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    Re: VIN number anomaly?

    I used this link to answer some questions on my, hope this hopes:
    http://www.oldride.com/library/1969_mercury_cougar.html

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    Re: VIN number anomaly?

    Quote Originally Posted by cougarshaman View Post
    Neat. Assembly line culture is, to me, pretty intriguing to investigate. Especially during the old days of Cougar production.
    Andy,
    Same here. Reminds me of the days when my Dad sold these new off the lot and drove home the dealer cars. He's got some amazing stories of not only what they did at the factory but what went on the dealerships. There was lots of drinking, gambling, and skirt chasing going on back in the day. The end result was a piece of Americana that will never happen again. I'm not saying that’s what drove it but I would definitely say it had an effect. Another thing I always find interesting is some of the other little treasures we find in used cars that we buy. Somebody could drive a whole thread about that. Hmmmmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAL-KAT View Post
    ......... Another thing I always find interesting is some of the other little treasures we find in used cars that we buy. Somebody could drive a whole thread about that. Hmmmmmm...

    Neil
    I don't buy cars, but what I found interesting (and considered starting a thread about) was the things I'd see in Cougars I found in junk yards back in the mid 80's. Back when most junk yards had several 67-70's.

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    Re: VIN number anomaly?


    This is one of my favorite VIN stamping anomalies.
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    OK.... 92 designates a convertible <chuckle>, there should be 6 digits after the "S", and the first "1" should be a "5"? CJ did I get that right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CAL-KAT View Post
    OK.... 92 designates a convertible <chuckle>, there should be 6 digits after the "S", and the first "1" should be a "5"? CJ did I get that right?
    Sorry, no.

    7F92S169814 is what is stamped on the fender apron. Six digits after the S.
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    Re: VIN number anomaly?

    Quote Originally Posted by CougarCJ View Post
    Sorry, no.

    7F92S169814 is what is stamped on the fender apron. Six digits after the S.
    OK. No because I missed the 4 buried in the paint, the first part, the second, some of the above or all of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CAL-KAT View Post
    OK. No because I missed the 4 buried in the paint, the first part, the second, some of the above or all of it?
    Just the 9, it should be a zero.
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    Re: VIN number anomaly?

    My buddy's very early 71 Mach 1 had pieces on it that were not found on cars built even a month later - a woodgrain insert for the console around the shifter, chrome(not argent) sportlamp bezels, and most curious the shock tower VIN started with a 0, not a 1 (0F05H10xxxx instead of a '71 VIN 1F05H10xxxx) Not that a 70 or 71 could ever be mistaken for one another - nothing interchanges!

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    Re: VIN number anomaly?

    Quote Originally Posted by CougarCJ View Post
    Just the 9, it should be a zero.
    OK CJ,

    I'm definitely the rookie here then. You're talking about the second 9 right? Doesn't the first group together with following digit to designate body style (i.e. 91: Standard Hardtop, 92: Standard Vert, 93: XR7 Hardtop, and 94: XR7 Vert)? If it is the second that would have to do with a production number sequence error - something I would never notice. Please enlighten me - I'm completely missing this.

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    Re: VIN number anomaly?

    My bad, it is the first 9.

    The true VIN should read 7F02S169814, this was seen on a Mustang fastback.
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    Re: VIN number anomaly?

    CJ,

    Thanks. So the 02 in the VIN sequence designates a fastback - cool.
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