My dad just picked up a beautiful '76 2wd F-150. One interesting thing however is while it says "F-150" on the body, there are eight lugs on the wheels and the GVWR indicates that its a 3/4 ton. Also, under "type" on the door jamb sticker it says "F130", and the vin is F13YRD03847 which would also seem to indicate and F-130, right?? Just curious if anyone out there can help us unravel this mystery. Thanks in advance!
It may not be the original body parts. Maybe someone changed the fenders from an F 150 or F 100? If it is a 76 it should have the emblems on the fenders. In 77 they put them on the cowl. At least that is what I have observed over the years. Have been known to be wrong though.
[QUOTE=velcro7279]It may not be the original body parts. Maybe someone changed the fenders from an F 150 or F 100? If it is a 76 it should have the emblems on the fenders.
Thanks for the quick response. I like the theory, but on close inspection everything seems to be very original (lts got less than 100k miles on it), and the emblems are on the fenders so I guess it passes that test. Any other ideas?
[QUOTE=LxMan1]Your VIN number: F13YRD03847
Your Model Year is August 1976.
Truck Series: Unknown, Please double check VIN number
This is what I also got when I plugged the VIN into the online decoder... But there's no question that the VIN is accurate. I'm thinking the "F13" in the beginning indicates that its not a standard model. My dad seems to think the disparity between the 1/2 ton designation and the 3/4 ton build might have something to do with heavy duty trucks being taxed differently or having different emissions standards in California (its original location).
Well, how's this for you? I have all of the original papers that came with my truck when it was bought new. The window sticker says "F-140" plain as day. And so does some of the paper-work from the dealer. Anyone have any clue on that?
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