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Old 07-24-2008, 06:51 PM
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VIN # help

My friend has an 1970 F600.It's two wheel drive.And supposedly(sp) was made into a tow truck from the factory.This is the vin # F61CCH81243.Can someone decode this for me please.
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Straight-shot. That site only shows light duty trucks.
Anybody elsehave a clue?
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My friend has an 1970 F600.It's two wheel drive.And supposedly(sp) was made into a tow truck from the factory.
This is the vin # F61CCH81243. Can someone decode this for me please.
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F61 = F600 2WD

C = 330 2V Medium Duty

C = Ontario Canada Ford Truck Assembly Plant

H81243 = 1970

Ford usually did not install tow truck equipment. Most F600's were sold as a Cab & Chassis, but there are exceptions to every rule.

IF the DSO Code is 6 digits, something on the truck was special ordered by the original purchaser.

What that something is...is very hard to ID, since there are no records available from Ford any longer.

List ALL the codes off the Warranty Plate (located on the left door face below the latch). I can decode all of it.

btw: I've decoded over 700 truck & car Warranty Plates & VIN's on FTE from 1948 thru 2002. So, there's no need to go elsewhere.

My info comes straight from Ford Truck & Car Parts Catalogs, not from some bought off the shelf code book which usually has errors.
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Thanks for the reply.This is what my friend said the warranty plate read
F6100H81243
157 7 F610 4 8 M 1EC
21000 164 3800 256024

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Thanks for the reply.This is what my friend said the warranty plate read
F6100H81243
157 7 F610 4 8 M 1EC
21000 164 3800 256024
TIA Tim
157" Wheelbase

7 = Harbor Blue

F610 = F600 2WD / 21,000 lbs. GVWR

4 8 = ? The next digits after F610 are for the interior trim, but there's no 48 listed. It could be 481.

M = Transmission code M decodes to a Clark Model 285S 5 Speed Direct / Better verify if M is the actual code.

1EC: 1E = ? Not listed. / C = 6,000 lb. Front Axle Capacity

21,000 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

164 Net HP @ 3800 RPM

256024: 25 = Richmond VA Ford District Sales Zone Office / 6024 = Special Order Number.

Some of the codes listed are incorrect, or out of sequence. Please look at the codes on the plate again.
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OK I'll get back to ya later.
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hey numberdummy, is the vin stamed on the frame somewhere? i cant find it except for on the door. i thought there was one on the frame
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hey numberdummy, is the vin stamed on the frame somewhere? i cant find it except for on the door. i thought there was one on the frame
That's what everyone here sez, but the parts catalog makes no reference about it, and I've never needed to look for it.

Ppl here say it's on the top of the passenger side frame rail in front of the cab. Lightly stamped in most cases, so it's prolly hard to read.

EDIT: It should also be on the dash..on the VIN plate = visible thru the windshield's drivers side corner.

My memory's a little foggy, but the cars had that plate in 1968, so I would surmise, so do the trucks.

That visible VIN plate was mandated by the US Gov't.
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yeah whats wack is down here in order to register your vehicle they come out and verify your vin and eyeball it so it matches the title. the lady was so **** and dumb she didnt accept the door plate and wanted me to crawl underneath my truck and read it off the frame. so i memorize the vin in my head, crawl down there and pretend i'm reading it to her, only i forget the last number which is a 2. haha it was lame i hate the system.
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Sorry to awaken an old thread, but I can't figure out how to PM NumberDummy - so I'm posting this in the hopes he'll see this.

NumberDummy, would you be so kind as to decode this door plate? Also, this truck hasn't run in about 10 years and has been offered to me "for free" if I haul it off. The glass is smashed out, but otherwise it looks to be in decent condition. Is it worth trying to fix these things or is it better to send to the scrap yard?

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NumberDummy, would you be so kind as to decode this door plate?

Also, this truck hasn't run in about 10 years and has been offered to me "for free" if I haul it off.

The glass is smashed out, but otherwise it looks to be in decent condition. Is it worth trying to fix these things or is it better to send to the scrap yard?
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Please post what the 2nd digit of the AXLE code is, I cannot make it out.

F61 = F600 2WD

E = 361 2V FT engine.

V = Kentucky Truck Assembly Plant.

U60039 = 1974.

176" Wheelbase.

M =Wimbledon White, the truck has been repainted yellow based on overspray on Warranty Plate.

F610 = F600 2WD, 19,700 lbs. GVWR

4B8: 4B = Heavy Duty Black Vinyl // 8 = 81A Standard Cab.

M = Clark Model 285V 5 Speed Direct.

5?2: 5? = Rear Axle // 2 = Ford 5,500 lb. Capacity Front Axle without P/S.

19,700 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

524350:

52 = Dallas TX Ford District Sales Office, where the original selling dealer ordered the truck from.

4350 = Domestic Special Order number. The truck was special ordered by the original purchaser, not "bought off the lot."
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Wow! Thank you so much for the helpful information! I guess this truck is pretty heavy-duty - 19,700 lbs. GVWR?!?

Regarding the second digit, your guess is as good as mine - I suppose it looks like a "1", but I guess it could also be a "4" - I don't see any other possibilities.

Again, thank you SO much for the information and such a very fast reply!

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Wow! Thank you so much for the helpful information! I guess this truck is pretty heavy-duty - 19,700 lbs. GVWR?!?

Regarding the second digit, your guess is as good as mine - I suppose it looks like a "1", but I guess it could also be a "4" - I don't see any other possibilities.
I couldn't make out the 2nd digit initially (68 year old eyes), so didn't look at the axle charts.

Now that I have looked, there's no 51, so it's gotta be 54!

54 = Rockwell-Timken Single Speed Rear Axle / 6.83-1 / 17,500 lbs. Rear Axle Capacity.
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I also have an engine number that i am trying to identify - The engine number is as follows 6APJ24764F stamped on the side of the block - It is from a 1970 F600 Dump truck - I think it is a 240 I6 - can anyone help me out??
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I also have an engine number that i am trying to identify - The engine number is as follows 6APJ24764F stamped on the side of the block.

It is from a 1970 F600 Dump truck - I think it is a 240 I6 - can anyone help me out??
I don't know what this number is, it's not an engine number since no Ford after 1948 has one. It's not a block casting number either.

VIN stamped on Warranty Plate, located on the left door face below the latch.

4th digit of VIN is engine code. A = 240 1V I-6 / B = 300 1V I-6.
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