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Old 01-02-2018, 12:18 PM
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Default 62 VIN plate on steering column ??

What are you folks doing about the VIN plate on the 62 when you change chassis or add Rack & Pinion steering

I assume any tampering/removing and replacing would cause suspicion with the inspectors

Is anybody using the stock column and mocking up Ujoind Hybrid connection?
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Ask fellow forum member WMF62.

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Bump because I have the same issue
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I am thinking it is probably not a big issue with anyone interested in buying a car with this modification as common sense dictates it would have to removed and relocated.
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When I bought my car for restomoding I was very particular about the vin plate being in the original location and untampered. To each his own but I'm going to have too much invested to find out something was amiss 15-20 years ago. When I am finished it will still be in the original position even if everything else around it has been changed. I saw them moved and pop riveted on when I was searching. There's just no way I would want it moved.
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Not a problem with resale, I'm thinking about the Motor Vehicle Department and tampering with a VIN
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It would be a problem with resale if you're selling to a lot of people including me.
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Well, of course it should not be moved or altered IF the original column is still in place but a lot if restomods use an aftermarket tilt column in which case I stand by my original post.
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See post #4.

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...-steering.html

If I remember correctly, that is on an Ididit column.

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Looks like it is just slipped over the new column
Thanks for the thread
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Originally Posted by solidaxel View Post
Looks like it is just slipped over the new column
Thanks for the thread
With epoxy.........trick is to not damage the plate at the spot welds during removal (too much).

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Originally Posted by 68hemi View Post
I am thinking it is probably not a big issue with anyone interested in buying a car with this modification as common sense dictates it would have to removed and relocated.
Unless you are in CA.

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Originally Posted by AZDoug View Post
Unless you are in CA.

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IF you don't mind the POS C1 turn signal mechanism and don't mind cutting the original column, then the original column could be shortened and the VIN plate left attached in its original position

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Originally Posted by wmf62 View Post
IF you don't mind the POS C1 turn signal mechanism and don't mind cutting the original column, then the original column could be shortened and the VIN plate left attached in its original position

Bill
If it ends up that way will it need a center support with only 2 U joints and power steering, or is the firewall support and dash clamp be adequate

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If it ends up that way will it need a center support with only 2 U joints and power steering, or is the firewall support and dash clamp be adequate
Bill used 2 U-joints, with a substantially beefed up firewall, and did not require a center support. This was with exhaust manifolds (header would be a whole different story, and would of required 3 U-joints, with a center support).

Note the length of his steering column (as seen in the other thread). I forget if he could of used a longer column (which would of allowed him to put the VIN plate in the correct downward position on the new column). I think a longer column would of made the intermediate shaft (shaft between the 2 U-joints) to be at a slightly more acute angle, but how that clears everything else is not clear to me.

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a longer column was not available (and we were neophytes when we tackled this...), but hindsight says I could have had a longer one made and we wouldn't have had to use the splice sleeve.

firewall reinforcement to support the column is HIGHLY recommended.

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I have not looked back at your build, is yours power steering?
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I have not looked back at your build, is yours power steering?
Answer for Bill: Yes it is.

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Originally Posted by wmf62;1s596318053
a longer column was not available (and we were neophytes when we tackled this...), but hindsight says I could have had a longer one made and we wouldn't have had to use the splice sleeve.

firewall reinforcement to support the column is HIGHLY recommended.

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This is something will definitely be doing. I'll have to look into gluing an aluminum plate in with 3M panel bond.
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