Well found an all original F100 Custom Cab in one of my Moms barns. I plan on fixing it up, thing seems to be in great shape for its age, pretty much no rust at all except for a small spot on the hood. Either way, I'm having trouble figuring out what year it is. The VIN plate in the glove box is in perfect condition and has everything stamped EXCEPT the year. I've decoded the VIN that was stamped in the glove box and came up with this:
F10 = F-100/2WD
C = 292ci 2 valve V8
D = Dallas, TX (Its been in the DFW its entire life!!! )
140504 = Unit Number
As you can see none of which gave me a production year. Is there any way I can narrow down if it was a '61, '62, or '63??
here is some pictures:
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Well found an all original F100 Custom Cab (see post 4) in one of my Moms barns. I plan on fixing it up, thing seems to be in great shape for its age, pretty much no rust at all except for a small spot on the hood. Either way, I'm having trouble figuring out what year it is. The VIN plate in the glove box is in perfect condition and has everything stamped EXCEPT the year. I've decoded the VIN that was stamped in the glove box and came up with this:
F10 = F100 2WD
C = 292 2V
D = Dallas, TX Assembly Plant.
140504 Unit Number (Numerical Sequence of Assembly, the trucks specific serial number).
As you can see none of which gave me a production year.
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Whatever VIN decoder you used didn't include: 140504 = 1961 .. Assembled February 1961.
Didn't include the following from the Warranty Plate either:
J = Rangoon Red
F100 = F100 2WD, 5,000 lbs, GVWR
A = Ford 3 speed Light Duty Manual Transmission.
11 = Ford 9" Rear Axle / 3.70-1 / no Limited Slip / 3,300 lbs. Rear Axle Capacity.
Another question.. Is there a web site I can see how many trucks were made in '61 and then narrow it down with how many were made with those options. Next to no info is available, regardless of what website you're using.
IE - Only 12 made in 1961 in Rangoon Red with the 292, 9", 3spd, and Custom Cab. There is no way to find this out!
I hope this makes sense..
It makes sense. But what does not make sense is: Owners/enthusiasts of 1961/66 (all) FoMoCo vehicles (except Shelby's) are up the proverbial creek without a paddle!
FoMoCo THREW AWAY ALL THE RECORDS decades ago.
All that's available are the scant production figures, kept for the entire auto industry by R. L. Polk & Co.
These production figures do not break down Custom from Standard Cabs, how many came with what engine, trans, what color they were and et cetera, et cetera, et cetera!.
From the Standard Catalog of Light Duty Ford Trucks / krause.com / ISBN: 0-87349-411-3 / 1961 F100 Unit Body Pickup production figure: 62,410
This is IT! No breakdown is available as to short/long wheelbases, or any other jazz.
And, in the late 1980's, FoMoCo was planning to THROW AWAY all the 1967/79 records. Kevin Marti (martiauto.com), a Mustang "nut" in Phoenix AZ found out...and got ALL OF IT!
Nice Truck. Looks like a CC to me. There is a Uni category on here. At the very top of this page click on forums and find it. There is a thread there for registering your Uni. Guy has done a lot of research and is listing all he can fined to try and get an idea of how many are left
85 XLT Bronco 351W HO 4V Dual Pipes 33X12.5 BFG's 62 Uni 390 C6 Custom Cab Sold for 9.5K Don't just Modify it Fordify it
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