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Old 05-28-2007, 07:30 PM
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Who can decode my axle tag??

Heres the numbers off my axle tag. Could anyone tell me what they mean and is this axle any good or should I just plan on looking for a Dana 60 right away

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50 9 390B
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Looks like a Ford 9" axle with 3.50 gears on an open carrier.
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Heres the numbers off my axle tag. Could anyone tell me what they mean and is this axle any good or should I just plan on looking for a Dana 60 right away

WDH BZ 7LE
50 9 390B
Are you certain the code is WD H-BZ? There is no listing for this code in any 1957/89 Truck parts catalog, and nothing in any 1957/79 Ford car parts catalog. The WD portion is late 1960's/1970's. The only catalog I don't have is 1973/79 Lincoln-Mercury, so if that wd H is correct, I suspect that what the center section is from.
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Thanks for catching that. Upon closer inspection it does look like an 'H' but on the back of it where its stamped thru its clearly an 'M'. So I cleaned the rest of the dirt/grease out and indeed it is 'WDM'. What difference does the M make if any? Thanks!!!!!
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Is there a site that can decode these? I want to decode mine but I don't want to bother someone to do it for me.
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Thanks for catching that. Upon closer inspection it does look like an 'H' but on the back of it where its stamped thru its clearly an 'M'. So I cleaned the rest of the dirt/grease out and indeed it is 'WDM'. What difference does the M make if any? Thanks!!!!!
The difference is...the rear axle ID tag can now be decoded!

WDM-BZ = Ford 9 Inch / 3.50-1 / Non Locking

FTE has axle decoders for the VIN plate axle codes. I'm not sure if the FTE decoder can decode the rear axle tag, which this WDM-BZ is. but Mil1ion and I (and prolly others here) can decode the rear axle tags. Both of us are using Ford parts catalogs. It's not a bother to decode them for y'all, it takes less than a minute.


On your Warranty (VIN) Plate is the AXLE code. You can post it, or try the FTE decoder.
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I am also trying to find out if my truck was an early production 77. I have found out mostly everything except the serial, all I know is it was made in May 1977. Well if it isn't a problem here are my tags...

Door plate:
F14BNY56245
133 T F141 D04 A 16J
06150 1977 23

Front:
3.50 D7TA ANC
610024 1R

Rear:
NDM-AE2 7DB
3.50 9 397A

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can someone decode mine?

V108B
73 10 2 5J09
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V108B
73 10 2 5J09
V108B = Sterling (Ford WDS) 10.25 Ring Gear / 3.73-1 / Non Locking
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I am also trying to find out if my truck was an early production 77. I have found out mostly everything except the serial, all I know is it was made in May 1977. Well if it isn't a problem here are my tags...

Door plate:
F14BNY56245 F14 = F150 4X4 / B = 300 I-6 / N = Norfolk VA Assembly Plant / Y56245 = 1977


133 T F141 D04 A 16J 133" Wheelbase / T = RED / F141 = F150 4X4 / D = RED Interior / 04 = Styleside - Bench Seat / A = 4 Speed NP435 / 16 = 3.50-1 / J = Power Steering


06150 1977 23 6150 GVW / 1977 / 23 = Memphis, TN Ford District Sales Office


Front:
3.50 D7TA ANC DANA 44 / Free Running Hubs / Non Locking
610024 1R 3.50-1 / 3500 lb Axle Capacity

Rear:
WDM NDM-AE2 7DB Ford 9 Inch / 3.50-1 / Non Locking
3.50 9 397A

Thanks for the help!
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1977 production began in July/August 1976, so a May 1977 build date would not be early production.
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Thanks for the info NumberDummy!! I was hoping for an early production front axle, I wanted those 1/2" axle tubes. Another question for you is where do I find my serial number for the truck? Is that what the Y56245 number is? Thanks!

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Thanks for the info NumberDummy!! I was hoping for an early production front axle, I wanted those 1/2" axle tubes. Another question for you is where do I find my serial number for the truck? Is that what the Y56245 number is? Thanks!

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The entire VIN (F14BNY56245) is the serial number.
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Reason I am trying to figure this out is, I have been looking in my parts catalogs. Some of the parts I was looking at are for certain serial numbers but they don't look like the VIN numbers. I hope you undertand what I am talking about.
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Reason I am trying to figure this out is, I have been looking in my parts catalogs. Some of the parts I was looking at are for certain serial numbers but they don't look like the VIN numbers. I hope you undertand what I am talking about.
Yes, in the 1973/79 truck parts catalogs..only the last letter/numbers of the VIN are refered to. For example, all high boy production ended at Y20,000. In the earlier 1964/72 catalogs, from 1964/66 there is a 6 digit serial, no letter applies. The letter/number code wasn't used till 1967. Example 1964/66: F10DR123456. R is the assembly plant...San Jose, CA. Only the 123456 is used for parts changes.
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