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FORD

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

 
Wanted pictures of body plates

1963

First Digit: Second Digit:
Code
Model Year
Code
Assembly Plant
3 1963 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
Falcon Standard
Galaxie 500
01 2 dr. Sedan 61 2 dr. Club Sedan
02 4 dr. Sedan 62 4 dr. Town Sedan
Falcon Futura
63 2 dr. Club Victoria
15 2 dr. Convertible 64 4 dr. Town Victoria
16 4 dr. Sedan 65 2 dr. Convertible
17 2 dr. Hardtop 66 2 dr. Hardtop Fastback
19 Sedan
Galaxie 500XL
Falcon Station Wagon
60 4 dr. hardtop
21 2 dr. Wagon 67 2 dr. Hardtop
22 4 dr. Wagon 68 2 dr. Hardtop Fastback
23 2 dr. Deluxe Wagon 69 2 dr. Convertible
24 2 dr. Club Sedan
Galaxie Station Wagons
26 4 dr. Country Squire 38 6 Pass. 4 dr.
27 Ranchero 48 6-Pass. 4 dr. Custom
29 Sadan Delivery 49 4 dr. Country Squire
Fairlane
72 6-Pass. 4 dr. Wagon
31 2 dr. Sedan 74 9 Pass. 4 dr. Wagon
32 4 dr. Sedan 76 6 Pass. 4 dr. Wagon
Fairlane 500
78 9 Pass. 4 dr. Wagon
41 2 dr. Sedan
Thunderbird
42 4 dr. Sedan 83 2 dr. Hardtop
43 2 dr. Hardtop 85 2 dr. Convertible
47 Sports Coupe 87 2 dr. Landau
Galaxie
89 Convertible Sports Roadster
51 2 dr. Sedan  
52 4 dr. Sedan
Ford 300
53 2 dr. Sedan
54 4 dr. Sedan
   
Fifth Digit:
Code
Engine
Code
Engine
2 6-144
OHV, Lo Comp. Export, 84 octane
L 8-221
3 8-221
Low Comp.
M 8-390
3-2 Bar. Carb., Hi. perf.
4 6-170
Low Comp.
P 8-390
4 Bar. Carb.,Interceptor
5 8-223
Low Comp.
Q 8-427
4 Bar. Carb., Hi. Perf.
8 8-260
Low Comp.
R 8-427
2 -4Bar. Carb., Hi. perf.
9 8-390
4 bar. carb., Low Comp.
S 6-144
OHV
B 8-406
4 Bar. Carb., Hi. perf.
T 6-200
1 Bar. Carb.
C 8-289
2 Bar. Carb.
U 6-170
OHV
E 6-223
Taxi
V 6-223
F 8-260
2 Bar. Carb.
X 8-352
2 Bar. Carb.
G 8-406
3-2 Bar. Carb., Hi. perf.
Z 8-390
4 Bar. Carb.
K 8-289
4 Bar. Carb.
 
 
Last Six Digits:
Production Numbers
100001/^ (Ford) 500001/^ (Mercury)
800001/^ (Lincoln/Continental Mark)
 

Location: Full Sized Ford - Stamped into the right side top of cowl under hood.

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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