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    Not sure which forum thread to post this. VIN number confusion.

    Well here goes.
    I'd like to call my local Service Ontario office on this but we all know their correct information is spotty at best.

    What do you guys have to do when you've changed out a rusted tub for a rust free one from say Arizona?
    Does the VIN from the "New" tub become the vehicle?
    Or does the frame and running gear stay the same and you change the VIN plate from the old tub to the new one?

    I'm actually swapping out a rust free cab on my 98 Ram 1500.
    But I do have plans on bringing back a rust free XJ body when I visit Arizona later this year.

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    The way the law reads, the frame is what dictates the identity of the vehicle. But that is misleading in that many frames do not have VIN identification attached to them where as the body does. The law would imply that the body should have the correct VIN for the vehicle which means the cab would have to be retagged with correct VIN plate that was associated with the original frame and cab.

    You definitely do not want to get into changing the VIN from what you have now since in the eyes of the MTO, that is changing the vehicle. This would be VERY problematic especially if the VIN originated from Arizona.

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    When I did my Tub swap on my YJ Service Ontario and the local police department told me to swap my original VIN to the new tub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AM0608 View Post
    When I did my Tub swap on my YJ Service Ontario and the local police department told me to swap my original VIN to the new tub.
    easy to do on a jeep.... much harder to do on anything else
    If its a mechanical device i can fix it

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    Not much of an issue when the vin is riveted to the dash...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clipper View Post
    Not much of an issue when the vin is riveted to the dash...

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    Not really. Riveted to a plate that comes off the body seam just at the window opening, and the dash is just a plastic insert that pops off.... and breaks a lot. Have you every noticed the shape of those rivets? Pretty sure any new rivet I use to replace the vin plate will NOT look like the original manufacturers rivet. I'm going to keep all relevant paper work photocopied with the vehicle anyways.
    Just wanted to hear what the consensus was on doing this.

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    $48 +$21 shipping for two 1/8" SS rivets. Sweet deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickybongsmoking View Post
    $48 +$21 shipping for two 1/8" SS rivets. Sweet deal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnomeo View Post
    Yeah, That's what I was thinking. You just beat me to it!

    If I had $70 for 2 rivets I'd have a Gold Plated Jeep!

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    Not sure which forum thread to post this. VIN number confusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamie57 View Post
    Yeah, That's what I was thinking. You just beat me to it!

    If I had $70 for 2 rivets I'd have a Gold Plated Jeep!
    Lol no kidding eh

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