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Ford Code Numbers
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I've been assembling Ford code numbers for some time. The attached spreadsheet has Buck Tag Codes, Data (Door) Plate Codes, VIN Codes, DSOs, Basic Part Numbers, and Date Codes.

The most difficult one to nail down are the buck tag codes, they can change from year to year, and be different from different assembly plants. This is still a work in progress and will likely change when and if I find more sources.

Edit: Updated spreadsheets 5/31/2019 (-V2)


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#9
Thanks for the input and information. Yes, QM, RM, & BO seem to be the ones with the most conjecture as to what they were used for. And, when it appears that the Metuchen assembly plant used some of the codes differently it doesn't help.

Yes, I would appreciate a copy of the codes from the First Mustang Club. I believe that is where I got some of them when I first started my list several years ago. But, same as you, when I tried to access the club a few days ago I got the error.

Thanks again,
Don



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(05-30-2019, 09:54 AM)Hemikiller Wrote: A man who loves his spreadsheets Smile

Couple things I noticed - color 6 for '71 is called Bright Blue Metallic, same as '72 3J, both were Ford paint color 3077. Different paint chip books used various names - Medium Blue Poly, Acapulco Blu Poly etc. That's from other car lines.

3.50 open was available in '73 as code A

I knew that was Bright instead of Silver, that was what my car was originally. That's what I get for copying Sad  
I knew about the Poly designation, too, just too lazy to add it. I think what I'll do is show it as XXX Poly (Metallic). I saw where someone the other day was confused about the Poly and what it meant. PPG calls it Poly, DuPont calls it metallic, to add to the confusion.

I added the 3.50 to the '73 axles.

Thanks for your input, every little bit of information really helps with the accuracy.

Don



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(05-30-2019, 10:27 AM)7173Vert Wrote: Nice Job! FYI. in '71, the interior trim code for white vinyl was also 1W (off my buck tag.)

Thank you, I added it Smile



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(05-30-2019, 09:14 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: Don,
Are you bored man, lol. Must be an accountant that loves spread sheets.
Since you are getting into this so deep here is a pic of my Buck Tag off my 73 Mach 1 with all the options. It is a 4 speed, AM / 8 track. Has all options but the block heater. Well you can't get all options on one car due to one eliminating another.
See if you see anything new there or different.
Are the two spread sheets the same just saved in a different format? Looked to be same to me.
My car would be a Dealer ordered car since I went in and ordered.
I also put a pic of a door tag off of a Special Order Paint & Trim non factory option car I have. I am sure you know about the 6 digit DSO code and they leave the paint code blank. There were no records kept for the Special Order cars they are long gone. Marti cannot tell anything either.
I have a hard copy of the Ford Corporate Acronym dictionary somewhere. I will keep and eye open for it. Might have some info in it also. About a 1/2" thick so lots of them for sure. You would think the Buck tag info would be in there.

David, you have a new one, FDX, any guesses as to what it is? 
Interesting they spelled out the interior color, instead of a code. Obviously, on yours, the ST stands for Stereo Tape.

Thanks,
Don



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(05-30-2019, 06:39 PM)Don C Wrote:
(05-30-2019, 09:14 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: Don,
Are you bored man, lol. Must be an accountant that loves spread sheets.
Since you are getting into this so deep here is a pic of my Buck Tag off my 73 Mach 1 with all the options. It is a 4 speed, AM / 8 track. Has all options but the block heater. Well you can't get all options on one car due to one eliminating another.
See if you see anything new there or different.
Are the two spread sheets the same just saved in a different format? Looked to be same to me.
My car would be a Dealer ordered car since I went in and ordered.
I also put a pic of a door tag off of a Special Order Paint & Trim non factory option car I have. I am sure you know about the 6 digit DSO code and they leave the paint code blank. There were no records kept for the Special Order cars they are long gone. Marti cannot tell anything either.
I have a hard copy of the Ford Corporate Acronym dictionary somewhere. I will keep and eye open for it. Might have some info in it also. About a 1/2" thick so lots of them for sure. You would think the Buck tag info would be in there.

David, you have a new one, FDX, any guesses as to what it is? 
Interesting they spelled out the interior color, instead of a code. Obviously, on yours, the ST stands for Stereo Tape.

Thanks,
Don
My car has a Ginger vinyl roof also. Thought maybe that was on buck tag so they would put the extra reinforcement in and also the trim clip studs in the roof.
FDX hum. My car did come with the incorrect rear installed. I had the small U joints and after I broke three they changed to correct ones.
The wire harness under the drivers seat has the plug for a Power Seat also and my console had the lighted ash tray like the Cougar. I suspect they were using up Cougar parts not needed.
This pic is a buck tag off my 73 vert which is Décor Group. Sorry about bad pic all I had on computer.
[Image: 100-2507.jpg]

[Image: 100-2508.jpg]


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
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David
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(05-31-2019, 10:15 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote:
(05-30-2019, 06:39 PM)Don C Wrote:
(05-30-2019, 09:14 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: Don,
Are you bored man, lol. Must be an accountant that loves spread sheets.
Since you are getting into this so deep here is a pic of my Buck Tag off my 73 Mach 1 with all the options. It is a 4 speed, AM / 8 track. Has all options but the block heater. Well you can't get all options on one car due to one eliminating another.
See if you see anything new there or different.
Are the two spread sheets the same just saved in a different format? Looked to be same to me.
My car would be a Dealer ordered car since I went in and ordered.
I also put a pic of a door tag off of a Special Order Paint & Trim non factory option car I have. I am sure you know about the 6 digit DSO code and they leave the paint code blank. There were no records kept for the Special Order cars they are long gone. Marti cannot tell anything either.
I have a hard copy of the Ford Corporate Acronym dictionary somewhere. I will keep and eye open for it. Might have some info in it also. About a 1/2" thick so lots of them for sure. You would think the Buck tag info would be in there.

David, you have a new one, FDX, any guesses as to what it is? 
Interesting they spelled out the interior color, instead of a code. Obviously, on yours, the ST stands for Stereo Tape.

Thanks,
Don
My car has a Ginger vinyl roof also. Thought maybe that was on buck tag so they would put the extra reinforcement in and also the trim clip studs in the roof.
FDX hum. My car did come with the incorrect rear installed. I had the small U joints and after I broke three they changed to correct ones.
The wire harness under the drivers seat has the plug for a Power Seat also and my console had the lighted ash tray like the Cougar. I suspect they were using up Cougar parts not needed.
This pic is a buck tag off my 73 vert which is Décor Group. Sorry about bad pic all I had on computer.
[Image: 100-2507.jpg]

[Image: 100-2508.jpg]

David, FDX is F = Ginger and DX = Delux Interior (DX standard on verts). Can you confirm your vert came with the rocker blackout and the decor molding across the top edge of the blackout? My research indicates that is what the BO and QM are for on 71-73 cars.

My vert also came with the Cougar under seat wiring harness. The harness was not only needed for the cougar power seat option but also needed with the convenience group option for the automatic seat back release actuator since they also require non-switched power.
Thanks,
Rich
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(05-31-2019, 11:25 AM)rackerm Wrote:
(05-31-2019, 10:15 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote:
(05-30-2019, 06:39 PM)Don C Wrote: David, you have a new one, FDX, any guesses as to what it is? 
Interesting they spelled out the interior color, instead of a code. Obviously, on yours, the ST stands for Stereo Tape.

Thanks,
Don
My car has a Ginger vinyl roof also. Thought maybe that was on buck tag so they would put the extra reinforcement in and also the trim clip studs in the roof.
FDX hum. My car did come with the incorrect rear installed. I had the small U joints and after I broke three they changed to correct ones.
The wire harness under the drivers seat has the plug for a Power Seat also and my console had the lighted ash tray like the Cougar. I suspect they were using up Cougar parts not needed.
This pic is a buck tag off my 73 vert which is Décor Group. Sorry about bad pic all I had on computer.
[Image: 100-2507.jpg]

[Image: 100-2508.jpg]

David, FDX is F = Ginger and DX = Delux Interior (DX standard on verts). Can you confirm your vert came with the rocker blackout and the decor molding across the top edge of the blackout? My research indicates that is what the BO and QM are for on 71-73 cars.

My vert also came with the Cougar under seat wiring harness. The harness was not only needed for the cougar power seat option but also needed with the convenience group option for the automatic seat back release actuator since they also require non-switched power.
Thanks,
Rich
The 73 vert is original paint and yes had the black out and Décor Group trim.
[Image: DSC-2417.jpg]


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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(05-31-2019, 11:25 AM)rackerm Wrote:
(05-31-2019, 10:15 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote:
(05-30-2019, 06:39 PM)Don C Wrote: David, you have a new one, FDX, any guesses as to what it is? 
Interesting they spelled out the interior color, instead of a code. Obviously, on yours, the ST stands for Stereo Tape.

Thanks,
Don
My car has a Ginger vinyl roof also. Thought maybe that was on buck tag so they would put the extra reinforcement in and also the trim clip studs in the roof.
FDX hum. My car did come with the incorrect rear installed. I had the small U joints and after I broke three they changed to correct ones.
The wire harness under the drivers seat has the plug for a Power Seat also and my console had the lighted ash tray like the Cougar. I suspect they were using up Cougar parts not needed.
This pic is a buck tag off my 73 vert which is Décor Group. Sorry about bad pic all I had on computer.
[Image: 100-2507.jpg]

[Image: 100-2508.jpg]

David, FDX is F = Ginger and DX = Delux Interior (DX standard on verts). Can you confirm your vert came with the rocker blackout and the decor molding across the top edge of the blackout? My research indicates that is what the BO and QM are for on 71-73 cars.

My vert also came with the Cougar under seat wiring harness. The harness was not only needed for the cougar power seat option but also needed with the convenience group option for the automatic seat back release actuator since they also require non-switched power.
Thanks,
Rich
The 73 vert is original paint and yes had the black out and Décor Group trim.
[Image: DSC-2417.jpg]


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
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