Discussion in 'Ranchero Vin Decoder/Production Numbers' started by Rancherous, Dec 11, 2005.
Thanks, a very useful link...Four more days and counting......
Body = 97d
Color = 3gdw
Trim = eb
Trans = w
Axle = 6
Dso = 17
97D=Body style Code, Ranchero 500
Trim code EB=Med. Blue L/B Bench
Trans W=Automatic C-4
Axle Ratio 6=3.00:1 Coventional
DSO (District Sales Office) 17=Washington
I just purchased a 1959 Ranchero. It is SN C9RF109898. It currently has a 390. Which engine did it originally have? Its Trans code is C. Which Transmission did it originally come with? Most important, It has Axle code 2. What is the rear axle ratio?
Bill von Tagen
'67 Ranchero, 66A
'59 Ranchero, 66B
1959 Engine code "C" is a 292 cu. in. 200 H.P. V8
1959 Trans code "C" is Fordomatic 3 speed
57/59 Rear axle code "2" is 3.56:1 Ratio Regular
I am about to purchase what is believed to be a 1971 ranchero but if you could decode this for me I would greatly appreciate it! 1A48F28494 I need it as quickly as possible because the guy that owns the salvage yard is going to start crushing cars within the next month!!!
1971 Ranchero GT
Built in Atlanta
Originally a 302 powered car
its a 71 GT with an 302 2v good luck
[ October 26, 2007, 04:49 PM: Message edited by: Giska ]
To help you update your decode list. I looked at a '71 today with a 46 body code. Did some searching and found it's a '71 ONLY, Plain Jane Ranchero, 302 2bl.
[ November 16, 2007, 05:33 PM: Message edited by: Smile_n_Jax ]
Hi, a 68 with the vin 8K48Fxxxxx 8 is the year K is the plant but wich plant is the K and is the 48 the GT body code on the 68. F is the 302 2bbl
K = Kansas City Mo. Assembly Plant
1968, 48 body code = Ranchero 500
49=GT, 47= Ranchero
Hi,my VIN has a 46 body code,and I cant see that for the 1970,can anyone help me with that?Thanks.
Body Series Code 46
Body Series Code 46 is the designation for the base model Ranchero in 1970 and 1971, and that number is used in the VIN. The Body Type is 66A which is used to differentiate part applications unique to the base model.
Body: 97D Color: 4C Trim: VAA Trans: X Axle: 6 DSO: 53
3 - 1973
A - Built in Atlanta
47 - Ranchero 500
H - 351 Engine (Probably a Cleveland, could be a Windsor)
241520 - Sequential unit number of the intermediate line (Torino) built in Atlanta
97D - Ranchero 500
4C - Ivy Bronze Metallic - also called "Ivy Glow"
VAA - Balmoral B/Cloth and Corinthian Vinyl (Lowback Bench) Black
X - Automatic (FMX)
6 - Conventional 3.00:1 Ratio Axle
53 - Kansas City (District)
Here is my vin, what can you guys tell me about it. 4A47Q159208
Ill have to get the door tag numbers for you guys.
4 = 1974
A = Atlanta Ford Plant
47 = Ranchero 500
Q = 351 4V "Cobra Jet" (351 Cleveland 4 Barrell Carburetor)
159208 = 59,208 sequential unit built in 1974 in the Torino line at the Atlanta Ford Plant
Ok I got my door tag.
Body - 97D
Color - 4T
Trim - BR
Trans - U
Axle - 9
BSO - B4
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