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Old 08-25-2011, 05:38 PM
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My vin last 6 are 454539. Is this a 49 or a 50?
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Assuming the first two numbers are 97 or 98, it's probably a '50. I seem to recall our 49-50 historians mentioning the changeover occured near the 300,000 mark. Do you have numbers stamped on your firewall? In that string should be a date code. See if you can find that. Post any numbers you find here.
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the rest of the vin is 98RC454539.
The same # appears on in both places on the truck.
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Which both places are you talking about? Your vin should be stamped on the right side frame rail, on a tag riveted to the firewall, and on a tag located on the inside of the glove box door. The numbers I was referring to are actually stamped into the sheet metal of the upper center of the firewall itself, near the cowl seam, not on a tag.
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Which both places are you talking about? Your vin should be stamped on the right side frame rail, on a tag riveted to the firewall, and on a tag located on the inside of the glove box door. The numbers I was referring to are actually stamped into the sheet metal of the upper center of the firewall itself, near the cowl seam, not on a tag.
Unless it was built in Norfolk, Va, in which case it will be all the way over on the driver's side.
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the build code has been reported anywhere on the firewall - left, right, above the seam and below it. some don't have a stamping at all.

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