It could be only 8 characters long if the production number of the truck is
less than 10,000. See http://www.chevytrucks.org/users/rusty1/numbers.htm for
an explanation of vin's.
Missouri City, Texas
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, February 22, 1999 10:35 PM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] VIN Numbers
Thanks for your help, Iam still a little confused though. I have been told by a
couple people that the VIN Number is 9 digits. Mine is 8. Everything points it
to be a 1949 3100, except the last digits. I have for consecutive digits
(numbers) and I was told there was five. Is this always true? I am begining to
wonder if someone assigned a false VIN to my truck. Can anyone help??? Let me
know if it matters if the VIN is 8 or 9 digits.
1949 Chevy Pickup
Shane, not completely sure about the '49s, but my '47-2 has nine digits in
the VIN. The '47 VINs started with "E", I believe the '48s started with
"F"....so I assume the '49s started with "G"...but I'm not sure about this.
Hope this helps at least a little!
'47 2nd 3100
Date: Monday, February 22, 1999 8:46 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] VIN Numbers
>Does any one know how many digits the original VIN Number was for a 1949
>what the VIN number started with. Also if anyone knows any links that might
>me on the restoration of my pickup will be greatly appreciated.
>1949 Chevy Pick
>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959