That's a GMC engine number. The "228" is the cubic inch displacement.
Jack / Winter Park FL
----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Chevy Trucks <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 1999 8:29 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] Odd vin for '49 Panel?
> I recently purchased a '49 GMC Panel as a parts vehicle for my '50 Chevy
> Suburban. The vehicle had been registered as "non-operative" for so long,
> here in California, that it was dropped from the California DMV Database.
> This vehicle is such bad shape it will never be on the road again. But, I
> need to transfer the title so that I can take what is left to a salvage
> when the time comes. I need to have the local police come out and verify
> the vin since it is not running. This is to get the vehicle back on the
> The vin listed on the pink slip is: A228393208. This does not look like a
> true vin number to me. Any thoughts from the group? The vehicle serial
> number on the driver door post is almost completely gone but what I can
> looks more like what is on my suburban, a few letters and numbers.
> Is the serial number the same as the vin number? I have looked on the
> of the frame rails above the front springs and found no numbers. Where
> should I look? Again, this is a '49 GMC panel.
> Many thanks in advance,
> '49 GMC Panel
> '50 Chevy Suburban
> '58 Chevy Fleetside
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