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How do I decode an old Ford VIN?

How do I decode an old Ford VIN?

How to Decode Ford VIN Numbers From 1965

  1. Look at the first character in the VIN number.
  2. Read the second character, which is the code for the assembly plant.
  3. Read the third and fourth characters, which represent the Ford makes and body style.
  4. Read the fifth character, which identifies the engine type in the Ford vehicle.

How do you tell what year my Ford truck is?

How to Identify a Ford Truck Model Year

  1. Locate the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on the vehicle or from the title of the vehicle. VINs are commonly located on the driver’s side door jamb sticker and on the dashboard.
  2. Locate the tenth digit of the VIN. It may be a letter or a number.

How do I know what model my Ford is?

Usually, you will find your Ford VIN printed on your car:

  1. Look for the VIN plate on the driver’s side dashboard behind the windshield (view it from outside the car).
  2. You may find it on the driver’s side of the doorframe – open the door and look around the area where it connects to the body of the car.

What does Ford VIN number mean?

Every Ford car has a unique identifier code called a VIN. This number contains vital information about the car, such as its manufacturer, year of production, the plant it was produced in, type of engine, model and more.

Which digit in a Ford VIN is the engine code?

8 9
American VIN formatEdit

Position Sample Description
7 J Vehicle line, series and body code
8 9 Engine code
9 9 Check digit
10 2 Model Year

How do I find an old VIN?

How to do a VIN Number Search on an Old Car

  1. Navigate to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB’s) VINCheck web page (see Resources).
  2. Type the old car’s VIN into the “Enter VIN” text box.
  3. Click the box next to “You must check here to acknowledge your understanding and acceptance of the terms and conditions of use.”

How do I find out what year my truck is?

To find the character that denotes the year model of a vehicle, start at the end of the VIN. That’s all the way to the right. Now count left 8 characters. That 8th character can be either a number or a letter, but it will tell you what year the vehicle is.

What does VIN look like?

A VIN is composed of 17 characters (digits and capital letters) that act as a unique identifier for the vehicle. A VIN displays the car’s unique features, specifications and manufacturer. The VIN can be used to track recalls, registrations, warranty claims, thefts and insurance coverage.

How can I decode my VIN number?

How to decode a VIN?

  1. Digits 1 through 3 combined is the WMI, (World Manufacturer Identifier).
  2. Digits 4 through 8 represent the vehicle descriptor section.
  3. Digit 9 is a check digit.
  4. Digits 10 through 17 is the Vehicle Identifier Section.
  5. The 11th digit is the manufacturer’s plant code.