[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)

Just because DMCH has the machine and the plates does not give them
the authority do make repreductions, only the ability. I went through
this in the Chrylsler world. Many vendors can actually make vin tags,
it is the legal part that is the problem. The way most get by is to
attach the new one over the old one or at least have the old one
available to show as proof. On Chrysler products the fender tags are
made of thin sheet metal and after many years they rust and look like
swiss cheese! It is very common for restorers to want to make a "nice"
replacement. The problem becomes worse when you want to add options
that the car never had origionally and they are all on the fender tag.
Doesn't matter on a "beater" but change a "U" to a "V" in the right
place and it can mean THOUSANDS. This is why it is forbidden to even
copy a legit tag. To easy and tempting to "improve" it. In
practicality on a Delorean it doesn't mean much until something
happens like a sale or the car is stolen then recovered and someone
questions the legitamacy of a tag. This is one area to just not touch
to avoid problems. Maybe DMCH can (and does) make repreduction plates.
I am sure they CANNOT create new vins. I also hope for their sake they
recover and destroy the old, damaged, and copied origional plate so it
can NEVER be used on another car. Can you just imagine the problems of
two cars having the same vin #? All it would take is to claim a lost
title so now you have 2, one for each car. They would both have the
same vin # but who's to know? 
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "dmc_5180" <dmc_5180@xxxx> wrote:
> 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 

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