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'54 Ford Vin Decode

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Left Turn, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Left Turn
    Joined: Nov 13, 2009
    Posts: 634

    Left Turn
    Member Emeritus
    from Omaha, NE

    can anybody decode a VIN for a '54 Ford Coupe?

    vin #A4KG141481... just want to know what model it is. etc.

  2. lowmater_tn
    Joined: Sep 20, 2009
    Posts: 83


    Ford passenger car last-six starts at 100001 at each assembly plant.

    Assembly plant code is position #3 in a 1954 Ford VIN A4FG100001 = the 1st Ford passenger car scheduled for production at Dearborn for the 1954 model year.

    Position #1 is the engine code (A = 223 Six, U = 239 V-8); Position #2 is always 4 for the year 1954.

    Position #4 is the product series code (G = Customline and Mainline, F = Crestline Skyliner; C = Crestline Sunliner; V = Crestline Victoria; T = Crestline sedans; R = Mainline Ranch Wagon; W = Customline Ranch Wagon; X = Country Sedan; Y = Country Squire)

    Production started January, 1954
    Highs are listed:
    Atlanta (A) 165959
    Buffalo (B) 161398
    Chester (C) 165497
    Chicago (G) 196269
    Dallas (D) 202233
    Dearborn (F) 235822
    Edgewater (E) 188571
    Kansas City (K) 173157
    Long Beach (L) 162069
    Louisville (U) 166654
    Memphis (M) 168505
    Norfolk (N) 174160
    Richmond, California (R) 149189
    Somerville (S) 172860
    Twin Cities (P) 178501

    heres the site
  3. Left Turn
    Joined: Nov 13, 2009
    Posts: 634

    Left Turn
    Member Emeritus
    from Omaha, NE

    Very cool, thank you... any way to tell a customline from a mainline?
  4. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 9,020

    from Phoenix,AZ

    Mainlines do not have any stainless side trim,Customlines do, also most Mainlines do not have the stainless trim in the rubber around the windshield.This will help more than anything just click this and scrolldown: Also if you are now a '54 Ford owner you should join the 1952-56 Ford owners social group,we are very active with lots of info to share('54 Customline owner myself) and group moderator.

  5. boldventure
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,766


    VIN Format: 1953-1959 Ford (+1958 & 1959 Lincoln)

    Decoding: A4KG141481

    <TABLE border=1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=1><TBODY><TR><TH>Digit</TH><TH>Usage</TH><TH>VIN</TH><TH>Decoded</TH></TR><TR><TD>1</TD><TD>Engine</TD><TD>A</TD><TD>L6 223 OHV 115hp</TD></TR><TR><TD>2</TD><TD>Year</TD><TD>4</TD><TD>1954</TD></TR><TR><TD>3</TD><TD>Plant</TD><TD>K</TD><TD>Kansas City MO</TD></TR><TR><TD>4</TD><TD>Body</TD><TD>G</TD><TD>4-door, 2-door, Mainline, & Customline</TD></TR><TR><TD>5-10</TD><TD>Sequential Serial #</TD><TD>141481</TD><TD>141481</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    From a decoder that I use.

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