I have a 63 Unibody sitting on a 2003 Mercury Marauder Chassis. I have been working on this project for 2 years and now need to get the truck registered in CA. I want to register it as a 63 truck and avoid all the smog stuff. Problem is the old frame is gone and I understand their was a VIN tag on the frame. I have a VIN on the door but I am missing the VIN tag on the glove box (I think that is where it should have been).
Can anyone confirm the locations of where the VIN tags should have been and has anybody been through registering a old truck with a modern frame?
I suggest to anyone who is thinking of building a project like this one, get the paperwork taken care of and the vehicle on a Planned Non-Op before you ever start unbolting things from original. Then as you cut and weld to build, make damned sure you keep the VIN with the vehicle as you go. That way there is never an issue of VIN.