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  • Guido
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    [quote]Originally posted by Mr.Biggs
    Edit: BTW, Dick Steinkamp has advised that there's a serial number plate affixed to the frame rail, behind the left front wheel. /quote]
    As if my response didn't..... [V][B)]


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  • Roscomacaw
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    I MIGHT have one off an M-series, but probably not an M-5. Where on the cab was this tag attached?

    Here's a precaution about turning your project car over to "professionals". These guys will treat your vehicle like any other vehicle. I can't tell you HOW MANY sad tales I've heard about body shops and places like this sand-blaster losing bits in the course of their operations!!! Unless you're using some place that SPECIALIZES in restorations (and even THAT'S no Guarantee!!) they're gonna treat your car/truck like just another patch 'n paint project. The shop owner/foreman MAY be a responsible sort, but he can't watch over the shoulder of every dit-wad that's pushing a piece of sandpaper.
    I've sold plenty of parts to body shops thru the years because they lost or damaged a piece of trim or a bracket or some key part. The worst was a Rambler convertible where they somehow lost EVERY piece of brightwork they'd taken off to paint the car![8][8][8]
    Years ago, I had to fab a set of door handles for a Saoutchik-bodied '39 Mercedes show car, because OUR OWN body shop department lost them after they'd stripped the car to paint it. I spent a couple of weeks replicating those handles as they were one-off items that were unique in the way they operated.
    Do yourself a favor before you leave your precious prize in someone else's hands. Remove EVERYTHING that has to come off for them to do their work! Take it home with you. Don't blithely assume they'll cherish it like you do.[}]

    Edit: BTW, Dick Steinkamp has advised that there's a serial number plate affixed to the frame rail, behind the left front wheel. If this is the case with your truck, you may be able to at least have some evidence of your truck's serial number from that.

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

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  • Roscomacaw
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    I MIGHT have one off an M-series, but probably not an M-5. Where on the cab was this tag attached?

    Here's a precaution about turning your project car over to "professionals". These guys will treat your vehicle like any other vehicle. I can't tell you HOW MANY sad tales I've heard about body shops and places like this sand-blaster losing bits in the course of their operations!!! Unless you're using some place that SPECIALIZES in restorations (and even THAT'S no Guarantee!!) they're gonna treat your car/truck like just another patch 'n paint project. The shop owner/foreman MAY be a responsible sort, but he can't watch over the shoulder of every dit-wad that's pushing a piece of sandpaper.
    I've sold plenty of parts to body shops thru the years because they lost or damaged a piece of trim or a bracket or some key part. The worst was a Rambler convertible where they somehow lost EVERY piece of brightwork they'd taken off to paint the car![8][8][8]
    Years ago, I had to fab a set of door handles for a Saoutchik-bodied '39 Mercedes show car, because OUR OWN body shop department lost them after they'd stripped the car to paint it. I spent a couple of weeks replicating those handles as they were one-off items that were unique in the way they operated.
    Do yourself a favor before you leave your precious prize in someone else's hands. Remove EVERYTHING that has to come off for them to do their work! Take it home with you. Don't blithely assume they'll cherish it like you do.[}]

    Edit: BTW, Dick Steinkamp has advised that there's a serial number plate affixed to the frame rail, behind the left front wheel. If this is the case with your truck, you may be able to at least have some evidence of your truck's serial number from that.

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle


    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

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  • KGlowacky
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    I don't know about your make and model but there are blank plates being sold on e-bay for Studebakers. If you have the number off your title you can get a replacement made. Good Luck.

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  • KGlowacky
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    I don't know about your make and model but there are blank plates being sold on e-bay for Studebakers. If you have the number off your title you can get a replacement made. Good Luck.

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  • Guido
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    MAny vehicles of that era were titled off the engine number, you may want to see what your title reflects. Your truck also originally had a second serial number on the left frame rail behind the left front tire. You may want to see if it is still there or if it has been done in by the elements or dripping battery acid. [:0]


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  • Guido
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    MAny vehicles of that era were titled off the engine number, you may want to see what your title reflects. Your truck also originally had a second serial number on the left frame rail behind the left front tire. You may want to see if it is still there or if it has been done in by the elements or dripping battery acid. [:0]


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  • michaelb
    started a topic ID PLATES (MODEL # &VIN #)

    ID PLATES (MODEL # &VIN #)

    I HAVE A PROBLEM, HAD THE CAB OF MY M-5 SAND BLASTED INSIDE AND OUT, NOW THEY CAN`T FIND MY ID PLATES ANY SUGGSSTIONS
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