Author Topic: Need some VIN plates to register a new project  (Read 250 times)

Offline Funpig

Need some VIN plates to register a new project
« on: June 30, 2017, 06:22:27 PM »
Hey everyone... got a new project that is missing its VIN plates.  It's a 76 former auto-x car.  I would like to register it but can't without these.  If anyone has any plates from an old car that is non salvageable I am interested.

Thanks in advance.
MikeB

Offline MiniDave

Re: Need some VIN plates to register a new project
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017, 06:31:37 PM »
Just do what everyone else does, make them up?   ;D
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2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline Funpig

Re: Need some VIN plates to register a new project
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 06:33:50 PM »
Thanks MiniD...  I think I would like to try to make it a little more legit but... if I have to I will take your suggestion.  77.gif

Offline MiniDave

Re: Need some VIN plates to register a new project
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 06:46:28 PM »
I was kidding!   ;D
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MPlayle

Re: Need some VIN plates to register a new project
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 08:01:41 PM »
Is the body's "FE" number still present?

Sometimes the BMHT can locate sufficient records to recall the original VIN from the "FE" number.

There are some suppliers that will properly stamp a new VIN plate if you have the details and can show proof of ownership.  If you have the original VIN (from a BMHT search), you would be able to get/make a replacement plate.


Offline BruceK

Re: Need some VIN plates to register a new project
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 08:38:03 PM »
Is the body's "FE" number still present?

Sometimes the BMHT can locate sufficient records to recall the original VIN from the "FE" number.

There are some suppliers that will properly stamp a new VIN plate if you have the details and can show proof of ownership.  If you have the original VIN (from a BMHT search), you would be able to get/make a replacement plate.

Just the FE number may be enough for some states.  Some Minis, like a recent one on Bring a Trailer, have used the FE number has a VIN for titling purposes. 

 But by 1976 I'm not sure they were still FE numbers present.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline ADRay

Re: Need some VIN plates to register a new project
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2017, 06:12:04 AM »
I had to get a new state issued VIN when I registered my Mini in NH (the real VIN was a number/letter combo that didn't jive with the computer software).

Might be an easier route.
1982 Mini 1000 HL

Offline BruceK

Re: Need some VIN plates to register a new project
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2017, 09:05:38 AM »
I had to get a new state issued VIN when I registered my Mini in NH (the real VIN was a number/letter combo that didn't jive with the computer software).

Assuming your car had a typical and valid early Mini VIN, that would really piss me off.   

Any state vehicle registration system should  be sophisticated enough to recognize that a whole world of car numbers existed before the standardized 17 digit VIN came into play in the early 80s. 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline MPlayle

Re: Need some VIN plates to register a new project
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2017, 09:43:10 AM »
Bruce,

There is at least one whole generation (if not more) that has no clue about anything older then 10 years.  There are tons of software developers that only know how to do the barest minimum to make their software "work" for the "normal" case.  They make no effort to research allowable exceptions let alone accommodate them.

We encountered that a bunch in healthcare systems this past year while going through having both my parents in/out of hospitals.  Mom qualified for Medicare through dad.  There records were constantly getting jumbled together because Medicare uses a suffix to the qualifier's SSN for distinguishing and the hospital systems did not allow for the suffix because some junior programmer did not bother to learn or ask.  (Since when were men capable of having a hysterectomy?)

For those interested in knowing: The qualifying Medicare beneficiary gets suffix 'A', the qualified dependent gets 'B' while the qualifier is alive.  If the qualifier dies, the dependent's suffix is changed to 'D'.




Offline Funpig

Re: Need some VIN plates to register a new project
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2017, 06:43:50 PM »
The FE number and Vin plate/chassis plate are all gone.  There is nothing to indicate its identity and unfortunately the gentleman that I have purchased it from is not able to help.  What I was hoping to find is a lead to someone that may have an old parts car that is way to far gone that still have a valid vin plate/title so that I could get this one up and going.  I know that some people frown on this approach to old cars and others are of the mind of not caring.   I personally do not mind if the vin plate is not original to the car as it is very modified and will continue to be modified as it gets built further.
SO... with that being said if anyone here has a vin plate available or knows of a lead it would be GREATLY appreciated.  I would like this to be more than a lawn decoration if possible!  Thanks guys!

Is the body's "FE" number still present?

Sometimes the BMHT can locate sufficient records to recall the original VIN from the "FE" number.

There are some suppliers that will properly stamp a new VIN plate if you have the details and can show proof of ownership.  If you have the original VIN (from a BMHT search), you would be able to get/make a replacement plate.

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Re: Need some VIN plates to register a new project
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2017, 06:55:35 PM »
I have a VIN and FE plate but it is from a 1962 mini.

Offline Funpig

Re: Need some VIN plates to register a new project
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2017, 07:00:38 AM »
Brad
I will give you a call.  Maybe I should just do a large bundle purchase of all your spares!!! ;D