Chevy Duty sells new VIN plates that you can stamp the number into yourself.
Missouri City, Texas
From: email@example.com [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, February 08, 1999 6:14 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] VIN plate question
Hi again: my vin plate is missing. This sometimes makes it hard to
get inspection as the inspectors don't know that vin numbers
were same as engine numbers prior to 1958. I would like to put a vin
plate back where it should be. Are there any options such as
having the state dmv approve a new vin plate? They will give me a
vin sticker but I also want the original style plate. It keeps me
awake nights knowing it is not there.
Maybe I am wrong but I thought that for a restoration, there was a
way to do this.