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Old 01-13-2008, 11:17 PM   #1
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Vin Locations.

Can we compile a list of places we can find vin numbers or our cars. my car has a stolen vin and I can't seem to find it anywhere. I've serched everywhere inside the car that I have found to look. So please post up your vin locations. THANKS!!!

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Can we compile a list of places we can find vin numbers or our cars. my car has a stolen vin and I can't seem to find it anywhere. I've serched everywhere inside the car that I have found to look. So please post up your vin locations. THANKS!!!
it should be on the top part of the dash on the drivers side u can onley see it if u getr out of the car and look at the windsheild there will b a spot where you can see it
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Re: Vin Locations.

every body panel will have a small decal that usually says RDOT and they also have the vin number one themthey are usually on the inside of theverybody panel. except the doors they are on the back side of the jamb. also the drivers door will have a large decal by the latch that will have the vin on it. hope this helps
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Re: Vin Locations.

also if you remove the rear interior panels you will have a few more stickers with the vin.
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Re: Vin Locations.

You guys are referring to 1987 thru 89 or 90. Not all the cars got the VIN stickers.
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You guys are referring to 1987 thru 89 or 90. Not all the cars got the VIN stickers.

i'm pretty sure all of them got the stickers, all new cars get them. if they're not there then the parts were changed. this is how they started cracking down on stolen parts and whatnot. this is a good way to tell if the car had been in an accident or painted. i could be wrong but i'm pretty sure all cars started getting the rdot stickers from a certain year to present
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Re: Vin Locations.

And that certain year for thirdgens was 87. Im pretty sure the vin is stamped on the car in places. Not sure where, maybe someone can elaborate on this.
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Re: Vin Locations.

It is, and I'm not sure thats exactly a topic for discussion.

If the car has a stolen or missing VIN, I'd assume the police are involved. They know where the other VINs are.
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Re: Vin Locations.

On 1st and 2nd-gens GM stamped a hidden partial VIN(same as the one on the drivetrain) behind the heater box on the firewall. I have never had the heater box off on a 3rd-gen to confirm but I would think that they would have kept up the practice of physicially stamping the VIN number somewhere hidden on the body shell.
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Re: Vin Locations.

I am pretty sure the body panels on my 83 T/A don't have those little stickers on the inside of the fenders. An 87 or newer probably does.
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Re: Vin Locations.

Is it stamped anywhere on the frame? i didn't find it in my rear quarters.
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Is it stamped anywhere on the frame? i didn't find it in my rear quarters.
What year is the car? As a few people have mentioned, the '87 and later cars had vin stickers on the backsides of panels. The easy ones are in the door jambs and backs of the front fenders (they can usually be seen from inside the engine compartment, behind the horns and behind the battery).

Not sure where to look on the '86 and earlier cars, but the vin must be stamped somewhere. One of my 86's is from california and was stolen at some point in time. The vin tag behind the front windshield had been pulled off, as well as the RPO code sheet, emissions stickers and anything else that could identify the car. The car now has a CHP -issued vin tag in the door jamb, so the police must have found something to positively identify the car.
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Re: Vin Locations.

On my 85 Iroc, i took out the heater box today, and behind it stamped on the firewall was the end of the VIN #.
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Re: Vin Locations.

Mine is an 88 iroc-z28
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Re: Vin Locations.

ok irock has no idea what he is talking about

the early f bodies did not get the stickers ok

it wasnt until way later in the 80s that the vin stickers started being used


certain users who dont know what they are talking about seriously should refrain from screwing with ppls minds by subjecting them to false info..


the vin will be on the vin plate, door sticker, build sheet, and title all years

and 84 up also on the rpo sticker

the vin code can be made from the digits on the body tag code on the rad support, a few members here are skilled/have the ability to do this
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Mine is an 88 iroc-z28
Stickers on the body panels began in 1987, so your car should've received them. There should be 9: 1) on the underside of the hood; 2) on top of the front steel bumper support bar(nearer the passenger side); 3 & 4) on the inner side of the sheet metal of each front fender, near the car's front(behind the battery and horns); 5) on the passenger door jamb; 6 & 7) on the inner side of the sheet metal of each quarter panel, near the car's rear(behind the storage box area and spare tire area); 8) on the underside of the rear hatch, near the back edge(hidden by the plastic interior trim panel), and 9) on the bottom of the rear steel bumper support bar(nearer the passenger side, hidden by the bumper cover, but the edge should be visible).

None of the labels are easy to find or see, except the ones on the underside of the hood and passenger door jamb. To see the others, you'll have to search very carefully, prolly moving things out of the way. They're about 1/2" high and 2 or so inches long.

The driver's door jamb didn't get one. In that location, the VIN is on the standard label.
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Re: Vin Locations.

Randy82WS7, I don't think the attitude is necessary here. It has already been determined that the information was inaccurate. We have that covered, thanks!

As for the sticker locations, not sure if GM changed where they were on later years, but my 87 has most of them easily readable. The passenger door is readable, the underside of the rear hatch is in plain site between the spoiler mount access covers, the 2 front fender ones are visible by looking thru the openings, and under the hood is easily seen. Did they decide to hide them more on 88+.
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On my 85 Iroc, i took out the heater box today, and behind it stamped on the firewall was the end of the VIN #.
Good to know. I suspected that they continued to put a hidden VIN behind the heater box with the 3rd-gen.
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As for the sticker locations, not sure if GM changed where they were on later years, but my 87 has most of them easily readable. The passenger door is readable, the underside of the rear hatch is in plain site between the spoiler mount access covers, the 2 front fender ones are visible by looking thru the openings, and under the hood is easily seen. Did they decide to hide them more on 88+.
I was talking about '87 also. On mine, they're not as easily seen as they apparently are on yours. They're in the same general locations, though, so where they got stuck prolly just varies slightly from car-to-car.
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Re: Vin Locations.

I had to have a special inspection done when I bought my 85 IROC from out of state, they had me take the dash pad off and on the passenger side on the frame at the bottom of the windshield were the last numbers of my VIN.
The inspectors called this my "secret" VIN....
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Re: Vin Locations.

Sorta unrelated, but I believe 1982 was also the ONLY year without a SPID sheet / RPO sticker / whatever it's called, so we 82'ers don't even have that VIN, or the RPO's at all. The VIN does appear under the windshield glass as usual and on the door jamb stickers.
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duh 83 as well. GT
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Re: Vin Locations.

Sorry to bring up a post from so long ago however, I have to share the news and provide information! I found a partial vin on the engine and it matches the one i found on my fender. Finally the saga is over! This car has it's originial engine. Untampered with until me. It's now a 355.

Anyway. The engine vin can be found on the front of the engine under the AC pump. It is visable if you look in the top left space between the bracket and the engine. You also have to move the wire loom that is in front of it. I'll get a better picture tomorrow. Here is mine.

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Re: Vin Locations.

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The VIN is also located on the Drivers side Door on a sticker which includes Tire pressures etc...

ALSO on the front RH of the Engine as above a partial VIN is located, ALSO I think its on the RH side of the Transmission a partial VIN is stamped... I do NOT believe there is a VIN on the Axel, or Driveshaft. THere is another place on the Frame somewhere but I have neer found it... Its probably hidden inside a subframe somewhere...

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