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FORD

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

 
Wanted pictures of body plates

1962

First Digit: Second Digit:
Code
Model Year
Code
Assembly Plant
2 1962 A Atlanta, GA
  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
W Wayne, MI
Y Wixom, MI
Z St. Louis, MO
 
Third & Fourth Digits:
Code
Body Style
Code
Body Style
Falon
Galaxie
11 2 dr. 51 22C; 2 dr. Club Sedan
12 4 dr. 52 4 dr. Town Sedan
17 2 dr. Futura
Galaxie 500
21 2 dr. Station Wagon 61 2 dr. Club Sedan
22 4 dr. Station Wagon 62 4 dr. Town Sedan
26 4 dr. Squire Station Wagon 63 2 dr. Club Victoria
27 Ranchero 64 4 dr. Town Victoria
29 Sedan Delivery Wagon 65 2 dr. Convertible
Fairlane
Galaxie Station Wagons
31 2 dr. Club Sedan 71 4 dr. Ranch Wagon
32 4 dr. Town Sedan 72 6 Pass. 4 dr. Country Sedan
Fairlane 500
74 9 Pass. 4 dr. Country Sedan
41 2 dr. Club Sedan 76 6 Pass. 4 dr. Country Squire
42 4 dr. Town Sedan 78 9 Pass. 4 dr. Country Squire
47 Sports Coupe
 
Thunderbird
83 2 dr. Hardtop
85 2 dr. Convertible
   
Fifth Digit:
Code
Engine
Code
Engine
Fairlane
Galaxie
C 8-221
Lo. Comp., Export
B 8-406
4 Bar. Carb., Hi. perf.
E 6-170
Lo. Comp., Export
G 8-406
3-2 Bar. Carb., Hi. perf.
F 8-260 M 8-390
3-2 Bar. Carb., Hi. perf.
L 8-221 P 8-390
4 Bar. Carb., Police
U 6-170 Q 8-390
4 Bar. Carb., Hi. perf.
Falon
R 8-390
4 Bar. Carb., Lo Comp. Export, 84 octane
D 6-144
OHV, Lo Comp. Export, 84 octane
T 8-292
2 Bar. Carb., Lo Comp. Export, 84 octane
E 6-170
Export
V 6-223
S 6-144
OHV
W 8-292
2 Bar. Carb.
U 6-170
OHV
X 8-352
2 Bar. Carb.
  Z 8-390
4 Bar. Carb.
Thunderbird
M 8-390
3-2 Bar. Carb.
Z 8-390
4 Bar. Carb.
   
Last Six Digits:
Production Numbers
100001/^ (Ford) 500001/^ (Mercury)
800001/^ (Lincoln/Continental Mark)
 

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.

Fairlane - Stamped into the left front inner fender apron near top.

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

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