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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

 
Wanted pictures of body plates

1965

First Digit: Second Digit:
Code
Model Year
Code
Assembly Plant
5 1965 A Atlanta, GA
  B Oakville, Ont. Canada
D Dallas, TX
E Mahwah, NJ
F Dearborn, MI
G Chicago, IL
H Lorain, OH
J Los Angeles, CA
K Kansas City, KS
L Long Beach, CA
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
Ford Custom 500
01 2 dr. Sedan 51 2 dr. Sedan
02 4 dr. Sedan 52 4 dr. Sedn
16 4 dr. Sedan
Bench seat
Ford Custom
17 2 dr. Hardtop
Bench
53 2 dr. Sedan
Mustang
54 4 dr. Sedan
07 2 dr. Hardtop
Galaxie 500
08 2 dr. Convertible 62 4 dr. Sedan
09 2 dr. Fastback 64 4 dr. Hardtop
Falcon Futura
65 2 dr. Convertible
11 2 dr. Hardtop
RPO Bucket seat
66 2 dr. Fastback
12 2 dr. Convertible
RPO Bucket seat
Galaxie 500 LTD
15 2 dr. Convertible
Bench seat
60 4 dr. Hardtop
17 2 dr. Hardtop
Bucket seat
67 2 dr. Fastback
Bucket seat
19 2 dr. Sedan
Bench seat
Galaxie 500XL
Station Wagon
68 2 dr. Fastback
Bucket seat
21 2 dr. Wagon 69 2 dr. Convertible
Bucket seat
22 4 dr. Wagon
Station Wagons
24 4 dr. Deluxe Wagon 71 4 dr. Ranch Wagon
26 Squire 72 6-Pass. 4 dr. Custom
27 Ranchero 74 9 Pass. 4 dr.
29 Sedan Delivery
Country Squire Station Wagons
Fairlane
76 6 Pass. 4 dr.
31 2 dr. Sedan 78 9 Pass. 4 dr.
32 4 dr. Sedan
Thunderbird
38 Ranch Wagon 81 2 dr. Landau Special
Fairlane 500
83 2 dr. Hardtop
41 2 dr. Sedan 85 2 dr. Convertible
42 4 dr. Sedan 87 2 dr. Landau
43 2 dr. Hardtop    
47 2 dr. Hardtop
Bucket seat
48 4 dr. Custom Ranch Wagon
 
Fifth Digit:
Code
Engine
Code
Engine
2 6-200
1 bar. carb., Low Comp.
K 8-289
4 Bar. Carb., Hi. perf.
3 8-289
Low Comp.
L 8-427
4 Bar. Carb., OH cam
4 6-170
1 bar. carb., Low Comp.
M 8-427
2-4 Bar. Carb., OH cam
5 6-240
1 bar. carb., Low Comp.
P 8-390
4 Bar. Carb., Interceptor
9 8-390
4 bar. carb., Low Comp.
R 8-427
2 -4Bar. Carb., Hi. perf.
A 8-289
4 Bar. Carb., Premium
T 6-200
1 Bar. Carb.
B 6-240
1 bar. carb., Police
U 6-170
1 bar. carb.
C 8-289
2 bar. carb.
V 6-240
1 Bar. Carb.
D 8-289
4 bar. carb., Regular
X 8-352
4 Bar. Carb.
E 6-240
1 Bar. Carb., Taxi
Z 8-390
4 Bar. Carb.
F 8-260
2 Bar. Carb.
 
 
Last Six Digits:
Production Numbers
100001/^ (Ford) 500001/^ (Mercury)
800001/^ (Lincoln/Continental Mark)
 

Location: Full Sized Ford - Stamped into the extension tab on 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.

Falcon, Fairlane - Stamped into the left fender panel and radiator support near top.

Mustang- Stamped into the top of left front inner fender apron.

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