Part Number Decoding

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A friend sent this to me in an email.  Not sure where he got it but I thought I'd share.  It seems extensive and I like that for breaking down information.

Secluff, Hemikiller and others :) - let me know if anything looks wrong or out-of-place! Thanks!!!

Decoding Ford Motor Company Part Numbers

Ford Part Numbers (other than hardware parts) are coded in two basic ways:

Parts originating from the USA have a four character prefix (C4GY), a four or five digit part number, ( 1130 ) and a one-letter suffix.( C ) . Example: C4GY-1130-C      (Front Hub Cap on XRT GT and XWY GS Falcons)Australian numbers that start with AR and then the USA number following, usually means the part has been modified or change in some way for Australian Requirements.Example: ARC6DR 3504 C      (Steering Box on XRT GT Falcons)Part numbers that start with XW , XA or similar , are generally parts made for Australian Models only.

Many body-style specific sheet metal, body, interior and trim parts use seven digits in the part number, the first two of which identify the basic body type application, with the last five (“Body Group”) identifying the specific part within a general body area. A three-letter suffix may be used, usually to indicate color.Example: AR C6DZ  54  454A56  B01  ( Boot Mat XR – XT Falcon Black )So , this part number reads as follows.AR – Australian Requirements C  – Decade of the 60’s6    – Year number 6 ( 1966 )D  – FalconZ    – Ford Service Part54  – Body style 4 Door 454A856  – Back Group ( Luggage Compartment ) B01  – Black

Note: Part numbers used for ordering and inventory purposes, and marked on parts boxes, tags and labels should not be confused with engineering or casting numbers (normally stamped on or cast in the part for identification during the manufacturing process). They are not interchangeable — however all follow the same general rules, so these charts may be used to provide approximate interpretations of all types of these markings.

Ford Part Number Codes:

Decoding Ford Part Numbers

Decade

A = 1940’s (often omitted)

B = 1950’s

C = 1960’s

D = 1970’s

E = 1980’s

F = 1990’s

Year

Last digit of year of introduction or revision

Vehicle Type / Model

A = Ford (Generic) / Galaxie

B = Bronco (1970-73)

      Maverick (1975-77)

      Fairmont (1978-83)

C = Remanufactured Parts (1966-75)

      Elite (1975)

      Capri (1979-up)

D = Falcon (1960-69)

      Maverick (1970-74)

      Granada (1975-82)

      LTD (1983-up)

E = Truck (Cab over Engine) (1970-73)

      Pinto (1976-80)

      Escort (1981-up)

F = Foreign / Trans Am Racing

G = Comet (1961-67)

      Montego (1968-76)

      EXP (1982-up)

H = Holman/Moody HiPo Part

      Heavy Truck (1966-82)

      Medium Heavy Truck (1983-up)

J = Industrial

K = Edsel (1958-60)

      Tilt Cab (1970-73)

      Comet (1975-77)

      Zephyr (1978-83)

      Marquis (1983-up)

L = Lincoln

M = Mercury

N = Tractor

O = Fairlane

      Torino (1969-76)

      LTD II (1977-79)

      LN7 (1982-83)

P = Autolite (Later Motorcraft)

R = Rotunda (Generic)(1962-69)

      Ford of Europe (1970-up)

S = Thunderbird

T = Truck (1958-65)

      Light/Medium Truck (1966-82)

      Bronco (1966-82, Except 1970-73)

      Light Truck & Bronco I (1983-up)

U = Econoline/Club Wagon Van

V = Lincoln

W = Cougar (1967-80)

      XR7 (1981-82)

      Cougar (1983-up)

X = Truck (Short Highway) (1970-73)

Y = Meteor (Canada) (1962-72)

      Bobcat (1975-80)

      Lynx (1981-up)

Z = Mustang

2 = Pinto (1972-75)

3 = Tempo (1984-up)

4 = Comet (1971-74)

      Monarch (1975-80)

      Cougar (1981-82)

      Marquis (1983-up)

5 = Recreation Vehicles (1974-75)

      Continental (1982-up)

6 = Pantera (1971-75)

      Topaz (1984-up)

7 = Courier (1971-82)

      Ranger/Bronco II (1983-up); Explorer (1991-up)

8 = Capri (U.S. Parts) (1972-75)

9 = Turbine Engine Parts (1970-75)

Engineering Group

A = Light Truck Engineering Division

B = Body and Electrical Product Division

C = Chassis

D = Overseas Product Engineering

E = Engine

F = General Parts/Electrical and Electronics Division

H = Climate Control (1972-up)

J = Autolite/Ford Parts & Service Division

L = Industrial Engine Parts & Service

M = Performance/Special Vehicle Operations (Incl Holman Moody)

N = Tractor Parts

P = Auto Transmission

R = Manual Transmission

S = Light & Heavy Truck Special Order Parts

T = Heavy Truck Engineering

U = Special Vehicle Operations

W = Axle and Driveshaft

X = Emissions, Economy and Special Vehicle Engineering (Muscle Car Parts)

Y = Lincoln/Mercury Service Parts

Z = Ford Service Parts

Ford Motor Company Regular Part Numbers

Basic Part Number:

1000-1250 = Wheels, hubs and drums

1350-1499 = Spare wheel carrier

2001-2285 = Brakes (service)

2307-2438 = Brakes (power)

2442-2482 = Brake controls

2505-2900 = Brakes (parking)

3000-3359 = Front suspension and steering linkage

3500-3764 = Steering gear

4000-4296 = Rear axle

4600-4859 = Drive shaft

5000-5176 = Frame

5200-5299 = Muffler & exhaust pipe

5300-5499 = Front spring and stabilizer

5550-5832 = Rear spring

6000-6898 = Engine

6905-6968 = Transmission overdrive and engine steady rest

7000-7997 = Transmission (Automatic or Manual) and Clutch

8000-8499 = Radiator and grille

8500-8689 = Water pump and fan

9002-9296 = Fuel tank

9301-9420 = Fuel Pump

9421-9499 = Manifolds, clamps, etc.

9500-9599 = Carburetor

9600-9699 = Air cleaner

9700-9999 = Accelerator and choke control rods

10000-10449 = Generator and Alternator

10500-10653 = Voltage regulator

10654-10756 = Battery

10838-10990 = Instruments

11000-11382 = Starter motor

11450-11688 = Lighting and ignition switch

12000-12390 = Ignition coil, distributor, condenser

12402-12425 = Spark plugs

13002-13248 = Lamps (head and parking)

13402-13796 = Lamps (rear)

13809-13853 = Lamps (license & pillar) & horn

14197-14689 = Wiring

15000-15858 = Miscellaneous accessories

16000-16550 = Front fender

16600-16999 = Hood

17005-17125 = Tools

17248-17383 = Speedometer & tachometer

17402-17666 = Windshield wiper & washer

17700-17730 = Mirror

17736-17999 = Bumper

18000-18125 = Shock absorber

18148-18249 = Comfort-Convenience Accessories

18250-18699 = Heater

18800 = Radio & Antenna

18900 = Speakers and radio accessories

19000 = Gasoline

19100 = Fire Extinguishers

19500-19585 = Custom Accessories; Appearance and maintenance materials

19600-19980 = Air Conditioner

Note: Subassembly parts or accessory kits may add an additional letter (starting with “A”, then “B”, and so on) following the Thousands digit in the part number identifier. Thus, we have a 351 4V  LH exhaust manifold with part number “D0AZ -9431-B”, while the accompanying LH exhaust manifold ( Extactor ) for an XY GTHO  would be “XY – 9B431 – A” for the front section and “XY – 9C431 – A” for the rear section.

Ford Motor Company Body, Interior & Trim Parts

Body Type

53 = Lincoln

54 = Falcon / Fairlane

57 =

60 = Ford

62 = 2-Door Sedan/Coupe Early

63 = 2-Door Hardtop (Mustang Fastback)

65 = 2-Door Hardtop

66 = Ute

71 = Wagon

78 = Van

81 = Truck

83 = Truck

87 = Truck

89 = E100

91-99 = Bronco

Body Group

00000-09999 = Front End Group:

  01000 = Instrument Panel Area (Lower)

  02000 = Windlace

  03000 = Windshield

  04000 = Instrument Panel (Upper) and Visor Area

  06000 = Glove Compartment

10000-19999 = Floor Group

  10000-12000 = Floor (Exterior)

  13000 = Floor (Interior)

20000-39999 = Side Assembly Group

  20000-27600 = Doors

  27700-30000 = Quarter Panel/Quarter Window

40000-49999 = Back Group

  (Rear Window, Trunk & Rear Valence)

50000-59999 = Top and Roof Group

60000-69999 = Seat Group

Change

Single letter indicates specific application. Three-letter code usually indicates colour.

Note: As above, subassembly parts or accessory kits may add an additional letter, in this case following the Hundreds digit of the part number identifier. Thus the Australian 1966 Falcon Boot Mat (Black) features Ford part number “ARC6DZ 54    454A56    B01”

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It looks like some interesting additional information about Australian part numbers.

I believe that the body parts numbering may be newer (newer than 71-73). For instance, my parts book shows that for body parts 00400 to 01399 is not used.

See the Part Numbers tab in the spreadsheet in this thread:

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-ford-code-numbers?pid=347340#pid347340

I'll add the OZ information to my next update, thanks.

 
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