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Old 05-20-2012, 10:37 AM
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1973 F-750 VIN Decode

Hey everyone, just joined here today and I'm looking for some help decoding the history of my 1973 F-750 truck, The VIN is F75FVS15617.
WB 176
Color J
Model F756
Body DFB
Trans Q
Axle JQN
GVW LBS 27500
DSO 160983

Just wondering if anyone could help me with it, thought this would be the right place to ask! any help is appreciated, thanks in advance!
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Hey everyone, just joined here today and I'm looking for some help decoding the history of my 1973 F-750 truck.

The VIN is F75FVS15617 / WB 176 / Color J / Model F756 / Body DF8 / Trans Q / Axle JQN / GVW LBS 27500 / DSO 160983
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Usually I decode this jazz within 24 hours after it's first posted, but just returned from a two week cruise-tour in Alaska.

F75 = F750 (gas).

F = 391 4V FT engine.

V = Kentucky Truck Assembly Plant.

S15617 = 1973.

176" Wheelbase.

J = Red.

F756 = F750 (gas), 27,500 lbs. GVWR

DF8: DF = Black all Vinyl // 8 = 81B Custom Cab.

Q = Spicer/Dana model 5652 5 speed Direct Manual Transmission.

JQN: JQ = Eaton model 17121 Rear Axle / 7.60-1 / 18,500 lb. capacity // N = Ford 9,000 lb. capacity Front Axle with Power Steering.

27,500 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

160983:

16 = Philadelphia PA Ford District Sales Office, where the original selling dealer ordered the truck from.

0983 = Domestic Special Order number, the truck was special ordered by the original purchaser, not "bought off the lot."
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vin decode 1973 C706

saw your reply and hoped youd decode my VIN C70EVS15579. thank you
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saw your reply and hoped youd decode my VIN C70EVS15579. thank you
C70 = C700 Tilt Cab (gas).

E = 361 2V FT engine.

V = Kentucky Truck Assembly Plant.

S15579 = 1973.

I noticed this in your other thread: MODEL code: C706 = C700 Tilt Cab (gas), 21,200 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.
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vin decode 1973 C706

Thank you, was curious as to wether the engine is original; odometer says 130,000 mi.
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Thank you, was curious as to wether the engine is original; odometer says 130,000 mi.
Do NOT believe the miles shown on the odometer, especially on a truck that was used commercially.

The odometers of these trucks read to 99,999.9 then return to ZERO.

So, it could have 130,000, 230,000, 330,000 miles or who knows?
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odometer flip

that's a bummer. things i look for to indicateage is wear on the pedals, and odometer digits comming up centered, the steering linkage is worn out , as is the rool-up door. the engine sure purrs. i tried getting info from US DOT, but came up empty so far
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got to thinking; and remebered a 1985 F250 diesel i had. the wear on the seat, and steering wheel slop. so i surmise this C706 has probably 230k miles if not more. engine seems tight, when i do a tune up i'll do a compression test
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Welcome to FTE

Usually I decode this jazz within 24 hours after it's first posted, but just returned from a two week cruise-tour in Alaska.

F75 = F750 (gas).

F = 391 4V FT engine.

V = Kentucky Truck Assembly Plant.

S15617 = 1973.

176" Wheelbase.

J = Red.

F756 = F750 (gas), 27,500 lbs. GVWR

DF8: DF = Black all Vinyl // 8 = 81B Custom Cab.

Q = Spicer/Dana model 5652 5 speed Direct Manual Transmission.

JQN: JQ = Eaton model 17121 Rear Axle / 7.60-1 / 18,500 lb. capacity // N = Ford 9,000 lb. capacity Front Axle with Power Steering.

27,500 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

160983:

16 = Philadelphia PA Ford District Sales Office, where the original selling dealer ordered the truck from.

0983 = Domestic Special Order number, the truck was special ordered by the original purchaser, not "bought off the lot."
Thank you very much! I appreciate it!
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