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dash VIN plate
« on: August 17, 2019, 02:15:39 PM »
When Shelby renumbered the dash plate, what did they do about getting the PROPER rivets?  Does anyone reproduce those rivets now? I want to remove my dash VIN for having the striped down body media blasted and then need the proper rivets to put it back together.

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Re: dash VIN plate
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2019, 02:49:42 PM »
What year are you referring to?


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Re: dash VIN plate
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2019, 04:23:38 PM »
Shelby didn't renumber the dash vin plate... :)

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Re: dash VIN plate
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2019, 05:34:58 PM »
Shelby didn't renumber the dash vin plate... :)

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I believe OP is referring to the added 1970 Shelby dash VIN plate.
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Re: dash VIN plate
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2019, 10:21:30 PM »
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I believe OP is referring to the added 1970 Shelby dash VIN plate.
Bob, I assumed the OP was asking about a 69 since his other questions have been about a 69 GT500 but we both know what assume spells...  ;D

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Re: dash VIN plate
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2019, 07:29:30 AM »
You are correct that I do refer to the 69.  Sorry for the confusion, and Yes I am referring to the added VIN plate.  But the real question is, where can I obtain the correct rivets?

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Re: dash VIN plate
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2019, 09:02:58 AM »
The dash vin plate was installed at Ford but I don't know if you can buy the correct rivets. I remember a few years ago that someone had a limited number available but I think it is a security reason(fraud) that they aren't generally available to the public. Someone with more knowledge can chime in.

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Re: dash VIN plate
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2019, 12:39:51 PM »
  That is correct.  Back in the sixties there was a lot of car theft issues.  So, the government had the manufacturers make special rivets.  How about trying to cover your current plate before the media blaster has at it.

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Re: dash VIN plate
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2019, 07:23:50 AM »
I will try to cover the plate.  What was special about the rivet?  What do they look like?

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Re: dash VIN plate
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2019, 02:45:00 PM »
  Well, I'm wondering why you are asking.  Has it already been taken off?

    Anyway, it looks like a pop rivet with rounded eight points

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Re: dash VIN plate
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2019, 07:33:08 AM »
I was looking to remove it before it went to media blasting. I can do my best to protect it, but thought it better to remove and replace.

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Re: dash VIN plate
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2019, 07:47:29 AM »
Its called a rosette rivet and it is available
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Re: dash VIN plate
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2019, 10:53:25 AM »
Thanks Coralsnake.  Can you tell me where I can obtain them?

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Re: dash VIN plate
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2019, 11:17:16 AM »
There are several vendors online, just do a search. i would guess AMK products also carries them

I have not seen enough 1969 rivets to know, but the earlier cars just used a regular rivet
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Re: dash VIN plate
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2019, 11:22:28 AM »
When Shelby renumbered the dash plate, what did they do about getting the PROPER rivets?  Does anyone reproduce those rivets now? I want to remove my dash VIN for having the striped down body media blasted and then need the proper rivets to put it back together.
When I had my car stripped I never had them blast that area. I have not seem 69s that had problems in that area. I MADE SURE that the upper cowl and firewall were not done as I have my original sealers still on it-can't get more factory than that. Does your firewall upper windshield area need work? I left the windshield in my car when it was blasted and kept the fact paint and blackout on that area as well as most of the firewall. Gary
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