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Body Plate Identification

 
1968 Ford Body Data Plate
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1968

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
63H

COLOR: Lower Body Color, Upper Body Color

F
TRIM: Trim Color and Material Used
80
DATE: Production Date
31E
DSO: Domestic Special Orders, District Code
54
TRANS: Transmission Installed
H
AXLE: Rear Axle
5
VEHICLE WARRANTY NUMBER: Year, Assembly Plant, Body Series, Engine, Production Sequence
1
8H15F571XXX
 
Style
Fairlane
Ford
Code
Body Style
Code
Body Style
54A 4 dr. Sedan
4
62B 2 dr. Custom 500 Sedan
4
54B 4 dr. 500 Sedan
4
62E 2 dr. Custom Sedan
4
54C 4 dr. Torino Sedan
4
63B 2 dr. Galaxie 500
Hardtop, 4
63B 2 dr. 500 Hardtop
4
63C 2 dr. Ford XL
Hardtop 3
63D 2 dr. 500 GT Hardtop
3
65A 2 dr. LTD
Hardtop 2, 4
63E 2 dr. Hardtop
3
65C 2 dr. Galaxie 500
Hardtop 2
65A 2 dr. Hardtop
2, 4
71A Country Squire
10 Pass.
65B 2 dr. 500 Hardtop
2, 4
71B Country Sedan
6 Pass.
65C 2 dr. Torino Hardtop
2, 4
71C Country Sedan
10 Pass.
65D 2 dr. Torino GT Hardtop
2, 3
71D Ranch Wagon
6 Pass.
65E 2 dr. 500 Hardtop
2, 3
71E Country Squire
6 Pass.
71B 4 dr. Sta. Wagon 500
4
71H Custom Ranch Wgn
6 Pass.
71D 4 dr. Sta. Wagon
4
71J

Custom Ranch Wgn

10 Pass.
71E 4 dr. Torino Squire Wagon
4
76A 2 dr. Galaxie 500 Convt
4
76B 2 dr. 500 Convertible
4
76B 2 dr. Ford XL
Convtible 3
76D 2 dr. Torino GTConvertible
3
Mustang
76E 2 dr. 500 Convertible
3
63A 2 dr. Fastback
3
Falcon
63B 2 dr. FastbackCustom Ranch Wgn
3, 4
54A 4 dr. Sedan
4
63C 2 dr. Fastback
4
54B 4 dr. Sedan
Futura 4
63D 2 dr. Fastback
2, 4
62A 2 dr. Club Coupe
4
65A 2 dr. Hardtop
3
62B 2 dr. Club Coupe
Futura 4
65B 2 dr. HardtopCustom Ranch Wgn
2, 3
62C 2 dr. Sport Coupe
3
65C 2 dr. Hardtop
4
71A 4 dr. Std. Wagon 65D 2 dr. Hardtop
2, 4
71B 4 dr. Deluxe Wagon 76A 2 dr. Convertible
3
Ford
76B 2 dr. Convertible Custom Ranch Wgn
3, 4
54A 4 dr. Galaxie 500 Sedan
4
Thunderbird
54B 4 dr. Custom 500 Sedan
4
57C 4 dr. Landau
54C 4 dr. LTD Sedan 65C 2 dr. Hardtop
54E 4 dr. Custom Sedan
4
65D 2 dr. Landau
57B 4 dr. Galaxie 500
Hardtop, 4
 
57F 4 dr. LTD
Hardtop, 4
 
Paint
Code
Color
Code
Color
2 Rose Met.
12
O Light Green
3 Vermillion
9, 10
Q Medium Blue Met.
5 Low Gloss Black
9, 10
P Pewter Met
6 Light Beige R Dark Green Met.
A Black T Red
B Maroon U Med Aqua Met
E Med Beige Met.
12
V Light Blue
12
H Diamond Green
12
W Yellow
J Dark Aqua
12
X Dark Blue Met.
L Dark Green
12
Y Gold Met.
M White Z Dark Gray Met.
12
N Diamond Blue Paint Chip Palette
 
Trim
Fairlane/Falcon/Mustang
Ford
Code
Color
Code
Color
1B,3B,7B,KB Blue
5, 6
1A,3A,5A,9A Black
5, 6

2B,4B,5B,7B,8B,

9B

Blue
6
BA,EA,KA,SA,SY Black
5, 6

LB,MB,QB,6B,HB,

RB

Blue
6
2A,4A,6A,7A Black
6

1G,3G,3Y,7G,7Y,

KG,5G

Gold
5, 6
CA,DA,FA Black
6

1Y,2G,2Y,4Y,5Y,

6G

Gold
6
NA,PA,RA,HA Black
6

4Y,5Y,6G,8G,8Y,

9Y

Gold
6

1G,1Y,2G,3Y,5G,

5Y

Gold
5, 6
HY,4G,6Y,HG Gold
6

9Y,BG,BY,SG,KG,

KY

Gold
5, 6
3K,7K, Aqua
5, 6
ZY,3G,9G,EF,SG Gold
5, 6

1K,2K,4K,8K,9K,

HK,6K

Aqua
6
2Y,4Y,6G,7G,CY Gold
6
1U,3U Parchment
5, 6
FY,PG,RY,ZA,6Y Gold
6

2U,4U,5U8U,9U,

BU

Parchment
6
FG,RG,EG,HG Gold
6

DU,EU,FU,JU,KU,

LU

Parchment
6

3K,5K,1K,EK,SK,

9K

Aqua
5, 6

OU,QU,RU,UU,6U,

CU

Parchment
6
4K,6K,RK Aqua
6
HU,MU,TU Parchment
6

1D,3D,9D,ED,KD,

BD

Red
5, 6
AA,FA,UA,ZU,YU Parchment/Black
6

2D,4D,6D,CD,DD,

FD

Red
6
AB,FB,UB Parchment/Blue
6
ND,PD,RD,7D,HD Red
6
AD,FD,UD Parchment/Red
6
LE Beige
6

AG,AY,FG,UG,UY,

FY

Parchment/Gold
6
Thunderbird
AK,FK,UK Parchment/Aqua
6
1B,3B Blue
5, 6
AF,FF,UF Parchment/Saddle
6
2B Blue
6
2F,6F Saddle
6
1A,3A Black
5, 6
8F Saddle/Black
6
2A Black
6
7D,3D Red
5, 6
HA,LA Black
7

2D,4D,3D,6D,8D,

9D

Red
6
1D Red
5, 6
LD,MD,RD5D,HD Red
6
2D Red
6
1A,3A Black
5, 6
1G,1Y Gold
5, 6

2A,3A,4A6A,8A,

9A

Black
6
2G,2Y Gold
6

LA,LM,QA,5A,HA,

RA

Black
6
1K Aqua
5, 6
Ford
2K Aqua
6
1B,3B,5B,9B Blue
5, 6
2F Saddle
6
BB,EB,KB,ZB,SB Blue
5, 6
2U Parchment
6
2B,4B,6B,7B Blue
6
8F Saddle
7

CB,BD,FB,RB,NB,

PB,HB

Blue
6
8A Black
7
1D,9D,3D Red
5, 6
 
2D,4D,6D,7D Red
6

CD,DD,FD,ND,PD,

RD,HD

Red
6
1U,2U Parchment
5, 6
4U,6U,7U Parchment
6

FU,HU,NU,RU,

DU,PU

Parchment
6
CU Parchment/Black
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 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  
42 Fargo
43 Rockford
44 Twin Cities
45 Davenport
51 Denver
52 Des Moines
53 Kansas City
54 Omaha
 
Rear Axle
Regular
Locking
Code
Axle Ratio
Code
Axle Ratio
1 2.75:1 A 2.75:1
2 2.79:1 C 2.80:1
3 2.80:1 D 2.83:1
4 2.83:1 E 3.00:1
5 3.00:1 F 3.20:1
6 3.20:1 G 3.25:1
7 3.25:1 H 3.50:1
8 3.50:1 V 3.91:1
10
9 3.10:1 W 4.30:1
10
0 2.50:1  
 
Trans
Code
Transmission
Code
Transmission
1 3 Spd. Manual U C6 Automatic
XPL
5 4 Spd. Wide Ratio
2.78 1st
Y MX Automatic
6 4 Spd. Close Ratio
2.32 1st
X FMX Automatic
W C4 Automatic
XP3
Z XPL Special C6
 

1- See 1968 V.I.N information.

2- Formal roof

3- Bucket seats

4- Bench Seat

5- Cloth

6- Vinyl

7- Leather

8- Two year code letters to be used if 1964 models exceed 12 months.

9- Falcon

10- Fairlane &Mustang

11- Mustang

12- Thunderbird

13- 4 Speed manual trans

14- Galaxie only

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