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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by shelby69500, Sep 19, 2012.
Where on the frame can I find a vin number on 35 ford sedan and anywhere else
Go to the fordbarn.com and find out.
On my 34 it is stamped in 3 places on the drivers side frame rail, near the steering box, about the middle of the drivers door sill & on the rise over the rear axle. I have a friend with 35 he's rebuilding & will check next time I'm over there.
yeah lost title issues so need to find the vin
Top of left rail is stamped in three places …….. The one just back from the steering gear is the only one visible w the body on.
Remember when you right them down ford used a I as a 1 …. If you call it an I DMV will get weird on you.
The only one you can see on my '35 sedan is the one on the top of the left framerail
Ok so the state of michigan say i have to use the engine number before 1954, where is the engine number on a flat head 8? pictures anyone?
Ford flat head 8 engines did not have an engine number. The engine transmission/assembly produced by Ford was serial numbered on a pad on the transmission, will they let you use that? Usually they don't like the transmission number as it was common to change transmissions. Would they like documentation of the serial number being on the transmission case?
Well I need some sort of number on the motor, so I will take a number that is close lol
OK...the number at top of bellhousing part of trans is the main number, stamped by Ford when engine passed its run test.
Engine went out to assembly plant somewhere and that number was copied onto frame, usually in full at front and just the serial with noe prefix in 2 more places hidden by body.
Your floorboard may have a small removable cover over Serial location on trans.
Number will look like *18-xxxxxx*, star at each end to prevent additions, funny 1, 6, and 9 to make extra stamping hard...a 6 can't be altered into an 8, for instance.
1935 serials are 18-1,234,357 to 18-2,207,110...
sorry on left side on mine!
How many numbers are 1935 vin on the frame? is it 5? or six?
This I know but how many numbers are supposed to be there? Thanks
star seven numbers star
Questions .. I just pick up a 1935 ford frame and complete running gear the bell housing # does not match the frame # which I did expect and is of the correct format the frame # well it is only in 2 spots forward and mid and in 2 different fonts the forward is old and middle one is new each have the stars however it start with 16 not a 18 the forward *168XXXX* mid *I68XXXX* so is a bad sign!!!
Look at the 6 closely...Ford serials from 1931-48 use an odd font, leke the I for 1 you have.
A Ford "6" would have a straight vertical upright, not a curve like a normal 6. If the upright is curved, it would presumably be a badly struck 8.
From Mac's chart the range of 1935 serials would be 18-1,234,357 to 18-2,207,110...so there are problems galore!
I'd first get a really strong flashlight and look this over from several directions. Any 1's, 6's, or 9's should be odd.
A BRASS wire brush may help to highlight faintly stamped impressions with a really strong flashlight.
Do not use sandpaper or a regular wire brush.
ok Dangummet well I did use sandpaper 700 grt and a wire brush I did find the third number placement just off center of the axle hump some fonts has the middle same numbers .. I will see if I can get some pictures to post thanks for assist
ok here are some pictures could possibly be 34 frame ? sorry about so many duplicate pictures
yeah LEO !!!!
soo is it that bad ??
soo how bad is it ...
Bet there are lots of guys that would like to find such a nice clean chassis number on their project.
you making me nervous
Why are the numbers stamped with two different stamps? The 6 , 9 are 1 not the same in all the pictures. One set of numbers was made with the old style stamps and one with the new style.
From memory...the font changed in 1931, but the 1937 (I think) (!!!) Service bulletins contain an annoyed bulletin telling dealers stamping serialed parts (Why??? legal??) to wake up and buy a new set for crying out loud.
Maybe assembly plants also kept any stamp they had in service??
Thinking about what I see there, I can't make sense of it even assuming key numbers being lost!
The last picture with the weird digits it looks like an area that was replaced and restamped. The other pictures all have pitting that you'd expect to see, that area has no pitting. Grind out a little farther and look for a weld line.
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