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Old 07-20-2012, 05:57 AM
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1965 VIN needs decoded

Can you guys work your magic and unlock this VIN for me?

E10TH697863

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Old 07-20-2012, 06:27 AM
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E10: econoline pickup
T: 170 cubic inch I-6
H: Built in Lorraine Ohio
697863: Built June 1965
Now if you give us the rest of the data on that vin plate, we can help you there as well.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:27 AM
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Thank you so much ... I will get the rest off the plate this weekend.

You guys rock!
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:24 PM
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VIN plate

Finally got a photo of my VIN plate

What does it all mean? if you can read it?

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Old 08-04-2012, 01:53 PM
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Hey bigmike1024! Looks like you have got a sweet ride there!! Hope all the trim is there!http://images.ford-trucks.com/forums.../party0005.gif

Year - Model Name 1965 E100
Warranty Number E10TH697863
Series Code (1st - 3rd digits) E10 Econoline pickup
Engine (4th digit) T 170 ci I6
Assembly Plant (5th digit) H Lorain, Ohio
Year/month built June 1965
Wheelbase (front to rear axle distance) 090 90"
Color 3 Vermillion (Poppy Red) 1730
Model E100 Pickup
3,600 lbs. GVW
Interior Soft Trim (first digit of Body) D Light beige crush vinyl and medium beige ladder pattern woven plastic
Body Style (last digits in Body) 87 Pickup 87A or 87B
Transmission A Ford 3-speed manual, model 3.03 HEF Gears: 1st=3.41, 2nd=1.86, 3rd=1.00, R=3.51
Rear Axle 03 WCC-M, 7.25" gear, 3.50:1 ratio, 2300 lbs. rating
Spring Special? 1 Spring Special
Gross Vehicle Weight (Lbs) 3600 3600 pounds gross vehicle weight
Engine Horsepower 85 85 H.P.
Engine Speed at Rated Horsepower 3800 3800 R.P.M.
Regional Sales District 21 Atlanta
Special Order not a special order (or missing data)

The Spring Special

The Spring Special was a sales promotion to encourage sales of the Econoline pickups in Spring 1965, specifically from May 1 through July 20. The dealer could order these special pickup trucks without paying the extra $251.90 for the following custom features. This savings was often passed on to the customer.

Special Poppy Red Paint
Bright Body Side Moulding (wider than regular moulding)
4.95 x 14" White Side-Wall Tires
Falcon Knock-Off Hub Wheel Covers
Left-Hand Chrome Mirror
Front and Rear Chrome Bumpers
Quarter Windows (5-windows)
Optional Racing Stripe
Optional Tonneau Cover
Here is the Spring Special dealer information page, which shows the options that Ford added to the pickups. The Poppy Red paint color was a special color for the Spring Special pickups. The wide side trim was available only on Spring Special pickups and some Falcon Deluxe Club Wagons.

These Spring Specials are considered to be rare. It is estimated that there were between 2,000 and 2,500 of these Spring Special pickups made.

Spring Specials are identified by an extra "1" at the end of the Axle code on the vehicle data plate.


This info was taken from the Econoline ID
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:40 AM
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Zigmyster Thank You!
Wow didn't expect all that from the VIN plate
Can't believe it's a Spring Special, it sat in a garage for 26 years, looks like it's all there, I'm really anxious now to get her fixed up!

Here are some photos after I got it cleaned up, I don't know if these were the original rims and caps. I'm thinking of doing the chrome cragers sst with the red line tires for that Hot Wheels look.

Or should I keep the originals and a wide white wall?

Also don't know if I'm gonna keep the side pipes.

MIKE

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That visor makes the truck look like it is wearing a hard hat. Lol.
On the other hand it sure would work at keeping the sun out of your eyes.
It sure looks like a mighty good find you got.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:02 AM
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Yea I kinda got lucky on finding this lil truck, but there is so much wrong with the wiring it's driving me insane, plus all the little stuff thats hard to find for these trucks.

The Visor is a sore point between me and the wife, she hates it and I like it.. I've never seen one like it before

Next up is finding the right rims and tires.

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The visor to me is ugly, But like I said it has a use for keeping the sun glare off. It makes the truck look like it has a hat on to me.
PM me and I can send a wiring schematic to you. One of the schematics the lines are faded. This may help with your wiring.
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3600 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating.

85 net HP

DSO 21 = Atlanta GA Ford District Sales Office, where the original selling dealer ordered the Econoline from.

Special Order not a special order (or missing data)
If the DSO code is only two digits, the vehicle is not a Domestic Special Order (6 digit DSO).
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