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Where is the secondary VIN on a 1963 Corvair 700
Posted by: spoondog ()
Date: January 04, 2011 11:48PM

Having major issues getting this car registered, does anyone have any idea where I can find the secondary VIN. DMV wont register because initial VIN was moved for a paint job. Help is appreciated.

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Re: Where is the secondary VIN on a 1963 Corvair 700
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 05, 2011 12:07AM

Under body... left front rail...behind suspension..





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Re: Where is the secondary VIN on a 1963 Corvair 700
Posted by: spoondog ()
Date: January 05, 2011 12:16AM

Thanks, Am I looking for stamped or raised numbers, my guess is stamped. Should be a 3 digit code correct?

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Re: Where is the secondary VIN on a 1963 Corvair 700
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 05, 2011 01:43AM

stamped.. last 5 digits I believe.





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Re: Where is the secondary VIN on a 1963 Corvair 700
Posted by: spoondog ()
Date: January 05, 2011 01:59AM

Sorry to keep bothering, but is it visable only with the wheel taken off. I have crawled under there all night and cant find anything resembling numbers. I do have access to a lift. Your help is immense.

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Re: Where is the secondary VIN on a 1963 Corvair 700
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 05, 2011 02:02AM

It may be covered with undercoating / grime





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Re: Where is the secondary VIN on a 1963 Corvair 700
Posted by: spoondog ()
Date: January 05, 2011 02:07AM

Yes, I have been scraping away feverishly, took a breather for the night seeing how I have to run Company PT in the morning. I have a company of 18 year olds that I have to run into the dirt in the AM. Need my rest. Your best guess, would it be between the fuel tank and the left suspension gear on the frame?

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Re: Where is the secondary VIN on a 1963 Corvair 700
Posted by: firevair66 ()
Date: January 05, 2011 02:52AM

Matt, isn't that right front.

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Re: Where is the secondary VIN on a 1963 Corvair 700
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 05, 2011 03:17AM

LM's are right side behind upper a-arm


63... might also be on the right , but on the rail...





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Re: Where is the secondary VIN on a 1963 Corvair 700
Posted by: Freeman ()
Date: January 05, 2011 05:23AM

This is from the 62 Assembly Manual that shows the location (#5) in the drivers front fender well which I assume would be the same for 63.

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Re: Where is the secondary VIN on a 1963 Corvair 700
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 05, 2011 05:30AM

Bummer just like am LM... behind the suspension....

FC's must be on the rail.





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Re: Where is the secondary VIN on a 1963 Corvair 700
Posted by: Freeman ()
Date: January 05, 2011 05:53AM

I have looked for mine there several times but can't bring myself to destroy the undercoating with a putty knife just to see it. That page in the manual is for areas that are supposed to be masked before undercoating is applied so I guess somewhere under the tar is a piece of tape covering the number.

Just a side note, according to the heritage documents the undercoating is an "asphaltic based asbestos fiber type sound deadener".

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Re: Where is the secondary VIN on a 1963 Corvair 700
Posted by: Chris Lampe ()
Date: January 05, 2011 01:39PM

Hey Spoondog,

Freeman's post has the correct location and Matt is correct, its behind the front suspension, you'll have to drop the front suspension to see it, three bolts on each side and its out. You are correct the numbers are stamped not raised so some scrapping maybe required to locate.

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Re: Where is the secondary VIN on a 1963 Corvair 700
Posted by: Dennis D ()
Date: January 05, 2011 02:35PM

Here is the secondary VIN on the 64 spyder I am working on. It should be the same for a 63. It is somewhat hidden when the cross member is in place. It is obvious when it is removed

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Re: Where is the secondary VIN on a 1963 Corvair 700
Posted by: spoondog ()
Date: January 05, 2011 03:50PM

Gentlemen,

Thanks for all of the responses. This forum has been a lifesaver on many occassions. BLUF, you guys all ROCK!!

Spoondog

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Re: Where is the secondary VIN on a 1963 Corvair 700
Posted by: Marco_a_p ()
Date: June 02, 2011 07:57AM

can this vin be seen with the front cross member in place?

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Re: Where is the secondary VIN on a 1963 Corvair 700
Posted by: FLSteve ()
Date: June 02, 2011 11:19AM

I know the door can come off but don't the doors have a vin/body code stamped on the center behind the door panel?

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Re: Where is the secondary VIN on a 1963 Corvair 700
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: June 02, 2011 02:09PM

Steve... that's on newer cars..





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Re: Where is the secondary VIN on a 1963 Corvair 700
Posted by: FLSteve ()
Date: June 02, 2011 10:20PM

Nope on my 64. I was looking at my spyder vert door and a door that came off a coupe that was cut and the coupe door had number that could have been the vin for the car. I will try to get a picture.

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Re: Where is the secondary VIN on a 1963 Corvair 700
Posted by: Marco_a_p ()
Date: June 02, 2011 10:27PM

On the doors, I think what is often stamped in is the model of the car....
eg. 527, 627,667, 727, 927, 967, 969, 935, etc....

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