521 build date (Australian Market)

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620England
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521 build date (Australian Market)

Postby 620England » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:29 am

Hi I recently imported a rough 521 from Queensland Australia, (to England) and I am trying to find the build month and year , we need this info to register it here, and theres no paperwork with this truck.

end of the VIN is 117634 if that helps

the grille looks like it is a earlyish model.
Engine J13
Is there a a way of telling the year or narrowing it down ?
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620England
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Re: 521 build date (Australian Market)

Postby 620England » Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:46 am

Bump, anyone?

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Charlie69
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Re: 521 build date (Australian Market)

Postby Charlie69 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:26 am

Not sure but the drivers door jamb under the latch is where it is in the US. Looking at the front fender the side marker lights look to be a 69. That style side marker lights were not shipped to the US as far as I know. Is this truck the J motor? L motors started in the US in 1970.





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620England
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Re: 521 build date (Australian Market)

Postby 620England » Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:22 am

YEs J13. No plates on door jambs, (i have a USA spec 521 also so i know those)
THey never got L engines in Australia (or maybe anywhere else outside USA in the 521)

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Re: 521 build date (Australian Market)

Postby Shawn1750 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:45 pm

I just got this...

I agree its probably a 69. Interesting that there's no side marker lights.

620England
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Re: 521 build date (Australian Market)

Postby 620England » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:24 am

Managed to get it registered now. Phew! Been doing a ton of work on it, brakes mainly (new everything) Drove it today!


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