thanks I have the vin number. i would like to figure out some of the other information that the vin tag (which is not on the door like it should be) all i have is this buck tag. the vin matches on the buck tag matches whats on the dash board so i am good there, but what does the other information tell me. Ie original color, rear end ratio etc...
the tag on the dash is the official Vin plate. that is the one that counts.
the plate that goes on the door isnt technically the vin plate, the vin number is on it, but it has an extra character at the beginning or end i forget where. and it says on the tag "not for title or registration purposes"
I'm not sure if this is correct But.
ignoring the 446 in the top left. the first line is
Dealer (DSO) 14 would be pittsburgh 08G would be your production date, July 8th 65A is your trim level. which is a standard interior. I think the 2 would be the rear axle code which is a 2.75:1 ratio.
then you have your vin number, i'm not sure what 4 is but the next is obviously the paint color medium emerald
i dont know what RM or 3S would be.
you should be able to find a tag under one of the nuts holding the rear axle center unit in. and it would have specific information about the rear axle. the ratio is actually stamped right on the tag, not encoded.
look up Marti reports. there is a guy that owns all of fords records and he can send you a sheet with all of the info for the car from the vin number Marti Auto Works - Marti Report