What happens if you own a 52 panel truck that currently has no motor,
and didn't when I bought it? I bought my truck as a frame, body, body
parts, and a bucket of extras. Is there some number on the body some where
that would qualify as a vin #? HELP ME PLEASE! My unlce, who I purchased
my truck through, said that he could get me a title as soon as I got him a
Vin #. By the way, this list is kinda spooky if you ask me. Two major
topics of late started shortly after I reached that stage in my project or
the topic had been sugested to me. (i.e. the vin # thing, and the bra
----- Original Message -----
From: Nelson, Jeff - DTC <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 9:59 AM
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] VIN # ?
> VINs (vehicle identification numbers) were developed by the federal
> govenment as a standard way of uniquely identifying vehicles in this
> country. I'm not sure when this went into effect as a DOT regulation (late
> 50s or early 60s). Since that time, state DMVs use the VIN for titling all
> vehicles. Prior to that time, states used different numbers. In some cases
> they would use the engine serial number and in other cases they would use
> manufacturer's vehicle identification numbers.
> Your VIN# is whatever is on your current title. If the number on the title
> does not match what you gave below, then they may have used the engine
> serial number. This can become problematical if the engine has been
> out since the vehicle was titled.
> By the way, the vehicle ID you give works out as:
> H = 3100 (1/2 t)
> 55 = 1955
> O = Oakland assembly plant
> 01517 = 516th vehicle off of the assembly line (unit numbers began with
> I got this breakdown from Don Moen's Serial Number page at
> Jeff Nelson
> 1953 3600
> Paducah, KY
> > ----------
> > From: Mark Self[SMTP:email@example.com]
> > Reply To: Mark Self
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 8:51 AM
> > To: Oletrucks list
> > Subject: [oletrucks] VIN # ?
> > I remember in the past someone said that vehicles prior to about '55
> > didn't
> > have VIN #'s.
> > On my '55 1st, all I can find is the ID # on the drivers side door post.
> > It's H55001517. Is this considered my VIN #, or am I missing something?
> > ====================
> > Mark Self
> > Redlands, CA
> > '55 1st 5-window 3100
> > "Sentimental Journey"
> > ====================
> > oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959