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Thread: what take the vin #???
11-02-2012, 08:50 PM #1
what take the vin #???
Ok so, I have a 78 firebird non Cali car, less smog restrictions than a cali car, but none the less restricted.
Now I also have a 70, but prefer the 78 style.
So what gives the car the vin?
The frame? the body? does it even matter?
If I turned both into one car, which vin would it take?
I want to keep the 70 vin, but the 78 body, go I get the style I'm looking for, but not have to worry about smog standards.
Those can be really limiting on what I can do with the entire drivetrain?
Does anyone know about this stuff?
11-03-2012, 05:39 AM #2Registered User
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The vin belongs to the body. There are people that play all kinds of games and yes you can make extensive rust repairs to a shell and "skirt" the law but the law says the body and the vin are one. You can replace interiors, engines,suspensions,subframes ect. But the shell is the car. So if you take your 70 shell, and add all the 78 parts, sheet metal and such you use the 70 vin.
Hope this helps.
11-03-2012, 06:44 AM #3