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    I've got a new to me 79 zephyr and was curious if someone could help me decode the door and buck tag. Pics attached of the tags and the car. Thanks in advance
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    Welcome! Looks all sorts of like an ES to me, but your buck tag is missing the stuff my '79 Zephyr ES has that points to that. I think your paint code of 1G is silver though, which was a color they came in.

    More pics?

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    I believe the paint code is 1C from what I can tell that's black code for 1979 I'll get some more pictures up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxfiend View Post
    I believe the paint code is 1C from what I can tell that's black code for 1979 I'll get some more pictures up
    I think you're right. My mistake.

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    Interesting car! ES with stripper (i.e. none) exterior trim; looks like it has the rare-ish rear side window vents.

    Engine/trans? How about some interior pics?

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    VIN
    9 = 1979 model year
    E = Mahwah Assembly
    31 = Zephyr 2-door sedan
    F = 5.0L V8 engine
    645655 = 45,655th 1979 Mercury scheduled for production at Mahwah Assembly

    Door Tag
    Date - 08-79 = August 1979 build
    GVWR - 4160 lb/1886 kg = gross vehicle weight rating
    Front GAWR - 2126 lb/964 kg = front gross axle weight rating
    Rear GAWR - 2052 lb/930 kg = rear gross axle weight rating
    F0090 = 0090 lbs front accessory reserve load
    R0081 = 0081 lbs rear accessory reserve load
    Exterior Paint Colors - 1C = Black
    DSO - A7 = Pacific Ford of Canada district sales office
    Body - 66D = Zephyr 2-door sedan
    VR - [blank] = no vinyl roof
    In Trim - VD = smooth-grain all vinyl seating with front vinyl bucket seats (V), Medium Red interior trim color (D)
    AC - [blank] = no factory air conditioner
    R - 2 = AM radio
    S - [blank] = no sunroof
    Ax - 8 = 2.73:1 axle ratio, conventional (non-locking) differential
    Tr - 5 = Tremec SROD 4-speed overdrive manual transmission
    XX = front springs
    VV = rear springs

    Buck Tag
    645655 = 45,655th 1979 Mercury scheduled for production at Mahwah Assembly
    E
    F
    R
    B
    T
    X
    Q
    LB
    66 = 2-door sedan
    Z = Zephyr model line
    1C = Black exterior paint color
    VD = smooth-grain all vinyl seating with front vinyl bucket seats (V), Medium Red interior trim color (D)
    F5 = 5.0L V8 engine (F), Tremec SROD 4-speed overdrive manual transmission (5)
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    Are the window frames gloss or satin black?

    Love your wheel choice by the way!

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    The door window frames are gloss black but the quarter windows are flat black. It currently has a 302 and t5 with 8.8 with 373s from an 84 mustang. I like the 10 holes but I have a 5 lug swap going in and changing to black bullet wheels. So far I've got the mustang center console and dash trim in because I hate woodgrain lol but I still have the original dash trim put away.
    Thanks foxchassis for the information on the tags!!!
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    Love this thing!! Keep the 4 lugs and 10 whole wheels. Looks proper this way

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    Pic of current engine setup
    I have a foxbody twin turbo kit I've had sitting around for a couple years and I think this is the direction the car is going to go
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    Sorry I couldn't decode more on the buck tag. I just don't have enough data.
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    Very cool. Looks like someone's made some tasteful mods to it. I wonder if the louvers were retrofit.

    I'll bet your buck tag is so different from mine because yours was built at the other plant, and almost a year later.
    Brad

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    After looking at the other tags in the database I have decoded "66Z" as well.
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