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Technical 1955 buick century 2dr. hardtop vin location.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 55 dude, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. guys, i need some help locating vin numbers for a 1955 buick that is missing the vin tag off the left body cowl in front of left door.it really makes it a pain when these tags are missing, was hoping buick stamped it somewhere on the frame like other makes of vehicles i have owned in the past, thanks!:)
     
  2. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
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    Usually somewhere near the steering box if I remember
     
  3. anyone else?
     
  4. Msgr. Doug Cook
    Joined: Aug 24, 2016
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    The number may be taken off the engine, stamped onto the block on a tab , left side of the engine, between the two center exhaust manifold ports. Number should end in a 6 for the Century series
     
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  5. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    https://www.teambuick.com/reference/years/55.php

    NAILHEAD Codes 'til '58
    The engine serial number is stamped on a machined surface on the top outer edge of the left cylinder bank, between the middle branches of the exhaust manifold. The last digit of the engine serial number is 4 for Series 40, 5 for Series 50, 6 for Series 60, 7 for Series 70. According to some sources, a 100 suffix is used for the Series 100 Skylark of 1954.
    A stamped 1/4" long dash after the production code number indicates a .010" O.S. production engine. It is not unusual to find the letter I used in place of the number 1 in the id numbers (this makes alteration more difficult). In some cases the letter I is intended, as in the case of year identifier character for 62. The VIN is the same as the engine serial number for 1957 to 64.


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    http://www.buickheritagealliance.org/index.php/restoration/identify/locate_numbers
     
  6. gggholson
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
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    I have found them stamped as far forward as the frame horn on the drivers side. Usually requires fender removal when they are that far forward.
     
  7. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    Look on the top of the rear frame behind the axle crossmember. That's where I found the number on my 49 Buick frame. Passenger side.
     

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