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Username Post: 1962 Chevy Impala 4 Door VIN location        (Topic#365104)
Tony Esco 
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Reg: 05-03-21
05-04-21 05:21 AM - Post#2819248    

Hello everyone, this is my first post. I live in California and recently purchased my 62 Chevy Impala 4 Door from Texas. DMV here in California took my nearly $1800 to register the vehicle and then sent me to CHP for a VIN verification. After 2 hrs, CHP was unable to locate and verify the VIN. I am now being told the car can't be registered and can be a parts car??? I have attempted to find the VIN on the top of the frame, drivers side by gas tank, after wire brushing and cleaning it up, still no luck. Can anyone help or suggest what I should do next?
Thank you.



 


junky 
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05-04-21 05:31 AM - Post#2819249    
    In response to Tony Esco

You can find the second vin on the top of the frame, somewhere in the area of the drivers door. It will require lifting the body off of the frame to see it clearly. If the frame is extremely clean, you might be able to find it with a mirror, and then using a cut off wheel, cut open a window for the inspection. The original VIN was located on the drivers door pillar, and it isn't unusual for them to fall off. I don't know of any other place on the vehicle that has a VIN, unless it is a high performance engine, and that will have the VIN stamped on the engine block.

Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level, then beat you with experience.


 
rrausch 
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Reg: 04-07-03
05-04-21 07:49 PM - Post#2819285    
    In response to junky

Move out of Cal. and take your car with you.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 
BigDogSS 
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05-05-21 08:53 AM - Post#2819304    
    In response to rrausch

  • rrausch Said:
Move out of Cal. and take your car with you.


I don't see how that would solve the problem. I would think a missing VIN tag would be an issue in all of the states.


    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible 327 - Ermine White C1 - VCCA Senior Award
    1967 Chevrolet Impala SS Sport Coupe 396 - Marina Blue FF - personal "barn-find" lol



 
Bubpletop62 
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Loc: Bakersfield, CA
Reg: 03-21-06
05-05-21 09:10 AM - Post#2819305    
    In response to BigDogSS

Tony
I sent you a pm. Text me at: 1661-809-5847.
Dennis Bubp

Dennis Bubp
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kingkreeton 
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Loc: Houston TX
Reg: 04-15-11
05-05-21 04:32 PM - Post#2819338    
    In response to Tony Esco

Good luck. Sounds like it is going to be a pain. Hopefully you can get it sorted out.

Shane
64 Impala SS:
Chevy Performance 350HO
4 Speed Muncie


 
rrausch 
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Loc: L.A, Cal. & St. Louis...
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05-05-21 07:09 PM - Post#2819367    
    In response to kingkreeton

I lived in Cal. for many years. The Cal. DMV is the worst of all 50 States, no matter how you measure it.

Fees? It's the most expensive.
Employees? They are the laziest.
Regulations? Cal. has the stupidest regulations anywhere.

In comparison, the Mo. license offices are a breath of fresh air. Several times I've had the license office personnel take my word for things because they knew my family, and we are honest people. Same with other the small town P.D.s here. Several years ago I bought an enclosed, used, trailer that had no VIN, and the seller took me to the sheriff's dept, and asked them to sign off that it had never been stolen. The seller and I both have reputations for honesty, and the sheriff signed off on the paperwork. Later the license office gave me a replacement VIN tag for it.

Another time I needed to transfer the title on my '53 Chevy convertible and put it in my name, but I'd already pulled the motor, junked it, and installed the new motor. Unfortunately the car had been licensed on the old motor number, so the title didn't match the car anymore. I got the proper paperwork from the license office, took it to my local P.D., and the first cop I explained it to, signed off on it without even going out to the car to check anything. Such is the power of a good reputation and State workers who have common sense.

1953 210 Convertible, 261 with dual Carter YF 966S carbs, P.S., Remote Bendix P.B. Booster... shade-tree restoration about done.




 


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