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Customs 46 ford coupe vin stampings

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by showmeshaker, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. showmeshaker
    Joined: Oct 10, 2019
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    Anyone know where the vin stampings are on a 46 short door business coupe or long door coupe?
     
  2. Left frame rail a few inches in front of firewall.
     
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  3. alchemy
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    Look all along the top of the left frame rail from the front crossmember all the way back to the firewall.
     
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  4. Tim
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  5. Jalopy Joker
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    VIN use did not start until 1954 - you are looking for factory production stamping
     
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  6. There's always one, whenever this comes up. Yes, the federally mandated VIN system came along much later than 1936. However the OP said vin, not VIN. the stamped numbers are a vehicle identification number though not a VIN is a vin or probably more accurately a v.i.n. since we're being overly pedantic here
     
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  7. Jalopy Joker
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    you certainly are
     
  8. Top of left hand frame rail and two places on top of left hand frame rail under the body that cannot be seen unless you lift the body. Same number appeared on transmission case but this is generally not used for registration since it was common to replace the transmission. See: http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/flathead_serialnumbers.htm

    Be sure to look to the bottom of the page.

    Does anyone have a good acronym to use for the vehicle serial number used for identification? Some people just don't like using VIN for the vehicle identification number although it makes sense to me.

    Charlie Stephens
     
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  9. Atwater Mike
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    Vehicle I.D. Number. ('Vidn') Naaah, sounds too yiddish.
     
  10. Vehicle Identification Number- VIN- what could be simpler?? With our without periods- it’s the same thing and a universally accepted acronym for the automotive industry- we don’t have to rethink the wheel here


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  11. showmeshaker
    Joined: Oct 10, 2019
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    showmeshaker

    thanx everybody im trying to look up info on where manufactured model info how equipped etc dont know how
     
  12. alchemy
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    All you will find stamped on the frame is the serial number of the engine/transmission combo as it came down the assembly line. Henry Ford didn't put any of the options/color/model info on a tag that early.
     
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