I'm going into my local CHP tommorrow for VIN'ing (...and there was much rejoicing ) and I have a question for those of you whom have travelled this road before me.
The officer that will inspect my car indicated that he will place VIN placard on the "body"? First time i've heard of that and it makes me a little nervous... I don't want rivets showing on Rox's [img]graemlins/yellow.gif[/img] Prom dress if you know what I mean. My assumption was that the VIN would be placed on the frame and Ken and Street Rod Painter said he's never ran across one on a body before. So guys, can you give me some ammo to use to convince my local CHP officer to use the frame and not the body?
Also, it might help if I knew which CHP office/location you went to so I can "take my buisiness elsewhere if necessary.
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It should be mounted to a permanent structure. The body can be removed so it can not be considered permanent. Mine was installed on the x-member in front. It's kind of like the CF #'s on watercraft cannot be mounted on the engine cover because it can be removed and replaced.
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Mine was the same deal as johnbgood, I think it was a sticker on the X brace and a aluminum plackard under the dash.
Was done at the Ventura CHP.
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Good luck, but tell them you'd prefer it on the 2X3 part of the frame under the dash, drivers side. That is where all the Southern Cal. CHP puts them (Well, maybe some on the X member). But, never on the body as it's exchangeable and will make ID impossible if the car is ever stolen.
Just pop off the body and the thief is home free to re-register.
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My CHP said I couldn't use the FFR number for a vin, so if you do use it, be prepared to remove it if they don't like it. I got a plate on the vertical 2x2 on the drivers side, and stamped numbers in the X member.
I stamped my FFR number shown on my MSO (FFR4627K) into the front X member with a set of steel stamps. Went down to the CHP and showed him the numbers and MSO certificate, so he assigned it as my official VIN. Rick
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