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Old 01-10-2016, 11:44 PM
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C800 VIN number info?

Hey all new to the forum i'm looking at what I think might be a '72 Ford C-800 I was wondering what you can tell from this vin number? and also what the model number of the axle would be? thanks!Click the image to open in full size.

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Old 01-11-2016, 09:44 PM
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Hopefully someone like NumberDummy will be along soon to help out. I would like whoever decodes your tag to decide mine as well!


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ya i got the feeling he was the go to guy for all things heavy truck from all the posts i've read lol
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Hey all new to the forum i'm looking at what I think might be a '71 Ford C-800.

I was wondering what you can tell from this VIN, and also what the model number of the axle would be? Click the image to open in full size.
C80 = C800 Tilt Cab.

F = 391 4V.

V = Kentucky Truck Assembly Plant.

L90633 = 1971 (1971 serial number range: J90,001 - M30,000).

135" Wheelbase.

COLOR: Blank (painted a non standard color making it a Domestic Special Order).

C800 = C800 Tilt Cab, 30,000 lbs. GVWR

438: 43 = Black Vinyl / 8 = 91A Standard Cab.

Z = 6 Speed Transmatic (Allison) A/T

GQP:

GQ = Eaton model 17171 Single Speed Rear Axle / 6.50-1 / 18,500 lbs. Rear Axle Capacity.

P = Rockwell (Timken) model FF-903 12,000 lbs. Capacity Front Axle with Power Steering.

30,000 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

199 net HP @ 3,800 RPM

720827:

72 = San Jose (NorCal) Ford District Sales Office, where the original selling dealer ordered the truck from.

0827 = Domestic Special Order number. Truck special ordered by original purchaser, not "bought off the lot."
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Bill, Would you mind decoding the second VIN tag in this thread? My dad and I are looking at this truck and want to know more about it. I got that it's a C800, 135" wb, 27,500lb GVW. That's about it. I would appreciate the help!
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thanks number! philip have number confirm this but i found a resource for vin numbers and i have a little information

C80EUF56206

C80 - C800 truck
E = 361 2V engine
U = Louisville factory
F56206 - Aug 1969 build date

C802 = 27,500 GVWR
Q = 5 speed spicer 5652 direct
HQ rear axle = eaton 17121 7.17 ratio 18,500lb capacity
E front axle = 9,000 capacity

again have number confirm it hope it helps
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Thanks, Dulce. NumberDummy, is this all accurate according to your info? Can either of you tell me where I can confirm the ratios in this transmission? I have 7.08, 3.83, 2.36, 1.45, 1.00.

Dulce, is your source somewhere online? Where?
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thanks number! philip have number confirm this but i found a resource for vin numbers and i have a little information.

VIN: C80EUF56206

C80 = C800 Tilt Cab.

E = 361 2V FT engine.

U = Louisville KY Assembly Plant.

F56206 = 1969.

Warranty Plate:

135" Wheelbase.

COLOR: Blank (Painted a non standard color, making it a Domestic Special Order).

MODEL: C802 = C800 Tilt Cab, 27,500 lbs. GVWR

BODY: 4B91: 4B = Black all Vinyl / 91 = 91A Standard Cab.

TRANS: Q = Dana (Spicer) model 5652 5 speed direct.

AXLE HQE:

HQ rear axle = eaton 17121 / 7.17 ratio / 18,500 lbs. capacity.

E = Ford-Rockwell (Timken) front axle = 9,000 lbs. capacity without H/D front brakes.

27,500 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

182 net HP @ 3,800 RPM

DSO 210425:

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

0425 = Domestic Special Order number. Truck special ordered by original purchaser, not "bought off the lot."
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