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Old 05-05-2003, 04:09 PM
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The VIN plate is missing on my 59 Thunderbird. I was told that the VIN is stamped on the inside of one of the wheel wells but I can't find it. Can anyone tell me where on the wheel well it's stamped.

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Old 05-08-2003, 11:12 AM
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The VIN number is stamped on the inside edge of the fender that is covered by the hood when closed. It is also on top the cross member under the engine. You will need a mirror to see that one.

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Old 05-08-2003, 04:59 PM
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Could you give me a exact location on the edge of the fender and which fender? I couldn't find it on either fender or the cross member.
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Old 05-08-2003, 06:53 PM
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These are the exact locations of the 1958-60 VIN numbers. This information is from the book Ask The Bird Doctor Concours Perfect Series Vol I by Don Kimrey which has a wealth of information. You can get the book from Bob's Bird House http://www.bobsbirdhouse.com/.

There is some variation through the years where the VIN number was placed. Even within the year 1959 the locations changed. I remember seeing the number on the crossmember of my 1959 when I pulled the engine many years back.

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Thank you very much for your help. It was on the frame by the right A arm. My Car now has a past and a new future!
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You can get a new data plate made up for your car. They do reproduce them.

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Barry, now that you have a VIN# for your bird, you may want to consider emailing John Rotella with the Thunderbird Registry and letting him know the # so he can add your bird to the Registry. His direct email is john@tbirdregistry.com

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Exclamation Need more help locating VIN on Frame.

Hey guys. I have 2x 1959 Thunderbird project cars. One is missing the Data plate, and the other has one. I am wanting to verify the VIN's on my Titles to the cars. I tried going by the picture posted to see if I could find them, but to no luck. Can someone please take a picture or a video of their own to better help me find these?? Would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance!

Also, what places can I go to, to have a Data plate made? I called one today, but they are not open until after the 20th of this month.

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Here is the link to the company that will provide replacement Data Plates. I dont know if this is the one you called or not. You will find this information in the Technical Resource Library, along with the locations of VIN #' for you Tbirds. I am not sure you saw this example. In case you did not, here it is below.

"http://www.datatags.com/" Replacement Data Plates

Those are the only places, that I know of, where you can find your VIN # stamped into the car.
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Yeah, that is the place I called about getting a replacement Data plate, unfortunately they will not be open until after August 20th.

That is the picture I tried to go by, but did not have any luck. The engines are still in and I was trying to use a mirror like I saw someone had said to do in one of the other posts. Was hoping someone would have a photo from their actual vehicle they could link. or a video that shows where and how to hold the mirror to find it.
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