How much info can the VIN tell me?

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How much info can the VIN tell me?

Post #1 by Newferd » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:02 pm

I don't suppose the VIN info could get down and dirty enough to tell me the rear axle ratio.
Th rig I'm possibly about to buy is a '95 E150 with a 300 and an E40D tranny.
First numbers are 1FTEE14Y9SHB4XXXX
(I was once told to leave out the last numbers)

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Re: How much info can the VIN tell me?

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:19 am

The Vin can only tell you things like the truck year, engine, type of restraint system, the assembly plant the truck was built at, and the consecutive unit build number. The equipment info you want is located and much more can be found on the door tag / or door jamb tag usally on the driver side. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
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Re: How much info can the VIN tell me?

Post #3 by SteveP » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:16 am

You can find all the information about the rear axle on a tag attached to one of the cover bolts.

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Re: How much info can the VIN tell me?

Post #4 by Newferd » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:22 pm

Thanks guys, I'll look a little deeper next time I see it.

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