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Old 05-19-2017, 02:51 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Vin help!!!!

Hello,

I am looking for suggestions... I'm at a loss. Ive owned my truck for 7 years now and it was registered in Alabama. They didn't bother with VIN verification since I bought the truck there for whatever reason. I have since moved to Florida and now I have a FL License and insurance so Bama will no longer register the truck.

Heres where the problem begins:

I do not know how to verify the VIN on this truck.

It is a 1972 Cheyenne Super 10, SWB.

By research I found the VIN decoder and have come to the conclusion that the VIN is CE10734. The issue is that this VIN is nowhere to be found (that I know of). The truck has been repainted over the years and they removed the door plate that would have identified it. The glovebox build sheet has been scratched off.

So I have no way of verifying the VIN with the DMV and they will not give me a tag.

I found the stamped model # on the frame 2S158019 but that does not match anything on the old registration from Bama.

Does anyone have any recommendations for me or little known VIN locations other than above? I may have to file a small claims through the court but I still can't verify the VIN even if thats the case. Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-19-2017, 03:27 PM   #2
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Re: Vin help!!!!

"CE10734" is the model number of the truck, not the VIN

The "2S158019" is a partial VIN number stamped on the frame that would/should have matched the full VIN found in the two locations you mention are missing. As far as I know, there is no other way to verify a VIN if the VIN plate and SPID are gone. Well, your truck probably originally had a blue sticker on the driver door at one time that also had the full VIN on it, but that is presumably gone as well during the repaint.
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:29 PM   #3
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Re: Vin help!!!!

So I have no way of verifying the VIN with the DMV and they will not give me a tag.


Actually you do. The frame partial VIN is unique to your truck. Your actual VIN was CCE142S158019. Partial VINs contain the year of assembly, the assembly plant and the unique serial number. There was only one truck built in 1972 at St. louis assembly with the unique serial number of 158019. The rest of your VIN can be derived by looking at the truck or from the model number.
The question is whether the Florida DMV will title off the frame VIN. Or if they will insist on a VIN plate.
Here is a 1972 Chevy truck VIN decoder.
Plug your partial VIN into the last half and you can see how easy it to come up with the first half.


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Old 05-19-2017, 05:27 PM   #4
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Re: Vin help!!!!

Assuming AL is a no-title-required state? Bummer... Wish all states were the same when it comes to DMV. Recommend ask DMV to conduct a title search with the VIN Bruce posted just in case, it's exactly what your VIN would have been whether lwb or swb. The deduced model number is correct if it's an original swb truck (have you checked the bed or frame for any non-original welding or fish plates since you never had any documentation to prove original swb-ness?). If not original swb, model # is the same except with a 9 in place of The 7. But VIN is the same regardless. You do have some VIN proof as Bruce mentioned. State police may need to be involved. Good luck!
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:14 PM   #5
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Re: Vin help!!!!

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So I have no way of verifying the VIN with the DMV and they will not give me a tag.


Actually you do. The frame partial VIN is unique to your truck. Your actual VIN was CCE142S158019. Partial VINs contain the year of assembly, the assembly plant and the unique serial number. There was only one truck built in 1972 at St. louis assembly with the unique serial number of 158019. The rest of your VIN can be derived by looking at the truck or from the model number.
The question is whether the Florida DMV will title off the frame VIN. Or if they will insist on a VIN plate.
Here is a 1972 Chevy truck VIN decoder.
Plug your partial VIN into the last half and you can see how easy it to come up with the first half.


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Nice work, Bruce.

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Old 05-20-2017, 10:38 AM   #6
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Re: Vin help!!!!

A quick cautionary: if you run a Vin search on the deduced Vin number be ready for the possibility of losing your truck. If there's any chance the reason the Vin tag is missing on your truck is it was stolen that number could come up hot from a previous theft. The State patrol comes and takes the truck immediately. Not trying to be an alarmist here, just passing on my own experience. I'm sure that situation is highly unlikely for you but I thought the same thing and it didn't turn out well for me.

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