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VIN Number Locations
« on: June 21, 2018, 05:32:27 PM »
I recently bought a 1974 Mercury Bobcat (I think) but the VIN plate missing (its just a drag car); did Ford stamp the VIN number into the body anywhere?

I think I read somewhere that Ford stamped the VIN into the fender and/or firewall on mustangs.
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Re: VIN Number Locations
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 06:42:31 PM »
From what I understand, the 74 Bobcat was sold in Canada first before it was introduced in 75 in the US. Canadian VIN could have been different compared to US VIN. I saw a 74 Bobcat once online. The guy was parting it out, and it looked perfectly fine.
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Re: VIN Number Locations
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2018, 01:51:17 AM »
Not sure on a Bobcat but would assume they did like was done on the Pinto. The 2 pictures are a 74 Pinto. Both the left and right rail have the number stamped. You would have to pull a fender to find it. It is not a complete VIN but would be enough to identify the car.

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Re: VIN Number Locations
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2018, 10:49:09 AM »
The dash should have a tag visible through the windshield on the lower, drivers side. Being you have a drag car that might have been removed.  There was also a sticker on the door jamb. If not hopefully you can find the stamping mentioned above.

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Re: VIN Number Locations
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2018, 11:36:44 AM »
Thanks for the info, unfortunately the rad support was removed and and the sticker is missing off the door jamb too.
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Re: VIN Number Locations
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2018, 11:40:36 AM »
The original rad support is also gone.
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Re: VIN Number Locations
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2018, 12:47:41 AM »
Jeff,
If you are still around, I was wondering if you have any more pictures of the car.
My 79 is similar in that the car has been caged and no fenderwells/radiator support.
I'm interested in how the po mounted the radiator and the fenders.
What is that sheet metal just forward of the radiator?
And did they use a racing dash or did they modify the stock dash to fit around the roll cage?
My car was never intended to be a full on race car, but the po lost interest pretty much after he paid to have it caged, so I am picking up where he left off, only I have to figure this out myself.
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Re: VIN Number Locations
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2018, 04:09:59 PM »
The OEM dash is gone in my car; the previous owner built a new dash out of aluminum, its attached at the base of the windshield and 2 supports coming off the fwd rollbar.

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