View Full Version : Export Champ VIN plate - normal?

10-22-2017, 05:51 PM
Posted information on the 7E online registry the other day of a 7E10 truck that seems to be somewhere in the Middle East.

Am wondering about the VIN plate and how it was mounted.

Domestic (and Canada) VIN plates are welded to the B-pillar and the writing is read from 6 to 12 o'clock. Believe most have four spot welds as such:


This exported truck's VIN is oriented 90 degrees clockwise from domestic models, and instead of being spot welded on, it has screws through the two holes in the plate. Is this normal for export Champs? And although it has a 3/4 ton number, it has 1/2 ton drums and Dana 44 axle...but that might need another thread...


10-22-2017, 08:20 PM
An Interesting comparison of the difference between the 1960 170 Flathead 6 and the 1963 OHV 170, S.A.E. H.P. and the @ RPM.

For the '60 170 "6" Flathead> S.A.E. HP 75 at 3600

For the '63 170 "6" OHV>......S.A.E. HP 95 at 4300

The "Advertised H.P." was 90 vs 112, (OHV >@4500).

As far as the Serial Number Plate, several options could have happened:

1) It could have been a Knocked down Export, assembled in "Country" and the plate was Factory screwed there temporarily, and never welded, maybe as intended, maybe not.

2) The plate was shipped Loose and installed in Country that way.

3) OR???

stude dude
10-22-2017, 10:00 PM
Most export and Canadian plates I have seen are screwed, nailed or riveted in place.