Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - Reply to Topic -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> General Rodding Tech> 1950's Ford Vin Number checking
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

Thread: 1950's Ford Vin Number checking Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
09-06-2003 02:56 PM
FORD VINs 1909-50s

Ford used the engine number as the VIN number from 1909-31 covering the Model T and Model A production.
Ford used the chassis number as the VIN number from 1932-48 covering the early years of the flathead V8. Motor numbers were only stamped in engines in states which required them; it was the same number as the chassis.
Ford went to body numbers in 1949 through the time VIN tags were installed at the base of the windshields. Again, engine numbers were stamped when state requirements had to be met and were the same as body number.
08-23-2003 12:04 PM
Cruiseomatic Thanks,Becasue I want to know if its a original and not a crate kit.
08-23-2003 07:36 AM
WoodsEdge OK here goes- 56 Ford- Number located on left front door pillar.
The number consists of: An engine code letter, a model year, an asembly plant code letter, a body style code letter, a six figure consecutive unit number, in the order giver.
The engine dode letter:
6 cyl. OHV 223cu. in.- A
V8 OHV 272 cu. in. - U
V8 OHV 292 cu. in. - M
V8 OHV 312 cu. in. - P
The Model year code for 56- 6
The only other info I have is F is Dearborn plant and H is a Thunderbird. Maybe this will give you a start.
08-23-2003 06:33 AM
Re: 1950's Ford Vin Number checking

Originally posted by Cruiseomatic
I'm looking to buy a '56 Ford Country Sedan and want to find a place to check the VIN For authenticity. Any one know whare I can find out?
I may be mistaken, but into the early '50's Ford used the engine serial number as the VIN number. The '56 you have is probably the same. Check the engine number against the number on the title.

You could always check at your local Ford dealership parts department. They should know where to look.
08-23-2003 01:18 AM
pzatchok Sorry I can't help you right now with the vin number but Monday or Tuesday I'll have some more info for you from work. I left all my books there. I've done few '55, '56 Ford Fairlanes and I can send you any info I have on them plus a few contacts for parts.
I'm doing a '56 convertable now and over the winter I'll be doing my '55 Victoria finally.

I'll answer any questions I can on those Fords.
08-22-2003 09:34 PM
1950's Ford Vin Number checking

I'm looking to buy a '56 Ford Country Sedan and want to find a place to check the VIN For authenticity. Any one know whare I can find out?

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:04 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.