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Old 11-04-2019, 09:27 PM   #1
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Default Model BB vin number

So, I have a frame with a vin number BB 3 5072995Y!

What is the 3 indicate, and what is the Y at the end mean?

What I have found by the 5072995 that it was produced sometime between 1932 and 1934.

Nothing on the 3 or the Y though!

The frame is bent but would like to know the facts about it even though I do not plan on using it!

Any help would be appreciated!

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Old 11-18-2019, 08:35 AM   #2
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Default Re: Model BB vin number

Welcome to fordbarn. You posted in a section intended to be a place to test the site, usually for testing posting pictures. Leave it here (why spend the money to delete it?) but also post it here: https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=4

The BB prefix goes to a heavy commercial vehicle, I assume your frame is heavier than a passenger vehicle. The basic serial numbers started with 5000001, I assume to avoid duplicating the Model A numbers. I have never seen the 3 or Y you are asking about. The best source for information on the basic 7 digit number is "The 1932 Ford Book" (see https://shop.efv8.org/collections/fo...tbound-all-new) which says your frame had an engine installed that was built early 1932. You can also find the information here: http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/ABen...rs.htm#C1which places the engine/transmission build at May 1932.

When you post also update your profile to include your general location, that may be part of the answer.

Charlie Stephens

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