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davidimurray

posted on 16/5/17 at 08:49 AM Reply With Quote
Use a centre punch to follow the letters. I passed IVA with this a few years ago.

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Slinky

posted on 17/5/17 at 02:47 PM Reply With Quote
VIN stamping

Hey guys.
Spoke to Bespoke Vehicle Developments this morning regarding something else to do with my kit.
I asked for more info regarding chassis number stamping.
They inform me they will be carrying stock of various box section and tubing and can cut and stamp (Dot Peen)
the sections to size for the builder to weld straight in. No need for a plate unless said chassis is already built.
There is NO metal distortion as only the printed area is dotted.

With all the talk of various ways to do it, A professionally dotted number would be the way forward.
After all.. Considering how much effort goes into building our cars, For a few quid, it does look the part.

I agree, ANY number can be removed as mentioned above. Mark at BEV recommends having the chassis number
in two or three locations with one being obvious. My chassis has four. It came from the factory like that.

I suppose it stands to reason, any chassis number could be faffed with. But Having more than one stamp..... Sounds good to me!
Slinky.

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dwebber597

posted on 30/5/17 at 07:36 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Slinky
Try Bespoke Vehicle Developments. They offer that service. Slinky.


I ended up using BVD. Really pleased with the quality and the cost.
I had a chat with Mark and he done two vins for me one on box section and one on flat plate. These were returned to me via recorded delivery next day.
They look so much better than my multiple attempts with the Dremel. I will get some photos up shortly. Have a look www.595s.co.uk

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ste

posted on 30/5/17 at 07:50 PM Reply With Quote
I've just ordered mine off mark today.

With regards to ringing, obviously it is easy for most of us who have built our own cars, but there's not much can be done about it.

You could have the tube stamped with one vin, then weld a plate over the top or cut the tube out and weld another in.

It's all about making it more difficult to do, but nothing is too hard of someone wants to

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nickm

posted on 31/5/17 at 07:19 PM Reply With Quote
Hi

The old way where you could put the number anywhere on the chassis was more secure as you could hide it away and then prove to others that it was yours.
Never had it checked by the DVLA the fella in the suit wasnt going to crawl under the car to check it !

Nick M

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ianhurley20

posted on 31/5/17 at 07:33 PM Reply With Quote
Ha Ha - I have put the number on mine (Lidl engraver) in several places before changing engine - Pinto to MX5 and covering the number with new engine mounts - then covering the engraved number with Equinox bodywork before the final welded on strip on the brake pedal support section. Anyone want to try and find all those numbers and change / remove them - no chance. Probably better to plan where you actually want them though





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Slinky

posted on 1/6/17 at 02:24 PM Reply With Quote
VIN stamping

Just had a gander at Bespoke Vehicle Developments site again after receiving and Email from them regarding VIN related stuff.
Looks like they are now offering a full kit car ID service!
VIN tags, Box section in different sizes and the weld on plates which some of us already have from them.
Take a look at their updated site. www.595s.co.uk under VIN SERVICES. The guy to talk to is Mark.
Funky looking machine they have there! I want one! lol.
I think their prices are more than fair! Cant see how they make money from it!
They probably don't and do it because they stamp their own chassis.
Slinky.

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02GF74

posted on 1/6/17 at 02:54 PM Reply With Quote
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Would it be acceptable to pop rivet a plate on?


No, it is easily remove.

Buy a set of punches from machine mart. There ismore than one size, the ine i used were ever ao slightly smaller than the minimum required but is anyone really gonna measure that!


As for worrying the chassis distorting when stamping a number - seriously? Cant be much use then.





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gremlin1234

posted on 1/6/17 at 03:08 PM Reply With Quote
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The old way where you could put the number anywhere on the chassis was more secure as you could hide it away and then prove to others that it was yours

you can put the vin in more than one place, but there must be one on the right hand side of the frame, and all copies must be the same.

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Slinky

posted on 3/6/17 at 07:49 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by ste
I've just ordered mine off mark today.

With regards to ringing, obviously it is easy for most of us who have built our own cars, but there's not much can be done about it.

You could have the tube stamped with one vin, then weld a plate over the top or cut the tube out and weld another in.

It's all about making it more difficult to do, but nothing is too hard of someone wants to




How did you get on with Mark at BVD Steve? Have you had your plate/box back yet?

And can anyone tell me how to post a pic on here?? None of the above buttons seam to allow it!

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