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Body Plate Identification

 
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1974

Location: Attached to the rear face of driver door.
          Read left to right, top down.
SERIAL: Year, Assembly Plant, Body Series, Engine
1
4H35Q
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
53K 4 dr. Sedan
" "Htop Brougham
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
65K 2 dr.
" "Htop Brougham
57H 4 dr. LTD
Htop
65M 2 dr. Gran Torino
Elite
57K 4 dr. LTD Brgham
Htop
65R 2 dr. Gran Torino
Htop Sport
65F 2 dr. Galaxie 500
Htop
71B 4 dr. Torino Wagon 65H 2 dr. LTD
Htop
71D 4 dr. Gran Torino 3 Wgn 65K 2 dr. LTD Brham
Htop
71K 4 dr. Torino Sqre Wgn 71D 4 dr. Custom 500 Wagon
Maverick
71F 4 dr. Country Sedan Wgn
54A 4 dr. Sedan 71H 4 dr. Country Squire Wgn
62A 2 dr. Sedan
Pinto
62D 2 dr. Sport Sedan
Grabber
62B 2 dr. Sedan Runabout
Mustang
64B 3 dr. Runabout
60F 2 dr. Notchback
4-pass
73B 2 dr. Runabout Wagon
60H 2 dr.Notchback Ghia
4-pass
Thunderbird
69F 3 dr.Hatchback
4-pass
65K 2 dr. Hardtop
69R 3 dr.Hatchback
4-pass Mach I
 
 
Paint
Code
Color
Code
Color
1C Black 4W Med Lime Yellow
1D Silver Metallic 4Y Dark Ivy Bronze Metallic
1E Light Silver Cloud Metallic 5F Bright Yellow Gold Metallic
1G Silver Metallic 5G Bright Yellow Gold Metallic
1H Med Slate Blue Metallic 5H Ginger Metallic
2B Bright Red 5J Med Ginger Metallic
2E Red 5M Med Chestnut Metallic
2G Med Red Metallic 5Q Dark Brown Metallic
2M Med Red 5R Bright Gold Bronze Metallic
3A Platinum 5S Med Beige
3B Light Blue 5T Saddle Bronze Metallic
3D Med Blue Metallic 5V Buff
3E Bright Blue Metallic 5W Orange
3G Bright Blue Metallic 5Y Dark Copper Metallic
3L Silver Blue Metallic 5Z Unigue Gold Metallic
3M Silver Blue Metallic 6C Med Goldenrod
3N Light Grabber Blue Metallic 6L Med Gold Metallic
3P Med Blue Metallic 6M Med Dark Gold Metallic
3Q Pastel Blue Metallic 6N Maize Yellow
4A Pastel Lime 9C White
4B Brt Green Gold Metallic 51 Ginger Bronze Metallic
4Q Dark Green Metallic 52 Copper Metallic
4T Med Ivy Bronze Metallic Paint Chip Palette
4V Dark Yellow Green Met  
 
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 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
HD 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
HR Med Green
5, 6
HY,JY Light Gold
6
JR Med Green
6
GZ,HZ,JZ,QZ Med Saddle
5, 6
KR Med Green
6, 7
FZ,LZ,KZ,NZ Med Saddle
6
HU Light Tan
5, 6
FW,KW White/Black
6
JU Light Tan
6
FQ,KQ White/Blue
6
KU Light Tan
6, 7
F5,K5 White/Green
6
HZ Med Saddle
5, 6
F8,K8 White/Saddle
6
JZ Med Saddle
6
F9,K9 White/Gold
6
KZ Med Saddle
6, 7
Ghia
JW White/Black
6
BA Black
6
KW White/Black
6, 7
DA Black
5, 6
JQ White/Blue
6
BB Med Blue
6
KQ White/Blue
6, 7
DB,CB Med Blue
5, 6
J5 White/Green
6
BD Dark Red
6
K5 White/Green
6, 7
DD,CD Dark Red
5, 6
J9 White/Saddle
6
BG Light Avocado
6
K9 White/Saddle
6, 7
DG,CG Light Avocado
5, 6
JN White/Red
6
BP Light Silver
6
KN White/Red
6, 7
BU Light Tan
6
J8 White/Gold
6
DU,CU Light Tan
5, 6
K8 White/Gold
6, 7
BW White/Black
6
Pinto
BQ White/Blue
6
AA,CA Black
6
BM White/Saddle
6
BA Black
5, 6
BN White/Red
6
AB,CB Med Blue
6
B6 White/Avocado
6
BB Med Blue
5, 6
EA Black/Vermillion Strap
6
BC Orange
5, 6
Custom 500/Galaxie
AG,CG Lt Avocado
6
DA Black
5, 6
BG Avocado
5, 6
EA Black
6
AG,CG Light Tan
6
AB,DB Med Blue
5, 6
BU Light Tan
5, 6
BB,EB Med Blue
6
CZ Saddle
6
AR,DR Med Green
5, 6
BZ Saddle
5, 6
BR,ER Med Green
6
BY Yellow
5, 6
AT,DT Light Beige
5, 6
Maverick/Grabber
BT,ET Light Beige
6
BA,JA Black
5, 6
BT,ET Med Saddle
5, 6
HA,KA,LA Black
6
BT,ET Med Saddle
6
BB,JB Med Blue
5, 6
BT,ET Tan
6
HB,KB Med Blue
6
Torino
HC,KC,LC Med Orange
Grabber 6
BA,JA Black
5, 6
BG,JG Med Lt Avocado
5, 6
AA,CA,KA,GA Black
6
HG,KG,LG Avocado
6
BB,LB,JB Med Blue
5, 6
BU,JU Light Tan
5, 6
AB,CB,GB,KB Med Blue
6
HU,KU,LU Light Tan
6
GD Dark Red
5, 6
PE Silver Blue
6
JR,BR,LR Med Green
5, 6
PU Tan
6
CR,AR,GR,KR Med Green
6
Torino Sport
JU,BU,LU Light Tan
5, 6
HA,GA Black
6
AU,CU,GU,KU Light Tan
6
HB,GB Med Blue
6
LD Red
5, 6
FB Med Blue
5, 6
BZ Saddle
5, 6
GR,HR Med Green
6
CZ Med Saddle
6
GU Light Tan
6
CQ,GQ White/Blue
6
FU Light Tan
5, 6
GW,CW White/Black
6
GY Light Gold
6
G5,C5 White/Green
6
FY Light Gold
5, 6
GM White/Tan
6
GZ,HZ Med Saddle
6
GN White/Red
6
EW White/Black
6
G8,C8 White/Gold
6
EQ White/Blue
6
C9 White/Saddle
6
E9 White/Saddle
6
Mustang II
6
DU,EU Tan/Orange
6
AA Black DA,EA Black/Vermillion
6
AB Med Blue DB,EB Med Blue/Lt Blue
6
AG Avocado  
AU Light Tan
AW White/Black
AQ White/Blue
AM White/Tan
A6 White/Avocado
AN White/Red
 
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 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
 
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 1974 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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