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GRoup,

Can someone decode this or make sense of this, I tried decoding it
with the Ford red book, and things dont match,

the vin is F25C9E43416

now right off that bat is not a f26 for a 4x4 but wait it gets
weirder
the engine codes in 59 for a F series are j and k I have a C????
I do see a C under Courier what is that??
Now for the rest of the data tag

118 R F28C 15F F 04 B

7400 158 4000 Now i know its 7400lbs and 158 hp at 4k rpm

Now being its a F25 and not a F26, it makes me believe something is wrong??? But then the 04 and B do match up to a 4.56 and 4.55 rears
back and front...
What do i have here????

 
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the vin is F25C9E43416

f25= f250
c = 292ci 8cly 2bc carb 158 hp
9 = 1959
e = assembled in mahwah,nj
43416 is just production sequence


hope this helps you some

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Hi Joe,

>the vin is F25C9E43416
>
>f25= f250
>c = 292ci 8cly 2bc carb 158 hp
>9 = 1959
>e = assembled in mahwah,nj
>43416 is just production sequence
>
>
> hope this helps you some
>
> grant
> 49 f1


Grant is right on the money with the serial number.
Here's the rest of the plate info..............

W.B. 118..........118" wheelbase
Color R...........Vermillion (red, Ford part # M 1J 175)
Model F28C........F-250 4 wheel drive
Date 15F..........F=June of first year (1958) 15 = 15th day of month.
In other words, your truck was built on June 15, 1958)
Trans F...........4 Speed Synchronized transmission
Axle 04...........4.56 Rear axle gear ratio
B...........4.55 Front axle gear ratio

Don't worry, there's nothing wrong. Everything adds up here. Ford didn't start using the "F26" (4wd designation) in the serial number until the 1960's.
For 1959, 4wd is designated in the model number, not in the Vin.
Your truck is definately a 1959 model year factory 4x4, though it was built in 1958 (when 1959 model year production started).

Hope this helps.

 
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Originally Posted by 69crewcab View Post
Can someone decode this or make sense of this, I tried decoding it with the Ford red book (worthless as teats on a mule!) and things don't match.

F25C9E43416 // WB: 118 / COLOR: R / MODEL: F28C / DATE: 15F / TRANS: F / AXLE: 04B / MAX GVW LBS: 7400 / CERT NET HP: 158 / RPM: 4000
The first 3 digits of the VIN in 1959/60 do not decode to 2WD or 4WD & F11/F26 was not used for 4WD until 1961.

The MODEL code stamped on the Rating Plate defines 2WD from 4WD // J = 223 I-6 / K = 272 2V (1957) / Courier based off the Ford 2 door Ranch Wagon, so it's not a truck.

F25 = F250.

C = 292 2V

9 = 1959.

E = Mahwah NJ Assembly Plant.

43416 = 1959 Numerical Sequence of Assembly, the trucks specific serial number.

118" Wheelbase.

R = Red.

F28C = F250 4WD, 7400 lbs. GVWR

15F = Assembled June (F) 15, 1959.

F = Borg-Warner T-98 4 Speed Manual Transmission.

04B:

04 = Spicer/Dana 60 Rear Axle / 4.56-1 / 5,200 lbs. Axle Capacity.

B = Spicer/Dana 44 Front Driving Axle / 4.55-1 / 3,000 lbs. Axle Capacity.

7,400 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.

158 net HP @ 4,000 RPM

1959 production began in August of 1958, trucks introduced in September, so F (June) is considered the first year.

Here's the month chart from the 1965/72 car catalog.



 
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Originally Posted by ALBUQ F-1 View Post
Wow! Bill, you win the award for oldest thread resurrection!
I decoded this in a post in the 1957/60 forum that was typed several days ago. How it got here in this forum, I haven't a clue.

 
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