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Old 04-01-2007, 05:07 AM
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I got a 71 el camino on Friday. I sh** bricks when the title didn't match the "VIN" plate. My expertise being with 77-79 cars; I "knew" the VIN # HAD to be one of the numbers on the cowl tag. To my relief, I was wrong. The sticker on the drivers door (that matches the title) is right, and the cowl tag is NOT the actual vin number, rather the first half and then the codes for the factory. I should explain that I had seen a fax of the title, but not checked it against the car, due to the fact it had to be brought over from Colorado @550 miles away. Its all good now. Or it will be when I get it titled and back on the road.
PS: I found a cool site while I was searching the web for vin information. It has a place to type in your vin# and then it breaks down the code into what it stands for. Pretty cool.



http:/home.kc.rr.com/slcomm/vin.htm

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The VIN tag on a 71 Chevy can be viewed through the windshield at the driver side where the dash meets the windshield.
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The VIN tag on a 71 Chevy can be viewed through the windshield at the driver side where the dash meets the windshield.
That's what I thought. Maybe the sticker and title are for a different car? I hope not.
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Thanks. I found the VIN plate on the dash. It was buried under an ill fitting dash pad. It has a black dash and column but was origionally (trim tag)jade green like the seat and belts. The VIN #on the dash is the same as the door sticker and the title. So I am good to go. If I fix the oil pan and transmission. lol Thanks again, everybody. stu_yoakam in Kansas. Yes, we lost the BB tournament. Thats my brothers problem. I only do motor sports. By the way; I will probably put a floor AT in it in place of the probably damaged 3 speed stick. Its not too hard to hook up is it?
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I do not take a lot stock in those VIN websites.

I ran the VIN on my 59 Elky and the reply came back as a

6cyl-SedanDelivery--------HAH!

The cowl tag states model 1280--------V-8 sedan pick-up
And when I dissassembled the car for restoration/personalization
I found that the car was ORIGINALLY equipped with a 348 tri-power.
Sure wish that engine was in it when I got it.

I have a book here somwhere that breaks down some numbers.
Both of my 66 Caminos were built in Fremont, Ca.

Bryan
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