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1973-1979 Ford LT (Light Truck) Parts Book

Series Codes (page 20)

There is no F13 listed.
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Model Codes page 28

No F130 listed

Conclusion: This truck may have been specially built for a Ford Executive.

More research needed.

Note: The Warranty Plate is a different style on this 1976 truck from the typical Warranty Plate pictured in the parts book.
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Maybe it has the build sheet, or data sheet or whatever it is called still in the truck?
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yeah dont they used to stick that sheet in the rear side of the seat back some where. i hope he can find out what this is
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Under the seat in amongst the springs
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Under the carpet
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wow, I had no idea this would be such a hot (and mysterious) topic! Thanks to everyone for their ideas and two cents worth.

So here's where we're at then: After reading all the recent posts I've got Dad hunting for the VIN number on the chasis and/or the build sheet. In the mean time I've been in touch with Ford who's research team is now (theoretically) tearing throught the vaults in search of some scrap of evidence to help clarify the situation. They said I should hear something by Tuesday, at which point I will, of course, let everyone know what I found out.

In the mean time any new ideas or theories are still welcome (encouraged actually)!

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The one thing I would like to add is that IF that truck was specially ordered.
There were be a series of numbers after the 72 in the DSO code.(Ie: 721635)

That is what seperates a regular built or district order code from a SPECIALLY ordered Truck.

I'm also thinking that they came up with a F100 with an F150 GVWR suspension so they coded it with F-130.

IMO, You probably have one of the Rarest Trucks in America
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Yes, but why would they put a 5300 lb Dana 60 axle in an F100 or F150?
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If this truck is authentic, why would Ford just make it an F250? Why, make a unique F130? Why go through the trouble? The truck really is just a F250 with a F150 Badge, not that weird, just for the badge. What other characteristics of the truck would be that special to make this a unique truck. Forget about the VIN # for the sake of the arguement.
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If this truck is authentic, why would Ford just make it an F250? Why, make a unique F130? Why go through the trouble? The truck really is just a F250 with a F150 Badge, not that weird, just for the badge. What other characteristics of the truck would be that special to make this a unique truck. Forget about the VIN # for the sake of the arguement.
Anyone notice that this was an early production 1976? Sequence of assembly number points to build date of September 1975.

While the truck was built in Northern California, it may have been destined for WA, OR, MT, WY, UT, ID. It's also possible this truck may have been sent anywhere in the US. If the truck was specially built for a Ford Executive, he may have specified the features. When you've got the power, anything is possible.

BTW, I know of a 1971 Ford LTD HT that was built at the Louisville, KY truck plant. A widow of a Ford Executive wanted a 390 engine with a 3 speed stick.
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Too bad you can't find the original owner of the truck to fill in the blanks. Would be interesting to find out how this truck was built with no documentation. I would love to hear Ford's response for a build sheet on it.
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OK, then... An update: I spoke to the Ford representative that helped me last week and apparently the research department lost my request, so we'll have to wait another week, However She said that after my call last week she went home and asked her father about it because it was such an unusual question. He was a mechanic for years and worked for a Ford dealership or something, and his take is that its military. Military?!?

Either way we should know for sure by next week.
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Military? Wow, never would have thought of that one. That would be cool if it was. Either way, you have a very rare truck.
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