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    I am trying to authenticate the vin tag on a car that I'm looking at buying. The 64 cars have spot welded vin tags, but I'm unsure about the way the weld should look. Many vin tag spot-welds look as if they have been removed, and re-spotted, with big lumpy craters and holes (judging from photos that I have seen). This tag is pristine and attached with a nice clean welded dimple, but with evidence of some grinding behind it? was this grinding done in the factory? Any help would be appreciated!

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    Run a car fax on it or have the police run the vin # if you think there is some fraud involved with the vin tag.. I sure would hatr to pick up a tagged Vette....

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    Got a photo? What you've described doesn't sound immediately suspicious.

    Car fax or similar won't be able to help, the car is too old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red_64_vette View Post
    This tag is pristine and attached with a nice clean welded dimple, but with evidence of some grinding behind it? was this grinding done in the factory? Any help would be appreciated!
    The Originals I've seen are exactly like the one you describe!!
    It's got so it seems to me that the Internet has created a lot more Horses A$$'s than we have Horses!
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    Quote Originally Posted by red_64_vette View Post
    Hello

    I am trying to authenticate the vin tag on a car that I'm looking at buying. The 64 cars have spot welded vin tags, but I'm unsure about the way the weld should look. Many vin tag spot-welds look as if they have been removed, and re-spotted, with big lumpy craters and holes (judging from photos that I have seen). This tag is pristine and attached with a nice clean welded dimple, but with evidence of some grinding behind it? was this grinding done in the factory? Any help would be appreciated!
    I have lots of images of '63-'64 welded VIN plates, and they run the gamut from one pair of neat, small spot-welds to ugly multiple-hit welds; the Z-bar was typically hit with a grinder first to make a bare-metal surface for the resistance weld to "take".

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