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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:06 pm    Post subject: Date for change of VIN plate design in engine compartment Reply with quote

Everett and I have been exchanging emails recently wondering when was the month and year when the old style ID plate in the ENGINE compartment was discounted..???....
So far we have been able to narrow it down to 5/60 for an early VIN code plate.
Anyone out there have an earlier VIN code plate or info on this ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be more clear and provide photos, he is asking when in 1960 the VIN plate changed from this style
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is December 16, 1959 and an early VIN plate.

So instead, you're looking for the latest production date with an early VIN plate...right?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

May 13 1960. New plate

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: VIN PLATE CHANGE Reply with quote

Hey Zen. When did the old style VIN plate in the engine compartment get replaced with the new style plate?
Thanks Everett for the pics.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Calibus, what is your production date? You have G-wood with a May 13, 1960 date and a new plate. You said yours is May 1960, with and old plate. Sometime between yours and May 13, 1960.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:25 pm    Post subject: m code plate Reply with quote

Zen M.
The 5/60 has the new style VIN plate.. Confused
But I'm sure someone knows the answer to this.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like there are two styles of the new borderless plate: the GMBH. version and the AG version.

Here's a quote from Wikipedia that might explain that part of the plate differences.

"In 1960, upon the flotation of part of the German federal government's stake in the company on the German stock market, its name became Volkswagenwerk Aktiengesellschaft (usually abbreviated to Volkswagenwerk AG)."
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:51 am    Post subject: M-Code plate Reply with quote

Hey G-wood.. My walk thru is just 5 days after yours 5/18/60 .. Shocked

Well who's got an earlier m code plate than 5/60. This may help
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotta put up a weak smile when ever I read a post on VIN plates.
My early Feb '63 would have the "new" style. If it had one. Its been "missing in action" since I got it back in '95. Not sure just why, but its seems it would be easier to rob Fort Knox, than it is to replace one of these plates if it goes missing. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have an april 60 bus with the "newer" style tag in the engine compartment
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just checked- may mid jan 60 bus has the older style tag so it changed somewhere between jan and april 60

feb and march 60 bus owners please comment
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, the vin plates in the engine compartment were different sizes for early '59 and earlier, late '59 to the newer style.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:14 pm    Post subject: Vin Platters Reply with quote

Mr. Mike,

I am in the same boat, thinking about having a silversmith fab me up a replacement....

Maybe jewel encrusted, for added value...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:34 pm    Post subject: m code plate change Reply with quote

Jewel encrusted hhhmmm ... Cool

Only to give more reason to turn up missing again Shocked

Could sure take a fabed up one myself if anyone is willing to make them.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:44 pm    Post subject: mcode plate change Reply with quote

Valvetgreen
Thanks Man! We are getting close!

Come on Feb-March !!!... lets hear from you!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
i need one VIN Plate 2/26, the same as in the pictures.

Do you have one, or can you help my?

Best regards
Stefan
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barndoor1020 wrote:
Hi,
i need one VIN Plate 2/26, the same as in the pictures.

Do you have one, or can you help my?

Best regards
Stefan



Hi Stephen, it's available if you like.
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