Squarebirds, Rocketbirds, and Fifties/Sixties Ford Discussion Forum

Squarebirds, Rocketbirds, and Fifties/Sixties Ford Discussion Forum (http://squarebirds.org/vbulletin/index.php)
-   1957 To 1969 Full Size Fords - General Technical Discussion (http://squarebirds.org/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=23)
-   -   VIN tag on 57Custom (http://squarebirds.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=22491)

57CustomStd 02-24-2018 02:04 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 04:44 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 10:46 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 12:39 PM

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.


Brushwolf 11-09-2018 10:41 AM

No idea if it means anything, but I noticed that the VIN tag from a 57 Custom that had been a California Police car had a different data layout from any other 57 or 58 VIN tags off Fairlanes. I assumed it was due to a change of VIN tag format sometime in 1957 and it was an early production vehicle, but maybe not.. Maybe special purpose vehicle? Will check it out and compare with some other 57 VIN tags when feeling better, but recovering from surgery right now.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Any submissions to this site and any post on this site becomes property of Squarebirds.org . The webmasters reserve the right to edit and modify any submissions to this site. All material on this is site is copyrighted by the Squarebirds.org. Reproduction by any means other than for personal use is strictly prohibited. Permission to use material on this site can be obtained by contacting the webmasters. Copyright 2002-2016 by Squarebirds.org.