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Old 02-13-2018, 07:17 PM   #1
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Warranty Plate

This warranty plate was in the glove box of the C20 I bought that originally belonged to my Grandpa. It has a metal plate with my Grandpa's name, VIN, etc. Was this supposed to be attached to the vehicle? If so, where?
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:56 PM   #2
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No, it’s supposed to be attached to that brochure. Good find!
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:58 PM   #3
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....and attached to the inside of a fire proof safe!!! very cool!!!
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:21 PM   #4
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Re: Warranty Plate

This is what you may have heard referred to as the Protect-O-Plate. Nice to have it, I agree, stick that in the special papers box and keep it
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:30 AM   #5
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Re: Warranty Plate

Back in the day when the truck was new and still under warranty, the Protect-O-Plate functioned like a charge card for warranty repairs. The owner would present it to the service counter, they would mount it in a special slot on a clipboard/roller-gizmo that would hold a special triplicate paper order form and slide a rolller over it all, thus leaving all the original Owner's warranty info, and pertinent numbers on the form, without having to write all that in. I guess that was so the dealer got credit from GM for performing warranty service. [IDKR]
Most 2nd owners, if buying the truck after the warranty period, would chuck them out while cleaning out the glove compartment, as they were no longer any good to them.
Now they're just rare nostalgic items. More valuable to you as a sentimental family relic.
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Old 02-14-2018, 02:38 AM   #6
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I also found the original owners manual, pink slip, stereo manual, and box tops from every points, condenser, filter, etc. That he bought for the thing. These depression survivors kept everything.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:47 AM   #7
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service Imprinters were similar to early credit card imprinters . way before swipe and chip cards of today
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:47 AM   #8
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I also found the original owners manual, pink slip, stereo manual, and box tops from every points, condenser, filter, etc. That he bought for the thing. These depression survivors kept everything.
This is a very good thing. You now are the holder of history.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:57 AM   #9
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You r very lucky. Not many people have those items for their truck!
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