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Vin Numbers On A 1937 Chevy

i am looking to solve a question concerning my 1937 chevy coupe ...can anybody tell me wether the vin number on the plate on the passenger side cowl had embossed numbers or were the numbers stamped into the plate?..was the edge of the vin plate embossed with a rolled edge like the build info plate? does anybody have some good clear close up pictures of the proper vin plate for this car? thanks !

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This may be of some help:

http://chevy.tocmp.com/chevyresto/3702.htm
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There is no VIN plate for these cars. The plate on the firewall is the body code plate which indiscates interior trim, paint color, etc.
The VIN for Chevrolets of this era is the engine number stamped on the machined boss next to the distributor.
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According to the Engineering Division in the "1937 Chevrolet Specifications for Passenger Cars & Trucks" dated 11-18-36, the "Vehicle Serial Numbers" are "On plate under hood on right side of cowl panel".

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Vehicle Serial Numbers are not VINs. The serial number plate shows production date, series, interior and other information codes for repair/replacement work.
The VIN is the engine number.
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There is no VIN plate for these cars. The plate on the firewall is the body code plate which indiscates interior trim, paint color, etc.
The VIN for Chevrolets of this era is the engine number stamped on the machined boss next to the distributor.
there are two plates on the passenger side cowl .the lower plate has build info ,the upper plate has a number that would match the engine number ,that number is what is used as a vin number on the title.in the good old days when you changed engines on a car you also had to re register the car with the new engine numbers and dmv changed the numbers on your title.
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