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Body Plate Identification

 
1965 Ford Body Data Plate
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1965

Location: Attached to the left front door lock face.
BODY: Body Style
63A
COLOR: Lower Body Color, Upper Body Color
J
TRIM: Trim Color and Material Used
25
DATE: Production Date
30J
DSO: Domestic Special Orders, District Code
26
AXLE: Rear Axle
1
TRANS: Transmission Installed
5
VEHICLE WARRANTY NUMBER: Year, Assembly Plant, Body Series, Engine, Production Sequence
1
5F09A307XXX
 
Style
Fairlane
Galaxie 500
Code
Body Style
Code
Body Style
54A 4 dr. Sedan 54A 4 dr. Sedan
62A 2 dr. Sedan 57B 4 dr. Hardtop
71B Custom Ranch Wagon
2
57F 4 dr. LTD
Hardtop 4
71D Ranch Wagon 63B 2 dr.
Fastback 4
Falcon
63F 2 dr. LTD
Fastback 4
54A 4 dr. Sedan 76A Convertible
54B 4 dr. Sedan
Futura
Galaxie 500 XL
54D 4 dr. Sedan 63C 2 dr.
Fastback 3
59A 2 dr. Ranch Wagon 76B Convertible
3
62A 2 dr. Sedan
Galaxie
62B 2 dr. Sedan
Futura
71A Country Squire
9 Pass.
62D 2 dr. Sedan 71B Country Sedan
6 Pass.
63B 2 dr. Hardtop
Futura 4
71C Country Sedan
9 Pass.
63C 2 dr. Hardtop
3
71E Country Squire
6 Pass.
63H 2 dr. Hardtop
Futura 3A
Mustang
66A Ranchero Base
4
63A 2 dr. Fastback
66B Ranchero Deluxe
4
63B 2 dr. Fastback
Luxury Trim
66G Ranchero Base
3
65A 2 dr. Hardtop
66H Ranchero Deluxe
3
65B 2 dr. Hardtop
Luxury Trim
71A 4 dr. Ranch Sta. Wagon 65C 2 dr. Hardtop
4
71B 4 dr. Squire Wagon 76A 2 dr. Convertible
71C Country Squire Wagon 76B 2 dr. Convertible
Luxury Trim
76A Convertible
Futura 4
76C 2 dr. Convertible
4
76B Convertible
Futura 3
Thunderbird
78A Sedan Delivery Base 63A 2 dr. Hardtop
78B Sedan Delivery Deluxe 63B 2 dr. Landau
Fairlane 500
63D 2 dr. Landau Special
54B 4 dr. Sedan 76A Convertible
62B 2 dr. Sedan  
65A 2 dr. Hardtop
65B 2 dr. Sports Coupe
3
Ford Custom
54B 4 dr. 500 Sedan
54E 4 dr. Sedan
62B 2 dr. 500 Sedan
62E 2 dr. Sedan
 
Paint
Code
Color
Code
Color
0 Light Peacock J Rangoon Red
3 Poppy Red
11
K Silver Smoke Gray
4 Frost Blue M Wimbledon White
5 Twilight Turquoise N Diamond Blue Platinum
15
8 Springtime Yellow
11
P Prairie Bronze
A Raven Black Q Brittany Blue
15
B Pagoda Green R Charcoal Green
B Midnight Turquoise S Cascade Green
15
C White Mustang
Pace Car 11
T Navaho Beige
C Honey Gold
15
U Patrican Green
15
D Dynasty Green V Sunlight Yellow
E Silver Mink
15
W Rose Beige
15
F Arcadian Blue X Vintage Burgundy
F Guardsman Blue Y Skylight Blue
G Lemontree Yellow
15
Y Sliver Blue
H Caspian Blue Z Chantilly Beige
15
I Champagne Beige  
    Paint Chip Palette
 
Trim
Fairlane
Falcon
Code
Color
Code
Color
4 Beige
6
12,22 Blue
5, 6
12,22 Blue
5, 6
15,25 Red
5, 6
15,25 Red
5, 6
17 Turquoise
5, 6
19,29 Palomino
5, 6
19,29 Palomino
6
27 Turquoise
5, 6
27,67 Turquoise
5, 6
28 Gold
5, 6
28 Gold
5, 6
32,36,42 Blue
6
32,52 Blue
6
35,55,85 Red
6
35,55 Red
6
39,49 Palomino
6
36,56 Black
6
52,82 Blue
6
37 Turquoise
6
56,86 Black
6
38,58,88 Gold
6
59,89 Palomino
6
39,49,59 Palomino
6
79,99 Palomino
5, 6
57,87 Turquoise
6
88 Gold
6
62,82 Blue
6
96 Black
5, 6
65,85 Red
6
C2,H2 White/Blue
6
66,86 Black
6
C5,H5 White/Red
6
69,89 Palomino
6
C6,H6 White/Black
6
Thunderbird
C7,H7 White/Turqoise
6
12 Blue
6
C8,H8 White/Gold
6
16 Black
5
C9,H9 White/Palomino
6
19 Palomino
5
Ford
21 Silver
6
1 Green
6
22 Blue
6
4 Beige
6
23 Burgundy
6
12,62 Blue
6
24 Beige
6
15,35,55 Red
5, 6
25 Red
6
19,29,99 Palomino
5, 6
26 Black
6
32,52 Blue
5, 6
27 Turquoise
6
37,57,97 Turquoise
5, 6
28 Gold
6
39,59 Palomino
5, 6
29 Palomino
6
56,96 Black
5, 6
32 Blue
7
58,98 Gold
5, 6
33 Burgundy
7
65,75,85 Red
6
35 Red
7
66,76,Z6 Black
6
36 Black
7
67,77,87 Turquoise
6
39 Palomino
7
68,78 Gold
6
G-2 White/Blue
6
69,79 Palomino
6
G-3 White/Burgundy
6
72,N2 Blue
6
G-4 White/Beige
6
92,82 Blue
5, 6
G-5 White/Red
6
93 Burgundy
5, 6
G-6 White/Black
6
G2,K2 White/Blue
6
G-7 White/Turqoise
6
G5,K5 White/Red
6
G-8 White/Gold
6
G6,Z6 White/Black
6
G-9 White/Palomino
6
G7,K7,L7 White/Turqoise
6
H-2 White/Blue
7
G8,K8,L8 White/Gold
6
H-3 White/Burgundy
7
G9,K9,N9 White/Palomino
6
H-4 White/Beige
7
K9,N9 Palomino
6
H-5 White/Red
7
L2,N2 White/Blue
6
H-6 White/Black
7
L5,Y5,N5 White/Red
6
H-7 White/Turqoise
7
L6,K6 White/Black
6
H-8 White/Gold
7
L9,Z9,Y9 White/Palomino
6
H-9 White/Palomino
7
N5,Y5 Red
6
Mustang
P9,Y9,Z9 Palomino
6
22,62 Blue
6
    25,65 Red
6
  26,66 Black
6
28 Gold
6
29,69 Palomino
6
32 Blue
5, 6
35 Red
5, 6
36,76 Black
5, 6
39,79 Palomino
5, 6
42,D2,F2 White/Blue
6
45,D5,F5 White/Red
6
46,D6,F6 White/Black
6
49,D9,F9 White/Palomino
6
68,D8,F8 White/Gold
6
67,F7 White/Turquoise
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 45 Davenport
12 Buffalo 51 Denver
13 New York 52 Des Moines
14 Pittsburgh 53 Kansas City
15 Newark 54 Omaha
16 Philadelphia 55 St. Louis
21 Atlanta 61 Dallas
22 Charlotte 62 Houston
23 Philadelphia 63 Memphis
24 Jacksonville 64 New Orleans
25 Richmond 65 Oklahoma City
26 Washington 71 Los Angeles
31 Cincinnati 72 San Jose
32 Cleveland 73 Salt Lake City
33 Detroit 74 Seattle
34 Indianapolis 75 Phoenix
35 Lansing 81 Ford of Canada
36 Louisville 83 Government
37 Buffalo 84 Home Office Reserve
41 Chicago 85 American Red Cross
42 Fargo 89 Transportation Services
43 Rockford 90-99 Export
44 Twin Cities    
 
Rear Axle
Regular
Locking
Code
Axle Ratio
Code
Axle Ratio
1 3.00:1 A 3.00:1
2 2.83:1 B 2.83:1
3 3.20:1 C 3.20:1
4 3.25:1 D 3.25:1
5 3.50:1 E 3.50:1
6 2.80:1 F 2.80:1
7 3.80:1 G 3.80:1
8 3.89:1 H 3.89:1
9
14
4.11:1 I 4.11:1
 
Trans
Code
Transmission
Code
Transmission
1 Standard 5 4 Sp. Manual
2 Overdrive 6 C4 Dual Range Automatic
4 Cruise-O-Matic    
 

1- See 1965 V.I.N information.

2- 8 passenger

3- Bucket seats

3A- Bucket seats No Console

4- Bench Seat

5- Cloth

6- Vinyl

7- Leather

8- Two year code letters to be used if 1965 models exceed 12 months.

11- Mustang

14- Ford, Fairlane, Mustang

15- Thunderbird

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