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    I am trying to register a recently bought 1925 Model T. There is no title and Ca. DMV has no records on the car. The DMV told me that I need to go to the CA, CHP to get a VIN verification. Here's where the problem is: Talking to the officier at CHP, he claims there is a stamped VIN number or serial no. on the chassis and I need to remove the body off of the car to get access to the number. From what I've read a 25' or earlier only has a number on the engine, nothing on the frame. Where can I get info that states this. Any help please. Thank you

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    Curtis WELCOME to the VFF!!

    First, tell us where you are? If you are in So Cal, how about a city. I have a lady in Orange that will handle all the paperwork with only a number stamped on the block. If you wish, PM me and I will give you my phone number and we can work it out.

    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
      Thanks Mr. Da Wizard. I live in Northern Cal., Walnut Creek east of Oakland. Anyways I did try going that way. I called a VIN verifier in the area, ASAP Vehicle Verifiers, they said they are restricted by the DMV for vehicles that don't 2 matching VIN numbers on the vehicle. They said my only recourse was CHP.

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      • #4
        Well Curtis, it looks like you have covered the avenues you have available up there, and it saddens me to know you will wind up needing to pull the body off the frame to get your 2 verifiable numbers.

        When you do this, make sure that you take a rubbing and pictures and have it Notarized so if you ever decide to sell it, the next owner won't have to go through the same thing.

        Sorry I can't be of more help.
        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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        • #5
          Curtis it is a pain and yes there is a number on the chassis if you are lucky it will match the engine do what Wiz said I know it is painful as I have been down that road as have probably countless others here.

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          • #6
            Look on top of the right frame rail under the floor boards

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            • #7
              Exactly right Ron you may be able to see it there. Curtis how are you doing with this?

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              • #8
                chassis serial number.jpg "Motor number was first placed on frame side member R.H. on Dec. 12, 1925. Motor No. 12,861,044..." Look up "Frame Numbers" here http://mtfca.com/encyclo/C-D.htm#Chassis2
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                Last edited by Mike V. Florida; 11-17-2017, 12:17 AM.

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