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jshz0

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vin tag in pour condition.
« on: April 15, 2008, 07:21:35 PM »
I bought a 1969 z-28 and I did not realize the vin tag was in such pour condition. IN some spots it has small rust holes. Is there anything I can do????

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Re: vin tag in pour condition.
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 09:00:16 PM »
You can always get it remade

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Re: vin tag in pour condition.
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 10:02:32 PM »
i did not know that aluminum rusted?

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Re: vin tag in pour condition.
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2008, 10:38:51 PM »
Post a photo. I'm sure someone on this site has seen or dealt with worse. As for having it remade, I suspect you would have legal problems with that choice.

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Re: vin tag in pour condition.
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2008, 11:25:42 PM »
I would leave the tag.  A new tag will only cause concern for the next savy buyer.   ???
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Re: vin tag in pour condition.
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2008, 09:23:04 PM »
Iron and steel rust, aluminum oxidizes, and all of us wind up with a few extra "holes" by the time we are 39...  In any case, replacing the tag and/or "over restoring" will bring your car into question, as wtez10 says. Ditto to Tom's request for a picture.  Is the tag really "poor" from some corrosion? 
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Re: vin tag in pour condition.
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2008, 05:30:43 PM »
Speaking from experience, as long as you can read it, leave it alone.  Clean it up and preserve what you have, but do not attempt to remove, repair, or replace it.  It will always be suspect.  When it comes to tags and stamps---an ugly original is better than a pretty fake.
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