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shoebox vin# question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by clifforddean, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. clifforddean
    Joined: Mar 3, 2009
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    My 49' Ford has a vin# on title but cannot find a # under hood that matches. I think there is a patent plate but that # does'nt match. Will this be a problem if I sell vehicle?
     
  2. Jack Luther
    Joined: Oct 24, 2005
    Posts: 531

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    Best reference I know is the 1949-50-51 Ford Book, published by the Early Ford V-8 Club of America. Hopefully it's still in print.
     
  3. RenoRat
    Joined: Aug 5, 2004
    Posts: 621

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    from Oxnard,Ca

    There is stamped numbers on the cowl that indicate year,model,color,ECT but on the right side of the firewall there is a rivited plate that has the vinn# on it
     
  4. Tommy's Cycle
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 766

    Tommy's Cycle
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    from So Cal

    The serial number is also stamped on the passenger side of the frame. You can buy a new patent tag from Dennis Carpenter and have your local trophy shop stamp your VIN/serial number and remount it on the firewall. Don't confuse the cowl number with the serial number, they're not the same.
     

  5. Johnny1290
    Joined: Apr 20, 2006
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    I can clear this up for you real quick. If the patent plate # doesn't match , then your title doesn't match the car, the end.

    Michigan doesn't check the vin against the title, so getting registration is not a problem.

    The PO must not have had a title for it and just bought a 'historical document' and used that.

    How do I know this? I bought a car out of Michigan and the title didn't match the VIN, live and learn.

    I went the extra mile and filed for a lost title when I got the car here in california, I just didn't liek the idea of fooling with VIN plates and whatnot, and it was only $150 to get the whole thing straightened out.
     

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