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78F150
Journeyman

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From: shoreview mn usa
Registered: Apr 2004

posted 04-08-2004 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 78F150   Click Here to Email 78F150     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i've looked in several books to decode my trucks VIN #. it has 11 numbers the books only go down to 13. its a 78 F-150 4*4.any help?

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68F100
Gearhead

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From: Fort Madison, Iowa USA - United We Stand
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posted 04-09-2004 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try this :

http://www.fordf150.net/howto/decodevin.php


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78F150
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From: shoreview mn usa
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posted 04-09-2004 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 78F150   Click Here to Email 78F150     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks, i decoded the fire wall tag now the sticker on the door jam has no #'s on it to check axles or trans any help there?

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 04-09-2004 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If your rear axle still has the tag on it, we can decode that. Is your transmission an automatic? If so, it's a C6, that's easy.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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78F150
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posted 04-09-2004 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 78F150   Click Here to Email 78F150     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
no tag on either diff. i think the rear is a 9inch the front i'm told is a dana 60

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78F150
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posted 04-09-2004 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 78F150   Click Here to Email 78F150     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
also it was an auto i swapped the 351 for a 360/w manual it took some modifing but its in and works good

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MLariviere
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From: Biddeford,Me.USA
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posted 04-09-2004 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The rear is a 9" while the front is a Dana 44. That is unless it was changed to a 3/4 or 1 ton axle. It would have 8 lugs then on the hubs rather than 5.

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