Discussion in 'Ranchero Vin Decoder/Production Numbers' started by Rancherous, Dec 11, 2005.
Awesome! Thanks to everyone for all the information.
Hi everyone. I think on the door panel it has a color code of 5a, does anyone know what that is?
Color code 5A equates to Lt. Pewter Metalic color # 3314-A.
Hi all! Roxanne here from way down in New Zealand! Im needing some help with this vin thing!Ive got a 72 Ranchero.. that could also be a 73????
Door panel is as follows.
The Vin code
Have been looking at pictures of others and the grill shape on mine is way different from other 72's
Thanks for your help!
you have a 73 Roxanne...its an early production 73
u- C6 automatic
6- 3.00 open gears
97D-n ranchero 500
DSO 71=Los Angeles
3=model year, 1973
A=Assembly Plant, Atlanta
47=Body type, Ranchero 500
S=engine code, 400 2V
172298 =consecutive unit number
Hey thanks! Confusion is over! When it was imported to New Zealand it was registered as a 72 for some reason. Im happpy az with it and so far the only thing that Ive had to do to it was 4 new shocks all round and a wheel alignment... Drove a bit like a bath full of water before that!
Hope to get a photo up soon (when I figure out how!
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my 77gt donor car has a #1 axle ,trans i believe is w, serial #7a48h what gear,open or posi? my 79'serial is 9h47f the door panel says; body-97d, int trim-dd, ac-a, r-2,axle-2, tr-xmmaa.i can't read the paint code but i'm sure it was maroon/burgundy. any help is appreciated.....ray
As a rule of thumb on rearend codes if they are a Number they are Open Rear Ends if they are a letter they are limited slip.
thanks for that information,ranchero u.s. i apreciate it .....ray
A little bit more Ray there are a few optional axle ratios that are a letter as well but not limited slip. For instance my 73 Q code Torino has an axle code of A which is 3.50 gears that had to be ordered and was an option. But most cases that is an easy way of identification from the door codes.
My inside tag is as follows:Body-97D
I figured out the VIN but am unsure about the rest. What is the DSO?
Color 2B= Bright Red
Trim CU= is this maybe a CY? is so = Light Grey/Gold Spring Knit/Corinth Vinyl
Trans W= C4 Automatic
Axle 3= 279:1 non limites slip (standard)
DSO 25= District Code = Richmond, Virginia
Thanks Bob, looks like everything on it is the way it came, pleased about that. The seat and door panels are gold/tan in color with a brown dash.
G'day from DownUnder.....
I am awaiting arrival of my '71 GT Ranchero, and would like to know what the correct colour and trim is for my car, here is all of the info I could gather.....I have been told it is a genuine GT, burgundy, w/tan interior, 9" diff and FMX ?
VIN - 1A48H1638**
COL - B
TRIM - GA
AXLE - 6
TRANS - W
DSO - 54
Looking forward to your replies.
is all I can muster up...Dearborne catalog,is th source I used...
EXTERIOR COLORS AND CODES:
Maroon Metallic B
Trim Code: ALL VINYL BENCH
Rear Axle Code: Conventional
VIN - 1A48H1638**
Model Year Code:This is the model year of the vehicle. For 1971 it should be "1".
Assembly Plant Code
Body Serial Code
Code No. of Cyls. Displacement
H 8 351-2v
Numerical Sequence of Assembly:
So it all checks out, a genuine GT except for the black trim, and possibly gearbox ??? Any easy way to tell a FMX from a C-4 ?
Well the FMX would be a code X in the spot where the W was. Here is a web page so you can identify what trans you have. You should be able to look under and match up your transmission pan.
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