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EFV-8 Club Forum / 1940 Ford Discussion / VIN on 40 Deluxe

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richard.t
02-01-2010 @ 4:52 PM
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Mike,
We just acquired a 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe and need help in locating the vehicle ID # so we can show it to State of Florida Vehicle Registration office. They will not accept the previous owner's registration and want to verify ID # against our documentation. Is it under the engine block? It's not on door panel stamp.
Thanks, R

curts41
02-01-2010 @ 5:55 PM
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Richard,
The vin is stamped into the top of the drivers side frame rail midway between the radiator and fire wall. It is stamped pretty crudely and is a little hard to see if it has not been cleaned in that area for a while. The number should start with a star. I too went through this just recently here in Cal. Good luck

Curts 41

kubes40
02-02-2010 @ 4:31 PM
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Hi Richard,
Curt's reply was correct. The number was hand stamped in the left frame rail somewhere between the cowl and the front cross member.
I have found most (but not all) to be closer to the cross member than the cowl.
As it was hand stamped, it is often difficult to see.
I suggest steel wool to remove whatever paint, surface corrosion, etc. is atop the numbers.
Once you've located it, a light sanding and a little oil will make the recesses 'raise' a bit for better inspection.
If I can ever be of any further help, simply let me know!
Mike Kubarth

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