[DML] Re: Does anyone else have one of these? Blank VIN Plate (dash)
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[DML] Re: Does anyone else have one of these? Blank VIN Plate (dash)

Dave, You might want to check with DMCH on this. While, making up a totaly new VIN 
number is probably illegal if not registered by the Auto manufacturer. Replacing a 
damaged or lost tag should be perfectly fine as long as it has the same number as the 
other tag and title issued to the vehical. Btw, when Houston acquired the factory parts 
inventory they also acquired the machine that stamped the VIN tag's along with boxes of 
blank door sill and dash plates. I have a blank door tag myself just for collector reasons 
I imagine If someone wanted to replace one of their ID plates DMCH would make them a 
new replacement one. In this case the person would send DMCH the old tag to be remade 
and they would most likely distroy the old one.  The dash tag on my car is painted flat 
grey to blend into the dash. I am guessing the reason for this was to reduce reflection 
glare on the windshield. IE the HUD effect.  Also the color of the metal of the blank dash 
tag makes me think it is Aluminum as it has a whiter than normal appearence than SS 
although i am not 100% on that. I have a set of the Remade SS decal kits and I recall 
comparing the look of those with my blank VIN plate and they were not the same material. 
My Blank Door VIN tag Is Aluminum and that materal looks Identical the the blank Dash 
tag in the Picture file.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@xxxx> wrote:
> As of now I do not think ANYONE has the legal authority (except a
> State DMV maybe) to recreate or create a vin tag. DMC had that
> authority vested in them and they no longer exist. This is serious
> stuff. If you have a car and the authorities think your vin plate is
> not authentic then you do not have a registerable car, just a pile of
> parts that happens to look like a car that cannot be driven on a
> public road! That plate and the paperwork that goes along with it are
> what makes it a legal car. If any of it is questionable ie, tampered
> with, then the car is suspect. Just imagine the scenario where someone
> steals a car and changes the vin tag. Being easy to do a person might
> think he could get away with it. This is why it is so serious. It is
> like forging a title and the penalties involved are big time. As a
> collector piece it is OK but don't even think of trying to use it on a
> car in place of what you have. This is THE reason there will never be
> anymore new Deloreans, all the vin #'s that were assigned are all
> there will ever be. Each if us owns our particular vin # and no one
> can create anymore (at least not legally).
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Patrick C." <PRC1216@xxxx> wrote:
> >
> > If someone made me an acceptable offer, I would part with the blank 
> > dash VIN plate we are discussing here.  If not, it may be on eBay 
> > 
> > > Best wishes
> > > Stian Birkeland
> > > Norway
> > > 
> > > VIN # 06759
> > >
> >

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