1953-1955 Ford Truck Rating Plate Identification

Production Figures
  Pickups Panels
1953
1954
1955
116,437
101,202
124,842
9,951
8,078
11,198


F10 V 5 H 69638
Truck Serial Code Truck Series
1953 1954-1955
Regular Light
F10
F25
F35
P35
F50
B50
C50
P50
F60
B60
C60

F10
F25
F35
P35
F50
B50
C50
P50
F60
B60
C60
P60








F61

C61
P61
F-100 Conventional
F-250 Conventional
F-350 Conventional
P-350 Parcel Delivery
F-500 Conventional
B-500 School Bus
C-500 Cab Forward
P-500 Parcel Delivery
F-600 Conventional
B-600 School Bus
C-600 Cab Forward
P-600 Parcel Delivery

Rear Axle
Actual ratio of the rear axle is put in this space.  Both
ratios will be used where two-speed axles are involved.
Code Truck Engines
1953 1954-1955
D

M
R



D


V
Z
O.H.V. 6 Cylinder-215 cid
O.H.V. 6 Cylinder-223 cid
L-Head 6 Cylinder-254 cid
L-Head 8 Cylinder-239 cid
O.H.V. 8 Cylinder-239 cid
O.H.V. 8 Cylinder-256 cid

Code Plant Code Plant
A
B
C
G
D
F
E
H

Atlanta
Buffalo
Chester
Chicago
Dallas
Dearborn
Edgewater
Detroit Truck

K
L
U
M
N
R
S
P

Kansas City
Long Beach
Louisville
Memphis
Norfolk
Richmond
Somerville
Twin City
 (St. Paul)
Code Part Number Color Name
1953 1954 1955 1953 1954 1955
A
B

C

D


G


N

R

P
SS
A
B

D






H
R

U
V
P
SS
A

B

C

D
E

G

R

U
V
P
SS
M-1724
M-17285

M-2J-184

MM-2J-64


M-2J-187


M-1722

M-14283



M-1724
M-14285

M-2J-184






M-2J-258
M-2J-175

M-14283
M-2J-358


M-1724

M-2J-346

M-2J-347

M-2J-355
M-2J-354

M-2J-349

M-2J-175

M-14283
M-2J-358


Raven Black
Sheridan Blue
Banner Blue
Glacier Blue
Aquatone Blue
Woodsmoke Gray
Waterfall Blue
Snowshoe White
Seafoam Green
Sea Sprite Green
Sea Haze Green
Vermilion
 (Torch Red)
Meadow Green
Goldenrod Yellow
Prime
Special Order
Transmission Types
Code Type
3
3HD
AUTO
3OD
4SYN
5DIR
5OD
3-Speed Regular
3-Speed Heavy Duty
3-Speed Automatic
3-Speed Overdrive
4-Speed Synchronized
5-Speed Direct
5-Speed Overdrive

Model Code Year
3
4
5
1953
1954
1955

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