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Old 10-13-2007, 11:16 AM
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VIN Decoder for older Ford Trucks

Can anyone point me to one?

...Sorry I haven't been around. I joined up awhile back with a couple of questions, and said I would be ready to buy a truck in the fall. Well, it's fall. I'm going this afternoon to look at a truck I spotted last week that was parked in a fenced in tree nursery. I couldn't get to it to look it over, but I called the number on the nursery's sign, (they were closed) and the guy said "the fella wants $1500 for it." It appears to be a 68-70 and it has a "Sport Custom" badge on the rear of the bedsides. I'd like to be armed with a VIN Decoder when I go to look at it rather than have to look it up when I get home. Besides that, I haven't yet found one online that will decode VIN's from older vehicles.

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From LMC catalog (4 wheel drive will be obvious) F10Y F100 Y=360 (68-72) Y=352(67) H=390,G=302 (70-72), B=300 6 A=240 6 3rd letter tells assembly plant F25= F250
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Can anyone point me to one?

...Sorry I haven't been around. I joined up awhile back with a couple of questions, and said I would be ready to buy a truck in the fall. Well, it's fall. I'm going this afternoon to look at a truck I spotted last week that was parked in a fenced in tree nursery. I couldn't get to it to look it over, but I called the number on the nursery's sign, (they were closed) and the guy said "the fella wants $1500 for it." It appears to be a 68-70 and it has a "Sport Custom" badge on the rear of the bedsides. I'd like to be armed with a VIN Decoder when I go to look at it rather than have to look it up when I get home. Besides that, I haven't yet found one online that will decode VIN's from older vehicles.

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We can decode your VIN right here on FTE.

Note: When decoding VIN's (I've decoded 100's here on FTE), Ford Parts Catalogs are more reliable than anything from lmc who is NOT an FTE sponsor!

FTE sponsors pay for this very forum y'all are using. lmc doesn't pay a penny, why should they when y'all promote the heck out of them.

1968/69 Ford trucks have an anodized aluminum grille if it's a Custom Cab, a painted steel grille if it's a Regular Cab. 1970/72 grilles are plastic.

btw: The 302 engine code G is for ALL 1969/72's (302's in F100's only till 1973), not just 70-72.

NOTE: The Standard Catalog of Ford Light Duty Trucks ~ krause.com ISBN: 0-87349-411-3, will decode VINS and has a wealth of other info including accessories, engine choices, production figures, etc.
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Old 10-14-2007, 08:21 PM
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Thanks for the replies you guys. I still haven't gotten to look at that truck. I don't know how anxious the owner is to sell, but his buddy that owns the nursery apparently doesn't work much on weekends. He never did show up Saturday and when I called all I got was voicemail.The truck definitely has the anodized aluminum grill so, a 68-69. I can see that it has dual exhaust so it's a pretty safe bet that it's a V8, now if I just knew whether or not it was an FE. I can't see a shifter sticking up in the "Park" position through the windshield, so it could be a manual. (Which is a good thing.)

From reading the forums here, I've run across the terms "bumpside" and "slick." This one is what I believe you all are calling a bumpside, but it has the aluminum molding on top of the "bumps." Am I understanding these term corrrctly?

Anyway, I feel like a kid looking at puppy through the window. I've heard a lot of stories about guys finding these truck for amazingly low prices. If this one is in sound mechanical condition and not too far gone rust-wise, I'll be happy to negotiate around his $1500 asking price. The body looks very straight -- they've put a green hood on the white truck. There appears to be a fair amount of rust around the drip rails and top of the windshield.

I'll keep ya posted.
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Hi can someone decode this vin?

F10GRF57182

also trying to figure the rear ratio. I think it is a 9 inch with 8 3/4 gear with a ratio of 315. Any conformation or help to confirm the gear ratio without opening the 3rd member? 25 8.7 317A on the tag
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the f shouldnt be there as far as i know should be another # but the rest is the consecutive unit number.
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Hi can someone decode this vin?

F10GRF57182

also trying to figure the rear ratio. I think it is a 9 inch with 8 3/4 gear with a ratio of 315. Any conformation or help to confirm the gear ratio without opening the 3rd member? 25 8.7 317A on the tag
thanks
sometimes the ratio is stamped on the end of the pinion
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Question 1969 ford F250? F100 vin?

Greetings guys,

I am trying not to hijack this post. But i have been hard pressed to find a vin decoder link. If you could help it would be great.

Also where would i find the casting numbers on v-8 ford blocks? Small and big Blocks?

1969 Vin #

F10GCF82082


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Hijacking posts is pretty rude and a hijack's a hijack whether you're trying to or not. Why don't you just start your own thread? I think you'd get more responses as well. As for finding a vin decoder I just googled "ford truck vin decoders" and came up with half a dozen of them.

Any 67-72 truck is considered a bumpside because of the raised spear along the side as opposed to the 73-79 dentside that has the indented spear along the side. Don't know what slick refers to though.

And I'd be careful about the rust rust along the driprail and top of windshield, one of the more difficult and therefore more expensive places to repair.
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Hi can someone decode this vin?

F10GRF57182

also trying to figure the rear ratio. I think it is a 9 inch with 8 3/4 gear with a ratio of 315. Any conformation or help to confirm the gear ratio without opening the 3rd member? 25 8.7 317A on the tag
thanks
Can you look on your vin tag and read what it says for the axle? Should be on the upper right side last two digits. If you cant see any print except the numbers look for a two digit number A8, or any number of combinations of two numbers. But one thing I have noticed is the digits for the axle are two digits. I did a bunch of reading on ford 9 inch rear ends and I think you might be right, except I think the 3.17 is the ratio and if it was an L between the 3 and the 17 then you would have a locking rear end. 3.17 does not seem to be stock though. There might be another number somewhere on the tag.

Your truck looks like an F100 with a 302 made in 1972 from what research I have done on my own pickup that is what I can find.

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Shoestring: You are late to the party, because this post from JAY69F100 is 20 months old!

Better do some better research, because this truck and the following from new member GuestFord are both 1969's.

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F10GRF57182

also trying to figure the rear ratio. I think it is a 9 inch with 8 3/4 gear with a ratio of 3.25-1.

Any conformation or help to confirm the gear ratio without opening the 3rd member? 25 8.7 317A on the tag.
F10 = F100 2WD

G = 302 2V

R = San Jose CA Assembly Plant

F57182 = 1969

From the 1964/72 Ford Truck Parts Catalog = 1969 F100/700 Serial Number Range: D82,001 thru G30,000.

Rear axle tag: 25 = The first number is missing, should be 3.25 (-1).
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F10GCF82082
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F10 = F100 2WD

G = 302 2V

C = Oakville Ontario Canada Assembly Plant

F82082 = 1969.

The fact that the truck was assembled in Canada...does not mean the truck was only sold in Canada.

To discover what city the truck was ordered from, post the DSO code found on the Warranty Plate.

Casting numbers on engine blocks are worthless for ID'ing what size the engine is.

btw: Since this thread is over 20 months old () I would not consider your post a thread hijack.

51MHF5: Cut this fellow some slack...he's a to FTE.

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Shoestring: You are late to the party, because this post from JAY69F100 is 20 months old!

Better do some better research, because this truck and the following from new member GuestFord are both 1969's.


F10 = F100 2WD

G = 302 2V

R = San Jose CA Assembly Plant

F57182 = 1969

From the 1964/72 Ford Truck Parts Catalog = 1969 F100/700 Serial Number Range: D82,001 thru G30,000.

Rear axle tag: 25 = The first number is missing, should be 3.25 (-1).
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F10 = F100 2WD

G = 302 2V

C = Oakville Ontario Canada Assembly Plant

F82082 = 1969.

The fact that the truck was assembled in Canada...does not mean the truck was only sold in Canada.

To discover what city the truck was ordered from, post the DSO code found on the Warranty Plate.

Casting numbers on engine blocks are worthless for ID'ing what size the engine is.

btw: Since this thread is over 20 months old () I would not consider your post a thread hijack.

51MHF5: Cut this fellow some slack...he's a to FTE.

Wow that is hilarious I never noticed that the original thread was that old. 51 bumped it up and then I started reading. I went back over what I was reading and saw what was messing me up. I was having a hard time putting a 302 with a 3.17 gear combo without going to the 70s. That makes more sense though with the rear end being a 3.25, still not a Track Loc though. Thanks for the info!!

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So last night I bought a 197? ford F250?? pickup. I have been told that it is a 1977 cab on a 1972 frame. The truck has duel rear wheels and a Holmes 440 wrecker package mounted on the back. The front grill is that of a 1979. It also has the fuel fill right behind the Left side door built into the cab. I have been told it has either a 360 or 390 Motor. SO as you can tell this beast is a true service station beast that has been put back together over the years with what they had around. I teach Auto Shop at a local H.S. and this is our project for the year (although if I am honest I think this will be a multi year project) but I must say that I have never been a much of a Vin Number guy. I have a plate on the striker side of the drivers door. the numbers I have are as follows
737YER41570
137 1 F374 5 8 A278
131420

So I guess my question is anyone have any idea what I have and as easy as it is to change doors, is there a better place to look for Data plates? Thanks in advance for taking a moment to read this. http://images.ford-trucks.com/forums...ies2/thumb.gif
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So last night I bought a 197? ford F250?? pickup. I have been told that it is a 1977 cab on a 1972 frame. The truck has dual rear wheels and a Holmes 440 wrecker package mounted on the back. The front grill is that of a 1979.

It also has the fuel fill right behind the Left side door built into the cab.
Typical in-cab tank fuel filler. In-cab tank used thru mid-year 1977.

I have been told it has either a 360 or 390 Motor. SO as you can tell this beast is a true service station beast that has been put back together over the years with what they had around. I teach Auto Shop at a local H.S. and this is our project for the year (although if I am honest I think this will be a multi year project) but I must say that I have never been a much of a Vin Number guy. I have a plate on the striker side of the drivers door. the numbers I have are as follows

F37YER41570 // 137 / 1 / F374 / 5 8 / A / 278 (B, not 8) / 10000 / 131420

So I guess my question is anyone have any idea what I have and as easy as it is to change doors, is there a better place to look for Data plates?

Thanks in advance for taking a moment to read this. http://images.ford-trucks.com/forums...ies2/thumb.gif
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The VIN begins with the letter F. You lumped the TRANS code within the AXLE code and omitted the GVW. There are a coupla other errors.

F37 = F350 Cab & Chassis.

Y = 360 2V

E = Mahwah NJ Assembly Plant.

R41570 = 1973.

137" Wheelbase.

1 = ? This could be T, it cannot be a 1.

T = Red.

F374 = F350 Cab & Chassis, 10,000 lbs. GVWR

5 8: 5 = Medium Red & Dark Red Vinyl / 8 = Custom Cab w/o back of cab equipment (Cab & Chassis).

A = New Process 435 4 Speed Manual Transmission.

278: 27 = Dana 70 Rear Axle / 4.10-1 / non Limited Slip / 7,400 lbs. Rear Axle Capacity // 8 = incorrect-4WD only, should be a B = Special Order 4700 lb. Front Axle. *

10,000 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

131420:

13 = NYC Ford District Sales Office, where the original selling dealer ordered the truck from.

1420 = Domestic Special Order number. The truck was special ordered by the original purchaser, not 'bought off the lot.'

* The 8 has to be a B because 8 was only related to 4WD front driving axles. There were no 4WD F350's until 1979.

The truck was a domestic special order, and this 4700 lb. front axle was only available as a domestic special order. Parts catalog sez: B (DSO) 4,700 lbs.

You can call Ford's 800 customer service number, pass along your VIN and request a copy of the original build sheet (it's free). This will tell you exactly what equipment the truck was originally ordered with.
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Went to the auto yards today but onlyu Pick-n-pull was open. Man, guys that pull parts off that suff are nothing but butchers. They destroy everything just to get a smll part off. lO(

Anyway, only one yard out of 7 was open so stuff was limited. I did find a:

1964 F-230, 8' bed. There was some side molding still on it; left side molding - hood,cawl piece, door piece.
right side; hood. door, bed, cab moldings
good grill but very small dent
two speed wiper w/no washer
good instrament cluster housing and gages. (round type that came in 64 and early 65. glove box door and ash tray. Motor, lower end and front and rear axles look complete.

Here is the warranty plate>

F25 CP450492
1 28 B F250 L81 F 25
7500 135 3800 44

SO Bill, what does all this mean. 'WATSONVILLE',,,,, Long way to drive if some one wants part, but it there are parts you need,,, maybe not so far. ;o)
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