FORDification.com
   (powered by Google)


  HOME

  Technical Articles

  Factory Literature

  Discussion Forums

  Photo Galleries

  The BumpWiki

  Service Bulletins (TSBs)

  Decoding Your VIN

  Diagrams & Schematics

  Links & Resources

  In the Movies

  Downloads
  Member Meet & Greets

  In the Media

  Site Index

 MISC / PERSONAL

  My Truck Projects

  My Heinz 57 '67

  I've Been Censored!

  Contact



You are here: Home Technical Articles V.I.N. Data Decoding Your V.I.N. Tag - 1969
Back to Technical Index

Decoding Your V.I.N. Tag - 1969

THE FIRST ROW (THE VIN)
The first three digits
identify the series:
Series Code
F-100 2WD F10
F-100 4WD F11
F-250 2WD F25
F-250 4WD F26
F-350 2WD F35
The fourth digit identifies
the engine:
Engine Code
240 cid, 6-cyl. A
300 cid, 6-cyl. (LD) B
302 cid, 8-cyl.  G (1)
390 cid, 8-cyl. (2) H
360 cid, 8-cyl. Y

(1) The 302 was a mid-year addition in 1969.
(2) 2WD trucks only

See Engine Specifications chart below

   
The fifth digit identifies the assembly plant:
Assembly Plant Code
Ontario, CAN C
Dallas, TX D
Mawah, NJ E
Lorain, OH H
Kansas City K
Michigan Truck L
Norfolk, VA N
Twin Cities, MN P
San Jose, CA R
Allen Park, MI (Pilot plant) S
Louisville, KY U
The remaining six digits are the consecutive unit numbers:
Sep. 1968 -  D96,000 thru E09,999
Oct. 1968 -  E10,000 thru E23,999
Nov. 1968 -  E24,000 thru E37,999
Dec. 1968 -  E38,000 thru E51,999
Jan. 1969 -  E52,000 thru E65,999
Feb. 1969 -  E66,000 thru E79,999
Mar. 1969 -  E80,000 thru E93,999
Apr. 1969 -  E94,000 thru F07,999
May 1969 -  F08,000 thru F21,999
Jun. 1969 -  F22,000 thru F35,999
Jul. 1969 -  F36,000 thru F49,999
Aug. 1969 -  F50,000 thru F63,999

CLICK HERE to view actual production figures.

NOTE 1: The consecutive numbers for trucks were assigned just like Ford cars in the period, IE each assembly plant started with the same sequential number. Thus, the first truck in Kansas City production in 1969 would be assigned D96,000, as the first truck assigned to San Jose would also be D96,000. The unique serial number identifier would be the plant code.

NOTE 2: While researching these VIN pages, there have been many conflicting sets of numbers discovered. The numbers listed above are those listed in the 'Catalog of Ford Truck ID Numbers 1946-1972' and supported by the 1969 Ford factory repair manual. However, the Oct. 1972 issue of Ford's technical bulletin 'Shop Tips' lists the consecutive numbers for 1969 as D82,000 thru G29,999 and the 1975 Final Edition Ford Master Parts Catalog shows D82,001 thru G30,000. In addition, reportedly the figures in the shop manuals are off some because they were printed at the beginning of the production year run. I've also heard from several truck owners who report higher unit numbers than either set listed here. For example, I've received several e-mails from '69 truck owners with larger consecutive unit numbers, one with 'F91709', another one with 'F94511', and another with 'F95994'...so the research will continue. Stay tuned!

 
THE SECOND ROW
The W.B. (Wheelbase) code indicates the wheelbase in inches:
115" is a short wheelbase truck, while a long wheelbase truck is 131".
The Exterior color code indicates the paint color:
Color Code
Raven Black A
Royal Maroon B
Pure White C
Sky View Blue E
Arcadian Blue F
Chrome Yellow G
Cordova H
Empire K
Holly Green L
Wimbledon White M
Norway Green N
Boxwood Green Metallic P
Brittany Blue Q
Diamond Green R
Candyapple Red T
Lunar Green U
Marlin Blue X
Reef Aqua Y
Light Ivy Yellow 2
Pebble Beige 6
Harbor Blue 7
Prime 9

Click the thumbnail to view a full-size Martin Senour paint chip sample sheet.

 
The Model code indicates the model type and the gross vehicle weight in lbs.:
Model GVW
F-100 5,000
F101 4,200
F-102 (1) 5,000
F-103 4,500
F-104 4,800
F-110 (4x4) 5,600
F-111 (4x4) 5,000
F-112  (4x4)(1) 5,600
F-113 (4x4) 4,600
F-250 7,500
F-252 (1) 7,500
F-253 6,100
F-254 6,900
Model GVW
F-255 (1) 6,100
F-256 (1) 6,900
F-260 (4x4) 6,800
F-262 (4x4) 7,700
F-263 (4x4) 6,300
F-264 (4x4)(1) 7,700
F-350 8,000
F-351 10,000
F-352 (1) 8,000
F-353 6,600
F-354 8,300
F-355 9,000
(1) - Reference Pennsylvania registration data
 
The Body code: The first one or two digits identifies the interior trim and the last two digits indicates the type of cab.
NOTE: Information about back-of -cab equipment (pickup box, flatbed, racks) was not included on '67-'69 VIN tags.

CAB STYLE

 CODE
Conventional Cab 81
Cowl and chassis 84
Cowl and windshield 85
SOURCES:
(1) 1964-1972 Ford Truck Master Parts Catalog - 1975 Final Issue
(2) 1969 Ford Truck Parts Catalog (FD7753-69)
Code Series and
Body Type

Trim Scheme Description

SOURCE
A F100/F250 Dark blue Corinthian vinyl and dark blue Shetland check cloth (1)
B F100/350 Custom Cab Light blue Corinthian vinyl and light blue lariat pattern vinyl (1)
B F100/600 Custom Cab Light blue Corinthian vinyl and light blue lariat woven plastic (1, 2)
BB F100/750 Custom Cab Black all vinyl (1, 2)
B4 F100/350 Custom Cab Light blue Corinthian vinyl and light blue lariat pattern vinyl (1, 2)
C F100/600 Custom Cab Pastel parchment Corinthian vinyl and light parchment lariat woven plastic (1, 2)
CB F100/750 Custom Cab Black all vinyl (1, 2)
C4 F100/350 Custom Cab Pastel parchment Corinthian vinyl and pastel parchment Kiwi pattern vinyl (1, 2)
D F100/350 Custom Cab Charcoal black Corinthian vinyl and charcoal black kiwi pattern vinyl (1)
D F100/600 Custom Cab Charcoal black Corinthian vinyl and charcoal black lariat woven plastic (1, 2)
DB F100/750 Custom Cab Black all vinyl (1, 2)
D4 F100/350 Custom Cab Charcoal black Corinthian vinyl and charcoal black kiwi pattern vinyl (2)
E F100/350 Custom Cab Dark red Corinthian vinyl and dark red kiwi pattern vinyl (1)
F100/600 Custom Cab Red Corinthian vinyl and red lariat woven plastic (1)
EB F100/750 Custom Cab Black all vinyl (1, 2)
E4 F100/350 Custom Cab Dark red Corinthian vinyl and dark red pattern vinyl (1, 2)
F F100/250 Charcoal black Corinthian vinyl and black and yellow manston pattern cloth (1)
G F100/250 Charcoal black Corinthian vinyl and black and white manston pattern cloth (1)
H F100/250 Dark red Corinthian vinyl and dark red shetland check cloth (1)
K F100/250 Custom Cab Dark blue Corinthian vinyl and dark blue granada pattern vinyl (1, 2)
K4 F100/250 Custom Cab
Bucket seats
Light blue Corinthian vinyl and light blue kiwi pattern vinyl (1, 2)
L F100/250 Custom Cab Pastel parchment Corinthian vinyl and light parchment granada pattern vinyl (1, 2)
L4 F100/250 Custom Cab Pastel parchment Corinthian vinyl and pastel parchment kiwi pattern vinyl (1, 2)
M F100/250 Custom Cab Charcoal black Corinthian vinyl and charcoal black granada pattern vinyl (1, 2)
M4 F100/250 Custom Cab
Bucket seats
Charcoal black Corinthian vinyl and charcoal black kiwi pattern vinyl (1, 2)
N F100/250 Custom Cab Dark red Corinthian vinyl and red granada pattern vinyl (1, 2)
N4 F100/250 Custom Cab
Bucket seats
Dark red Corinthian vinyl and dark red kiwi pattern vinyl (1, 2)
O F100/250 Charcoal black Corinthian vinyl and black and yellow manston pattern cloth (1)
P F100/250 Charcoal black Corinthian vinyl and black and white manston pattern cloth (1)
Q F100/250 Dark red Corinthian vinyl and dark red shetland check cloth (1)
R F100/250 Dark blue Corinthian vinyl and dark blue shetland check cloth (1)
1 F100/250 Dark blue Corinthian vinyl and dark blue shetland check cloth (1)
2 F100/350 Custom Cab Light blue Corinthian vinyl and light blue woven thong repeat vinyl (1, 2)
2B, 2C F100/600 Custom Cab Black all vinyl (1, 2)
3 F100/350 Custom Cab Pastel parchment Corinthian vinyl and pastel parchment woven thong repeat vinyl (1, 2)
3B, 3C F100/600 Custom Cab Black all vinyl (1, 2)
4 F100/350 Custom Cab Charcoal black Corinthian vinyl and charcoal black woven thong repeat vinyl (1, 2)
4B, 4C F100/600 Custom Cab Black all vinyl (1, 2)
5 F100/350 Custom Cab Red Corinthian vinyl and red woven thong repeat vinyl (1)
F100/350 Custom Cab Red crush vinyl and red ladder pattern vinyl (2)
5B, 5C F100/600 Custom Cab Black all vinyl (1, 2)
6 F100/250 Charcoal black Corinthian vinyl and black and yellow manston pattern cloth (1)
7 F100/250 Charcoal black Corinthian vinyl and black and white manston pattern cloth (1)
8 F100/250 Dark red Corinthian vinyl and dark red shetland check cloth (1)
23 F100/600 Standard Cab Light blue Corinthian vinyl and light blue lariat woven plastic (1, 2)
24 F100/350 Standard Cab Light blue Corinthian vinyl and light blue kiwi pattern vinyl (1, 2)
33 F100/600 Standard Cab Pastel parchment Corinthian vinyl and pastel parchment lariat woven plastic (1)
F100/600 Standard Cab Medium beige crush vinyl and medium beige leeds pattern woven plastic (2)
34 F100/350 Standard Cab Pastel parchment Corinthian vinyl and pastel parchment kiwi pattern vinyl (1, 2)
43 F100/750 Standard Cab Charcoal black Corinthian vinyl and charcoal black lariat woven plastic (1, 2)
44 F100/350 Standard Cab Charcoal black Corinthian vinyl with charcoal black kiwi pattern vinyl (1, 2)
53 F100/600 Standard Cab Red Corinthian vinyl and red lariat woven plastic (1, 2)
54 F100/350 Standard Cab Dark red Corinthian vinyl and dark red kiwi pattern vinyl (1, 2)
 
The Transmission code indicates the transmission installed on the vehicle:


1969 F-Series Chassis & Cab

TYPE CODE
4-Speed New Process 435 A
3-speed overdrive T-85 B
3-speed Ford Light Duty C
3-speed Warner Medium Duty T89C, E, F D
3-speed Warner T87E, G E
4-speed Syn. Warner T-18 F
Automatic G
4-speed Synchronized Warner T-19 P
 
The Rear Axle code indicates the ratio of the rear axle installed in the vehicle
REAR AXLE CODES
TYPE RATIO &
CAPACITY
VENDOR MODEL Code
Locking 3.25 (3.3M) Ford (WFE) A1
Locking 3.70 (3.3M) Ford (WFE) A2
Locking 3.00 (3.05M) Ford (WDF-M) A7
Locking 3.54 (3.3M) Dana 44, 44.3 A8
Locking 3.54 (3.3M) Dana 60.2, 60.3 A9
Locking 3.50 (3.05M) Ford (WDF-L) B1
Locking 4.11 (3.05M) Ford (WDF-J) B2
Locking 4.57 (3.05M) Ford (WDF-K) B3
Locking 4.10 (5.2M) Dana 60 B4
Locking 4.56 (5.2M) Dana 60 B5
Locking 4.88 (5.2M) Dana 60 B6
Traction Lock (3.3M) Ford (WFE) B9
Locking 3.31 (3.3M) Dana 44, Dana 44.3 C1
Locking 3.73 (3.3M) Dana 44, Dana 44.3 C2
Locking 4.09 (3.3M) Dana 44, Dana 44.3 C4
Locking 4.10 (3.3M) Dana 60.2, 60.3 C5
Locking 3.54 (5.2M) Dana 60 C7
Locking 3.73 (5.2M) Dana 60 C8
Locking 4.88 (7.4M) Dana 70 D2
Locking 3.73 (7.4M) Dana 70 D6
Locking 4.10 (7.4M) Dana 70 D7
Locking 4.56 (7.4M) Dana 70 D8
Locking 4.10 (3.6M) Dana 60.3 E5
Locking 3.54 (3.6M) Dana 60.3 E9
REAR AXLE CODES
TYPE RATIO &
CAPACITY
VENDOR MODEL Code

-

3.50 (2.3M) Ford (WCC-M) 01

-

4.00 (2.3M) Ford (WCC-N) 02
- 4.11 (3.3M) Ford (WDM-L -V -Z -AB) 05
- 4.57 (3.3M) Ford (WEW-B) 06
- 3.00 (3.05M) Ford 07
- 3.50 (3.3M) Ford (WDM-J -W -T) 08
- 3.70 (3.3M) Ford (WDM-K -U) 09
- 3.25 (3.05M) Ford 10
- 3.50 (3.05M) Ford 11
- 4.11 (3.05) Ford (WCR-M) 12
- 4.57 (3.05M) Ford (WCR-N) 13
- 3.25 (3.3M) Ford (WDM-H -S) 17
- 4.88 (7.4M) Dana 70 22
- 5.13 (7.4M) Dana 70 23
- 4.10 (5.2M) Dana 60 24
- 4.56 (5.2M) Dana 60 25
- 4.83 (5.2M) Dana 60 26
- 4.10 (7.4M) Dana 70 27
- 4.56 (7.4M) Dana 70 28
- 5.87 (7.4M) Dana 70 29
- 3.73 (7.4M) Dana 70 36
- 3.54 (5.2M) Dana 60 37
- 3.73 (5.2M) Dana 60 38

SOURCE: 1964-1972 Ford Truck Master Parts
Catalog (1975 Final Edition)

 
FRONT AXLE CODES
TYPE RATIO &
CAPACITY
VENDOR MODEL Code
4WD - F100 3.73 (3.0M)
3.54 (3.0M)
4.09 (3.0M)
Dana 44-7F * K
4WD - F100
  Free Running
3.73 (3.0M)
3.54 (3.0M)
4.09 (3.0M)
Dana 44-7F
4WD - F250 4.55 (3.5M) Dana 44-6HDF
4WD - F250 4.55 (3.0M) Dana 44F
4WD - F250
  Free Running
4.55 (3.5M) Dana 44-6HDF
4WD - F250
  Free Running
4.55 (3.0M) Dana 44F
* Code K includes both F100 & F250 units with 3M or 3.5M frt. axles and regular or free-running hubs. Determine type of unit, axle size and type hubs before ordering parts.

  SOURCE: 1964-1972 Ford Truck Master Parts Catalog
  (1975 Final Edition)

 

 
THE THIRD ROW
The MAX. G.V.W. LBS. code indicates the maximum gross vehicle weight in pounds
The CERT. NET. H.P. code indicates the certified net horsepower at specified rpm.
 

The D.S.O. code:
Identifies the district which ordered the vehicle. If the vehicle is built on a D.S.O (Domestic Special Order), F.S.O. (Foreign Special Order) or L.S.O. (Limited Production Option), the complete order (invoice) number will also be reflected under the DSO space including the District Code Number. (CLICK HERE to see an example of a 1969 Ford truck order form, with the invoice number which would have been included.)

District Code
Boston 11
New York 13
Newark 15
Philadelphia 16
Washington 17
Atlanta 21
Charlotte 22
Jacksonville 24
Richmond 25
Cincinnati 27
Louisville 28
Cleveland 32
Detroit 33
Indianapolis 34
Lansing 35
Buffalo 37
Pittsburgh 38
Chicago 41
Milwaukee 43
Twin Cities 44
District Code
Davenport 45
Denver 51
Kansas City 53
Omaha 54
St. Louis 55
Dallas 61
Houston 62
Memphis 63
New Orleans 64
Oklahoma City 65
Los Angeles 71
San Jose 72
Salt Lake City 73
Seattle 74
Phoenix 75
Government 83
Home Office Reserve 84
American Red Cross 85
Transportation 89
Export 90's

Ford of Canada
District Code
Central B1
Eastern B2
Atlantic B3
Midwestern B4
Western B6
Pacific B7
Export I1 thru I7
 
1969 Ford Truck Engine Specifications
Engine Code No. Cyl. CID Horsepower Comp. Ratio Carb
A 6 240 150 9.2:1 1-bbl
B 6 300 165 8.8:1 1-bbl
Y 8 360 215 8.4:1 2-bbl
H 8 390 255 8.6:1 2-bbl

NOTE: The 302 was a mid-year addition in 1969.

Sources:

- Standard Catalog of Ford Trucks 1905-2002
  - Cars & Parts Magazine's Ford Truck ID Numbers 1946-1972
  - 1965-1972 Ford Truck Master Parts Catalog - 1975 Final Edition
 

 
You are here: Home Technical Articles V.I.N. Data Decoding Your V.I.N. Tag - 1969


Want to link to this site? Please save this banner to your hard drive to place on your webpage.
The correct link to use is http://www.fordification.com


Copyright 1999-2013 FORDification.com unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.
All brand names and product names used on this website are trade names, service marks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.  
No portion or content of this site may be reproduced or otherwise used without explicit permission.
To report problems or provide comments or suggestions, please click here.