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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Can’t Find the Vin on My ‘68?

The door tag is in place, but on the 68 the other vin should be on the passenger side dash. Mine isn’t there. There are no holes like it was removed. I pulled the dash pad back thinking it was covered but nope, just not there. Am I missing something here? (Other than the vin!)
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It could be folded up under the dash pad, that happens sometimes when pads are removed for some reason and then reinstalled. If it's not there, well, that sucks. To my knowledge no exacting replicas of those are reproduced or available anywhere. Even Kevin Marti stopped reproducing those years ago due to liability reasons.


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Any pics?

Does your dash pad have the cut out in it where the VIN should be? It could be that someone put a '67 dash pad on and destroyed the VIN in the process.

You've still got the ones stamped under the hood I guess, but it would be nice to know where your dash board one went.
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Check out datatags.com. They require all kinds of proof, but can make one for you.

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Yes, the cut out in the dashpad is there, but the tag is not. I pulled the pad back thinking it got stuck to the bottom of the pad but it’s not. I’ll try to get some pics tonight.
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Datatags.com does an amazing job. I had them reproduce mine. I snapped a picture of my inner fender vin and the title in my name and 400$later I had it.
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^^ Is this legit and legal? I have a 68 and it DOES have the dash vin tag, but it's very worn and difficult to make out the digits/letters. If you look close, you can see it. But I was wondering if it was possible to get a replacement datatag. Seems like the answer is yes?

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^^ Is this legit and legal? I have a 68 and it DOES have the dash vin tag, but it's very worn and difficult to make out the digits/letters. If you look close, you can see it. But I was wondering if it was possible to get a replacement datatag. Seems like the answer is yes?
Check your state and local laws.
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Most of the laws come down to fraudulent intent. In this case I think charging $400 foe a little tag might be the crime.

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I'm in the People's Republic of California, so chances are this is illegal

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A someone else suggested, call the DMV as they are the authority. There is a special processing unit within the CA DMV that deals with this stuff. Make sure all of your paperwork is in order. Document the process by taking photographs of the public and private VINs on your car. You might need to submit a REG 256 (Statement Of Facts) and REG 31 (VIN Verification), but follow their instructions. I think you should have no problem making the appropriate repair to your vehicle.
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I'm in the People's Republic of California, so chances are this is illegal

How are they going to know what you did if you don't tell them?
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Ok, so I checked and there is no vin number plate anywhere up under the dashpad on the passenger side. It appears both fenders are relatively new. I see the cutout on the drivers fender but no visible number. I’ve read others talk of “peeling back the front fender” to see if the number is under there. Does that mean actually removing the front fender?
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Ok, so I checked and there is no vin number plate anywhere up under the dashpad on the passenger side. It appears both fenders are relatively new. I see the cutout on the drivers fender but no visible number. I’ve read others talk of “peeling back the front fender” to see if the number is under there. Does that mean actually removing the front fender?
You could get a view of the fender apron vin stampings on both the passenger and driver sides just by loosening some bolts and taking a peek under the fenders. Assuming what you find matches the title/registration, then apparently for 4 hunskies or so you can get a replacement dash tag to match like RNG did for his. Cool, and I wouldn't bother consulting any authorities to do it either. What for and why bother? Legit is legit. My '68 dash vin is barely legible, tarnished and faded.
I think it would be great to replace it (and save the original) but at four hundred smackers, well, I'd spring for Bilstein street valved shocks first.


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