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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:47 pm    Post subject: Identifying My Chassis Number Reply with quote

Hello All, Iím in hopes that someone could help me understand my chassis number on my bug pan.

M1CH 70 243 (This all I can read in my pan) anyone have an idea?

Thank for your help

Phil
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Identifying My Chassis Number Reply with quote

That is not an original chassis number stamp. Can you provide some history of this car/chassis? Was it wrecked? Is it salvage? How long have you had it? Where was it last registered?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Identifying My Chassis Number Reply with quote

That is not a vw stamp, but a restamp, possible by the DMV at some point. All it is gonna be is an id number for your title/registration, it wont tell you much about the car. In your picture you can a good portion of the factory VIN (larger stamped numbers with the bolt in the middle), you can probably use those to id the year of the pan from them
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Identifying My Chassis Number Reply with quote

Maybe M1CH is MICH and the MI DMV may be able to search for you. As I said in a PM, do not spend a dime until you establish it's not stolen!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: Identifying My Chassis Number Reply with quote

Polish where the factory vin is... mirror finish. Then use a acid etch to raise the numbers. Used to do it all the time with old guns.
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