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johnskull

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how to decode a vin number?
« on: February 18, 2009, 10:57:23 PM »
Hi Guys,
where do I find the information to decode my vin number? I want to know if my drive train numbers match the vin. Doe's anybody know a web site to look it up or have a book if I give you the vin number.
where on the engine is the number I have a 6 cyl. also where on the tranny and where on the rear end. The drive train is out of the car so it will be easy to find the numbers.
Thank you,
John

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Re: how to decode a vin number?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009, 11:19:07 PM »
For a start, I would suggest you subscribe to Mustang Monthly magazine http://www.mustangmonthly.com/
Then get a bunch of mail order (and online) Mustang parts catalogs. Everybody has their favorites. Mine are National Part Depot (NPD)  http://www.npdlink.com/ Virginia Classic Mustang http://www.virginiaclassicmustang.com/ and Texas Mustang Parts http://www.texasmustang.com/
As to your original question, try the FAQ section of this forum. If Glen (Soaring) has done his job correctly (he usually does but he's old, sometimes not sober and decrepid), your answer will be in there.
Jim

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Re: how to decode a vin number?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2009, 01:26:13 AM »
John,
You can find all that decoding information under section IV in the FAQ right above this thread.  Now, understand that you will not have a numbers matching Mustang prior to 1968 so if that pony is a 65. 66 or 67 it won't have the VIN on the engine and tranny.  What year is it?  Don't listen to Jim.  He's older than I am,  sucks on cheap California red, and is an ex-Sailor.  How many sailors do you know who are not quite right in the head regarding their sexual orientation?  ;D

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Re: how to decode a vin number?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2009, 12:54:16 PM »
Remember the Alamo? Glen was just a youngster then, and was still wet - althought not just behind the ears. VIN (not vine - and my CRW is better than Texas premium) numbers were not required on engines until 1968 so a 67, being it was made before the 1968 models, would be best identified by the casting date and engine assembly date.  BTW, Glen (Soaring) is one of the smartest men on this planet. 
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Re: how to decode a vin number?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2009, 08:41:25 AM »
Guys how do I find the FAQ section in section 4? I am looking for Glen Soaring information on decoading a vin.
Thanks, John

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Re: how to decode a vin number?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2009, 05:39:03 PM »
Go to the main page, scroll down to the classic section, click on it and the first thing you will see is the Classic Mustang FAQ.  Click on that, and a whole world of information will become yours.  But, for now, here is the information I have in the FAQ section concerning your VIN code.   This will tell you where it is at, and there are also some deoders in there.

Where is my VIN, and how do I decode it?
http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/students/Blommel/
http://www.mustangdecoder.com/decoder.html
http://www.fomoco.com/mustang-vin-decoder.shtml
http://www.vintage-mustang.com/topics/decode/decode.html
http://www.decodethis.com/


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Re: how to decode a vin number?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2009, 10:04:56 PM »
Soaring thank you for all your help
John

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Re: how to decode a vin number?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2009, 10:31:54 PM »
You're welcome John. Hang around and discuss our favorite cars.  ;D  Surely you have something to say. 

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Re: how to decode a vin number?
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2009, 07:07:02 AM »
Will do soaring, I am just real busy right now sandblasting the stang so I can move on to the metal work. . It is very cold here in PA and it is a battle to keep the garage warm with the wood stove and gas heat. Once spring comes then it will be much better. But then again it will be time to but the crops in the ground. I do want to thank all you guys out there for this great forum and all the great advice you have  given me. I would not be able to get this stang done without you guys. I hope one day to drive up to you guys at a car show and hang with you guys with my car "oups sorry my wifes car" this one is for her. The next one will be for me! HA HA
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Re: how to decode a vin number?
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2009, 07:12:49 AM »
I understand about the wife thing.  Of course, my two Mustangs are mine, but the wife has adopted the 03 MACH1 as hers.  She doesn't drive anything but it.  So, I guess I may as well call it hers.   ;D Oh, and you can blame that cold weather you are experiencing on Al Gore and his global warming theory.   ::)

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Re: how to decode a vin number?
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2009, 08:49:56 AM »
Hi Soaring,
I see you live in Texas I lived in HoustonTexas from 1980 to 1987 I loved it the weather was great the bars were great the BBQ was the best I miss that the most! I still have friends down in Texas after all these years. I have not been back to visit in a long time but I do want to make it back down some day with a drive around the country. Well I am off to feed the animals I am late today they are starting to get mad at me HA HA better get out in the cold to feed them or I won't get any eggs today. Have a great day and thanks again for all your help. I am sure I will need more at some point.
John 

 

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