Ranchero Vin Decoder

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  1. DarkAngel

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    Please if I cant post this let me know. I have not yet seen it on here.

    Vin Decoder for 1960-1979 Ranchero's

    (FIRST DIGIT)
    Model Year Code

    0 = 1960 or 1970
    1 = 1961 or 1971
    2 = 1962 or 1972
    3 = 1963 or 1973
    4 = 1964 or 1974
    5 = 1965 or 1975
    6 = 1966 or 1976
    7 = 1967 or 1977
    8 = 1968 or 1978
    9 = 1969 or 1979

    (SECOND DIGIT)
    ASSEMBLY PLANT CODE (same for all years)

    A = Atlanta, GA
    B = Oakville, Ontario, Canada
    C = Ontario Truck
    D = Dallas, TX
    E = Mahwah, NJ
    F = Dearborn, MI
    G = Chicago, IL
    H = Lorain, OH
    J = Los Angeles, CA
    K = Kansas City, KS
    L = Michigan Truck
    N = Norfolk, VA
    P = Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
    R = San Jose, CA
    S = Allen Park, MI
    T = Metuchen, NJ
    U = Louisville, KY
    V = Kentucky Truck
    W = Wayne, MI
    Y = Wixom, MI
    Z = St. Louis, MO

    THIRD & FOURTH DIGIT
    Series Code

    1960 - 1966

    27 - Ranchero
    29 - Sedan Delivery (1961-1965)

    1967 - 1969

    47 - 2dr bench (Ranchero)
    48 - 2dr (500)
    49 - 2dr buckets (500XL, GT)

    1970 - 1979

    47 - 500
    48 - GT
    49 - Squire

    FIFTH DIGIT
    Engine Code

    A
    289 V-8 225 hp (1965-73)
    460 V-8 215 hp (1974)
    460 V-8 (1975-76)

    C
    289 V-8 200 hp (1965-69)
    429 V-8 370 hp (1970-74)

    F
    260 V-8 (1960-67)
    302 V-8 210 hp (1968-71)
    302 V-8 141 hp (1972-74)
    302 V-8 (1977-79)

    H
    390 V-8 275 hp (1960-67)
    390 V-8 280 hp (1968)
    351 V-8 250 hp (1969-70)
    351 V-8 240 hp (1971)
    351 V-8 164 hp (1972-74)
    351 V-8 (1975-79)

    J
    302 V-8 230 hp (1965-69)
    429 V-8 375 hp (1970-74)

    K
    289 V-8 271 hp

    L
    250 6-cyl. 155 hp(1960-70)
    250 6-cyl. 145 hp(1970-71)
    250 6-cyl. 99 hp(1972-74)

    M
    351 V-8 290 hp (1969-70)
    351 V-8 285 hp (1971-74)

    N
    429 V-8 360 hp (1970)
    429 V-8 205 hp (1972-74)

    Q
    428 V-8 335 hp (1969)
    351 V-8 248 hp (1972-74)

    R
    428 V-8 335 hp (w/Ram Air in 1969)

    S
    144 6-cyl. (1960-66)
    390 V-8 315 hp (1967)
    390 V-8 325 hp (1968)
    400 V-8 168 hp (1972-74)
    400 V-8 (1975-79)

    T
    200 6-cyl.

    U
    170 6-cyl.

    V
    223 6-cyl.

    W
    292 V-8

    X
    352 V-8 220 hp

    Y
    352 V-8 300 (1960-66)
    390 V-8 265 hp (1967-68)
    390 V-8 320 hp (1969---)

    Z
    390 4-V 315hp (1967-?)

    SIXTH thru ELEVENTH DIGITS
    Numerical Sequence of Assembly
    000000
     
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  2. Donan 05

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  3. Donan 05

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    Hi Don here, do you know if ford made special order sedan delivery for 66 according to my vin i have a sedan delivery
    so far ever place i'v looked has said it ended in 65 all help would be appreciated
    a BIG THANKS
     
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    6 K 29 c 255862
     
  5. 72GTVA

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    Based on your VIN, yes they did. The Ford Master Parts Catalog (MPC) shows the body series 29 as Sedan Delivery (Body Series 78A) and also Custom Ranchero (two trim levels (identified as 66B and 66C). Check the data plate for body 78A. It looks like, per the MPC, that 1966 was the last year of Sedan Delivery manufacture, and the Ranchero line moved to the Fairlane/Torino class car in 1967, and sedan delivery has no call out or matching codes beginning in 1967.
     
  6. Donan 05

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    Hi don here, To start thanks for your help, the data tag is still on the door it states body as 66B coloras X trim as 46 date 16F DSO 27 axle as 1 and trans as 6 also
    do i just google the ford master parts catalog to get one?
    THANKS again
     
  7. 72GTVA

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    That body code translates to a Custom Ranchero - and it may be how Sedan Delivery were produced in '66.

    Yes, and a set of PDF on CD may pop up in ebay from a google search. FWIW, there are only about 6 parts per side unique to a Sedan Delivery from a Falcon Wagon roof/Ranchero - the sides in place of the windows and the supporting braces in place of fixed glass/windows, and they are the same '65 and '66.
     
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    Ok thanks
     
  9. Clean1961forme

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    Hi All,
    is it possible for a title to be a 1961 and the vin start with 2R27 ????

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  11. Anton Olafsson

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    Hello,
    On the vin on my Ranchero is 46 for the THIRD & FOURTH DIGIT.
    any ideas? do I have fake vin?

    Regards from Iceland and sorry for bad english
     
  12. LSChero

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    Wonder if its a 48,just a bad stamp.Is your ranchero a GT?Compare with door sticker,original title vin.May be vin# stamped under dash pad on metal below windshield.Always Kevin Marti...
     
  13. Anton Olafsson

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    Well Marti report is done.

    46=Ranchero
     

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  14. LSChero

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    Learn something every day.46 must be base 70 ranchero.Did ford do this on other year(s) rancheros?Anyone else have 46 vin?
     

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