VIN and Door Tag

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Signed up for the new Registry tonight and just realized that my door tag is missing a "letter" that my VIN has.

The door tag is missing an "F" between the the second "3" and the "1".

 Should both of them be the same?



 
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Yes, it should have it and they should be the same. Whoever typed it in must have had one too many the night before.

You can get a correct one from Marti.

 

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Yes, it should have it and they should be the same. Whoever typed it in must have had one too many the night before.

You can get a correct one from Marti.

Interesting as it looks original. Wonder if it could be an error from the factory.?

I have a Marti report and will pull it out of my mustang file in the morning.

Thanks

 
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Apparently someone did not give a F the dy this was typed!

 

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Right above your car's info it all should be what I call "Fat Font", your label does not look correct!

 
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I might be wrong but I think the door tags were made by the same punch cards that printed the build sheets, VIN tags and what Marti uses to do the reports.

I did not let the dealer prep my car and the punch cards were in the floor. I of course put them up and cannot find.

That sticker might be one that Osborne made years ago. For sure the fonts are not right.

 

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Definitely not original.

 

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Very interesting as the Mustang was restored in 1990 and I'm sure the PC ability wasn't there to create a copy.

Maybe i'm wrong.

I'll dig the Marti report out later to see what that shows.

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I also just emailed the 2nd owner who had the Mustang from 1987 to 2001. He restored her and might know the answer.

 
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In the meantime until I hear fro the 2nd owner. Here's the invoice of the Mustang showing the proper VIN with the 2nd F.

At least I can say, is that I received a ton of paperwork when I bought the Mustang 7 years ago.



 

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Owning a Mustang is never boring.

I just reached out to Cutter Ford, North Hollywood, Ca (Now Sunrise Ford) if they're interested is seeing any doc's that I have on my Mustang.

I also have the original build sheet plus what I think is a copy of the 1st owners Cal license plate.

 

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So the 2nd owner got back to me.

When he purchased the Mustang in 1987 there was no door tag. He found another Mustang in a junkyard and copied what he could to make my door tag, but didn't make it perfect as he didn't want to pass it off as factory.

So now I have my answer.

It's amazing the history behind my Mustang that I have as it goes back to when it was brand new. Like while it was bought by a Ford dealer, the Mustang was delivered to Avis and was a loaner for some time. before being sold to it's true first owner.

Thank you.

 
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Good for you! I wish I could figure out the first owner of my car, and owners thereafter...

 

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Good for you! I wish I could figure out the first owner of my car, and owners thereafter...
Yesterday, I even located the 1st owner after Avis.

Just haven't reached out to them yet.

 
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