SA Ford Cortina 1 Tonner 1981-1985 ID plate Decode

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SA Ford Cortina 1 Tonner 1981-1985 ID plate Decode

Post by IndianaJones » Tue 23 Dec 2014, 11:47

SA Ford Cortina 1-Tonner Data plate (1981 – 1985)

A.) Manufacturing Source
C = Ford of Britain

B.) Assembly Plant
X = Neave Assembly Plant

C.) Body Type Code
BP = Ford 1 Tonner

D.) Year of Assembly
T = 1977
U = 1978
V = 1979
A = 1980
B = 1981
C = 1982
D = 1983
E = 1984
F = 1985

E.) Month of Assembly
See attached table

F.) Serial Number
A five numeric commencing with 10001 and consecutively through to 99999 and the reverting to 10001 again.

G.) Sido Number
This is the number of the Single Item Dealer Order (SIDO) to which the vehicle was built.

1.) Truck Engine Codes
Z = 1600cc 4 cyl Petrol
M = 3000cc V6 Petrol
J = 2400cc 4 cyl Diesel

2.) Transmission Codes
B = 3 Speed Automatic
N = 4 Speed Manual

3.) Rear Axle Ratio Codes
A = 4.875:1 Ford 1 Tonner 1600
A = 4.375:1 Ford 1 Tonner 2400 Diesel
A = 4.01:1 Ford 1 Tonner 3000 - 2400

6.) Paint Type
Blank = Non Metallic Colour
A = Metallic Colour

7.) Exterior Paint Colours
See attached chart


Ford Cortina 1-Tonner Export Data plate (1981 – 1985)

A.) Vehicle Identification Number
20 Character composition

B.) World Manufacturers Identification Code
Ford Motor Company of South Africa (Pty) Ltd – South Africa = AFM

C.) Model Variant
P = Pickup

D.) Constant
XX

E.) Product Source Company
P = Ford of South Africa; own assembly

F.) Assembly Plant
S = Port Elizabeth

G.) Model Range
B = Cortina

H.) Model Variant
P = Pickup

I.) Year of Manufacture
B = 1981
C = 1982
D = 1983
E = 1984
F = 1985

J.) Month of Manufacture

1.) Engine Code
N = 1600cc I4 Cyl OHC Petrol

2.) Transmission Code
J = 4 Speed Manual Hybrid

3.) Rear Axle Code
A = 4.375:1

4.) Interior Trim Colours
1982 ~ L = Slate/L.Grey
1983 ~ L = Slate/L.Grey
T = Tan
1984 ~ S = Steel Grey
1985 ~ S = Steel Grey
5.) Paint Type
Blank = Non Metallic Colour
A = Metallic Colour

6.) Exterior Paint Colours
See Chart
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Re: SA Ford Cortina 1 Tonner 1981-1985 ID plate Decode

Post by IndianaJones » Tue 23 Dec 2014, 12:06

Note, the export version on the Cortina 1 Tonner bakkie (P100) uses an OHC 1600 engine, thus not a Kent.

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Re: SA Ford Cortina 1 Tonner 1981-1985 ID plate Decode

Post by Shaunp » Tue 23 Dec 2014, 13:01

Cool info.
Magic happens.

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