Baby blue door tag

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  1. Giska1

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    Hi need a breakdown on this doortag, thanks

    2A48Sxxxxxxx
    72
    Atlanta
    GT
    400 cid

    Then this is what I dont know what is:

    Body: 97R
    Color: 3B (has to be baby blue) he he
    Trim: FA
    Trans: U
    Axel: 6 (3.00 conventional) ?
    DSO: 72 (like that its the same as the year)

    :confused:
     
  2. ForistellFord

    ForistellFord In Maximum Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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    Top of my head all I know is 97R is for Ranchero body type. Someone with the book will be along shortly...
     
  3. 72GTVA

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    I'll look it up to verify when I get home in an hour or so... FA Black, Trans U I think is a C-6, axle 6 is the 3.00 conventional and I'll check the DSO.
     
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    Thanks so far, wondering what they called the blue color he he :rolleyes:
     
  5. trikar

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    97R =Body type, Ranchero GT
    Color 3B= 3=Bright Red, B=Maroon Metallic
    J is the color code for Grabber Blue.
    Trim FA =Black leather and vinyl
    Trans U =C6 automatic
    Axle 6= 3.0:1 Conventional
    DSO 72=District Sales Office, San Jose Ca.
     
  6. *RD*

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    Hmm, looks like someone repainted that one at some point. None the less nice snag Gaska!
    Dave
     
  7. 72GTVA

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    I have what Trikar has except...

    Color 3B is Light Blue. Hmmm, page 10-00-03 of the '72 Shop Manual. Wonder why???
     
  8. Giska1

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    Thanks Trikar and Thanks 72GTVA, and its not been repainted thats for sure, no red or maroon here. its has been that color from new so the 2.nd site is right. All orig this one. Only there are some wrighting on my rear axel so that might be changed and it has been woorked on in the engine, but what I dont know. :confused:
    And thanks RD I like it to, but you know very expensive it has cost me 11000$ so far. But nearly half is shipping and Norwegian taxes and fees,
     
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  9. *RD*

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    Wow man, that is very pricy, you must love those fishmouths very much so to spend that kind of money on one. Many props to you, have fun with it, can't wait to see the progress you make on it.
    Dave
     
  10. trikar

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    I goofed, I was looking at the 1971 books by mistake. My '72 books show 3B 3429-A Lt.Blue

    Sorry about that, the '71 books are right next to the '72 books.:eek:
     
  11. Giska1

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    RD, yes a lot of money thats for shure but now I have to put in even more, but first sort out the water leak and then to the dmv so I can get Norwegian plates on and then paint, a friend are going to do that job after I have shaved of the doorhandles, antenna and gasfiller holes. so its about 3-4000$ more in paint. And I love the "Fish" yes.
    Trikar, thats an easy mistake, and light blue it is but in the end of summer here thats going to change in september that is. Black and orange metalic I think, and some new wheels.
    But water first.:mad:
     

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