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Old March 6th, 2019, 02:31 AM
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Family inheritance !

Hey folks just did some scrolling through the site some good information in here .
long story short I have just inherited a 68 it was a frame off restoration car has been missing for several years the owner got very sick and stored the car in a barn , he has passed away now ,and I have raised a lot commotion in the area about this car , it has just surfaced on a trailer in a driveway..
i have the ownership in my possession!
my fear is that the VIN tag on the front left corner by the A post my have been removed is there any other body location that I can find the VIN at ?
TIA for any info ....
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Old March 6th, 2019, 04:23 AM
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What model do you have, Cutlass, F85, 442, 88, 98, Toronado.....?

If the engine is original, it should have a partial, matching VIN on the LF corner of the block. I'm sure the experts will chime in to guide you further.

Need. Photos.

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Old March 6th, 2019, 05:14 AM
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Same with the transmission if it is original to the car. It will have a partial VIN stamped into the driver side of the transmission housing.

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Old March 6th, 2019, 06:49 AM
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Perhaps even the VIN # on the car frame. Joe P would be the one who will know if and where to look.
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Old March 6th, 2019, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by OLDSter Ralph View Post
Perhaps even the VIN # on the car frame. Joe P would be the one who will know if and where to look.
Typically the frame stamp is on top of the driver side frame rail, in front of the rear wheel, but stamps have also been found on the rear crossmember and in other places.
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Old March 6th, 2019, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnnyBs68S View Post
Welcome.
What model do you have, Cutlass, F85, 442, 88, 98, Toronado.....?

If the engine is original, it should have a partial, matching VIN on the LF corner of the block. I'm sure the experts will chime in to guide you further.

Need. Photos.
how do I post a pic ?
Long story , made short !!
body and frame have been scrapped!!!!
I now have possession of all the parts OEM in extreemly good shape !
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Old March 6th, 2019, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Brauwz View Post
how do I post a pic ?
Long story , made short !!
body and frame have been scrapped!!!!
I now have possession of all the parts OEM in extreemly good shape !
Body and frame have been scrapped. Ok, what do you have ownership of ? What do you have possession of ? What is it that you are seeking ?

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Old March 6th, 2019, 07:12 PM
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Body and frame scrapped? Why? Too far gone? This is an odd thread without any supporting information or pictures.
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This is turning into a strange thread.
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Old March 7th, 2019, 02:53 AM
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Body and frame scrapped? Why? Too far gone? This is an odd thread without any supporting information or pictures.
owner fell sick and left the body and frame in the grass apparently:-( all I have is parts and the ownership
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Old March 7th, 2019, 05:54 AM
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Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your description does not imply high value for this "frame-off restoration". Might be better described as "frame-less unrestored"?
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If the body and frame have been scrapped your ownership papers are just artifacts but have no value. Even if you have the VIN plate, putting it on a different car is illegal/fraud.

So you have a pile of '68 parts...what are you hoping to learn about them or do with them?
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Old March 7th, 2019, 12:50 PM
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[QUOTE=Brauwz;1158325]
Hey folks just did some scrolling through the site some good information in here .
long story short I have just inherited a 68 it was a frame off restoration car has been missing for several years the owner got very sick and stored the car in a barn , he has passed away now ,and I have raised a lot commotion in the area about this car , it has just surfaced on a trailer in a driveway..

I wouldn't have wanted to be the guy who took the parts off the car while it was in a driveway during these recent cold temperatures in March up here in Ontario.
How did you get the parts from him?
So much for an inherited frame off resto 68 I guess. Sad to hear .

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Old March 7th, 2019, 10:00 PM
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Why does it sound to me like this guy is fishing for information on VIN locations ?
And now he has all the parts , except for the body and frame ? Which have been scrapped ?

Brauwz , if you're still with us , I will tell you this . There are VIN 's all over that car . On many different parts .
If you sell even one of those parts with a number , and it's HOT , it could be a ticket to JAIL !

The Oldsmobile community is rather small and tight knit . It's a very poor place to carry on " Monkey Business " !
Just sayin'
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Old March 8th, 2019, 06:42 AM
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Tis is indeed a strange thread. It has gone from "frame-off restoration, on a trailer in your driveway" to frame and body off in the grass and a pile of OEM parts looking for a VIN.....
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Sounds like an early April fools joke
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Old March 8th, 2019, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by redoldsman View Post
This is turning into a strange thread.
Certainly is!
If things don't line up to be legit, he won't last long here.
Kijiji/flea bay will be his only option if that's the case.

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