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1973-1979 Ford Truck Front Axle Codes

 

Front Axle Codes
The third digit of the axle code identifies the ratio and/or capacity of the front axle, if applicable.
NOTE: This section is transcribed in it's entirety from the Ford MPC and will include listings not used on F100/350 trucks.

CLICK HERE to see a complete listing of rear axle codes

CODE YEAR RATIO
(4WD ONLY)
CAPACITY MANUFACTURER DESCRIPTION
MAKE MODEL
A '74   3.8M Ford   D.S.O.
'78-'79         Adjustable strg. column w/power strg.
B '74   4.7M Ford   D.S.O.
'78-'79   Roll bar Ford   Adjustable strg. column w/power strg.
C '78-'79   3.8M Roll bar Ford   Adjustable strg. column w/power strg.
D '78-'79   4.5M Roll bar Ford   Adjustable strg. column w/power strg.
E '76   9M Ford   w/power strg
'77-'79   3.8M Ford   w/power strg
'79   3.85M Ford   Adjustable strg. column w/power strg.
G '77 Std.   Ford   w/power strg high alt.
H '77 Std.   Ford   w/power strg high alt. not req'd
I '78-'79   4.5M Ford   Adjustable strg. column w/power strg.
J '73-'79     Ford   w/power strg
K '73-'77   5.5M Ford 5500 w/power strg
'78-'79   Roll bar Ford   w/power strg
L '73-'77   6M Ford   w/power strg
'78   3.8M Roll bar Ford   w/power strg
M '73-'77   7M Ford   w/power strg
'78-'79   4.5M Roll bar Ford   w/power strg
N '76-'77   9M Ford   w/power strg
'78-'79   3.8M Ford   w/power strg
P '73-'75 4.55 3.5M Dana (Spicer) 60F w/power strg
'76   3.55M Dana (Spicer) 60F w/power strg
Q '73-'76 4.55 3M Dana (Spicer) 44F w/power strg
R '75-'77   3.8M Dana (Spicer) 6CF, 60F w/power strg
'78-'79   4.5M     w/power strg
S '79   Roll bar Ford   w/power strg
T '79   3.85 Roll bar     Adjustable strg. column w/power strg.
U '79   4.5M Roll bar     Adjustable strg. column w/power strg.
V '79   3.85M     Adjustable strg. column w/power strg.
Z '79   4.5M     Adjustable strg. column w/power strg.
2 '73-77   5.5M Ford 5500 w/o power strg
'78-'79   Roll bar Ford   w/o power strg
3 '73-'77   6M Ford   w/o power strg
'78-'79   3.8M Roll bar Ford   w/o power strg
4 '73-'77   6M Ford   w/o power strg
'78-'79   3.8M Roll bar Ford   w/o power strg
5 '75   3.85M Ford   w/o power strg
'76-'77   9M Ford   w/o power strg
'77-'79   3.8M Ford   w/o power strg
7 '73-'75 4.55 3.5M Dana (Spicer) 6CF w/o power strg
'76   3.55M Dana (Spicer) 60F w/o power strg
'77 Std.   Ford   w/o power strg high alt.
8 '73-'76 4.55 3M Dana (Spicer) 44F w/o power strg
'77-'79 Std.   Ford   w/o power strg high alt. not req'd
9 '76-'79   3.8M Dana (Spicer) 60F w/o power strg
'79   4.5M     w/o power strg

SOURCE: 1973-1979 Ford Truck Master Parts Catalog - Oct. 1979

 

 
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