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fairlane575859
11-06-2015, 04:01 AM
hi everybody,

I am from France and I own a 1959 Galaxie from Canada.
I'm trying to decode the plate of my car. I found information about the body on the forum but nothing about engine, trim and paint. Can anyone help me?

465AK59-547279
Engine : M3
Trim : 20
Paint : 1WW

Ian
1959 Ford full size

YellowRose
11-06-2015, 10:57 AM
Hi Sterlay, so far, I have found this.

http://www.dearbornclassics.com/door_dataplate_57-59.html

I do not know what the 465AK is yet, but the 59 would be the year, 1959, I would imagine. The 547279 the Serial Number probably.

This site might help also.

http://1957ford.com/asp/gallery.aspx?catmstrid=1&catdetid=29

There is someone on there that you can email to get a breakdown on your Data Plate info.

jopizz
11-06-2015, 02:07 PM
Ray,

His car was built in Canada. I believe Howard Prout has a 1958-59 Ford Body Parts book for Canadian built cars. The data plate info is different than US built cars.

John

YellowRose
11-06-2015, 03:29 PM
Yup, and therein lies the problem I gather. I will email Howard and see if he can help!

YellowRose
11-06-2015, 07:09 PM
Howard sent me a breakdown on a Canadian manufactured '59 Full Sized Ford Data Plate, and I found a lot more information that I will see if I can post here. Hopefully, this will help him a lot.

http://www.squarebirds.org/SB/1958-59%20Body%20Parts%20Catalog.pdf

fairlane575859
11-09-2015, 02:48 AM
thank you guys, the way is cleared !

YellowRose
11-09-2015, 02:51 AM
Hi Ian, great! Glad we could help. Thanks to one of our Canadian members, Howard Prout, we were able to dig that information up.