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    I assume this is the tag on the left side of the firewall. Cannot read the #'s, is there some way or someone that can pull the those numbers up so they are legible?


  • #2
    So sorry, but that is the patent tag. Each one should have one.

    Oh, and technically, that is the RIGHT side of the firewall. All directions are taken while sitting in the seat looking ahead.
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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    • #3
      What is the importance of the VIN other than to match #'s on the motor? In my state any vehicle over 25 yrs old does not need a tittle. I think a 1930 should meet that requirement.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DaWizard View Post
        So sorry, but that is the patent tag. Each one should have one.

        Oh, and technically, that is the RIGHT side of the firewall. All directions are taken while sitting in the seat looking ahead.
        Correct, thanks.

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        • #5
          Is there a tag that id's the body? If so where can one find it?

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          • #6
            What kind of body do you have? What year is your car? If it is a Briggs or Murray body, the tag and number for the body would be fastened to the firewall below the pat. tag. Are there holes in the fire wall below the pat. tag?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ed Saniewski View Post
              What kind of body do you have? What year is your car? If it is a Briggs or Murray body, the tag and number for the body would be fastened to the firewall below the pat. tag. Are there holes in the fire wall below the pat. tag?
              Here is the thread on the model. I am trying to find out exactly what I have here.
              As seen in the pic, there are no holes under the pat. tag.
              Thanks for your help.

              https://www.vintagefordforum.com/for...lp-id-this-car

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              • #8
                On the early Briggs and Murray bodied cars, the body tag was affixed to the top of the wooden front body cross member with nails.
                Dave

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ed H View Post
                  What is the importance of the VIN other than to match #'s on the motor? In my state any vehicle over 25 yrs old does not need a tittle. I think a 1930 should meet that requirement.
                  Your car is a 1931 not a 1930. I believe this was stated in the previous thread. The VIN is only located in (2) places, on the motor and on the frame under the drivers side door post. That's great that your state doe not require a title.

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                  • #10
                    Ed, you have a very unique vehicle there. I was told that all the slant window sedans were indented firewall. Now, I know that the only year the slant window was made was 1931, I see now that there were also straight firewall 4dr sedans, and this makes it very unique because it would appear that Henry was using '30 parts to start the Briggs and Murray bodies before the order came down to get the fuel shutoff out of the passenger cab.

                    Treat it gently and lovingly as it is one of a special few.
                    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DaWizard View Post
                      Ed, you have a very unique vehicle there. I was told that all the slant window sedans were indented firewall. Now, I know that the only year the slant window was made was 1931, I see now that there were also straight firewall 4dr sedans, and this makes it very unique because it would appear that Henry was using '30 parts to start the Briggs and Murray bodies before the order came down to get the fuel shutoff out of the passenger cab.

                      Treat it gently and lovingly as it is one of a special few.
                      Thank you, I have a like new fire wall identical to the orig. Should I attempt to repair this one or replace?

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                      • DaWizard
                        DaWizard commented
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                        If the one you have is just like the one on the car, be my guest and use the better of the two. I would be sure to do all the picture taking documenting of all the work you do on the car so no one can say you changed away from stock. There are those out there that will continue to say that all the slant windows were indented firewalls, and you have proof

                    • #12
                      Originally posted by Ed H View Post

                      Thank you, I have a like new fire wall identical to the orig. Should I attempt to repair this one or replace?
                      The original firewall in your pics is repairable. It just depends on if you have the skills and equipment to repair it. The same goes for replacing the firewall.

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by Pickupman View Post

                        The original firewall in your pics is repairable. It just depends on if you have the skills and equipment to repair it. The same goes for replacing the firewall.
                        I have the skills and equipment, not sure how much time is involved in repairing or total replacement.

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