1975 Ford Bronco VIN Decoder

1975 Ford Bronco VIN Decoder

Last Updated February 23, 2024 | Kevin Brent

Navigating the selection of suitable restoration parts for your vintage '75 Bronco can be overwhelming. The main hurdle for many Bronco owners lies in identifying the original components for any given Bronco model year. However, there is a straightforward solution to overcome this challenge: decoding the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and data plate of your 1975 Bronco.

Use our Bronco VIN decoder to simplify the process. This tool streamlines the task of locating the necessary parts for your restoration project. By decoding the VIN, you will uncover vital information such as the series, body style, transmission, axle ratio, and color of your '75 Bronco. The VIN also lets you to determine the engine code, which can help you restore your Bronco to its authentic condition. This valuable information will also assist you in identifying any aftermarket components that may have been installed by previous owners.

1975 Bronco VIN Number Location

Once you are aware of the correct location, finding the VIN on your first-generation Bronco is a simple endeavor. The most optimal place to find the VIN is situated on the frame rail, positioned beneath the engine and just prior to the firewall. However, finding the VIN directly from the engine bay can pose challenges due to the engine setup. If the VIN stamp is not easily readable from the engine bay, attempt rotating the wheel completely to the right and use a camera to take a picture of the VIN from the rear wheel well.

1975 Bronco VIN Plate Location

The full VIN plate is inside the face of the glove compartment door. It includes codes containing your '75 Bronco's production information. The top line of the data plate displays the following code categories: color, type, body, transmission, axle, and DSO.

1975 Bronco Paint Codes
ColorCodeSampleNotes
Raven Black A
Wind Blue B
Ginger Glow F
Glamour Paint Color
Chrome Yellow G
Bahama Blue I
Wimbledon White M
Vineyard Gold P
Parrot Orange Q
Sequoia Brown R
Midnight Blue Metallic S
Candyapple Red T
Glen Green U
Dark Jade Metallic V
Medium Green Glow W
Baytree Green Y
Hot Ginger Metallic Z
Viking Red 6
Hatteras Green Metallic 8

1975 Bronco Trim Packages

Explorer Special Package

The Explorer Special seasonal package option shared similarities with the Ranger trim. It was available in Grabber Blue or Burnt Orange colors, accompanied by matching "random stripe" pattern cloth seats. The package also boasted an "Explorer" badge on the glovebox and a distinctive "Explorer" spare tire cover.

The Bronco Explorer holds a high level of rarity since it was exclusively released during the springtime as a strategy to boost truck sales. With primarily cosmetic distinctions, it can be challenging to determine its authenticity at first glance today. However, the unique cloth pattern on the seats provides a more reliable means of authentication. Some owners opt to enhance their base Broncos to resemble Explorers.

1975 Bronco Trim Packages
FeatureSportRanger
Exterior
Dual Windshield Wipers S S
Windshield Washers S S
LH Outside Mirror S S
Argent-Painted Grille with Bright Aluminum Trim Surround and FORD Letters S S
Hood and Lower Bodyside Tape Stripes, White Stripes with Orange Accent - S
Chrome Headlight Rings S S
Bright Metal Windshield and Window Trim S S
Chrome Taillight Bezels S S
Chrome Tailgate Release Handle S S
Front & Rear Chrome Bumpers S S
Front Chrome Bumper Guards (w/ Chrome Bumpers Only) S S
“Sport Bronco” Emblem S -
Swing-Away Spare Tire Carrier O S
Spare Tire Cover, White Vinyl with Orange Accent - S
Bright Metal Wheel Covers (15-Inch Wheels Only) S S
Interior
Pleated Parchment Vinyl Front Seat S -
Cloth and Vinyl Seat Trim in Ginger, Blue, or Avocado - S
Hardboard Headlining with Bright Metal Retainer Moldings (Wagon Models) S S
Parchment Vinyl Simulated-Carpet Front Floor Mat with Bright Metal Retainers S -
Color-Keyed Full Carpeting (Including Tailgate and Wheel-Housings) - S
Rear Floor Mat (with Optional Rear Seat) S S
Vinyl-Covered Door Trim Panels with Bright Metal Moldings S S
Color-Keyed Vinyl Door Trim Panels with Woodtone Accent - S
Color-Keyed Vinyl Trim on Rear Quarter Panels - S
Satin-Finish Instrument Panel Molding S -
Color-Keyed Instrument Panel Paint - S
Cigar Lighter S S
Coat Hook - S
Satin-Finish Horn Ring S S
Fresh Air Heater & Defroster S S
“Bright” refers to chrome finish. “LH” refers to lefthand and “RH” refers to righthand.

Related: Learn more about what came standard with your 1975 Bronco’s trim package.

1975 Bronco Build Month
CodeMonth
V20000 - V39999 August 1974
V40000 - V59999 September 1974
V60000 - V79999 October 1974
V80000 - V99999 November 1974
W00000 - W19999 December 1974
W20000 - W39999 January 1975
W40000 - W59999 February 1975
W60000 - W79999 March 1975
W80000 - W99999 April 1975
X00000 - X19999 May 1975
X20000 - X39999 June 1975
X40000 - X59999 July 1975
X60000 - X79999 August 1975

1975 Bronco District (DSO) Codes
District CodeDescription
11 Boston
12 Buffalo
13 New York
14 Pittsburgh
15 Newark
16 Philadelphia
17 Washington
21 Atlanta
22 Charlotte
23 Memphis
24 Jacksonville
26 New Orleans
28 Louisville
41 Chicago
42 Cleveland
43 Milwaukee
45 Lansing
46 Indianapolis
47 Cincinnati
48 Detroit
52 Dallas
53 Kansas City
54 Omaha
55 St. Louis
56 Davenport
57 Houston
58 Twin Cities
71 Los Angeles
72 San Jose
73 Salt Lake City
74 Seattle
75 Phoenix
76 Denver
83 Government
84 Home Office Reserve
85 American Red Cross
87 Body Company
89 Transportation Services
90 Export
A1 Mercury of Canada - Central
A2 Mercury of Canada - Eastern
A3 Mercury of Canada - Atlantic
A4 Mercury of Canada - Midwestern
A6 Mercury of Canada - Western
A7 Mercury of Canada - Pacific
B1 Ford of Canada - Central
B2 Ford of Canada - Eastern
B3 Ford of Canada - Atlantic
B4 Ford of Canada - Midwestern
B6 Ford of Canada - Western
B7 Ford of Canada - Pacific
I2 Export

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1975 Bronco Rear Gear Ratios
Axle CodeGear RatioCapacity
A 4.11 2900 lb.
B 3.50 2900 lb.
B8 3.50 2900 lb.
A3 4.11 LS 2900 lb.
D 3.50 3300 lb.
C 4.11 LS 3300 lb.

1975 Bronco Transmission Codes
CodeDescription
C 3 Speed Direct
G C4 Automatic

1975 Bronco Assembly Plants
CodeDescription
L Michigan Truck

1975 Bronco Series Codes
CodeDescription
U14 Pickup (Includes Sport, Ranger, and Explorer Variants)
U15 Wagon (Includes Sport, Ranger, and Explorer Variants)

1975 Bronco Engine Codes
Engine CodeEngine TypeDisplacementBoreStrokeCompression RatioHorsepower
G V-8 302 CID 4.00" 3.00" 8.0:1 125 hp @ 3,400 RPM

The 302 cubic inch V8 was the only engine configuration offered in 1975. The six cylinder option from previous years was discontinued due to smog regulations.


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If you want to see what came stock on other first-gen Broncos, check out the VIN and data plate information for these Bronco years: 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977.

Sources: 1975 Ford Buyer's Digest, Ford Heritage

Image Credit: Ford Heritage

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