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by Philip Lochner » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:09 am

thomaslk wrote:... a pic is worth a hundred words:
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Thanks for this. Having to sort paperwork on my new 72 and this helped a lot.
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by Julian » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:05 am

Gents search the forum or buy Calvers book re anti roll bars and all will be revealed. There was quite some discussion not long ago. The later cars are diff. The earlier cars are diff .... The ones in the middle diff ....
On my later car I miss out on the ID stamping on the cross member. Lucky we are slack about some of that stuff in the South Pacific.
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by Stig » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:49 pm

My Interceptor III - J Left Hand Drive has the VIN number;
- on the front cross member, welded tag plate
- on the left hand A pillar, riveted tag plate
- on the left hand B pillar, riveted tag/data plate
- AND stamped in the floor/transmission tunnel plate behind the passenger seat, starting approx. 10 cm from the front of the rear seat.
To get at the later you will obviously have to cut the floor mat at this point & remove the felt below it, but perhaps it can be spotted from the underside of the car.
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by bkbridges » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:17 pm

Another gotcha in the great state of California is that their computer system cant handle the short all number format of the Jensen VIN. They required me to send in a notarized statement that 22109272 is my VIN number (on 9272)... right after the software "update"...
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by scjensen » Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:48 am

Vin # also shows on the pilar just behind the windshield on drivers side of both my 75 and 76 convertibles. Just got a VIN verification from a service in Northern California yesterday. Look through the windshield and you will see it.
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by Julian » Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:01 pm

Hi looking thru the wind shield, in to the car on either side I can only see the inside of the glass rubber and the leather covered trim panel that runs up each A pillar. No numbers or for that matter no metal for it to be stamped on.
Have I understood your directions correctly? Thanks. J
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by Richard Calver » Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:09 pm

>Vin # also shows on the pilar just behind the windshield on drivers side of both my 75 and 76 convertibles.

Only on a LHD. A US requirement.
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by Julian » Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:27 am

Thanks Richard.
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by Joe Schiavone » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:34 pm

Your number is stamped on both of your doors approx behind the door handles when and where you look with the door panels off. Also if you remove your glove box retaining chrome retaining strap and let the glove box drop it will be in marker visible also in marker on the inside of the door panels. My phone number in N C is 336-312-8812. Call me
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by tvr1955 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:21 pm

Hi there,

In principle there is another number behind the left chair on the main chassis tube, just before the rear seat.
You will have to remove the carpet and under carpet.

Good luck.

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by thomaslk » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:47 pm

Joe Schiavone wrote:Your number is stamped on both of your doors approx behind the door handles when and where you look with the door panels off. Also if you remove your glove box retaining chrome retaining strap and let the glove box drop it will be in marker visible also in marker on the inside of the door panels. My phone number in N C is 336-312-8812. Call me


Hi Joe,
you are right - there we can usually find a stamped number to identify the car but i doubt that any authority would consider this as a "real" VIN.
It is a more or less informal marking. My car has also a stamped bootlid (just the last 4 digits of the VIN)

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by Joe Schiavone » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:56 am

Vin number. As a restorer of hand made assembled cars since early 70's. The fact that the numbers appear in several places through out the car why would the state take a replaceable plate with number stamped like a lot of restored cars may have. A stamp on the inside of the doors deck lid and all over the back side should more than prove what the car number actually is. ASK The state if the answer is no. Then get a set of metal number stamps and put your car on a lift and correct the problem what Jensen failed to do. Alfa also stamps their hanging parts as well do many hand assembled cars. Any GOOD Restorer should be glad to give you a written statement to this fact. Joe Schiavone
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by Joe Schiavone » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:30 pm

AH1951 wrote:It might also explain why some set-ups are stiffer than others, as the effective arm lengths will be different.
Imagine, if the bar could be placed 3 feet in front of the present position, it would have almost no effect at all.

I have A 74 Drophead and the Sway bar is exactly the same at in the photo. My name is Joe Schiavone and Addco made one for me there Re 3-4 versions. The mounting ends are a bit too large and need to be down sized material wise to eliminate interference. Use your old one for end size. Also you will need to shim the hole for the mounting bolts in the links. Jensen made the link bolts tapered as well as the sway bar holes. Addco drills a mounting hole for a conventional same size threaded fastener not tapered. Joe Schiavone
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by Joe Schiavone » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:53 pm

Another place easiest to find is on the bonnet support tab that the bonnet spring support arms attach to. That is if you have the original hood is on the car. At least on my 74 Drophead. Just for info I may have found one of the heat soak areas of entry. I will try to post it AMF
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by tvr1955 » Tue May 21, 2019 7:09 pm

Hi Joel,

As far as we know the chassis number is on the front chassis suspension bar and the second number is under the carpet on the RH side chassis member just
in front of the rear seat. remove carpet and under carpet and brush and look for the original chassis number. The in the USA submitted VIN number was based on the chassis number.

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