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bibbs68
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posted 02-08-2002 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My car still has the original buck tag and I was wanting to decode it. Only problem was that it had so much paint on it I couldn't see the numbers. So, I whipped out the trusty paint stripper, cleaned it up and my tag only has 2 codes on it other than the VIN. I don't have the codes in front of me now, but shouldn't there be more than 2 other codes stamped on the tag? Or my worst fear, were the other codes printed on the tag? In which case, I cleaned them off with the stripper

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-08-2002 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, they would have been stamped. Was your car a low optioned car?

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mellowyellow
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posted 02-08-2002 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Low optioned. Here is a buck tage off a "long goner'

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3 20F 65A VYN2 2G
8T0iCXXXXXX R GREEN MT
AC PS VYN 2=black vinyl, 2G= Ivy Gold Int. R= code for highland green,GREEN MT=unknown(not man trans as car was c-4 AC PS obvious

What a bummer This was a totally rust free car except for a badly rotted roof.
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bibbs68
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posted 02-11-2002 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oops. I forgot to post my codes over the weekend. I'm going home for lunch today so I'll post'em when I return from lunch.

Steve, as far as I know it was virtually a no option car. There are signs of ac but it must have not been factory installed. That or it just wasn't on the buck tag.

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mustangs68
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posted 02-11-2002 10:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The AC could have been dealer installed also.
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mellowyellow
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posted 02-11-2002 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could have been, but probably not. In 67 and 68, Ford had a dealer add on hang down-the local store has one. Not to say it hasn't been done but it is less likely than the hang down. Cost plus labor would have been a big factor.

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bibbs68
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posted 02-20-2002 09:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I finally got around to posting the codes stamped on my buck tag, about 14 lunches later. Here they are, all two of them:

H-2 & B-2

So how do these decode. The info I found had a ? mark out to the side for their meaning.
Thanks.

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bibbs68
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posted 02-20-2002 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bibbs68:
Well, I finally got around to posting the codes stamped on my buck tag, about 14 lunches later. Here they are, all two of them:

H-2 & B-2

So how do these decode. The info I found had a ? mark out to the side for their meaning.
Thanks.


I forgot these numbers that appear after the VIN: 65A | 456

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T5owner
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posted 02-20-2002 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As far as is known the H2 and B2 marks are inspection marks only. You'll have to wait for Kevin Martis new book on Buck tag codes.

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bibbs68
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posted 02-20-2002 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by T5owner:
As far as is known the H2 and B2 marks are inspection marks only. You'll have to wait for Kevin Martis new book on Buck tag codes.

Thanks for the heads up!

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