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Old 10-11-2011, 10:43 PM
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Rusted out vin tag replacement

Ok i i know there are people that are going to tell me this is against the law i can't do it whatever and so on, but I have a 77 Trans Am that has a rusted out vin tag. It completely rusted out, there must be someone out there that can stamp a new vin tag i have the ownership for the car all the hidden vins are there and match the vin on the ownerships. I'm sure people have come across this when changing rusted out cowl panels, etc. Does anyone know of a shop or person that can make me a vin tag? Thanks in advance for any info.

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Old 10-12-2011, 12:34 AM
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Check your local DMV, I believe in the U.S. they are the only authorized folks. Canada? IDK.
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Here if you have all the paper work and hopefully the original is somewhat legible you can get an assigned vin from the state after going thru an inspection..Dunno about where you are at..

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The original vin is totally gone rusted right out, all my paperwork is perfectly fine. I would have no problem registering the car in my name because i have the ownership nobody really wants to see the vin here. The problem would be if i ever went to sell the vehicle nobody is going to buy it with the vin plate missing. there must be someone who will re-stamp a vin tag i'm not changing anything just replacing the rusted out one. I will check with my dmv office but i don't think they would have anyone that is going to supply a vin tag.
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The VIN tag is inside the car, behind the windshield, and is, I believe, a stainless steel plate. Surprising that it would rust out.

But if that is the case I would get a special plate replacement from your DMV. They will check the hidden numbers on the car.
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Check with the DMV.

Used to do stolen recoveries at the dealer ship. If they recovered a car that had the VIN switched, The State police would send over an officer with a new stamped VIN, the correct rivets, and the rivet gun.

We'd have to pull the windshield, then call DMV, and they would call the State Police to send someone over. The VIN would not be the original VIN, it would be a special salvage VIN, and the title would be re-issued with either a salvage or rebuilt title.

Have you done a Google or Bing search for replacement VIN tags.
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Yes i did a google search did not find anything useful just a lot of posts by people with the same problem as me. I will check with my dmv office, I am in Ontario not sure what the laws are around this but i'm sure there are a lot of rusted vins on cowls here. Thanks
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Im in the same spot. I took of the vin tag to paint my buick. It was on the firewall held on with screws. Anyways 3 years latter I don't know where I put them. Need new ones so if you find out where to get a new one I sure would like to know too...thax
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You sure you guys aren't talking about the body trim tags on the firewall rather than a VIN tag?
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No my is the vin tag i have the trim tag thats on the firewall it sounds like the other post is about the trim tag if it was held on with screws. You can get a trim tag made just do a google search that should be no problem other than it will cost you a couple hundred bucks.
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30's 40's and into the 50's the VIN was attached to the firewall with screws on many cars
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