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1951 Chevy VIN location?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by atomickustom, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. atomickustom
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    I know that the VIN on a '53 Chevy is ONLY on the motor. I'm being told that a '51 Chevy has the VIN on the door post. I just want to double-check that this is correct?
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    52 chevy is on the door jamb hope that helps alittle.
    Charlie
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    they all have the VIN on the door post, but some states only used the engine number for title/registration.
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    My 53 has a tag on the a pillar. It was checked against the engine by KDOT
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  5. atomickustom
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    Thanks, that's all I needed to know.
    By the way, the title/engine number on my '53 matched each other, but do not match the body tag on the windshield post. Does that mean something hinky went on at some point?
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    Possibly an engine swap before the car was re-titled or something to that effect.

    Here's a good reference for serial number identification and other stuff: http://chevy.tocmp.com/models/serial.htm

    Bryan
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    no, that means that the car was titled/registered with the engine number, not the VIN. The engine number and VIN on chevys are never the same.
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    Man, I hope I am not screwed here but...Bought a 51 chevrolet Deluxe with a VIN on title JAAxxxxxx, which was the engine number. Engine in car number is KAQxxxxx, which makes it a 52 engine. Any ideas to get a correct title? Live in Illinois. Thanks!

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