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Old 06-20-2010, 11:08 PM
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Missing VIN

On my '66 Merc, The vin tag on the firewall is missing. They used the warranty number as a replacement for the VIN, Is there a way to find the original? I already have the vehicle title in hand.

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start looking for a build sheet, Different assembly plants did different things with them. usually you can find one tucked in the seat springs. Sometimes they can be under the carpet. It was easier for the assembly line worker to stuff it somewhere than to walk to the garbage can.10 to 15 sheets were used, most got thrown away. Painted body, engine assembly, seat cushion. tire selection conveyor. wheel selection, rear axle pre build, hood and fender selection. ETC. some assembly plants left the small body tag on the vehicle. others broke it off and you will see thin paint where it was attached, in those years unibody cars ( mustang, falcoln, fairlane, etc merc comet Etc ) the vin was stamped on the flange where the fenders bolted on, drivers side visible with the hood up, The passenger side was covered with the fender they also had the small vin tag attached with the push rivets, usually to the door. . . I don't know if the full size cars had it stamped somewhere on the body. ,

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