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Username Post: VIN Issues        (Topic#352428)
butofl 
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08-10-18 06:41 PM - Post#2742658    

I recently went to see a 1966 Chevrolet C10 for sale. My understanding is that the VIN on the door frame, glove box sticker, and left front frame rail should match. The VIN on the door frame and the VIN on the glove box sticker match but the VIN stamped on the frame rail is very different. I am 99% sure the cab has not been replaced. I also checked to see if the front part of the frame had been replaced and it was not. Are there instances where the VIN on the frame and door jam do not match? The VIN on the door frame has an "A" code for manufacturing location and the frame has an "N". Any help is greatly appreciated.



 
Ecklers

Mercedes 
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08-12-18 02:00 PM - Post#2742859    
    In response to butofl

I would do a Google search on the subject and try to get whatever information that you can find. Then, decide which is the most correct answer and go forward.

These trucks were built 50+ years ago and none of us watched them go together or documented the build. What one guy says is real another says is fake.

We just finished a rather extensive discussion of how you tell a real Impala SS from a fake and we ended up digging up a story where two of the checklist items fail, but the community still regards it as a documented SS.

So, there you go.



 
Woogeroo 
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08-16-18 01:58 AM - Post#2743210    
    In response to Mercedes

go to the

SEMA SAN

site, Resources / titling and registration... tag n title toolbox

click on Georgia or right click to download the .pdf file

Good place to start with the legal side of things.

-W



 
sidworks 
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08-16-18 07:47 AM - Post#2743243    
    In response to butofl

  • butofl Said:
I recently went to see a 1966 Chevrolet C10 for sale. My understanding is that the VIN on the door frame, glove box sticker, and left front frame rail should match. The VIN on the door frame and the VIN on the glove box sticker match but the VIN stamped on the frame rail is very different. I am 99% sure the cab has not been replaced. I also checked to see if the front part of the frame had been replaced and it was not. Are there instances where the VIN on the frame and door jam do not match? The VIN on the door frame has an "A" code for manufacturing location and the frame has an "N". Any help is greatly appreciated.


how can one tell that the cab hasn't been replaced. they are just bolted on. the letters stand for assembly plant. it is very unlikely that this was done at assembly.
realize that there is over a 50 year time span since assembly and now. a lot of things can happen
ron

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?208929-...
http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?220902-...
http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?156542-...


 
hilandr451 
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08-29-18 09:13 AM - Post#2744769    
    In response to butofl

First of all, the VINs should all match. The dept of motor vehicles in most states check the cab VIN to the Frame VIN when inspecting a vehicle from out of state. If the cab was swapped and it was done legally, it should have the paper trail to prove it. (usually this isn't the case) If not it might cause you trouble when you transfer title.

Second, like ron said, other than the VINs not matching, there isn't any way to tell if the cab has been swapped. so....... draw your own conclusion there.

I know that when I swap my cab, I'm going to retain the original VIN tag and graft it into the new jam so I won't run into any snags at inspection. Of course, changing VIN tags on a body isn't exactly legal either, (that's what chop-shops do with stolen vehicles) but if they match and I can show ownership for the last 24 years, then it shouldn't raise any suspicion.

-The Hilander.
Silver 2017 Silverado 1500 double cab 2WD 5.3L,
1966 C20 Custom Camper "Rattle can primer red" 5.7L, 700 R4 trans 410 diff. front disc, p/s
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rocknrod 
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09-06-18 10:33 AM - Post#2745483    
    In response to butofl

  • butofl Said:
...I am 99% sure the cab has not been replaced. ...


I am 99% sure the frame was replaced or the cab was replaced. You can say it either way. Frame numbers match the cab VIN numbers. No two ways around it. If they don't the conclusion is an easy one.


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64 C10 Short bed Step Side


 
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