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 1964 Galaxie Warranty Plate.  The plate is located on the rear (lock) face of the left front door panel.
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 WARRANTY NUMBER
Example (Fig1):4Z61X100001
4................1964 Model Year
Z................St. Louis Plant Assembly
61..............2-Door Sedan
X...............8-Cylinder 352 Cubic Inch Engine
100001......First Unit Built (Consecutive Unit Number)

 

VEHICLE DATA

Example (Fig 1.): 

(62ADM1726H3316)

62A............2-Door Sedan
DM ............Dynasty Green and Wimbledon White
17.................Turquoise Chain Weave Fab. and Lt. Turqoise D/L Crush Vinyl
26H..................26th Day August
33......................Detroit District
1.........................3.00:1 Ratio
6...........................C-4 Automatic Dual Range

 

MODEL YEAR
The numeral "4" designates 1964.

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 Custom

53.....2-Door Sedan

54.....4-Door Sedan

Ford Custom 500

51.....2-Door Sedan

52.....4-Door Sedan

Galaxie 500

61.....2-Door Sedan

62.....4-Door Sedan

64.....4-Door Hardtop

65.....2-Door Convertible

66.....2-Door Fastback

Galaxie 500XL

60.....4-Door Fastback

68.....2-Door Fastback

69.....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.....6-Cylinder 223 Cubic Inch (Police)

C.....8-Cylinder 289 Cubic Inch (2-barrel)

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

P.....8-Cylinder 390 Cubic Inch (Police)

Q.....8-Cylinder 427 Cubic Inch (4-barrel High Perf.)

R.....8-Cylinder 427 Cubic Inch (8-barrel High Perf.)

V.....6-Cylinder 223 Cubic Inch 

X.....8-Cylinder 352 Cubic Inch (4-barrel)

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

Low Compression

3.....8-Cylinder 289 Cubic Inch

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

9.....8-Cylinder 390 Cubic Inch

 

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

Ford Custom
     54E ...............4-Door Sedan
     62E ...............2-Door Sedan
Ford Custom 500
     54B ...............4-Door Sedan
     62B ...............2-Door Sedan
Galaxie 500
     54A ...............4-Door Sedan
     57B ...............4-Door Fastback
     62A ...............2-Door Sedan
     63B ...............2-Door Fastback
     76A ...............2-Door Convertible
Galaxie 500XL
     57C ...............4-Door Fastback
     63C ...............2-Door Fastback
     76B ...............2-Door 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

B           M30J-1638   Peacock       Pagoda Green

D           M30J-1625  Med Turq Met   Dynasty Green

F           M30J-1622  Med. Blue Met   Guardsman Blue

G          M30J-1636   Buff                  Prairie Tan

J           M30J-1515   Red.              Rangoon Red

K           M30J-1621  Silv Mink Met   Silver Smoke Gray

M          M30J-1619  White        Wimbledon White

R           M30J-1633 Yellow        Phoenician Yellow

T           M30J-1631   Lt Beige       Navaho Beige

X           M30J-1632   Maroon Met.  Vintage Burgandy

Y           M30J-1623   Lt. Blue         Skylight Blue

Z           M30J-1630 Med Beige Met. Chantilly Beige

 

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

          Rib Vinyl and Crush Vinyl

03.....Med Green and Med Green

04.....Med Beige and Med Beige

          Chain Weave Fabric and Crush Vinyl

12.....Blue and Lt. Blue D/L*

14.....Beige and Beige

15.....Red and Red

16.....Black and Black

17.....Turquoise and Lt. Turquoise D/L*

          Louvre Fabric and Crush Vinyl

22.....Blue and Lt. Blue Met.

24.....Beige and Beige

25.....Red and Red

27.....Turquoise and Lt. Turquoise Met.

          Bar Dot Fabric and Crush Vinyl

32.....Blue and Lt. Blue

34.....Beige and Pale Beige

35.....Red and Red

          Mosaic Vinyl and Crush Vinyl

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

44.....Med Beige Met and Beige

45.....Red and Red

47.....Med. Turquoise Met. and Lt. Turquoise Met. 

          Crush Vinyl (Bench Seat)

71.....Med. Silver Blue D/L and Lt. Silver Blue D/L*

72.....Med Blue D/L and Lt. Blue D/L*

74.....Lt. Beige D/L and Beige

75.....Red

76.....Black

77.....Med. Turquoise D/L and Turquoise D/L*

          Crush Vinyl (Bucket Seat)

80.....White

81.....Med. Silver Blue D/L and Silver Blue D/L*

82.....Med Blue D/L and Lt. Blue D/L*

84.....Lt. Beige D/L and Beige

85.....Red

86.....Black

87.....Med. Turquoise D/L and Turquoise D/L*

89.....Med. Palomino (Crinkle)

*D/L - Diamond Lustre

 

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

4     Cruise-O-Matic

5    4-Speed Manual-Shift

6    C-4 Automatic Dual Range

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

8      3.89:1

9      4.11:1

A     3.00:1

E      3.25:1

F      3.50:1

H     3.89:1

I       4.11:1