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Hi ,first post need help. I bought 1956 3100 pu with right 265 V-8 in it. Truck runs but needs lot of work. Have title in my name ,found engine number 0305902 F56A,title number 3A56Nxxxxxx. Vin plate is on door frame but had paint on it someone tried scarp off paint can not read numbers. Are there numbers any were else on the truck? If so were? Is there a way to bring up the numbers on the door tag? Thanks for any help.
 
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:hello: hi ya and welcome. good to have you here. on the cars, the vin is located in two places on the top of frame (below drivers door and a few feet back towards the rear). don't know about the trucks. :anim_25:
 

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Not sure it will work same as on engine block - but in the past I have been able to determine block number (even after milling it mostly off) by using a paint remover first to clean to bare metal, then spraying it with high spot blue, and while still wet (like within a second) wiping it with a chamois or other skin type rag (lambs skin etc). The number will "ghost" due to the displacement and work hardening of the metal during stamp impact (totally worthless with the new style etched number) - however on your door plate it may not work as the metal is softer and tin does not work herden like nickel iron (if you can drill the rivets and get the plate off cleanly - as in no bending - you may still be able to read the number on the backside in reverse - but check your state law on what you then need to do to have a legal vin plate).

I can't speak accurately of alternate locations as I have heard too many conflicting rumors of where they are - however the most prevalent seems to be top of frame rail under drivers seat - have to lift the cab to get a good clean and read.
 
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