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Username Post: vin numbers        (Topic#354568)
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12-27-18 08:58 AM - Post#2755691    

how do you find the vin number on a 55 chevy belair coupe when the tag on the door is missing this is bobp asking any help would be much appreciated car was in alabama when shipped here garden city mi.

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12-27-18 09:03 AM - Post#2755692    
    In response to 55belaircp

There is a vin # stamped into the top of the frame on driver side. It will be hard to see unless you pull body or open floor up. With the new cameras on phones you might get one that will get a photo

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12-27-18 09:39 AM - Post#2755693    
    In response to Shortcar55

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12-28-18 06:10 PM - Post#2755859    
    In response to 55belaircp

It will only be a partial VIN though. I think it will not have the trim designation or if your car was an original V8 or straight 6. It will maybe have the plant letter and sequential number for that plant. It is usually stamped more than once, but generally it is on top of the rail right about where the front seat is.

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12-28-18 07:29 PM - Post#2755867    
    In response to wagonman100

The full VIN will be Vx55ynnnnnn.

V is for V8, this position not used for a 6.

x = A,B, or C where A=150, B=210, and C=Bel Air

55 is the model year (could be 56 or 57 too)

y = letter code for the assembly plant

nnnnnn = sequence number for that assembly plant.

The partial VIN on the frame is


It is stamped on the frame under the driver door, and again about 18" back from there.

The frame stamping is pretty faint sometimes, and can be hard to read depending on cleanliness, and what the metal finish is (bare metal, primer, paint), and especially lighting and angle of view. Being able to see it with a mirror with the body on the frame is almost impossible.

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