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Old 02-09-2009, 09:15 PM
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Bought a `61 F100....BUT

Hello,I don`t normally post on here because I`m rarely stumped like I am right now.

I picked up a 1961 F100 unibody today. I assumed that all 2wd F100`s had 9" rears...but this one does not. When I was loading it on the trailer I was very suprized to a Spicer/Dana type rear axle under it. It has the correct 5 on 5.5" bolt pattern,and it looks to be the right width.

Would this be some sort of factory option,or was a 53-56 style rear swapped into my truck at some point in it`s life??
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Hello,I don't normally post on here because I`m rarely stumped like I am right now.

I picked up a 1961 F100 unibody today. I assumed that all 2wd F100`s had 9" rears...but this one does not. When I was loading it on the trailer I was very suprised to a Spicer/Dana type rear axle under it. It has the correct 5 on 5.5" bolt pattern,and it looks to be the right width.

Would this be some sort of factory option, Right-o! or was a 53-56 style rear swapped into my truck at some point in it`s life??
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Your truck has a LIMITED SLIP rear end if it's a Spicer-Dana 44.

When 1959/67 F100's were ordered with Limited Slip, the Spicer-Dana 44 was installed.

And...Ford also offered as an option, the Spicer-Dana 60 for 1961/67 F100's...with or without Limited Slip.

This 60 uses the same 5 lug, 5.50" bolt pattern wheels.

Look on your trucks Warranty Plate for the AXLE code, post what it is.

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Axle code is A1
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:51 PM
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BTW...also stumped on what these two codes mean...DATE: 222 and DSO: blank


What I do know is that it is an original paint Holly Green `61 Unibody shortbed 2wd,with a 223,light-duty 3spd,and it was the 644th unit built in March of 1961,so I am guessing within the first few days. My B-Day is March 4th,would be pretty sweet if this truck was the same...lol.
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Axle code is A1
A1 = Spicer-Dana 44 / 3.73-1 / Limited Slip / 3300 lb. Rear Axle Capacity

The last line on the Warranty Plate should have the GVWR / HP / RPM / DSO code.

There is no date shown on the facsimile of the Warranty Plate in the parts catalog for 1961/62 F100/750's.

Suggest you post a pic of the plate. Ford didn't always stamp the codes in the correct location.
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I will check again,but GVWR/HP/RPM are there for sure but no DSO.
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I will check again,but GVWR/HP/RPM are there for sure but no DSO.
Mine doesn't either.
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Suggest you post a pic of the plate. Ford didn't always stamp the codes in the correct location.
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your right like usual
4th number set, "53" nowhere near the 'DSO' title.....real far to the left.
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Checked again,everything is there but the DSO,will take a pic to prove it.
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So....no other opinions on the missing DSO or the Date:222???

I checked the tag a dozen times,the bottom row of codes has something for GVW,HP,and RPM,but the DSO is completely blank.
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date 222

perhaps it isn't march and it's February 22nd? as in 2/22

idk just throwing something out there.
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Obviously nobody believes anyone without a picture on here. Guess telling the truth means little nowadays.
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Obviously nobody believes anyone without a picture on here. Guess telling the truth means little nowadays.
now, now....just take a pic, click on your name, create a gallery or whatever and upload it....
or, don't....doesn't matter to me....
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NEVERMIND......your right like usual

4th number set, "53" nowhere near the 'DSO' title.....real far to the left.
53 = Kansas City Ford District Sales Zone Office, where the original selling dealer ordered the truck from.
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FoMoCoPower: It's has nothing to do with what some of us believe..or not.

Do you see what FTE member Faber typed above?

Ford mis-stamped code(s) on the Warranty Plates, put them in the wrong place, or may have left the code(s) off in error.

There's an old saying: "A picture says a 1000 words."

If you lived in Burbank CALIFORNIA, I could swing on by, and look at your Warranty Plate.

Can't do that since you live in Burbank....Illinois.
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