Wagon
65A Club Victoria 59C 2 dr. Ranch Wagon
75A Town Victoria 59E 2 dr. Courier Ranch Wagon
76B Convertible Sunliner 71E Country Sedan
9 Pass.
Fairlane 500
71F Country Sedan
6 Pass.
58A Town Sedan 71G Country Squire
64A Club Sedan 71H 4 dr. Ranch Wagon
Falcon
71J Country Squire
6 Pass.
58A 4 dr. Sedan
Thunderbird
59A 2 dr. Ranch Wagon 63A Hardtop
64A 2 dr. Sedan 76A Convertible
64A 2 dr. Futura Sedan  
66A Ranchero
71A 4 dr. Ranch Wagon
71B 4 dr. Country Squire Wagon
78A Sedan Delivery
 
PAINT
Code
Color
Code
Color
A Raven Black P
2
Nautilis Gray
C Aquamarine Q Silver Gray
D Starlight Blue R Cambridge Blue
E Laurel Green S Mint Green
F Desert Gold T
2
Honey Beige
H Chesapeake Blue V
2
Palm Springs Rose
J Monte Carlo Red W Garden Turquoise
K Algiers Bronze X
2
Heritage Burgundy
M Corinthian White Y
2
Mahogany
N
2
Diamond Blue Z
2
Firestone Tan
Paint Chip Palette
 
Trim
Ford
Thunderbird
Code
Color
Code
Color
4,84,94 Brown
6
52 Blue
6
11,21 Gray
5, 6
53 Green
6
12,22 Blue
5, 6
54 White
6
13,23 Green
5, 6
55 Red
6
24,34 Brown
5, 6
56 Black
6
27,37,77 Turquoise
5, 6
57 Turquoise
6
30,96 White/Black
6
72 Blue
5, 6
32,72 Blue
5, 6
73 Green
5, 6
33,73 Green
5, 6
74 Beige
5, 6
35 White/Red
5, 6
76 Black/Gray
5, 6
38,98 Yellow/Black
6
77 Turquoise
5, 6
51 Black/Gray
6
82 Blue
7
62,92 Blue
6
84 Beige
7
63 Green
6
85 Red
7
85,95 White/Red
6
86 Black
7
96 Black
6
87 Turquoise
7
97 Turquoise
5, 6
 
Falcon
11,41 Gray
5, 6
21 Gray
6
23,33,43 Green
5, 6
24 Brown
5, 6
30 Silver/Gray
5, 6
42 Blue
5, 6
47 Turquoise
5, 6
54 Beige
6
54 Beige/Brown
6
55,75 White/Red
6
56,76 White/Black
6
72 Blue
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
 
Trans
Code
Transmission
Code
Transmission
1 3 Sp. Manual 4 Cruise-O-Matic
2 Overdrive 5 4 Sp. Manual
3 2 Sp. Fordomatic 6 3 Sp. Fordomatic
 
Rear Axle
Regular
Locking
Code
Axle Ratio
Code
Axle Ratio
1 3.56:1 A 3.56:1
2 3.89:1 B 3.89:1
3 3.10:1 C 3.10:1
4 4.00:1 J 3.50:1
6 3.00:1 H 2.91:1
8 2.91:1  
 

1- See 1961 V.I.N information.

2- Thunderbird only

5- Cloth

6- Vinyl

7- Leather
8- Two year code letters to be used if 1961 models exceed 12 months.
If there are any omissions or errors please let us know. Thank you