• 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
vin number
#1
hey there, im restoring a 1972 mustang convertible, and the fender aprons were replaced by the previous owner so there is no VIN number there, is there any other place i can find the VIN number besides the dashboard?
  Reply
#2
If the engine block is original to the car the matching last six digits of the VIN is stamped on the driver's side of the back of the block below the head/above the block deck. Are you missing the door tag as well?

Ron
  Reply
#3
(02-19-2018, 01:30 PM)Ron Tanzi Wrote: If the engine block is original to the car the matching  last six digits of the VIN is stamped on the driver's side of the back of the block below the head/above the block deck. Are you missing the door tag as well?

Ron

yeah I am are missing the door tag as well
  Reply
#4
This should help
https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-matc...-are-there



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
  Reply
#5
(02-19-2018, 01:11 PM)danielpcorona Wrote: hey there, im restoring a 1972 mustang convertible, and the fender aprons were replaced by the previous owner so there is no VIN number there, is there any other place i can find the VIN number besides the dashboard?

You said the inner fender aprons were replaced. Was that front and rear fender aprons on both sides? The vin is stamped in the top lip of the shock towers, between the fender aprons. weRe the shock towers replaced as well?

the Vin on a 302 block is on top near the oil sender and on a 351C its on the back below the head on the drivers side. Also the transmission has the Vin stamped. On a C4 and C6 it is on top near the back. I don't know if it's the same on manual transmissions.
  Reply
#6
(02-19-2018, 01:34 PM)danielpcorona Wrote:
(02-19-2018, 01:30 PM)Ron Tanzi Wrote: If the engine block is original to the car the matching  last six digits of the VIN is stamped on the driver's side of the back of the block below the head/above the block deck. Are you missing the door tag as well?

Ron

yeah I am are missing the door tag as well
As RackerM said RE: Vin location on the block. I should have asked you if you have a Cleveland,a 302 or a 6. When I had my fenders off years ago my VIN is stamped on top of the shock tower.
  Reply
#7
As long as you can show Marti that you actually own the car you can get a new door sticker and even Dash tag from him. Door sticker seems like $25.00 but the dash tag is like $500.
You can order the stamps from Argon Tool that produced them for Ford and re stamp the inner fenders if you want you can even get the star stamps for the ends of the number and the holder for the stamps.
When DOT does a vehicle check here they only look at the dash and door but can ask you to remove the fender.
One of our members that lives local to me has a hand stamped VIN tag in the dash that they passed, lol. It does not look anything like the original. They did check fender.
The special rivets for the VIN tag in dash are also available but also very expensive. They have like a flower pedal shape to them.
With a little effort can make a mustang anything you want, lol.
There is a guy local with a Shelby that was certified by the Shelby / Cobra guys and it was made using a coupe body had the inner fender numbers cut from the original welded in and the coupe body hacked up to accept the fastback roof and quarters. Went fro a few thousand dollar coupe to I think he paid over $50,000 for the hacked up Shelby.
David


When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??
Tongue
David
  Reply
#8
(02-19-2018, 10:19 PM)Ron Tanzi Wrote:
(02-19-2018, 01:34 PM)danielpcorona Wrote:
(02-19-2018, 01:30 PM)Ron Tanzi Wrote: If the engine block is original to the car the matching  last six digits of the VIN is stamped on the driver's side of the back of the block below the head/above the block deck. Are you missing the door tag as well?

Ron

yeah I am are missing the door tag as well
As RackerM said RE: Vin location on the block. I should have asked you if you have a Cleveland,a 302 or a 6. When I had my fenders off years ago my VIN is stamped on top of the shock tower.

its a 351 cleveland
  Reply
#9
(02-20-2018, 10:28 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: As long as you can show Marti that you actually own the car you can get a new door sticker and even Dash tag from him. Door sticker seems like $25.00 but the dash tag is like $500.
You can order the stamps from Argon Tool that produced them for Ford and re stamp the inner fenders if you want you can even get the star stamps for the ends of the number and the holder for the stamps.
When DOT does a vehicle check here they only look at the dash and door but can ask you to remove the fender.
One of our members that lives local to me has a hand stamped VIN tag in the dash that they passed, lol. It does not look anything like the original. They did check fender.
The special rivets for the VIN tag in dash are also available but also very expensive. They have like a flower pedal shape to them.
With a little effort can make a mustang anything you want, lol.
There is a guy local with a Shelby that was certified by the Shelby / Cobra guys and it was made using a coupe body had the inner fender numbers cut from the original welded in and the coupe body hacked up to accept the fastback roof and quarters. Went fro a few thousand dollar coupe to I think he paid over $50,000 for the hacked up Shelby.
David

I've done the Marty report, and I dont think its completely correct because it said the car had white interior and white roof top, but we have black interior and roof and it look like it hasnt been replace what so ever
  Reply
#10
(02-20-2018, 02:09 PM)danielpcorona Wrote:
(02-20-2018, 10:28 AM)Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs Wrote: As long as you can show Marti that you actually own the car you can get a new door sticker and even Dash tag from him. Door sticker seems like $25.00 but the dash tag is like $500.
You can order the stamps from Argon Tool that produced them for Ford and re stamp the inner fenders if you want you can even get the star stamps for the ends of the number and the holder for the stamps.
When DOT does a vehicle check here they only look at the dash and door but can ask you to remove the fender.
One of our members that lives local to me has a hand stamped VIN tag in the dash that they passed, lol. It does not look anything like the original. They did check fender.
The special rivets for the VIN tag in dash are also available but also very expensive. They have like a flower pedal shape to them.
With a little effort can make a mustang anything you want, lol.
There is a guy local with a Shelby that was certified by the Shelby / Cobra guys and it was made using a coupe body had the inner fender numbers cut from the original welded in and the coupe body hacked up to accept the fastback roof and quarters. Went fro a few thousand dollar coupe to I think he paid over $50,000 for the hacked up Shelby.
David

I've done the Marty report, and I dont think its completely correct because it said the car had white interior and white roof top, but we have black interior and roof and it look like it hasnt been replace what so ever

Changing the interior from white to black is not all that much if you have a donor car. The whole dash, Kick panels, center console, carpet, seat belts, steering column, sun visors are all black on a vert with white interior. That leaves the white seats, door panels and rear interior qtrs to change to black to complete the swap.

1973 H Code Convertible - Medium Copper Metallic - June 8, 1973, Built Ford Marketing Sales Vehicle
[Image: DSC_0266xsm.jpg]
[Image: satellite.png] Proud Space Junk Award Winner!












  Reply
Share Thread:  




Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)