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David K

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Find your hidden VIN in less than 30 seconds.
« on: July 04, 2023, 12:40:57 AM »
Youíll need a powerful flashlight and just follow the sequence of pictures.

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Re: Find your hidden VIN in less than 30 seconds.
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2023, 04:17:55 PM »
3 hiddens easily found in seconds of a complete take down of a restoration! But of course having knowledge of where to look is a must to find them. Yep all 3 was my confirmed VIN.

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2023, 04:43:52 PM »
Sweet; There is generally among many many other ways to see & confirm an 'original paint car' as that Cowl stamped Con VIN will be "CHIPPED" into the Factory paint.

I wonder if the Cars taken to National Judged show duplicate that appearance?

My Repaints are filled (Esp) Striped cars, never really occurred to me to 'carve' it out.
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Re: Find your hidden VIN in less than 30 seconds.
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2023, 05:32:32 PM »
Yea, this was just an updated way to find it. At the very least, itís not hidden when you want to confirm before buying.
Iím curious why anyone would fill this area before painting.

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Re: Find your hidden VIN in less than 30 seconds.
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2023, 07:40:00 PM »
Not intentionally fill, just the results of various layers of primer, sealer, base coat, clear and stripes can Result in a filling action making them difficult to read.
Jim
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2023, 05:46:05 PM »
Three hidden VIN's? I have restored numerous Camaros and only know of two , the one shown above and the one underneath the blower motor, where's the third?

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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2023, 06:33:06 PM »
Indy.....valid point.
And there's a 3rd hidden?

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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2023, 03:11:13 AM »
Hum:
2 Body + 1 engine = 3

Generally speaking they usually refer to the 2 "Stamped" hidden Sheetmetal Contracted VINs in the Sheetmetal as the two hidden, but one could argue the Third is stamped on the Block and hidden from view by an alternator, air pump, Air conditioning maze or low on the drivers side oil filter vertical surface.
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2023, 03:16:38 AM »
So if there is no engine, itís definitely hiddenÖbut pretty sure thereís only 2.

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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2023, 08:06:50 AM »
There are 4 partial VINs.

On the top of the cowl on the passenger side (underneath the cowl vent panel).

On the firewall below the fan motor opening (non-AC cars) or below the heater opening (AC cars).

Engine pad.

Transmission.
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Looking for 68 Camaro with body # NOR 181016

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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2023, 01:54:00 PM »
Except for 67 non-SS or Z28, which didn't get a partial VIN stamp on the block, and probably not on the trans either?

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Re: Find your hidden VIN in less than 30 seconds.
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2023, 07:29:03 PM »
Yea, but we're going for the body VINS.

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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2023, 09:47:05 PM »
 Is the VIN in a 67 door jamb considered hidden?? :)
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Re: Find your hidden VIN in less than 30 seconds.
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2023, 11:23:38 PM »
Is the VIN in a 67 door jamb considered hidden?? :)

No they just had not invented the "Dash VIN" yet, Came in the Next year improvements 68 Baby!
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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2023, 12:04:39 AM »
I like yur trend of thought... 8)

Dang-it, my emoji doesn't work.
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