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EFV-8 Club Forum / 1932 Ford Discussion / 1932 VIN Question

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Bud 32B
12-09-2009 @ 3:25 PM
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Since I'm new to Ford cars, need a little info on the VIN of my Tudor. Can the number be used to determine build date and location of build. Does the VIN start with a letter or number? Thanks for any replys

CapnJohn
12-09-2009 @ 4:21 PM
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from www.vanpelsales.com aka FordBarn
note:
B models started with *AB serial number * or *B serial number*
note the stars, see the web site for further info
the numbers are located on the transmission for V 8's or on the casting between engine and tranny on the 4's. Note, they are not on the block. Also located in 1 to 3 places on the left frame rail.

Early Ford Serial Numbers
For Cars and Trucks Manufactured for the USA Market from 1932 to 1953



Model Year Make and Engine Passenger Car Model (note a) First Serial Number
(See note B below)
1932 V8 18 18- 001 to 18- 203,126
1933 V8 40 18- 203,127 to 18- 457,477
1934 V8 40 18- 457,478 to 18-1,234,356
1935 V8 48 18-1,234,357 to 18-2,207,110
1936 V8 68 18-2,207,111 to 18-3,331,856
1937 V8 - 60hp
V8 - 85hp 74
78 54- 6,602 to 54- 358,334
18-3,331,857 to 18-4,186,446
1938 V8 - 60hp
V8 - 85hp 82A
81A 54- 358,335
18-4,186,447 to 18-4,661,000 (f)
1939 Ford V8 - 60hp
Ford V8 - 85hp
Mercury V8 - 90hp 922A
91A
99A Continued from 1938 to 54-506,500 (d)
18-4,661,001 to 18-5,210,700 (e)
99- 001
1940 Ford V8 - 60hp
Ford V8 - 85hp
Mercury V8 - 90hp 022A
01A
09A 54-0,506,501 to end (g)
18-5,210,701 to 18-5,896,294
99A-101,701
1941 Ford V8 - 90hp
Ford 6 - 90hp
Mercury V8 - 95hp 11A
1GA
19A 18-5,896,295 to 18-6,769,035
1GA-000,001 to 1GA-034,800
99A-257,101
1942 Ford V8 - 90hp
Ford 6 - 90hp
Mercury V8 - 100hp 21A
2GA
29A 18-6,769,036 to 18-6,925,898
1GA-034,801 to 1GA-227,523
99A-466,701
1946 Ford V8 - 100hp
Ford 6 - 90hp
Mercury V8 - 100hp 69A
6GA
69M 99A-650,280 to 99A-1,412,709
1GA-227,524 to 1GA- 326,417
99A-650,280 to 99A-1,412,709
1947 Ford V8 - 100hp
Mercury V8 - 100hp
Ford 6 - 90hp (G)
Ford 6 - 90hp (H) 79A
79M
7GA
---- 799A-1,412,708 to 799A-2,071,117 (i)
799A-1,412,708 to 799A-2,071,117
71GA- 326,418 to 71GA- 414,366
77HA- 0,512 to 77HA- 9,038 (c)
1948 Ford V8 - 100hp
Ford 6 - 90hp
Mercury V8 - 100hp 89A
8GA
89M 899A-2,071,118 to 899A-2,374,315
87HA- 0,536 to 87HA- 073,901 (i)
899A-2,005,028 to 899A-2,374,315
1949 Ford V8 - 100hp
Ford 6 - 95hp
Mercury V8 - 8BA
8HA
9CM 98BA-101
98HA-101
9CM -101
1950 Ford V8 - 100hp
Ford 6 - 95hp
Mercury V8 - 0BA
0HA
0CM B0-100,001 (J)
H0-100,001
50-100,001M
1951 Ford V8 - 100hp
Ford 6 - 95hp
Mercury V8 - 1BA
1HA
1CM B1-100,001 (J)
H1-100,001
51-100,001M
1952 Ford V8 - 110hp
Ford 6 - 101hp
Mercury V8 - B2
A2
(All) A2-100,001 (J)
B2-100,001
52-100,001M
1953 Ford V8 - 110hp
Ford 6 - 101hp
Mercury V8 - B3
A3
(All) A3-100,001 (J)
B3-100,001
53- 5,001H

This message was edited by CapnJohn on 12-9-09 @ 4:28 PM

trjford8
12-09-2009 @ 6:14 PM
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Bud, the engine and transmission assemblies all came from the Rouge plant. At that time they were assembled the VIN number that was stamped on the transmission case just above the inspection cover. When that assembly was dropped into a frame the same number on the transmission was stamped onto the frame. There is no way to determine where specific cars were assembled by the VIN number. You can determine the month when the engine and transmission were assembled, but that does not tell you when it was put into a car.It will give you a rough idea along with other items that are specific to early cars, mid year cars, or late cars.
Since you are new to Ford cars and specifically the 32 I would recommend that you purchase the 1932 Ford book put out by the Early Ford V-8 Club. This book comes in two volumes and will tell you everything you will want to know about the 32 Ford.You can purchase the book on-line on the front page of this site.
If you are not a member of the Early Ford V-8 Club I would also recommend that you join. For $35 you will get six issues a year of the V-8 Times and it will give you a lot of information on V-8 Fords.

joesgarage
12-17-2009 @ 10:19 AM
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I was looking at the info on your post, I just bought a 48 ford with a V8 flathead. The VIN starts with 899A. Unless I am reading this info incorrectly it appears this VIN is for 48 Merc V8's. If you could please clarify this for me. This is my first car this old and am still trying to figure out how they identified them.
thanks

trjford8
12-17-2009 @ 6:20 PM
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Joined: Oct 2009
          
Hi Joe, The 899A prefix on your 48 Ford serial number is correct.Since you are new to the hobby I will make the following suggestions; 1st, you should purchase the V-8 Club's 41-48 Ford book. It will give you a lot of information on your car such as paint colors, upholstery colors,engine specs, etc. A great book for the person new to the hobby and 41-48 Fords. 2nd, I would recommend that you join the Early Ford V-8 Club.If you are already a member then you know the benefits. If not a member, then by joining you will get a club roster and 6 issues a year of the V-8 Times magazine. The club magazine will be a great help to the person who is new to flathead cars. The roster will also help you find other Ford owners who may live in your own backyard.
On the front page of this site you can order the book and also join the club. Lastly we hope you continue to visit this site and ask questions. We will try to supply answers.

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