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Old 12-04-2017, 07:11 PM
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does anyone have a picture of an old VIN plate or some such thing and where it would have been?
 
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does anyone have a picture of an old VIN plate or some such thing and where it would have been?
Not a plate. That is other info. The VIN# , the one we all need for a title is stamped on the top of the frame, usually in front of the steering box. Maybe anywhere around the left (drivers) side frame horn.
 
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Old 12-05-2017, 12:37 AM
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Ok thanks. Then where was this other plate and what did it look like?
 
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This VIN Plate is inside the glove box door. It is attached with the same 2 screws that secure the handle to the door. Many times these are missing. These plates were on trucks from 1/2 ton and heavier. A 1 ton would have a capacity of about 8500 lbs. This one is from a larger truck. They were secured this way on trucks in '46 & '47. Later models after '51 had the plates secured to the firewall. Almost all trucks from '43-'45 were made for the military and secured to the dash panel.
 
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:30 AM
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This VIN Plate is inside the glove box door. It is attached with the same 2 screws that secure the handle to the door. Many times these are missing. These plates were on trucks rated 1 ton and heavier. A 1 ton would have a capacity of about 8500 lbs. This one is from a truck rated for more than 1 ton. They were secured this way on trucks in '46 & '47. From '48 on up, the plates were secured to the firewall. Almost all trucks from '43-'45 were made for the military and secured to the dash panel.
Actually, not correct. The rating plate was used on all trucks, not just 1 ton and up. The 1/2 ton showed a rating of 4700 lbs.
1948-51 also had the plate on the glove box door as well, it was not attached to firewall
 
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Thanks for the additional info on the locations of the plate. I updated my post.
 
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that firewall is nice!
 
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For some reason I highly doubt that any kind of plate like the one above is available now.
I know those were made as a raised letter/numeral embossment and that was done with a machine. The hardest part would be finding the right kind/size of letters to do the job.
This is the closest contraption I have found.
 
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This is interesting, just may work.
 
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