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Vin ID-2nd series 1/2 ton
#1417361 Sun Jul 18 2021 10:35 PM
Joined: Apr 2019
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'Bolter
Is this an engine # or a serial # for a 55 Second series 1/2 ton or neither.

D 000000F255X

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Re: Vin ID-2nd series 1/2 ton
569er #1417362 Sun Jul 18 2021 11:00 PM
Joined: May 2005
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B
Sir Searchalot
You didn't say where you see this number. On the title, on the vehicle somewhere or on the motor.
It is an attempt at a motor serial number. Probably a replacement motor or "reconstructed" title.

D= unknown. "Dealer" maybe.
All the zeros= place holders. Normally a "Unit Number". Should be 7 digits. It is, counting the D.
F= Flint plant
255= 1955.2
X= 3100-3200 regular

Other options: If there is no motor number or VIN tag, it can indicate a sketchy deal. I say "can". As in: Paranoid.
But as you know, the title should match something on the truck. In my state, the DMV doesn't see the truck so would not matter. Except when they see that sketchy number and the DMV employee's coffee went cold.

True story. They called the cops on me once. I was registering a Military M416 trailer. They stalled and and stalled and talked to the supervisor. Finally told me to bring it round back to the inspection station. That's where the cops were waiting for me. Turns out there were about 16 of these trailers all across the US, listed as stolen. The military stamped them with the same "VIN"/serno. I had a bill of sale from the Public Utility Company I got it from, and they removed the leg chains and spit hood. I stumbled back in with a German Shepherd police dog following me and got it registered.


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Re: Vin ID-2nd series 1/2 ton
569er #1417363 Sun Jul 18 2021 11:05 PM
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'Bolter
Sorry

It's on a title.

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Re: Vin ID-2nd series 1/2 ton
569er #1417364 Sun Jul 18 2021 11:06 PM
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Bubba
This is unneeded confirmation of bartamos's (Sir Searchalot's) post:
http://www.1954advance-design.com/chev-specs/1955-Chevrolet-Truck-2nd-Series.pdf


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Re: Vin ID-2nd series 1/2 ton
569er #1417365 Sun Jul 18 2021 11:07 PM
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Sir Searchalot
I added some so called "info" to my post. Re: Sketchy.


Watch out for careful drivers!!!
I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.
I used to think beer was bad for me, so I gave up thinking.
Sometimes no nonsense makes sense, in a sense.
You can't teach a new dog old tricks.
Honk if you're Amish


Re: Vin ID-2nd series 1/2 ton
569er #1417426 Mon Jul 19 2021 11:55 PM
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M
'Bolter
The "D" could mean Duplicate Title...just a guess. Did you compare the title number to the engine serial number (found on the machined pad next to the distributor)?

As Ken said there should be 7 digits for the unit number starting with 0001001.

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