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Old 11-08-2018, 02:37 PM
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I have a 1961 titled F100 which has a vin that indicates it was built in November of 63 and the front end looks like a 65.

any help would be appreciated.

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Old 11-08-2018, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Srowe View Post
I have a 1961 titled F100 which has a VIN that indicates it was built in November of 63 and the front end looks like a '65.





1961/63 front bumper (1964/66 is different-uses 2 bolts per side), 1965 painted steel grille, 1965/66 upper grille panel and parking lamps.

The above (almost impossible to read) is a 1963 only Warranty Plate, as it's the only year that has the body style of the cab stamped on it. 81A is a Regular Standard Cab, not a Uni.

However, if it was assembled November 1963, it would be a 1964. I cannot make out the last 6 digits, but if they begin with 35, it's a 1963 assembled November 1962.

1961/62: Warranty Plate riveted to the inside of the glove box door. 1963/66: Warranty Plate riveted to the left door face below the latch.

Look for the hidden frame VIN .. Warranty Plates are too EZ to change.
 
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350032

so are you saying it does have a 65 grille and turn signals?
and it has a 61-63 front bumper?

the warrenty plate is located on the left door below the latch.

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Originally Posted by Srowe View Post
350032 = 1963 assembled November 1962

so are you saying it does have a 65 grille, 1965/66 upper grille panel and turn signals (parking lamps), and it has a 61-63 front bumper?

1961 grilles have FORD in the center, the upper grille panel is plain.

1962/64 upper grille panel has FORD chrome letters on it.

1961/64 parking lamps are mounted to the grilles. 1965/66 parking lamps and the FORD letters are located in the upper grille panel.

Grilles can be swapped around from any 1961/66 F100/750, but then you have to deal with the placement of the parking lamps if they're different.

Pic: 1964/66 grilles and upper grille panels:









 
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Thanks Bill,

if after all is said and done it sounds like a 63 with a later year 64/66 grille. Correct?
 
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Take a close look at that front bumper. At first glance it look like it mounts like a 63 but it's off...something is going on, the bolts are in the wrong place. It has the two bolts high like a 64 - up. The lower bolts do not match the 63 - down 3 pattern. They're in odd places. The ends are squared like 67 up....

I do believe that's a 67-up bumper with a couple of extra holes in it.

The truck is straight axle.
The cab roof has the 64-66 body line line above the windshield.

Srowe,
The door data may be correct. Other things mentioned above match it.

I think you have ....
1964 F100 (manufactured 11/63)
The bumper is 67 up or aftermarket.
The grille is 1965.
Basically it's 64 truck with a 65 grille and a replacement bumper.......... Unless that 64 cab and some 65 sheet metal was placed on a 61 frame.
 
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Originally Posted by F-ONE View Post
Bill,
Take a close look at that front bumper. At first glance it look like it mounts like a 63 but it's off...something is going on, the bolts are in the wrong place. It has the two bolts high like a 64 - up. The lower bolts do not match the 63 - down 3 pattern. They're in odd places. The ends are squared like 67 up....

I do believe that's a 67-up bumper with a couple of extra holes in it.

The truck is straight axle.
The cab roof has the 64-66 body line line above the windshield.

Srowe,
The door data may be correct. Other things mentioned above match it.

I think you have ....1964 F100 (manufactured 11/63).
Impossible!
The right side of the bumper appears to have the 3 bolts in a triangular pattern only used 1961/63. The extra bolt above may have been added for a fog lamp.

Or maybe someone installed bumper guards that were originally used on the C4TZ bumpers (1964/77 & 1978 before serial # AG0,001)

The Warranty Plate BODY code is 81A .. 1963 was the only year that the body style of the cab was listed.

81A is a Conventional Standard Cab, 81B is a Conventional Custom Cab // 66A is a Uni Standard Cab, 66B is a Uni Custom Cab.

The last 6 digits of the VIN are 350032 = 1963 assembled November 1962 .. See pic below.


 
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Old 11-09-2018, 02:25 AM
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My bet - it was hit, and then "clipped", the doghouse was replaced with what was found, and what was found was a '65 clip.
Hey, it's been 50 years, **** happens.

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Thanks. I am glad I was not the only one confused.

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