Where’s my VIN stamped? 1987 BDR

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Where’s my VIN stamped? 1987 BDR

No pedal box. Pedal Assembly

Spoke with Arch , not got hold of CC yet

 

Anthony 

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Wiper Motor bracket possibly?

She's not coming out from hibernation after all these years is she?

Alan

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Hi Alan, she serpently is! 

I'll go have a look now..

Anthony

 

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I don't know what to look for. I have taken several bad photos but not seeing anything that looks like a bit of chassis

Looking fro pics now, assembly guides etc

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found a clue

". It is on top of the wipermotor bracked, but you need a mirror to see it."

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....and if its been re powder coated over the years you may need to gently take the sheen off the powder coat with a blade which leaves the number visible as this area turns matt

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oh great. It has just been back to Arch for sandblast and repaint/coat.

I think I need to see exactly where it is supposed to be. I have just spent a good 40 minutes with an endoscopic camera exploring, but I have no idea what I am looking for or at.

I have also tried poking a smartphone in anywhere I could get it and taken pics. Same result.

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I found a stamped chassis number, but where is this:

pic taken during rebuild, not by me

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My '87 BDR has it's VIN stamped on a bracket right in front of the left side footwell.  Please excuse the state of my car, I'm working on that at the moment.

 

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that would be under the battery tray on mine. Looks like yours was factory built. It's a very similar triangle. Mine was CKD (kit). Thanks for this I will have a look.   Happy fettling :-)

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Mine was delivered as a kit.  I get the sense that there was a fair amount of variability coming out of Caterham at that time.