Odd vin number help - VW Forum :: Volkswagen Forum
VW Forum VW Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   VW Forum :: Volkswagen Forum > Volkswagen Models > Other Models > Air-cooled

Air-cooled Air-cooled VW - This is the discussion forum for Air-cooled VW (VW Beetle Forum, Volkswagen Beetle Forum, Volkswagen Beetle, Air Cooled VW Beetle, Air Cooled Classic VW Beetle, Classic VW Forum, Classic Volkswagen forum)

VwForum.com is the premier Volkswagen Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-10-2010, 08:51 PM
Member
Points: 36, Level: 1 Points: 36, Level: 1 Points: 36, Level: 1
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4
Default Odd vin number help

I recently purchased a 1964 beetle - the ownership does not unfortunately correspond with the ownership. It did have a frame off restoration but the odd thing the vin number on the chasis under the back seat is 8489742 but from all I the research I have done the highest 7 digit vin number is 6502399. Can anyone explain what that vin number means??? Would sure appreciate it. Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-11-2010, 07:41 AM
Member
Points: 36, Level: 1 Points: 36, Level: 1 Points: 36, Level: 1
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4
Default

Still trying to figure this out as that vin number does not exist - looking on line for pics of vin numbers under the seat the ones I see are stamped there my 64 has a rivited plate and the numbers look very new compared to some of the ones I have seen stamped on the internet. Are all vin numbers stamped? or do any of you guys have vin numbers rivited on or are they all stamped on the chasis?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-11-2010, 08:53 AM
Senior Member
Points: 2,114, Level: 27 Points: 2,114, Level: 27 Points: 2,114, Level: 27
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 366
Default

welcome. sounds like you have a state assigned VIN. All VW VIN were stamped under the back seat.Around 1969-70 they started putting the VIN up near the windshield on a rivited tag. Starting in 1965 VW went with a different # system which the 3rd number in sequence gave you the year.
What does the title say 1964?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-11-2010, 09:16 PM
Member
Points: 36, Level: 1 Points: 36, Level: 1 Points: 36, Level: 1
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4
Default

The title states it is a 1964 and according thesambia.com website it was built in Feb 1964. But I have been told that the vin is stamped on the chasis where as mine is a small plate that is riveted to the chasis under the rear seat and the vin is 2 million higher than the highest 7 digit vin number. Believe I will remove the plate and see what vin is under there. Have no idea why anyone would put a plate and a fake vin over top.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-12-2010, 07:05 AM
Senior Member
Points: 2,114, Level: 27 Points: 2,114, Level: 27 Points: 2,114, Level: 27
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 366
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by volksfolksironpony View Post
The title states it is a 1964 and according thesambia.com website it was built in Feb 1964.
So how did you determine that it was built in Feb. 1964?
There is also a rivited VIN tag under the spare tire in the wheel well area. Does the long VIN match anything on the car or title?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-12-2010, 09:31 PM
Member
Points: 36, Level: 1 Points: 36, Level: 1 Points: 36, Level: 1
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4
Default

Good news is we removed the plate that was riveted on the chassis on top of the vin and the engraved vin matches the ownership, for some reason the guy who did the frame off made a plate with serial number from the orginal engine and riveted it over the chassis vin. So I so relieved to have a proper ownership and car, Thanks for you help.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-15-2010, 10:35 AM
Senior Member
Points: 2,114, Level: 27 Points: 2,114, Level: 27 Points: 2,114, Level: 27
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 366
Default

Glad it worked and no title or VIN problems
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  VW Forum :: Volkswagen Forum > Volkswagen Models > Other Models > Air-cooled

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the VW Forum :: Volkswagen Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
serial and vin number help opiesoso General Volkswagen Discussion 1 10-18-2009 07:08 PM
Vin Code difference vwirre MK3 7 08-05-2009 04:16 AM
Any help with VIN decoding willpullem Air-cooled 1 08-21-2008 01:57 PM
Jetta VIN and Engine Serial Number Match cds166 MK4 1 02-22-2007 01:47 PM
VIN Decoder Straz85 The Xtras 6 12-02-2003 02:39 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
VWforum.com is a Volkswagen/VW Forum and enthusiast site and is not associated with VW/Volkswagen in any way.