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Old 08/21/2015, 07:42 AM   #46
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Is the right front inner fender (the battery panel) the original one? Does it have the VIN stamped in the top of it. Probably not, if it came off, but if so, be sure to save the top edge with the VIN so you can weld it to your new panel.

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Old 08/21/2015, 03:54 PM   #47
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It's on the driver side
Is it on both sides?
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Old 08/21/2015, 07:55 PM   #48
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It's on the driver side
Is it on both sides?
Mine did.

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Old 08/22/2015, 04:58 AM   #49
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They all had them on both sides but the passenger was hidden by the fender by design.
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Old 08/22/2015, 09:26 AM   #50
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I can't see where my engine bay has ever had sheet metal replacement, but there is no VIN on the driver's side apron. I thought I had read that in 68 they didn't always get stamped.

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Old 08/22/2015, 03:20 PM   #51
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I can't see where my engine bay has ever had sheet metal replacement, but there is no VIN on the driver's side apron. I thought I had read that in 68 they didn't always get stamped.
You have to pull back the top of the fender to see it. Sometimes if it's stamped deep enough, you can see it from underneath, inside the wheel well.

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Old 08/22/2015, 03:44 PM   #52
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You have to pull back the top of the fender to see it. Sometimes if it's stamped deep enough, you can see it from underneath, inside the wheel well.

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So you are saying that both sides of the engine bay VINs are under the fender lip?

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Old 08/22/2015, 08:33 PM   #53
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That is correct. There is a cutout in the drivers side fender that you'd think would line up with the VIN, but it doesn't.

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Old 08/23/2015, 04:45 AM   #54
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That is correct. There is a cutout in the drivers side fender that you'd think would line up with the VIN, but it doesn't.

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67 had no dash VIN, the cut out in the fender was the main VIN location. That location was double stamped, one you could see in the cut out and the other concealed by the fender. In 68 Ford moved the main VIN to the dash and dropped the double stamp. The RH side was always concealed on both years. Occasionally we see a 68 double stamped. I think someone just forgot the change.
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Old 08/23/2015, 02:45 PM   #55
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I have seen the VIN stamped on the lip behind the shock tower as well on certain cars. Can't remember the years. Many times you can jack the car up and remove the front tires. Clean the areas up good where the stamps are and then put a piece of paper up and do a pencil rubbing. Many times it is deep enough of a stamping to get a good duplication this way.

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Old 08/23/2015, 06:35 PM   #56
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That is correct. There is a cutout in the drivers side fender that you'd think would line up with the VIN, but it doesn't.

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That certainly explains why the vin isn't visible in the engine bay.

Thanks. Good to know!

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Old 08/25/2015, 05:52 PM   #57
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The service is $55 per pulley for your style of bearing.

WCCC A/C Bearing replacement service

All that we can do is the bearing replacement, we aren't painting or restoring. I can't guarantee if powder coating won't get damaged during the process. Pre-painted brackets and pulleys do get scratched during the pressing.

Is the bearing made in USA?
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Old 09/18/2015, 06:39 PM   #58
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Old 09/18/2015, 06:44 PM   #59
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I brought the car to the shop to get the rust taken care of and to replace the radiator support and battery panel and then paint the front clip.
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Old 09/26/2015, 01:04 PM   #60
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