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FORD

VEHCILE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

 
Wanted pictures of body plates

1961

First Digit: Second Digit:
Code
Model Year
Code
Assembly Plant
1 1961 A Atlanta, GA
  C Chester, PA
D Dallas, TX
E Mahwah, NJ
F Dearborn, MI
G Chicago, IL
H Lorain, OH
J Los Angeles, CA
K Kansas City, KS
N Norfolk, VA
P Twin Cities, MN
R San Jose, CA
S Pilot Plant
T Metuchen, NJ
U Louisville, KY
Y Wixom, MI
 
Third & Fourth Digits:
Code
Body Style
Code
Body Style
Fairlane
Galaxie
31 2 dr. Club Sedan 51 2 dr. Club Sedan
32 4 dr. Town Sedan 52 4 dr. Town Sedan
Fairlane 500
53 2 dr. Starliner Club Victoria
41 2 dr. Club Sedan 54 4 dr. Town Victoria
42 4 dr. Town Sedan 55 2 dr. Sunliner Convertible
Falon
57 2 dr. Club Victoria
11 2 dr. Sedan
Station Wagons
12 4 dr. Sedan 61 2 dr. Ranch Wagon
17 2 dr. Futura 62 4 dr. Ranch Wagon
21 2 dr. Wagon 64 6 Pass. 4 dr. Country Sedan
22 4 dr. Wagon 66 9 Pass. 4 dr. Country Sedan
26 4 dr. Counrty Squire Wagon 67 6 Pass. 4 dr. Country Squire
27 Ranchero 68 9 Pass. 4 dr. Country Squire
29 Falcon Sedan Delivery 69 2 dr. Commercial Ranch Wagon, Futura
 
Thunderbird
71 2 dr. Hardtop
73 2 dr. Convertible
 
Fifth Digit: Last Six Digits:
Code
Engine
Production Numbers
D 6-144
OHV lo. Comp. 84 octane
100001/^
E 6-170
OHV lo. Comp.
 
R 8-390
4 Bar. Carb., Lo Comp. Export, 84 octane
S 6-144
OHV
T 8-292
2 Bar. Carb., Lo Comp. Export, 84 octane
U 6-170
OHV
V 6-223
W 8-292
2 Bar. Carb.
X 8-352
2 Bar. Carb.
Z 8-390
4 Bar. Carb.
Z 8-390
hp,4 bar. carb.
Z 8-390
hp,2-4 bar. carb.
Z 8-390
4 bar. carb. Police
 

Location: Full Sized Ford - Stamped into the frames top right side-rail forward of the front suspension member.

Thunderbird - Stamped into the top front fender cross-brace on the right side of the hood lock plate.

Falcon - Stamped into left brace from the top of the firewall to the left front wheelhouse.

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