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« on: January 12, 2016, 09:32:23 PM »
could someone help me decode my data plate. 1978 pinto wagon vin#8t12z21883, color 46...dso...25   body is 73 or 33 not sure hard to read . axle 7/build date 04/78. thank you

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Re: data plate
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 05:01:04 AM »
From John Perry's Pinto VIN decoder in the left column: Your 1978 Pinto wagon was the 21883 unit built at the Metuchen, NJ - Pinto, Bobcat plant.  It was originally outfitted with a 2.8 V6 ohv engine from the factory.

From a 1978 Ford manual:
color 46 is Dk. Jade Met.
could not find dso
body style code 73B is a Pinto wagon
axle ratio code 7 is 3.40
Jerry J - Jupiter, Florida

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 09:36:16 AM »
The DSO is most likely Richmond VA.


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Re: data plate
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 03:23:49 PM »
Thanks for the DSO codes. You left coast boys have all the good stuff/cars/drivers/racers. Always good.
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