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FORD

Body Plate Identification

 
1963 ford body data plate
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1963

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
63B
COLOR: Lower Body Color, Upper Body Color
S
TRIM: Trim Color and Material Used
66
DATE: Production Date
23D
DSO: Domestic Special Orders, District Code
72
AXLE: Rear Axle
4
TRANS: Transmission Installed
3
VEHICLE WARRANTY NUMBER: Year, Assembly Plant, Body Series, Engine, Production Sequence
1
4R17F16XXXX
 
Style
Fairlane
Galaxie
Code
Body Style
Code
Body Style
54A 4 dr. Sedan 54B 4 dr. Sedan
62A 2 dr. Sedan 62B 2 dr. Sedan
71D Ranch Wagon 71A Country Squire
9 Pass.
71E 4 dr. Squire 71B 4 dr. Country Sedan
6 Pass.
71G 4 dr. Squire
3
71C 4 dr. Country Sedan
9 Pass.
Galaxie 500 71E 4 dr. Country Squire
6 Pass.
54A 4 dr. Sedan 71G Country Squire
6 Pass. 3
62A 2 dr. Sedan 71H Country Squire
9 Pass. 3
63B 2 dr. Hardtop Fastback
Fairlane 500
65A 2 dr. Hardtop 54B 4 dr. Sedan
75A 4 dr. Hardtop 62B 2 dr. Sedan
76A Convertible 65A Hardtop
Falcon
65B Sports Coupe
54A 4 dr. Sedan
Ford 300
54B 2 dr. Sedan
Futura
54E 4 dr. Sedan
59A 2 dr. Sta. Wagon 62E 2 dr. Sedan
59B 2 dr. Deluxe Sta. Wagon
Thunderbird
62A 2 dr. Sedan 63A 2 dr. Hardtop
62B 2 dr. Hardtop
Futura 4
63B 2 dr. Landau
62B 2 dr. Sedan
Futura
76A Convertible
62C 2 dr. Hardtop
Futura 3
76B 2 dr. Convertible
Sport Roadster
62C Futura Sports Sedan
Galaxie 500 XL
66A Ranchero Base 63C 2 dr. Hardtop Fastback
66B Ranchero Deluxe 65B 2 dr. Hardtop
71A 4 dr. Station Wagon 75C 4 dr. Hardtop
71B 4 dr. Deluxe Sta. Wagon 76B Convertible
71C Squire
Station Wagon
71D 2 dr. Super Deluxe Squire
3
71B 4 dr. Custom Ranch Wagon
76A Convertible
Futura
 
76B Sports Convertible
Futura
78A Sedan Delivery Base
78B Sedan Delivery Deluxe
 
Paint
Code
Color
Code
Color
A Raven Black N
2
Diamond Blue
D Mint Green O
2
Green Mist
D
2
Patrician Green P Silver Moss
E
2
Acapulco Blue R
2
Tucson Yellow
E Viking Blue S
2
Cascade Green
G
2
Silver Mink T Sandshell Beige
H Oxford Blue U
2
Deep Sea Blue
H
2
Caspian Blue V
2
Chestnut
I Champagne W Rose Beige
J Rangoon Red X Heritage Burgundy
K
2
Chalfonte Blue Y Glacier Blue
L
2
Sahara Rose Z Firestone Tan
M Corinthian White Paint Chip Palette
 
Vinyl Roof
Code
Color
Code
Color
A Black C Dark Brown
B White D Dark Blue
 
Convertible Roof
Code
Color
Code
Color
1 Black 4 Blue
2 White  
 
Trim
Fairlane
Falcon
Code
Color
Code
Color
3 Green
6
18,28,98 Gold
5, 6
4,34,44 Beige
6
22,92 Blue
5, 6
5,35,85 Red
6
24 Beige
5, 6
12,22 Blue
5, 6
25 Red
5, 6
15,25 Red
5, 6
27 Turquoise
5, 6
18,28 Gold
5, 6
52,72,82 Blue
6
24 Beige
5, 6
54,74 Beige
6
27 Turquoise
5, 6
55,75,85 Red
6
32,42,82 Blue
6
56,86 Black
6
38,88 Gold
6
57,77,87 Turquoise
6
39,89 Chestnut
6
58,78,88 Gold
6
86 Black
6
Thunderbird
Galaxie
51 Rose
6
3 Green
6
52 Blue
6
4,44,94 Beige
6
54 Beige
6
5,45 Red
6
55 Red
6
12,22,32 Blue
5, 6
56 Black
6
14,24 Beige
5, 6
57 Turquoise
6
15,25,35 Red
5, 6
58 Gold
6
17,27 Turquoise
5, 6
59 Chestnut
6
18,28,38 Gold
5, 6
72 Blue
5, 6
26 Black
5, 6
74 Beige
5, 6
29 Chestnut
5, 6
76 Black
5, 6
42,82,92 Blue
6
77 Turquoise
5, 6
66,86 Black
6
82 Blue
7
69,89 Chestnut
6
84 Beige
7
80 Rose
6
85 Red
7
85,95 Red
6
86 Black
7
87,97 Turquoise
6
 
88,98 Gold
6
Ford
12,22,32 Blue
5, 6
14,24 Beige
5, 6
15,25,35 Red
5, 6
17,27 Turquoise
5, 6
18,28,38 Gold
5, 6
26 Black
5, 6
29 Chestnut
5, 6
34,44,54 Beige
6
39,69,89 Chestnut
6
42,52 Blue
6
45,55,75 Red
6
56,66,86 Black
6
57,77 Turquoise
6
58 Gold
6
72,92 Blue
6
74,94 Beige
6
80 Rose
6
85,95 Red
6
87,97 Turquoise
6
88,98 Gold
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 54 Omaha
12 Buffalo 55 St. Louis
13 New York 61 Dallas
14 Pittsburgh 62 Houston
15 Newark 63 Memphis
21 Atlanta 64 New Orleans
22 Charlotte 65 Oklahoma City
23 Philadelphia 71 Los Angeles
24 Jacksonville 72 San Jose
25 Richmond 73 Salt Lake City
26 Washington 74 Seattle
31 Cincinnati 75 Phoenix
32 Cleveland 81 Ford of Canada
33 Detroit 83 Government
34 Indianapolis 84 Home Office Reserve
35 Lansing 85 American Red Cross
36 Louisville 89 Transportation Services
41 Chicago 90-99 Export
42 Fargo AS-225-39D Spec. Lightweight Vehicle Pkage
43 Rockford
Ford of Canada
44 Twin Cities B1 Central
45 Davenport B2 Eastern
51 Denver B3 Atlantic
52 Des Moines B4 Midwestern
53 Kansas City B6 Western
  B7 Pacific
 
Rear Axle
Regular
Locking
Code
Axle Ratio
Code
Axle Ratio
1 3.00:1 A 3.00:1
2
9
3.10:1 B
9
3.10:1
3 3.20:1 C 3.20:1
4 3.25:1 D 3.25:1
5 3.50:1 E 3.50:1
7 3.80:1 G 3.80:1
8 3.89:1 H 3.89:1
9
9
4.00:1 I
9
4.00:1
9
10
4.11:1 I
10
4.11:1
 
Trans
Code
Transmission
Code
Transmission
1 Standard 4 Cruise-O-Matic
2 Overdrive 5 4 Sp. Manual
3 2 Sp. Fordomatic  
 

1- See 1963 V.I.N information.

2- Thunderbird only

3- Bucket seats

4- Bench Seat

5- Cloth

6- Vinyl

7- Leather

8- Two year code letters to be used if 1963 models exceed 12 months.

9- Falcon only

10- Fairlane & Galaxie

If there are any omissions or errors please let us know. Thank you