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I was working on the floor pans Saturday.
I noticed there was a number stamped 2 times on the (driver side only) front edge of the cowl.
It is the VIN for the car without the model number, was this a normal procedure?
 

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I have a 69 Camaro with same stamped on passenger side cowl and also by the heater blower motor firewall.
Another is on the front left subframe member by bumper mount hole.
 

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So whats the issue?

So if these numbers are all over in various places.
There should never be an issue when repainting or restoring if a VIN tag is removed & replaced. Since there are coresponding factory ID numbers stamped into the car
Don't Ya think?
But then the DMV would have to scratch up something else to crab about....

Oh well, just a thought
 

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Yes that is true

The number stamped on the cowl is just the serial number not the vin
Those numbers match the SN on VIN tag stamp, but do not have the model number included.
I was just thinking about the hassle created if the VIN tags are taken off and re replaced after a paint job.

I been watching to many auction shows....
 

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As I said,
My car has the same stamp in all 3 locations:

9N701xxx, year-plant code & last 6 digits of VIN number.
Like he said above, just the model number "12437" is left out.
From that it is easy to cipher it (Jethro, beverly hillbilly speak) as being:
124379N701xxx.

enough said.:D
 
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