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How to Decode your VIN How to Decode your VIN
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10/29/07
This is covered on several other Bronco sites already, so this FAQ will just be a link to those: http://www.classicbroncos.com/webmap...coding___Info/  
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jwats73bronco on 01/27/20, 03:59 PM
Have used all 4 links provided to decode my 1973 Bronco VIN card.
Broncohio.com & Performance Unlimited work.
Michael Masse’s URL not found.
WSU.edu server stopped responding.
Need info on 3 codes.
Model is U153? I find U152 but not U153?
R? Color code on top line of VIN card. Two colors? Lt Aqua or Ginger Metallic? My Bronco has been repainted Lime Green Metallic. Hoping Model code might give me some more info on original color?
Rear axle code is B8Q? I can find B8 but not B8Q?
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okie4570 on 01/27/20, 06:47 PM
153 is 4450lb gvw

R is sequoia brown poly

B8Q is 2900lb axle 3.50 gears front limited slip and power steering
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jwats73bronco on 01/27/20, 07:11 PM
Thx. I found some info on U153 looking further online.
I was really trying to find my trim package to restore truck to original.
I am guessing Explorer.
Bright chrome trim. Swing mount spare tire. No white lower body decals.
Basic black vinyl? Definitely no plaid seat trim? But has rear seat.
Sound right?
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okie4570 on 01/27/20, 07:28 PM
Trim code should be on your warranty plate on the glove door. Just to the right of the u153
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jwats73bronco on 01/27/20, 08:11 PM
Thx. I’ll check that out tomorrow.
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jwats73bronco on 01/27/20, 08:26 PM
Couldn’t wait. Went down and took photo of glove box plate tonight.
Does C92 look right for trim code? Only code not on wallet size VIN card.
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okie4570 on 01/27/20, 08:37 PM
There were some that started with C but not three digit.
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jwats73bronco on 01/27/20, 08:50 PM
To the right of U153 reads.
092 R U153.
My bad. Glare from flash.
Looks like 092? Make sense?
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  #9  
okie4570 on 01/27/20, 09:01 PM
To the right of the 153, to the left is the 092, that's the wheel base in inches
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okie4570 on 01/27/20, 09:02 PM
What does it say under body?
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  #11  
jwats73bronco on 01/27/20, 09:11 PM
Under Body it is C4
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okie4570 on 01/27/20, 09:13 PM
Now we're talking, C4 is Ginger Ranger front buckets with rear seat. So definitely a Ranger.
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jwats73bronco on 01/27/20, 09:17 PM
My bad. Right vs left. Duh!!
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jwats73bronco on 01/27/20, 09:24 PM
Thx. Nice to know? So now I only need to know badges, trim and decals to move forward?
I have the most popular Bronco aftermarket books.
Ford Bronco 4x4 performance portfolio 1966-1977. And A History of Ford’s Legendary 4x4 by Zuercher?
Any thoughts for more detail info?
Thx so much for help!
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