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Cool Vin Decode Help

Hey everyone

I've got a Frankenstien type of truck with lots of modifications from pervious owners (Namely an FE390 and 4x4 conversion) but I'm hoping to get some more info on what I've got - or at least what the truck started with.

From what I was told it was a '64 F100 2wd with a straight 6. I posted pictures awhile back and people were telling me it was a '65 based on the grill, inner fenders, "floating" gas pedal, and steering column mount. -> Are there other dead giveaways I can look for? The step into the cab - is that different 64 to 65?

Anyways here's the VIN: F10CR472848

From what I can tell this doesn't make any sense to me. I don't see a "C" code for an engine, and the production number seems like it's from a 1963 model?

Happy to post up pictures to try to get this mystery solved!

 
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Pic of vin plate will help out.
 
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Old 12-17-2018, 05:21 PM
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I'll get one tonight.
 
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VIN: F10CR472848
F10 = F100 2WD

C = 292 2V

R = San Jose CA Assembly Plant.

472848 = 1964.
 
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Originally Posted by NumberDummy View Post
F10 = F100 2WD

C = 292 2V

R = San Jose CA Assembly Plant.

472848 = 1964.
Thank you - Are you able to tell me when it was assembled in '64? It has a '65 grill and other parts that make this confusing.
 
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Thank you - Are you able to tell me when it was assembled in '64? It has a '65 grill and other parts that make this confusing.
Any 1961/66 grille can be swapped, the only real difference is the parking lamps.

1961/64's parking lamps are located within the grilles, 1965/66 parking lamps are located in the upper grille panel.

So, a 1961/64 could have a 1965 or 1966 grille, or a 1965/66 could have a 1961/64 grille by swapping parts.

1964 F100/600 serial number range: 445,001-580,000.
 
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Originally Posted by NumberDummy View Post
Any 1961/66 grille can be swapped, the only real difference is the parking lamps.

1961/64's parking lamps are located within the grilles, 1965/66 parking lamps are located in the upper grille panel.

So, a 1961/64 could have a 1965 or 1966 grille, or a 1965/66 could have a 1961/64 grille by swapping parts.

1964 F100/600 serial number range: 445,001-580,000.
Ok so it's a '64 then with a '65 grill and upper grill panel. If the grill was swapped maybe that's why my inner fenders are from a '65 also. But then there's the floating gas pedal...which i guess could have been changed out? Anything else I can look at to visually verify its a '64 cab vs '65?

I want to buy a new floor mats, firewall pad, and some other parts and i notice a year break at '64/65 and i just want to make sure i get the right stuff.

Thanks again! Here's pics. Will get the VIN plate later and any other shots you need.





 
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That is a sweet truck! I am very fond of Flaresides
 
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Sequential Unit Number 472848 = Nov/1963 Production (**Year of production has been corrected, see post # 10 & 11)

**If the Inner fenders are the "Square" style, it's most likely the front clip was replaced at some point, as only the 1965 & 66 Twin I beam two wheel drive trucks, and the 1966 F100 four wheel drive used the squared inner fenders. The straight axle trucks used the rounded inner fenders.

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Sequential Unit Number 472848 = Nov/1964 Production
Cannot be November 1964, because that would make it a 1965. More than likely, it's probably November 1963, which would make it a 1964.
 
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Cannot be November 1964, because that would make it a 1965. More than likely, it's probably November 1963, which would make it a 1964.
 
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The floorboards, clutch and brake pedals, steering column, and floor mat are indicating 1965/1966 and the floating gas pedal is indicating 1966 "From Serial 696,001" . A 1964 and earlier cab will have a feature on the firewall where either there is a cap covering the heater blower motor or there is a cover if no heater blower, whereas 1965/66 both have the heater blower motor on the inboard side pointing at the passengers knees.

Cab step or lack of one will also be a good determining factor. No pictures of firewall or cab step yet, but those would help to identify this one.

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Here's the Vin Plate:


I can get more pics of the Cab too. Cab step and heater sound like good places to check. I'll check back if there's more pics needed to ID.
 
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The fact that there are screws instead of rivets holding that tag on tells me it has been removed at some point. More pictures would help ID this. Cab steps and firewall looking mostly at the passengers side but also showing the cab cowl would be a good place to start.

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Old 12-18-2018, 12:28 PM
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The fact that there are screws instead of rivets holding that tag on tells me it has been removed at some point. More pictures would help ID this. Cab steps and firewall looking mostly at the passengers side but also showing the cab cowl would be a good place to start.

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Yeah the screws gave me pause as well...

I dont have pics of my cab on my phone but i did a quick internet search and my cab steps look like this:
 

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