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Old 02-06-2011, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default '37 Ford Chassis No....?????

I can not find a chassis No. For my '37 Fordor Sedan...RIGHT HAND DRIVE..
It is supposed to be near the steering.???
I have looked both sides..
I have a body no. On left top Firewall...
Chassis no. is nowhere to be found.....
Anyone with an idea......
No No. on Engine as well It is an 81 24 stud...
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: '37 Ford Chassis No....?????

Top left frame rail just behind crossmember in US, also supposed to be on flat spot on top of the rail over the rear differential, and I think approx under the driver's seat, but I have always found them in front and never looked for the others. That is also US, no idea about your side of the globe. If you are on the HAMB too, send a PM Coupe5w36 he's on your side with a '36.
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:33 PM   #3
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Default Re: '37 Ford Chassis No....?????

Never seen a 37 but on 32-36 and 39-46 , its somewhere on the left frame rail in front of the firewall.

Anywhere from the crossmember upp close to the firewall.

But it can be very faint, use a knife and scrape carefully.
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:38 PM   #4
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My 37 coupe and 38 sedan (both rhd) have the number stamped into the chassis on the top in the area of the steering box bracket. My 41 pick-up has the number slightly forward of the front crossmember on the top chassis rail.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:13 PM   #5
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Thanks so far fellas...
I have Vanpelts Identification Page....
Will continue looking and asking...
I have scraped the chassis..Looking....BUTTTTT.
If i can not find it ..I am in for a bit of PROBLEMS....Gotta drive it a 100 Kilometres away to have checked by TRANSPORT...
Will check out your replies..
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:33 AM   #6
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You may find there is no number on the Australian chassis. At least I have seen them with no #. Use the body #.

U.S. codes won't help with engine #'s either.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:53 PM   #7
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Default Re: '37 Ford Chassis No....?????

Is there a best way of raising the number on rusty frames?
Sandblasting?
Wire brushing?
Sandpaper?
Chemicals?
Combination?
I was thinking of starting with a wirebrush but there are no signs of the info.

I have a 38 and looking for the least invasive approach.
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:41 AM   #8
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The cops have ways of finding removed numbers.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:45 PM   #9
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My '37 has the number on the chassis on the top rail near the steering box and also on the rear top rail over the axle.
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:22 PM   #10
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This car would be of Canadain origin...here is the only info I have been able to find on their V8 numbers: http://www.wnyrg.org/canvins.html

I have no information on location, but would be strongly inclined to concentrate the search on the left and then the right forwar frame rails first.
On the engine number...as with US, I believe that would actually be on top of transmission casting bellhousing, and that is the master number.
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:00 PM   #11
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mine was stamped on the driver side in front of the fire wall,but some of #'s were stamped unclear or partially stamped
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:06 AM   #12
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Thanks fellas ..Chassis is clean ...BUT no numbers..Cant even find in Australian Ford....X38 May be right about no number in Ausssie..Looks like a drive to Transport..CheersPJ
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