R200 truck

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  1. Samuel

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    hi everyone new here just got a old r 200 international truck and I'm doing some work on it to get it back on the road again I don't know the exact year was wondering if their Is any way to identify it ?
     
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    The ID plate location depends on the year of the truck. Look on the back side of the driver's door. I don't know where earlier ones were located. The serial number will also be hand stamped into the driver's side front frame rail near the steering box, and may be partially behind it.

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    Ok thanks I see that plate it gives me the vin but no year of the truck ?
     
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    Yes I do have the vin its (R 206 F A 36630 g ) here is a pic of the plate
     

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    wow r200 thats a big truck,i had a l160 and a r180,got any oictures?
     
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    Yea it's still only a single axle truck but it is heavy duty
     

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    very nice monster you have there,gvwr should be very high,my r180 i think was 24,000,does it have the big six,or v8,5spd ? 2spd rear end ?
     
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    33000 gvwr I believe and it's a 406 red diamond motor I wish it had a 2 speed rear axle it's only a single max speed a big 35 mph lmao
     
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    I'm not sure on the year, and not real sure how to decode all the numbers. R= R series, 206= 200 series higher numbers is higher GVW, I think F= tandem axle, is it tandem? A=? 36630 is the serial number, G was used to indicate Fort Wayne, Indiana truck plant starting during the '66 model year.
    Does it have an auxiliary transmission?

    Dean
     
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    by the shape of windshield area and nose of truck i would say around mid 50s just a guess,6v or 12v,any pictures of dash area,mine had a flatbed dump,i think 308 six,5speed 5th was overdrive,had 2 spd rear,moved out on highway,pushing it would hit 55 max,my 51 i had was a milk delivery truck in san francisco,l160 had 10,00 gears for the hills,220 sd 4spd,max spd 38 mph empty or loaded,lol
     
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    The serial number may indicate a '56 model year. If so, I don't know what the G stands for. The Red Diamond motors were built into the '70s, but a 406 would probably be earlier. The later ones were mostly 450s and 501s.

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    Lol no dash pics I can get some but yea it's a good old truck just slow 50 would be great 35 mph is kinda slow lol but I can deal with it . The old girl goes good it's a 5 speed also and I think it is in the late 50s but not sure
     
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    More digging in the serial number list- Starting serial number for '58 is FA10378, starting serial number for '60 is FA58465. I don't see any numbers for '59. You could see if a line setting ticket is available.
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    Ok thank you for the info narrows it down and the line ticket how do you go about getting one ?
     
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    Ok iv contacted someone at Wisconsin historical society and their going to get back to me on the truck vin hopefully they have a line ticket for it would be cool to have and hope it has some good info on it. Anyone know what oil filter a red diamond 406 motor would take like to get one from napa or someplace for it
     
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    Interesting. If it was RF206 it would be a tandem, but I don't know what the F and A after indicate. I've heard a number of different theories but don't know if any are correct.
    The interesting part is that it is a 206, which would indicate a fire truck chassis. If the last number was a 0, 1, or 2, it is higher GVW ratings. 3 is the school bus model, 4 was the highest GVW straight truck, 5 was the semi tractor (roadliner), and 6 was the fire truck model. This is according to Crismon's book anyways.
    Nice looking truck.
     
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    Quote- "but I don't know what the F and A after indicate"

    I believe the F indicates Fort Wayne plant and the A indicates the serial number series. After being higher numbered FR from year to year, the serial numbers reset to a lower number at the beginning of the FA number series during 1957. http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/ihc/id/5529/rec/15

    Contrary to what I posted earlier, I do not belive that the F in that position indicates tandem axle.

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    That is beastly...nice looking rig. :thumbs up:

    (I have a wee case of monster truck envy. *ha*)
     

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