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Old 12-03-2012, 04:51 PM
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Has anyone ever had to do a Vin replacement in California and if so how difficult was it?
 
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I have not had to do that, but why would you ever need to?

I have, however, has to have a (pre-VIN) serial number re-certified.

It involves a comprehensive CHP garage inspection, and you can't watch because they look in places that only they seem to know are there.

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A vin replacement? like the vin tag fell off?
 
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There's usually a VIN on something somewhere. They will look for those and clear them before they do anything.

Years ago I dealt with a fellow who bought a Corvette in a "no title" state (1963 car). The CHP took a good long time researching several states before giving him a "new" VIN to register the car with.

I also knew a guy who couldn't prove up the ownership trail on a motorcycle. They impounded it.

Why don't you have a title(s) or VIN(s)?
 
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Check your other thread:

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...l#post12560272

VIN should be stamped on the top of the frame on the passenger side about even with the wheel iirc based on other posts here.

Do you have a bill of sale for the cab? As long as the title matches the frame you should be good. Smog has to be OEM.
 
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There's usually a VIN on something somewhere. They will look for those and clear them before they do anything.

Years ago I dealt with a fellow who bought a Corvette in a "no title" state (1963 car). The CHP took a good long time researching several states before giving him a "new" VIN to register the car with.

I also knew a guy who couldn't prove up the ownership trail on a motorcycle. They impounded it.

Why don't you have a title(s) or VIN(s)?
i have a title but the cab has no vin numbers.so they would not register it
 
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A vin replacement? like the vin tag fell off?
truck had a fire PO switched cabs new cab has no VIN numbers
 
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Better hope that cab wasn't stolen, as they will likely find a VIN somewhere on it, and "run it".

Then you've got a problem.....

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