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budmidnight

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ohio
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1963 conv 1965 coupe
I would like to know the location of the serial numbers on the frame of a early 1963 corvette. I have the body off the frame, but cant locate them. Thanks before hand. bud
 

WayneC

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Santa Barbara CA
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63 roadster project
Should be on top of the frame rail, above the left rear shock mount. Application was manual, so it could be a few inches off from that location.

Sometimes it is stamped again atop the frame rail under the left door sill, but my frame did not have a stamp there. I have also heard of it being put atop the front frame rail horn, I'm not certain which side... again, my car did not have this second stamp.
 

budmidnight

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ohio
Corvette
1963 conv 1965 coupe
Thanks for the help Wayne c , I just went out and cleaned the frame in all the places you said and still havent found anything that looks like a number. But thanks again for the help. Ive had the car for 32 years, Ill pull the frame outside and sand blast it then check to see if I can find it with it all cleaned up. Thanks Bud: hb
 

DZVette

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Jan 19, 2002
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60
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Aggieland
Corvette
1965 Coupe, 1960 Vert
Found the frame vin # on my 65 coupe this weekend where Wayne C indicates it should be. Noland Adams book directed me there. I used a small soft brass wire brush to remove the grime. You need to use a small piece of mirror to see the # on top of the frame (good exercise in reading backwards). Mine was a little more toward the front of the frame section and about 1/4 to 1/2" back from edge. Letters about 1/4 inch tall. Don't grind too much, the stamp may not be too deep. Good luck.

DZ
 

61 Silver

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Wyoming N.Y.
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1961 270HP and 1963 340HP
frame numbers

Have taken a few pictures of the frame and number location. Tags represent the location.
 

61 Silver

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1961 270HP and 1963 340HP
frame number

frame numbers!
 

budmidnight

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ohio
Corvette
1963 conv 1965 coupe
Thanks for all the help and the pictures Ray, As soon as I get some time Ill pull the frame out in the back, so I can sand blast it and take a good look. Thanks again Bud
 

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