The Patent Plate is attached to the left front door pillar.

The Patent Plate is attached to the left front door pillar.

Figure 1 illustrates the 1963 Galaxie Warranty Plate.  The plate is located on the rear (lock) face of the left front door panel.
The 1963 Warranty Plate is similar to the one used for 1962.   However, the SERIAL NUMBER has been changed to VEHICLE WARRANTY NUMBER.  Also, shown in the 1963 DSO space is a two-digit code number of the district which ordered the vehicle.
 The official Vehicle Identification Number for title and registration purposes is stamped on a tab attached to the top right side (weld flange) of the dash panel in the engine compartment (Fig 2). Do not use the "Vehicle Warranty Number" which appears on the Warranty Plate for title or registration purposes.

 

VEHICLE DATA

Example (Fig 1.): 

(65AEM2227H1113)

65A............2-Door Hardtop
EM ............Viking Blue and Corinthian White
22.................Med. Blue Gleam Cloth and Tl Blue D/L Crush Vinyl
27H..................27th Day August
11......................Boston District
1.........................3.00:1 Ratio
3...........................Fordomatic

 

MODEL YEAR
The numeral "3" designates 1963.

ASSEMBLY PLANT

Code Letter

A    Atlanta

C   Chester

D   Dallas

E   Mahwah

F   Dearborn

G   Chicago

H   Lorain

J   Los Angeles

K   Kansas City

N   Norfolk

P   Twin Cities

R  San Jose

S   Pilot Plant

U   Louisville

W   Wayne

MODEL

The model code number indentifies the product line series and the particular body style: 
the first of the two digits shows the product line, and the second digit shows a two-door
style by and odd number or a four-door style by an even number.

Ford 300

53.....2-Door Sedan

54.....4-Door Sedan

Galaxie

51.....2-Door Sedan

52.....4-Door Sedan

Galaxie 500

61.....2-Door Sedan

62.....4-Door Sedan

63.....2-Door Hardtop

64.....4-Door Hardtop

65.....2-Door Convertible

67.....500XL 2-Door Hardtop

69.....500XL 2-Door Convertible

Station Wagons

72.....4-Door 6-Passenger Country Sedan

74.....4-Door 9-Passenger Country Sedan

76.....4-Door 6-Passenger Country Squire

78.....4-Door 9-Passenger Country Squire

 

ENGINE

Code

B.....8-Cylinder 406 Cubic Inch (4-barrel High Perf.)

E.....6-Cylinder 223 Cubic Inch (Taxi)

F.....8-Cylinder 260 Cubic Inch (2-barrel)

G.....8-Cylinder 406 Cubic Inch (6-barrel High Perf.)

P.....8-Cylinder 390 Cubic Inch (4-barrel Interceptor)

V.....6-Cylinder 223 Cubic Inch 

X.....8-Cylinder 352 Cubic Inch (2-barrel)

Z.....8-Cylinder 390 Cubic Inch (4-barrel)

Low Compression

5.....6-Cylinder 223 Cubic Inch

8.....8-Cylinder 260 Cubic Inch

9.....8-Cylinder 390 Cubic Inch(4-barrel)
 

 

CONSECUTIVE UNIT NUMBER
Each assembly plant. with each model year, begins with a consecutive unit number 10001
and continues on for each car built.

BODY

Galaxie
     54B ...............4-Door Sedan
     62B ...............2-Door Sedan
Galaxie 500
     54A ...............4-Door Sedan
     62A ...............2-Door Sedan
     65A ...............2-Door Hardtop
     65B ...............2-Door 500XL Hardtop
     75A ...............4-Door Hardtop
     76A ...............2-Door Convertible
     76B ...............2-Door 500XL Convertible
Station Wagons
     71A ...............4-Door 9-Pass. Country Squire
     71B ...............4-Door 6-Pass. Country Sedan
     71C ...............4-Door 9-Pass. Country Sedan
     71E ...............4-Door 6-Pass. Country Squire

Color
Two-tone paint codes us the same symbols as the single colors except that two symbols are used. 
The lower body color will appear first in the warranty plate paint color space.

If a special paint is used, the paint color space will not be stamped.

Code   "M"Number    Color                      Sales Name

A           M30J-1724     Black                      Raven Black

D           M30J-1451      Med Turq Met        Ming Green

E           M30J-1448     Med. Blue Met        Viking Blue

H          M30J-1447      Dark Blue Met       Oxford Blue

I            M30J-1459     Gold Met.               Champagne

J           M30J-1515      Red.                      Rangoon Red

M          M30J-1238     White               Corinthian White

P           M30J-1454     Med Green Met       Silver Moss

T           M30J-1453     Honey Beige   Sandshell Beige

V           M30J-1470     Chestnut Met             Chestnut

W          M30J-1555    Lt Pink Met.             Rose Beige

X           M30J-1444    Maroon Met.   Heritage Burgandy

Y           M30J-1553    Lt. Blue                     Glacier Blue

Z           M30J-1427     Beige Met.           Fieldstone Tan

 

TRIM

Deviation trim sets will use existing trim codes plus a suffix.  A trim code with a numerical
suffix is not serviced, while a trim code with an alphabetical suffix is serviced.

Code-  Trim Schemes

          Puff Stripe B/C and Crush Vinyl

12.....Med Blue and Lt. Blue Met

14.....Lt Beige and Pearl Beige

15.....Red and Red

17.....Med Turquoise and Lt Turquoise Met.

18.....Lt Gold and Lt Gold Met.

          Gleam B/C and Crush Vinyl

22.....Med Blue and Lt. Blue D/L

24.....Lt. Beige and Pearl Beige

25.....Red and Red

26.....Black and Black

27.....Med Turquoise and Lt. Turquoise D/L

28.....Lt. Gold and Lt.Gold D/L

          Vinyl and Brick Pattern B/C

32.....Lt. Blue and Med Blue 

35.....Red and Red

38.....Lt. Gold and Lt Gold

          Basket Weave Vinyl and Crush Vinyl

42.....Med Blue Met and Lt. Blue Met

44.....Med Beige Met and Pearl Beige

45.....Red and Red

          Crush Vinyl

80.....Lt. Rose Beige D/L

82.....Lt Blue D/L.

85.....Red 

86.....Black 

87.....Lt. Turquoise D/L 

88.....Lt. Gold.D/L 

89.....Med. Chestnut D/L 

          Vahette Vinyl and Crush Vinyl

66.....Black and Black

69.....Med. Chestnut D/L and Lt. Chestnut D/L

94.....Lt. Beige D/L and Pearl Beige

95.....Red and Red

97.....Med. Turquoise D/L and Lt. Turquoise D/L

98.....Lt. Gold D/L and Pearl Gold

          Rib Vinyl (Police and Taxi)

03.....Med Green

04.....Med Beige

05.....Red

 

DATE
The code letters for the month are preceded by a numeral to show the day of the month when
the car was completed.  The second year code letters are to be used if 1961 model production
exceeds 12 months.


Month           First Model Year Second Model Year

January                   A                                    N

February                 B                                    P

March                      C                                   Q

April                         D                                   R

May                          E                                   S

June                         F                                   T

July                          G                                   U

August                     H                                   V

September              J                                    W

October                   K                                    X

November               L                                    Y

December               M                                   Z

 

DSO
Domestic Special Orders, Foreign Special Orders, and Pre-Approved Special Orders have
the complete order number recorded in this space.  Also to appear in this space is the two-digit
code number of the district which ordered the unit.  If the unit is regular production, only the
District code number will appear.

District Code

CodeDistrictCodeDistrict

11  Boston

12 Buffalo

13 New York

14 Pittsburgh

15 Newark

21 Atlanta

22 Charlotte

23 Philadelphia

24 Jacksonville

25 Richmond

26 Washington

31 Cincinnati

32 Cleveland

33 Detroit

34 Indianapolis

35 Lansing

36 Louisville

41 Chicago

42 Fargo

43 Rockford

44 Twin Cities

45 Davenport

51 Denver

52 Des Moines

53 Kansas City

54 Omaha

55 St. Louis

61 Dallas

62 Houston

63 Memphis

64 New Orleans

65 Oklahoma City

71 Los Angeles

72 San Jose

73 Salt Lake City

74 Seattle

81 Ford of Canada

83 Government

84 Home Office Reserve

85 American Red Cross

89 Transportation Services

90 Export

 

TRANSMISSION

Code.....Type

1      3-Speed Manual-Shift

2     Overdrive

3     Fordomatic

4     Cruise-O-Matic

5     4-Speed Manual-Shift

AXLE
A number designates a conventional axle, while a letter designates an EquaLock differential.

Code.....Ratio

1       3.00:1

4      3.25:1

5      3.50:1

7      3.80:1

8      3.89:1

9      4.11:1

A     3.00:1

E      3.25:1

H     3.89:1

I       4.11:1