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VIN bona fides
« on: November 02, 2011, 07:45:12 PM »
Anyone care to comment on whether these partial VIN stampings look correct?  I'm considering a purchase, but the differing fonts are giving me pause. They're from a 69Z.  Thanks




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Re: VIN bona fides
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011, 09:38:12 PM »
Need a better picture of the engine stamp, but from what I can see, they don't appear to match. Clearer (high resolution) pictures would help.

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Re: VIN bona fides
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2011, 10:57:22 PM »
Trans is probably ok; block looks odd.

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Re: VIN bona fides
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2011, 12:00:40 AM »
Looks like Rob's Burgundy Z. Nice car.
I'm not really liking either stamp, but that's not conclusive. What's the pad and trans stamps look like?
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Re: VIN bona fides
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2011, 07:50:19 PM »
OK, thanks guys.  I don't have any greater resolution photos, or a pic of the pad stamp.  These pics were taken with my BB while squeezing myself underneath the car, and I wasn't able to get a pic of the pad without removing the alternator.   The pad is properly dated and it looked to be OK to my eye, but... 
 
Yes Kurt, this is a burgundy RS Z, although the current owner isn't a Rob.  I take it the VIN is in the CRG database.
 
OK, it's enough that there's doubt about the stamps.  I've got other complaints about the car too, so I'll pass on it.  A knowledgeable friend of mine here had question about these stamps too.  I shouldn't have second-guessed him.

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Re: VIN bona fides
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2011, 02:04:29 AM »
I personally find the engine stamps easier to verify.
I wouldn't call the VIN's bad until I saw the other stamps.
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Re: VIN bona fides
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2011, 06:45:29 PM »
Transmission "0"'s are "TALLER" (less round) as compared to the engine stamping where the "0"'s are shaped more round, like a "O"

At least one, or both are restamped.

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Re: VIN bona fides
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2011, 05:28:53 AM »
it is my understanding that the same stamps were used, so if there are bigger "0's" on one stamp, they should be on the other stamp as well.
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Re: VIN bona fides
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2011, 04:03:58 PM »
it is my understanding that the same stamps were used, so if there are bigger "0's" on one stamp, they should be on the other stamp as well.

That's not always true - I've seen stampings on known-original cars that indicate that those two stamping operations were occasionally separated. Work elements in line operations were always subject to rearrangement as content and manpower adjustments were made.
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Re: VIN bona fides
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2011, 05:57:55 PM »
good to know, i think!
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Re: VIN bona fides
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2011, 05:12:54 PM »
I do not like the variability in the stamps either however I too have seen differences in the stamps from the engine to trans on verified cars.

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