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Old 12-21-2004, 07:02 AM
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I posted a thread: "Epiphany" which addressed the confusion about build dates & such. It might be worth while to go take a look at some of the responses.



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<HR style="COLOR: #dddddd" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->The Pack Rat posted a thread asking about Vin numbers and build dates. I gave mine with a build date in Dec. '03 and member 427435 offered one with a build date in April '04. The difference between those two Vin's is 32,799. Since we all know there were not that many MM's made in the entire production run, I'll offer this explanation, based upon experience with early Mustangs.

When the Mustang was introduced it shared the assembly line with Fairlanes and Falcons. Numbers were assigned to the next car down the line, no matter what name plate it had. I suspect this is the case with the MM's with the additional numbers assigned to Grand Marquis or whatever else in going down the assembly line at the time. Think of it as an event counter; as in, whenever something comes past a given place, it gets the next number.
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Old 12-21-2004, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Petrograde
OK,.. since 2003 Marauder VINs are not sequential. Lets put the last 6 digits of our VIN and build date (if known) so we can kinda figure out 'where' we are in the build order.

here's mine:

637304 bulit 5 Sept 02

This idea was presented in another thead,.. how's this Chuck?
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Old 12-21-2004, 12:07 PM
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Old 12-21-2004, 01:27 PM
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Old 12-22-2004, 03:30 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Petrograde
OK,.. since 2003 Marauder VINs are not sequential. Lets put the last 6 digits of our VIN and build date (if known) so we can kinda figure out 'where' we are in the build order.

here's mine:

637304 bulit 5 Sept 02

This idea was presented in another thead,.. how's this Chuck?
Mine is 624772 built 7/22/02

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Old 12-22-2004, 08:37 AM
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Old 12-23-2004, 10:33 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Petrograde
OK,.. since 2003 Marauder VINs are not sequential. Lets put the last 6 digits of our VIN and build date (if known) so we can kinda figure out 'where' we are in the build order.

here's mine:

637304 bulit 5 Sept 02

This idea was presented in another thead,.. how's this Chuck?
Great. I see several responses. My VIN is 600045, built on March 12, 2002. RoyL states that the first MM was VIN 600028. I know my car is a 4PP (saleable pre-production car). It was the third of four cars built on 3/12/02.

Chuck

600045 built 12 March 02

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Old 12-23-2004, 08:23 PM
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I'm putting the VIN and Build Date into a sortable spreadsheet. For those that don't have the day of the month, this would be helpful information. A few members have access to the OASIS system and can tell you the exact date.
Mine is a very early car. VIN 600045 build date is March 12, 2002.

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Old 12-23-2004, 08:29 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Petrograde
OK,.. since 2003 Marauder VINs are not sequential. Lets put the last 6 digits of our VIN and build date (if known) so we can kinda figure out 'where' we are in the build order.



OK, here's mine:


616841
Built 06/02

How about adding the "buy" date, also? I bought mine new Jan 24, 04.
Maybe "in service" date, too, which is in Ford service records. I bought mine used.

VIN 600045, build date March 12, 2002, in service April 17, 2002
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Old 12-23-2004, 11:39 PM
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VIN sequence 617008, built 6/20/02, in service 2/17/03. Dunno for sure, but mine might screw up the sequence...
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Old 12-24-2004, 05:58 AM
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VIN sequence 617008, built 6/20/02, in service 2/17/03. Dunno for sure, but mine might screw up the sequence...
Baker, too hard to tell since we don't have the exact date of the month for many builds. June was a busy month. You fall within the June numbers. The exact date is the only way this will make sense.

Thanks to Mike Poore, I've added the ones posted on the IMOA site to my spreadsheet (only ones that had the last six digits.) 224 2003s and 49 2004s.
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Old 12-24-2004, 09:06 AM
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Old 12-24-2004, 09:40 AM
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