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Well, whadya know, apparently my 89 is a fleet/agency vehicle, it has the DSO code.



It has no holes drilled in the roof/dashboard to indicate there were any extra fittings at any time in the past.

Does anyone know whether I can find out where it served?

I'll have to go home tonight and check my 91 as well
 

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A 2-digit District Sales Office (DSO) code only indicates where it was originally shipped to; not that it was a special-order or that it was used by any gov't. agency. Those codes are much longer, as shown earlier in this thread. IDK where district 17 is, though.
 

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Ive got the dso code on my 1990 ford.bronco. just found. It haha.
 

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I've got code 47. I wonder what district that is? Steve, is there a link to match up district codes that you have stashed somewhere.
 

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Here is mine. I bought her off a high school student in Idaho. I always wondered why there was a big ass plug in the roof, just like Kemick10's in the post above me. There are 3 holes in the roof, 1 plugged, 2 I sealed when I bought it and holes in the bumper that I used for my lights. I looked up the code on a ford truck registry and it said its for the california/nevada area.

 

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Here is mine. I bought her off a high school student in Idaho. I always wondered why there was a big ass plug in the roof, just like Kemick10's in the post above me. There are 3 holes in the roof, 1 plugged, 2 I sealed when I bought it and holes in the bumper that I used for my lights. I looked up the code on a ford truck registry and it said its for the california/nevada area.
Interesting and fun information, got me looking. The codes below are slightly different from Steve83's, but are from my Ford 1990 Bronco Specification Book. His reference shows 72 as San Francisco and my reference shows San Jose.


My Bronco below (74) was ordered by the Seattle District Sales Office. It was a custom order, although not a "special" order.





 

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It has no holes drilled in the roof/dashboard to indicate there were any extra fittings at any time in the past.

Does anyone know whether I can find out where it served?
DSO Code 17 indicates that this Bronco was originally ordered by the Washington D.C. Sales Office.
 

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The codes below are slightly different from Steve83's... His reference shows 72 as San Francisco and my reference shows San Jose.
I went back into the manuals & found a couple of changes occurred to the DSO codes in '94, so my list is now more-correct than before.
 

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Steve, do you know what Domestic Special Order option parameters are? What would Ford be willing to do outside of their normal builds? I would assume that they would have limitations due to warranty and liability, etc. What unique factory combinations have you seen?

I know that when my workplace orders vehicles they are spec'd then either customized at a specialty body shop and then further customized by us upon receipt. I ask this question to determine rarity from Ford as opposed to aftermarket customizing. When I custom ordered my Bronco, Ford was unwilling to combine front LS with automatic front hubs. At the time this seemed good like a good idea...
 

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My first Bronco was a At&t fleet truck. Does that count? Only pic i have of it on this comp. Front end was after the wife did some suburban 4x4n over a prelude while waving at our friend that was driving his tow truck lol.
 

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What would Ford be willing to do outside of their normal builds?
I'm sure that would depend on how much you were willing to pay, and how many identical vehicles you committed to ordering, and how many of "your" design they thought they could sell at dealerships. The only SO Bronco I've personally seen (& recognized as an SO) was that green '96 Custom in the JY, and I think it was a border patrol SO that was sold to a regular customer.
When I custom ordered my Bronco, Ford was unwilling to combine front LS with automatic front hubs.
Have you read the TSB about front diff noise with auto hub locks? That happens with an OPEN diff that doesn't get used enough. Can you imagine what would happen with a LSD? And remember that it wasn't Ford refusing; it was Dana, who supplied the preassembled front axles to Ford.
At the time this seemed good like a good idea...
Probably not to Warn, who built the auto hub locks, and probably specified to Dana that they not be installed w/LSD.
 

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I retired out of the Border Patrol and never seen barn doors on them. 1980 to 2006. Seen a lot of crap but very few I'd buy. Most had the guts run out of them by guys that didn't know how to drive till they got in. Seriously.
 

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I'm sure that would depend on how much you were willing to pay, and how many identical vehicles you committed to ordering, and how many of "your" design they thought they could sell at dealerships. The only SO Bronco I've personally seen (& recognized as an SO) was that green '96 Custom in the JY, and I think it was a border patrol SO that was sold to a regular customer.Have you read the TSB about front diff noise with auto hub locks? That happens with an OPEN diff that doesn't get used enough. Can you imagine what would happen with a LSD? And remember that it wasn't Ford refusing; it was Dana, who supplied the preassembled front axles to Ford.Probably not to Warn, who built the auto hub locks, and probably specified to Dana that they not be installed w/LSD.
Steve those lime green trucks are almost always US Forest Service. I worked for them for awhile and all vehicles were that color. They changed to white in like 2007 or so. The only border patrol broncos I've seen were in Montana and they were white. You can tell if it was forest service if you look at the side, one or both doors will have a large, like 2x2 square that was painted over.
 

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I always wondered why there was a big ass plug in the roof, just like Kemick10's in the post above me.
Having a plugged hole in the roof isn't specific to Agency rigs is it?
I've got one in the top of my '90 "Custom" and now you've got me wondering.
 

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I know that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power still has a few BKOs in their fleet, the old timer inspectors still use them. I see them on major job sites now and then, after seeing this thread I will take some pics next time I see one
 
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