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Old 01-28-2014, 04:39 PM
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Can someone help me with my 1950 F1 VIN identification?

I have been searching for how to identify my 1950 Ford F1 and I can't seem to find the thread. I thought I read where you could identify the original color.

My VIN is 97HC 321410 CH

If anyone can help me identify any part of my VIN I would greatly appreciate it.

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97HC 321410 CH
9=49-50
7H=226 ci 6cyl
c=1/2 ton
321410=production series
CH (no idea)
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Hey Thbifeb

The firewall stamping / stencil is the only guide for the older years for color or assembly plant. The VIN breakout is as mwarner shows.

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Hey Thbifeb

The firewall stamping / stencil is the only guide for the older years for color or assembly plant. The VIN breakout is as mwarner shows.

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I've discovered that a lot (but definitely not all) of the VIN numbers will have the assembly plant stamped at the end on the firewall tag. For instance, a lot of the Louisville trucks have LOU stamped after the VIN. In this case, the "CH" could very well mean the Chicago factory? That VIN number sequence is well within the 1950 range.

EDIT: Here's the legendary multi-year thread that will teach you more than you ever want to know about deciphering those VIN's and firewall stampings. http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/42...n-cut-off.html
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CH is Chicago.
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CH is Chicago thru 1952.
G = Chicago: 1953 thru today.
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