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Old May 3rd, 2016, 04:59 PM
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Depends on if the factory put them there or not.
Most trucks built for the MOD have no chassis VIN stampings.
Ah good point. I was assuming normal run of the mill 90/110.
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but they do have the seat box ID plate that normal ones dont have
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Ah good point. I was assuming normal run of the mill 90/110.
Also, seems like somebody posted something to the effect that LHD conversions done overseas prior to importing can also create an importability issue with the brake booster vin id. Anyone?
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Also, seems like somebody posted something to the effect that LHD conversions done overseas prior to importing can also create an importability issue with the brake booster vin id. Anyone?
You are not allowed to import a truck that has had the drive side swapped.
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Also, seems like somebody posted something to the effect that LHD conversions done overseas prior to importing can also create an importability issue with the brake booster vin id. Anyone?

Unless the truck is basically stock and contains all original identification markings. The answer is no.
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Unless the truck is basically stock and contains all original identification markings. The answer is no.
Not sure I catch your drift - I wasn't intending to ask the question that you seem to be answering...

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The reason left hand drive conversions are not admissible here is because simply moving the brake booster with VIN plate from one side of the truck to the other is considered VIN tampering by DOT, no other reason.
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Their logic is impeccable.

Converting a RHD car to LHD is dangerous.

Ergo, proof that LHD cars are dangerous and we should all convert to RHD cars as if we'd never left the imperial tyranny of the British Empire.

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changing a chassis is considered vin tampering

moving the brake booster with plate affixed is vin tampering

removing the vin plate from the booster bracket, painting the bracket, and re-attaching with new rivets is also vin tampering per dot.



on arrival the vin will be decoded

that vehicle must be what is before the officer

VIN's indicate engine type, body type, which transmission, as well as handing
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fwiw many trucks don't have a vin in either place.
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Depends on if the factory put them there or not.
Most trucks built for the MOD have no chassis VIN stampings.
Unfortunately, the above statements are not accurate.

Through my research I have substantiated that every chassis that left the factory had, at a minimum, a 6-digit chassis identifier (i.e., these also constitute the last 6-digits of a full VIN). And, note that I used the word "chassis". Even CKD vehicles intended for Complete Knock Down production in other markets had factory assigned chassis identifiers. There are also other identifying characters on the chassis, such as the chassis batch number.
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Unfortunately, the above statements are not accurate. Through my research I have substantiated that every chassis that left the factory had, at a minimum, a 6-digit chassis identifier (i.e., these also constitute the last 6-digits of a full VIN).
When it come to Land Rover I always hesitate to say "every" or "all" unless I'm talking about a leak of some sort.

Was that chassis fact provided by Land Rover - i.e. their expectation was that every chassis would have a number, regardless of whether it was for MOD, private, CKD, municipal, etc.?
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I have had 7 or 8 MODs and all had VIN plates as well as chassis VIN.
I have had a CKD kit, and it too had identifiers.
Derek is also correct in that the contract info is listed on a seperate plate, but I always figured LR kept tabs of VINs used to fulfill said contracts.
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Hey all - urgent query

A buddy is importing an early 110 into the US. The car is original spec and meets Customs requirements. It's on the boat to the East Coast right now.

However he has just run across a problem. He has been told the VIN number needs to be in TWO places on the truck - 1. On the frame and 2. On the brake booster

He only has the VIN in one place - on the frame. So he is now panicking thinking the vehicle will be impounded or worse.

He has been told there is a company in the UK who can provide a plate that will show the VIN number in the correct place. Does anyone know of such a company?

Or is this panic over nothing and will a VIN on the frame be enough?

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When it come to Land Rover I always hesitate to say "every" or "all" unless I'm talking about a leak of some sort.

Was that chassis fact provided by Land Rover - i.e. their expectation was that every chassis would have a number, regardless of whether it was for MOD, private, CKD, municipal, etc.?


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Wondering if I had lost it, I walked up to look at the 4 military trucks here. Two have vin stamped chassis. 1 does not, that I can find, the chassis is stripped bare, paint torched off etc. 4th has an arb bumper covering that part of the frame.

chassis with no visible no's is a soft top tithonus
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Wondering if I had lost it, I walked up to look at the 4 military trucks here. Two have vin stamped chassis. 1 does not, that I can find, the chassis is stripped bare, paint torched off etc. 4th has an arb bumper covering that part of the frame.

chassis with no visible no's is a soft top tithonus
I stand by my statement.
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To clarify, are you referring to chassis' that left the factory as an assembled truck? You have CKD in there.

-Jeff
Both the chassis of factory assembled vehicles and the chassis of complete knock down (CKD) vehicles have factory assigned chassis identifiers (i.e., 6-digit serial numbers). Keep in mind though, not all vehicles bear a full 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN).
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