Just purchased, Red, 70k orig miles, 6cyl, Floor shift, stepside, from orig owner, looks all orig.
Can someone decode this or point me to a website
COLOR = R
DATE = F10J16D
TRANS = F
AXLE = 02
I noticed your vin breakdown and wondered if you could possibly help me, I have a 1960 Panel and cannot find anywhere to decode the vin......it is F10J0K61719......any reply is appreciated.........also, do you know where I can find any repair panels and parts for it????/
Your date code is too long. Should be 3 digits ie..16D 0r 10J. Going by what you have there, 16D would equal April 16, 1959. 10J would equal
September 10, 1958 . It is fairly asy to decode. The Day comes first, then the month. You have to eliminate the letters "I" and "o" because they can be confused with "1" and "0". You count the position in the alphabet that the letter is and eliminate either of the above if the come before your letter. Whatever number you come up with would equal the month. It can get confusing.
Your VIN decodes as follows
F10: F-100 truck
I: Not listed in my book:Engine code J=223 six cylinder,K=272 V-8
8: Model year, 1958 Looks like your truck is a 58, not a 1959 according to your vin #
N: assembly plant, Norfolk VA
Last five digets are the consecutive unit number.
I have never heard of Ford setting up their VIN codes like that, as far as a date code. The fourth digit is the only date code as far as late 50s Ford pickups, standing for the model year of the truck. The F10 does stand for F100, as does F25 equalling F250 and F35 equalling F-350. It has been that way for many years, from all literature I have ever seen.
I have what I think is a '57 f-100 barn find but I'm not sure.
Here's the vin: F10K7N12532
Thanks, and is there somewhere I can find pics and descriptions of what original parts would look like? I am an accomplished Vette restorer but I have never done anything with ford or trucks.