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FORD

Body Plate Identification

 
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1973

Location: Attached to the rear face of driver door.
          Read left to right, top down.
SERIAL: Year, Assembly Plant, Body Series, Engine
1
3H35Q
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
53D 4 dr.Custom 500 Sedan
53D 4 dr. Sedan Gran Torino
Htop
53F 4 dr. Galaxie 500 Sedan
63R 2 dr. Gran Torino
Sport Fastback
53H 4 dr. LTD Pillar
Htop
65B 4 dr. Torino
Htop
53K 4 dr. LTD Brgham Pillar
Htop
65D 4 dr. Gran Torino
Htop
57F 4 dr. Galaxie 500
Hardtop
65R 2 dr. Gran Torino
Htop Sport
57H 4 dr. LTD
Htop
71B 4 dr. Torino Wagon 57K 4 dr. LTD Brgham
Htop
71D 4 dr. Gran Torino Wagon 65F 2 dr. Galaxie 500
Htop
71K 4 dr. Torino Sqre Wgn 65H 2 dr. LTD
Htop
Maverick
65K 2 dr. LTD Brham
Htop
54A 4 dr. Std. Sedan 71D 4 dr. Custom 500 Wagon
62A 2 dr. Std. Sedan 71F 4 dr. Country Sedan Wgn
62D 2 dr. Sport Sedan
Grabber
71H 4 dr. Country Squire Wgn
Mustang
Pinto
63D 2 dr. Sportsroof 62B 2 dr. Sedan Runabout
63R 2 dr. Sportsroof Mach I 64B 3 dr. Runabout
65D 2 dr. Hardtop 73B 2 dr. Runabout Wagon
65F 2 dr. Hardtop Grande
Thunderbird
76D Convertible 65K 2 dr. Hardtop
 
Paint
Code
Color
Code
Color
1A Light Gray Metallic 4U Birght Lime Gold Metallic
1C Black 5A Pewter Met
1D Silver Metallic 5D Ginger Bronze Metallic
2B Bright Red 5F Dark Brown Metallic
2C Red Metallic 5H Ginger Metallic
2G Med Red Metallic 5J Med Ginger Metallic
2J Maroon 5K Dark Gold Metallic
2K Fuschia 5L Tan
3A Platinum 5M Med Chestnut Metallic
3B Light Blue 5N Med Orange Metallic
3D Med Blue Metallic 5P Copper Metallic
3G Dark Blue Metallic 6B Light Goldenrod
3K Bright Blue Metallic 6C Med Goldenrod
3L Silver Blue Metallic 6D Yellow
4B Brt Green Gold Metallic 6E Med Bright Yellow
4C Ivy Bronze Metallic 6F Bright Yellow Gold Met
4D Drk Ivy Bronze Metallic 6G Light Copper Metallic
4N Med Aqua 6L Med Gold Metallic
4P Med Green Metallic 9A White
4Q Dark Green Metallic 9C White
4S Light Green Metallic Paint Chip Palette
 
Trim
LTD/Galaxie 500/ Country Squire
5, 6
Thunderbird
Code
Color
Code
Color
DA,GA,HA,JA Black HA,GA
3, 8
Black
2, 5, 6
DR,GR,HR,JR Med Green KA
6, 7
,JA
Black
6
DB,GB,HB,JB Med Blue HB,GB
3, 8
Dark Blue
2, 5, 6
DF,GF Ginger KB
6, 7
,JB
Dark Blue
6
DT,GT,HT,JT Light Beige HF,GF
3, 8
Ginger
2, 5, 6
HZ,JZ Tobacco JF,KF
6, 7
Ginger
6
Country Sedan
6
HR,GR
3, 8
Dark Green
2, 5, 6
EA,FA,CA,KA Black KR
6, 7
,JR
Dark Green
6
ER,FR,CR,KR Med Green HY Light Gold
2, 5, 6
EB,FB,CB,KB Med Blue JY,KY
6, 7
Light Gold
6
KF,ER,FR Ginger HZ Tobacco
2, 5, 6
CT,ET,FT Light Beige KZ
6, 7
,JZ
Tobacco
6
Torino
KW
6, 7
,JW
White/Black
6
BA,DA
14
,EA,NA
Black
5, 6
K5
6, 7
,J5
White/Green
6
AA,CA,FA,MA,GA Black
6
K9
6, 7
,J9
White/Tobacco
6
BB,NB Med Blue
5, 6
KL
6, 7
,JL
White/Blue
6

AB,CB,FB,KB,MB,

GB

Med Blue
6
Pinto
BR,NR Med Green
5, 6
AA,CA Black
6

AR,CR,FR,KR,MR,

GR

Med Green
6
BA Black
5, 6, 12
BT,NT Beige
5, 6
AB,CB Med Blue
6
AT,CT,FT,KT,MT, Beige
6
BB Med Blue
5, 6, 12
DF
14
,EF
Ginger
5, 6
AF,CF Med Ginger
6
CF,FF,KF,MF,GF Ginger
6
BF Med Ginger
5, 6, 12
BZ,NZ Tobacco
5, 6
BC Orange
5, 6, 13
Custom 500
AG,CG Med Lt Avocado
6
AA Black
5, 6
BG Lt Avocado
5, 6, 12
BA Black
6
BG Avocado
5, 6, 13
AB Med Blue
5, 6
AT,CT Light Beige
6
BB Med Blue
6
BT Light Beige
5, 6, 12
AR Med Green
5, 6
BY Yellow
5, 6, 13
BR Med Green
6
BU Tan
5, 6, 13
AT Light Beige
5, 6
AW,CW White/Black
6
BT Light Beige
6
AQ,CQ White/Blue
6
Mustang
A3,C3 White/Ginger
5, 6
AA Black
6
A6,C6 White/Avocado
5, 6
CA,GA Black
6, 16
Maverick
FA Black
5, 6
BA Black
4, 5, 6
AB Med Blue
6
HA,KA,LA Black
4, 6
CB,GB Med Blue
6, 16
BB Med Blue
4, 5, 6
FB Med Blue
5, 6
HB,KB,LB Med Blue
4, 6
AF Med Ginger
6
HC,KC,LC Orange
4, 6
CF,GF Med Ginger
6, 16
BF Ginger
4, 5, 6
FF Med Ginger
5, 6
HF,KF,LF Ginger
4, 6
AR Avocado
6
BT Med Lt Avocado
4, 5, 6
CG,GG Avocado
6, 16
HG,KG,LG Avocado
4, 6
FG Avocado
5, 6
BG Light Beige
4, 5, 6
AW White
6
HT,KT,LT Light Beige
4, 6
GW White
6, 16
PU Light Tan
4, 6
 
Trans
Code
Transmission
Code
Transmission
1 3 Spd. Manual U C6 Automatic
5 4 Spd. V C3 Automatic
6 4 Spd. Borg Warner X FMX Automatic
E 4 Spd. Y Borg Warner 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 E 3.07:1
6 3.00:1 O 3.00:1
7 3.40:1 P 3.40:1
9 3.25:1 R 3.25:1
A 3.50:1 S 3.50:1
G 3.55:1 X 3.55:1
  V 3.91:1
 
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 1973 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- Sport accent

14- Sport cloth

16- Knitted

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