Help with VIN decode

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Help with VIN decode

Post by BroncBuster73 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:52 pm

Aloha- I have a 73 Bronco with a U153 code on plate. All the "vin decoders" I can find only go to U152. It also has a "Schrillo" power steering system, which Ive learned is a strange add-on. Living in Hawaii, its not easy to find parts, and usually pay 2x more for shipping than part cost!
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U153 body code (cant find info!)

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Post by Stan » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:28 pm

I believe the "3" has something to do with the GVW rating.
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Post by BroncBuster73 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:13 am

Mahalos! Would you happen to know what the HD package consisted of?
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U153 body code (cant find info!)

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Post by Formerjughead » Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:26 am

U153 is a 4500 GVWR which is basically a light duty factory tow package: trailer hitch, springs and shock option.
U152 is 4900 GVWR and its the big bearing rear end

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Post by BroncBuster73 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:16 am

THANK YOU! Ive been scouring sites trying to figure out what the HD package consisted of, as well as my different Vin code. I appreciate the info!
'73 Bronco
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302
HD package
U153 body code (cant find info!)

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Post by Tom Dummer » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:46 pm

HA! Brad popped a Zima to lend a hand.
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