Dosen't that Vin look tamper with? - Impala Tech
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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 05:45 PM
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Unusual anyway. Factory doesn't spot well the VIN tag to the body, they use a star shaped pop rivet to attach it. Looks like some one removed the tag to address corrosion (probably due to electrolysis) then reattached it with a spot welder. But that is pure speculation on my part.


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-11-2006, 07:08 PM
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Absolutely INCORRECT. '64 Chevys had their VIN tags spot welded. The dimples were there for the prongs of the electrodes, but each plant had different spacings on the tool. That VIN tag is legit.
No '58-'64 Chevy used rivits for the VIN tag.

No comment on the rest of the car.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-12-2006, 05:08 PM
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I stand corrected then. I can not remember how my '55 Chevy, or '61 Corvair, or my '63 Apache 3100 one ton truck had their VIN's afixed. I didn't start worying about VINs till I got a '67 Chevy II and a '68 Camaro; I'm pretty sure they were riveted on.


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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-12-2006, 05:59 PM
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Looking at it I would say the car has been repained at some time in its history, but the vin does look correct. You can see a little rust coming up from behind it and if the vin had been removed it would look a lot like the rest of the car, immaculate! This is just my opinion. I guess it is just me, but it seems like the 64 impala has out paced its older 62-63 and newer 65-69 impala brothers as far as price goes.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-12-2006, 08:58 PM
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I think we can blame the Beatles for that, stealing the thunder from the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean. Otherwise we would all still be singing "She's so fine my 409". 1965 introduced the Mark IV "Mystery Motor" and everybody loves a mystery.

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