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Assigned ID number & Control #? what do they mean?

Hi,

I just picked up a panel truck, i don't know anything about it but i did find a plate on the driver's door post that has this information:

Assigned Identification Number
DMV 56492CA
Control Number 286492

Does anybody know where i can get info for these? I tried Googling & searching here, but i didn't come up with anything.

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Take that number and your bill of sale down to your local DMV office and they will be able to register that truck in your name. That is the assigned vin#

If you "aquired" the truck, and have no paperwork , you have a very tough time ahead of you if you want to try to make that truck your own.

DMV usually won't give out any info about the vehicle unless you have a license to tow and impound a vehicle and are in the process of doing a title search for it.

A cop may do a vin search for you, but it has been a long time since I've found anyone willing to do that.

What exactly are the circumstances that you "picked up" that truck under?

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The truck belonged to my father in law, who passed away a few months ago. We were unable to find a pink slip or registration paperwork, so all we have is the info i posted & the license number. The last sticker on the plate is '99. I do have a death certificate, so i was hoping i could head down to the DMV & hand them that, and they would transfer title to my wife, who's the next of kin.

If there's an easier way to go about it, I'll give it a shot, the less DMV the better.
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Is your motherin law listed on the title....Mr & Mrs.....wait you said your wife was the next of kin...never mind.

I would see if you can find a bill of sale that was done before your father in law passed away selling you the truck. You just never got around to register it. Hopefully it was a non-op.
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Thanks, Gator.

If i find a bill of sale, i won't need the title?
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If everything passed to your mother in law upon your father in laws passing ,then she can write you a bill of sale, provided his estate isn't in some kind of probate.

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He didn't have a wife, so everything passed to his on heir, his daughter (my wife). There is no probate going on.

So, I'm inferring, she can give me a bill of sale?

I guess I'll use the info I have, get her to write a note, and plan a trip to the DMV tomorrow.
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if the estate passed to your wife, then all she needs to do is show up with the death certificate and whatever will or trust paperwork and the dmv clerk will show you what else is needed if anything. They can do a transfer of ownership . IIRC it costs about 10.00 or so.

All of this depends on whether or not it was originally transfered to your father in law and if he was the owner on record when he died..

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I'm positive it was his, he's had it since the 70s. I'll let you know how it goes. we don't have a will, so i hope this doesn't turn into a dmv nightmare.

Is there anywhere else i can research the assigned VIN? every place i try to plug that number in, it tells me it's to short.
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When my dad died our lawyer said to "find" a bill of sale that was dated before he died. What he meant was for us to write one, date it before his death and for us to sign it for him. Was it legal....no. What was the harm....none that we could find. What did do...it stopped us from having to go thru mounds of dmv paperwork.

Am I telling you to do this no.

Here in CA they way we get old cars registered that have been dropped off the dmv roll is to sign dmv paper work that says the car is legally ours and we have owned it for years and all the paperwork was lost and state how much we paid for it. If we don't do it that way we sometimes have the car taken by dmv and never seen again. My buddy lost his 32 coupe that way...trying to do it the right way. It ended up being auctioned off.
Moral of the story always get a clean title before you start any work.

Oh yeah if dmv needs the vin # verified go to AAA they will do it and it will be a ton of less hassle than if DMV does it. DMV will give you the paperwork...have them mark which items need to be filled in.

I just went thru dmv two weeks ago...smooth sailing just remember to be polite and don't talk...piss them off and your done. If so go back in line and get a different person....(don't ask how I know)

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So i procrastinated & waited until they put a notice on my truck, then i jumped down to the DMV. I explained what was going on & was totally honest. I paid fees, they gave me a 6 sticker to put on the window, and now i have to get it weight certified, vin certified, and make/model certified.

anybody ever got a make/model certification before? the very helpful lady at the dmv suggested going to a dealer, but i doubt the GMC dealership here in town would know for sure what the truck was. ideas?
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What are YOU calling a panel truck or wagon??
Is it a vehicle with a pickup nose 2 doors in front and 2 doors at the rear, a conventional panel truck?
OR is it a custom bodied vehicle on a stock forward control chassis by GMC, Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Studebaker, often with the chassis makers grille and a angular aluminum or steel body of riveted construction,what many would call a bread truck or a tool truck?
OR is it a vehicle with a passenger car nose, 2 doors in front and a single door in the rear, properly a Sedan Delivery, or if windowed a Combination?
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Here are a couple pics i took of the truck when i picked it up. Unfortunately i don't have a good side view. it looks like it used to have more windows in the back, you can see the window frames from the inside, but they were covered.
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I've never seen it before but what you have is a Suburban changed into a Panel Truck.
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Very strange, isn't it? Any idea why anyone would do that?

It has a jump seat inside, and a hole in the roof where I'm guessing a siren would go.
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