1972-73 Vehicle Identification Number Info

Example - R91HW3T000001
R91HW3T000001
Model CodeBody GVWEngineModel YearAssembly PlantSequence Number

R9
Model Code (First Two Characters)

 
Model Code Index
CodeModelCodeModelCodeModel
B1B-100H9DN1000(CN950)R9CNT900
B2B-200J9DNT1000(CNT950)S3S300
B3B-300L9LS1000S6S600
C6C600M3M300T8CT800
C8C800M4M400(375)T9CT900
C9C900N9CN900V9LT1000
D1D-100P2P200W1W100
D2D200P3P300W2W200
D3D300P4P400W3W300
D5D500R3R300(RM300)W6W600
D6D600R4R350(RM350)X3WM300
D8D800R5R400(RM400)X3MDAP
G1POST OFFICE

1
Body (Third Character)

Body Index
0Camper Vans(MB300 Front Section)(1973)1 Compact Van (Tradesman); Conv.Cab; LCF Cab; Std.H.D Tilt Cab; Long Conv.Cab.2 Compact Low-Line Wagon (Sportsman); Crew Cab; Long Sleeper H.D Tilt Cab 3Compact Mid-Line Wagon (Custom Sportsman); Conv.Cab w/Utiline 4 Conventional Cab with Sweptline box; Compact Hi Line Wagon (Royal Sportsman) 5 Crew Cab with Utiline box; Compact Extended Maxivan (Tradesman)
6Compact Low-Line Extended body Maxiwagon (Sportsman); Crew Cab with Sweptline box 7Compact Mid-Line Extended Body Maxiwagon (Royal Sportsman, Flat Face Cowl, Club Cab & Sweptline 8Compact Hi-Line Extended Body Maxiwagon (Royal Sportsman), Windshield Cowl 9Forward Control&Motor Home Chassis, Commercial Van CB300

H
Gross Vehicle Weight (Forth Character)

 
GVW Index
A6,000 lbs or less
B6,001 lbs to 10,000 lbs
C10,001 lbs to 14,000 lbs
D14,001 lbs to 16,000 lbs
E16,001 lbs to 19,000 lbs
F19,001 lbs to 26,000 lbs
G26,001 lbs to 33,000 lbs
H33,001 lbs and up

W
Engine (Fifth Character)

Gasoline & Diesel Engines Index
A440-3N413-13Cummins NTC280
B225-1P413-24Cummins NTC335
C225-2R413-35Cummins NTC270
D440-1S478 (1972)6Detroit 8V-71N
ELA 318-1T5497Detroit 8V-71NE
F360W2308Cummins NH230
GLA 318-3XSpecial 6 Cyl. Gas9Perkins 6.354
J400YSpecial 8 Cyl. GasHSuper 250 Cum (1973)
K361-2UCummins V8-210QDetroit 6-71N
L361-3Iv8-555 Cum.HN-927 Cum.(1972)
M361-42Cummins NHC250VCummins V903
ZSpecial Diesel

3
Model Year (Fifth Character)

 
Model Year Index
21972
31973

T
Assembly Plant (Sixth Character)

 
Assembly Plant Index
JCanadian Built
NBurt Road (KDX)
SWarren Truck #1 (Incl. Compacts)
TWarren Truck #2 (Heavy Duty)
UMissouri Truck
VWarren Truck Compact

000001
Sequence Number (Seventh Character)

 
Sequence Number Index

1972 Plant Assembly Sequential Number. All Plants except Warren Compact commenced Model 

Year Production with 500001. Warren Compact began with 600001

1973 Plant assembly Sequential Number. All plants will commence model year production with 000001.