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57CustomStd 02-24-2018 01:04 PM

VIN tag on 57Custom
I am trying to decipher the vin tag on my 57 Ford Custom std. The style is more like a Thunderbird wherein it doesn't have an axle or trans code but instead has a production code of 1417A. Has anyone run into this and can you help me decipher it? It was built Jan 26, 1957 at Kansas City.

jopizz 02-24-2018 03:44 PM

Can you post a picture of it or email me a picture so I can post it. Normally the production code on the early '57 plates have the day (number), month (letter) and it's production number on that day. Sometimes there's a "P" after the number to indicate it's a normal production car. I'm not sure what the "A" would indicate.


57CustomStd 02-25-2018 09:46 AM

57 Vin tag
I am not able to post a pic at this time but info on the tag is as follows: VIN A7K612.... Body 70A Color C Trim A Date 26A Production Code 1417A

jopizz 02-25-2018 11:39 AM

There were a number of different styles of data plates used in the mid-late 50's. I was hoping to see a photo of it so I can compare it to others that I have seen. However if you don't want to take the time to take a picture of it and email to me so I can see it then maybe someone else can help you out.


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