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Finding the VIN 1948 Burb
#1380566 Tue Oct 13 2020 12:21 PM
Joined: Oct 2020
Posts: 30
M
Wrench Fetcher
So my 1948 Chevy Suburban has a VIN of SBA33045. I can not find the VIN on the burb. Please assist me where to find this. The Burb was bought in Michigan. Also I posted or replied on a few threads. How do OI know when I get a reply or where I put replies.

Thanks Mark


Mark Lyons
1948 Chevy Suburban
Re: Finding the VIN 1948 Burb
Mark Lyons #1380582 Tue Oct 13 2020 01:07 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,837
ace skiver
The Vehicle ID is screwed/riveted to the driver's side door jamb, between the hinges.
Here is decoding information for 1948 trucks. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]

Where did you find that "VIN"?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Finding the VIN 1948 Burb
Mark Lyons #1380608 Tue Oct 13 2020 04:49 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Mark, reply’s, if any, will appear as the next post below your post, such as Tim’s reply just above mine and right below yours. Some of the posts you posted to or replied to were several years old and no longer monitored by the original poster.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


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Re: Finding the VIN 1948 Burb
Mark Lyons #1380630 Tue Oct 13 2020 07:11 PM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
To add to Martin's response about finding your posts, you can click on your username on the upper right of any page. That will open up your profile and just below the top box will be a small link box that says "Forum Posts". Clicking that will display a list of all your posts.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Finding the VIN 1948 Burb
Mark Lyons #1380644 Tue Oct 13 2020 08:00 PM
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I believe you can also edit your preferences to receive a notification when your post is replied to.

Re: Finding the VIN 1948 Burb
tclederman #1380742 Wed Oct 14 2020 03:29 PM
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M
Wrench Fetcher
I typed the VIN on the title from Michigan when I bought the burb. I cant find it on the actual burb. That is why I posted for help.


Mark Lyons
1948 Chevy Suburban
Re: Finding the VIN 1948 Burb
Mark Lyons #1380749 Wed Oct 14 2020 04:15 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
The ONLY place you will find a vin on your truck is the plate riveted/screwed between the drivers door hinges on the cab side. No other places. If that metal tag is gone it cannot be legally replaced without going through your State licensing agency.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!

Re: Finding the VIN 1948 Burb
Mark Lyons #1381445 Mon Oct 19 2020 09:16 PM
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Posts: 2,599
B
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My vin number on my title is the stamped number on the engine next to the distributor .

Tim


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Re: Finding the VIN 1948 Burb
Mark Lyons #1381449 Mon Oct 19 2020 11:16 PM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Some states register with the engine number (which on some cars was also stamped on the frame). The OP's "VIN" may be one assigned by his state's registration agency.
This was before the Vehicle Identification Number became standardized as a 17 character alpha/numeric string with each position having a specific meaning, allowing you to decode a modern VIN, the first character being the country of manufacture and the second, the company. Other stuff like body style, engine, transmission, etc are also included.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's

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