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ArdWrknTrk
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Embossed rivets always.
If you know an auto body shop they would have them.  💡
(but you'd still need a proper tag)

I can check my book when I get off around 7am
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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85lebaront2
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One item, you know the cab was changed, Ford relocated the riveted VIN tag in 1987, it was moved about 4" left so it could be read from the ground more easily. If a later cab was used (they fit through 1996/7) the VIN would be covered by the dash so even if it had been transferred it still would not be visible.

The tag you have is probably the one that was attached underhood on the drivers end of the firewall. Here is where mine is:
Bill AKA "LOBO" Profile

"Getting old is inevitable, growing up is optional" Darth Vader 1986 F350 460 converted to MAF/SEFI, E4OD 12X3 1/2 rear brakes, traction loc 3:55 gear, 160 amp 3G alternator Wife's 2011 Flex Limited Daily Driver 2009 Flex Limited with factory tow package Project car 1986 Chrysler LeBaron convertible 2.2L Turbo II, modified A413

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Okay. I think we have a winner!  
(Edit for side by side comparison)



 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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mat in tn
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a few of the trucks that I have had that came to me with manuals anmd papers had these aluminum vin strips also. I never looked into what they were but always assumed it was part of the build/ shipping process. A printing strip makes perfect sense to anyone who ever used a credit card the old-fashioned way.
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ArdWrknTrk
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As I recall our local hospital used the same type of thing to print (emboss) patient information onto documents.
These were normal credit card sized with notches on the bottom to be kept in a Rolodex.
Source: my grandmother worked in the hospital administration until her retirement in the late '70's
Triple carbon was a thing back then... 👴
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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mattcad
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Yes thats it for sure. Mystery solved thank you!
Matt
1981 F150 SWB 300 4 spd
1986 F150 SWB 302 4 spd
1984 F150 Flareside 300 4spd
1987 F350 Dump 460 5 spd
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ArdWrknTrk
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I don't know if Marti can reproduce these things if you can provide documentation that it's legit

It might be an option.
I've never had to do it
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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mattcad
They can do the Door tag, but I don't think they can door the VIN plate for the dash unfortunately.
Matt
1981 F150 SWB 300 4 spd
1986 F150 SWB 302 4 spd
1984 F150 Flareside 300 4spd
1987 F350 Dump 460 5 spd
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ArdWrknTrk
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I don't think they will do a VIN but they definitely could, because they have all the stamps and tooling from the factory to reproduce buck tags and the service writing tag you already have.
They also have the factory records and documentation to know everything about the cab you have, as well as the title you have.

Too bad the "Vermont Loophole" has been closed....
That used to be about the most expedient and cost effective way to get a legit title for a long abandoned vehicle.

Given that.... do you know a mechanic or towing company?
They can lien and get title to any VIN.
It may take 90 days or so, but they could, and would!, have valid (not scrap or reconstructed) title to a vehicle that "someone" abandoned owing money for fees, storage or repair.
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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mattcad
Hmm, thats interesting. I'll look into that and see if its an option for me. Thanks
Matt
1981 F150 SWB 300 4 spd
1986 F150 SWB 302 4 spd
1984 F150 Flareside 300 4spd
1987 F350 Dump 460 5 spd
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ArdWrknTrk
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What part of PA are you in?

*(I'm not one to ask for favors but I have a few connections around Philly.)
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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mattcad
Northeastern PA, outside of Wilkes Barre area. I'm leaning towards scrapping the title hunt and using it as a donor vehicle. Turns out the engine has 3 bent rods- I can use the flareside bed, the transmission and several other parts of it. May be more useful that way in the long run.
Matt
1981 F150 SWB 300 4 spd
1986 F150 SWB 302 4 spd
1984 F150 Flareside 300 4spd
1987 F350 Dump 460 5 spd
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ArdWrknTrk
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I definitely "know a guy" in Scranton, but if this truck isn't in good shape and you don't have a legitimate VIN plate to go with the title you're probably better off using what you can and scrapping the husk.

Good luck!  .
 Jim,
Lil'Red is a '87 F250 HD, 4.10's, 1356 4x4, Zf-5, 3G, PMGR, Saginaw PS, desmogged with a Holley 80508 and Performer intake.
Too much other stuff to mention.
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Gary Lewis
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Yep, good luck.  That is probably the best plan, although not pleasant.
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Dad's: '81 F150 Ranger XLT 4x4: Down for restomod: Full-roller "stroked 351M" w/Trick Flow heads & intake, EEC-V SEFI/E4OD/3.50 gears w/Kevlar clutches
Blue: 2015 F150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew wearing Blue Jeans & sporting a 3.5L EB & Max Tow
Big Blue: 1985 F250HD 4x4: 460/ZF5/3.55's, D60 w/Ox locker & 10.25 Sterling/Trutrac, Blue Top & Borgeson, & EEC-V MAF/SEFI

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