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When i bought my recent 79, the VIN tag on the drivers door had been removed to paint the vehicle.
I what to reinstall this like the factory did.
Where do you come up with the type of fasteners (rivet) that the factory used???
This in not a regular type of rivet....

Or maybe some shop that can do this....
 

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Someone does, a good car thief, the police and the manufacturer. They are odd shaped for a reason, i.e. to tell if someone has removed or tampered with the VIN plate. If just anyone could get them, it would simplify the alteration to facilitate selling a stolen vehicle.

That's why most people never mess with them.

You should :twak whoever removed yours. I would be concerned that it could be stolen.
 

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Marti auto works sells them. There are many others that also sell the exact same as what came from the factory.

There are a lot of people that use them after a restoration or repairs from an accident. Not everyone is a car thief trying to swap tags.

 

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The bronc is not stolen all items match, have th original build paper and looked up the previous owners, thank you for your concern ...j r

Ranger..again hats off to you, and the Ranger rides on....

Thanks:beer
 

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They were called rosette rivets. You'll probably have to call Kevin at Marti to get them.

I believe a 3/16" punch right thru the middle of them works perfect for putting them in.
 

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Sorry, just my jaundiced view after being around the dark side. Didnt mean to imply that yours was stolen. And I realize not everyone is a thief that does it, but there are a lot of stories out there.
 

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Sorry, just my jaundiced view after being around the dark side. Didnt mean to imply that yours was stolen. And I realize not everyone is a thief that does it, but there are a lot of stories out there.

No problem J R...i contacted Marti as Ranger reccomended and got the rivets coming...:rockon
 
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