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Username Post: Vin Tag On A Pillar Fasteners        (Topic#362252)
Dustythedog 
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08-19-20 11:11 AM - Post#2801498    

Hi Guys, I have a 57 made in Flint. The vin tag on the A pillar in screwed on. Is this correct? I thought all were spot welded or installed with drive rivets.The data plate on the firewall looks normal.It looks like the tag was removed for repainting. My goal is to put it on the way the factory did it.Anyone familiar with this?
Thanks, Russ



 


acardon 
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08-19-20 11:39 AM - Post#2801502    
    In response to Dustythedog

Only the exported knock-down cars had a riveted VIN tag. All others were welded. Link to VIN.

Don
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Dustythedog 
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08-19-20 07:58 PM - Post#2801545    
    In response to acardon

Thanks Don. Very helpful.



 
elcamino 
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08-20-20 07:54 AM - Post#2801566    
    In response to Dustythedog

Integrity of a VIN – The Key to Identifying a Vehicle & Preserving Your Investment

Mike
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56 wagon gasser 
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08-23-20 05:11 PM - Post#2801819    
    In response to elcamino

Since his is screwed on and it suppose to be welded, how do you correct this?? Is the welding something that can be done at home?? Thank.



 
Bad56Sedan 
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08-23-20 06:38 PM - Post#2801822    
    In response to 56 wagon gasser

verify the serial numbers on the screwed on vin tag with the frame numbers,
if the are the same, leave it alone
if not, sounds like a topic for another post

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56sedandelivery 
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08-23-20 09:33 PM - Post#2801831    
    In response to Dustythedog

The problem is usually one thing or another; the tags get removed for painting, or the welds holding them on get rusty, or the body metal gets rusty, and then the plate falls off. The tags are stainless steel, the body is carbon steel; dissimilar metals don't weld together very well, and when rust sets in, one day you find you're missing your tag. Corvettes had them screwed on, and like someone else said, export cars were different also (I'm taking them for their word on that). If your car ever gets inspected, it will cause an issue you don't want to deal with. Confirm your frame number with the tag, although the frame number is not the complete VIN. It's located on top on the drivers side frame rail in two spots along the general area of the front seat. If the frame number "matches" the VIN tag, it can be welded back on, but it may be hard finding someone willing to do it; probably TIG with wet rags to save the paint. It's still not going to look like the stock spot weld (since the tag has holes in it now), and that may trigger an issue also if it's ever inspected. Or just leave it alone, and let the next owner mess with it. There's always your DMV to get ahead of it before there's a problem. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




 


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