Chassis number.

Discussion in 'Body' started by Rosscoe, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. Rosscoe

    Rosscoe Member

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    Hi was just wondering if someone here could please decipher my "Chassis Number". I have searched everywhere and have not been able to find a compliance plate. She is a 1975 T2 Bay Window. Currently running a 1300 Beetle engine, rebuilt to 1600 Specs. Is it possible to find out by the numbers in the photo of what engine she left the factory with. I hope you dont mind me posting in this section.

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    Rosscoe

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  2. galp

    galp Member

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    1800 i reckon
    compliance might be behind drivers seat?
     
  3. Rosscoe

    Rosscoe Member

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    Thanks mate, but have checked behind the seat, and everywhere with a torch and the only numbers I could find are the ones in the photo, the engine number has a prefix of AR which apparently corresponds with a Beetle 1300 of early 70's.
     
  4. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    The chassis number (lower number that starts with 2352......) won't tell you the engine size unless you find a database that cross references the two.

    Try this: http://forums.kombiclub.com/posts/569331/ if you've got the cash and the time. Also, there's a good chance they won't be able to tell you much due to the fact it's an Australian produced machine made from a Complete Knockdown (CKD) kit.

    Otherwise, I'm not sure where else you could get the information. The Aussie production plate (upper number on the spot welded plate) must in some way relate to an Aussie data base, but not sure if those records are still available to anyone. I'm aware a lot of Australian records were destroyed in a fire, but don't know whether that applies to 1975 models.
     
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  5. Rosscoe

    Rosscoe Member

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    Wow, thanks for the info mate, this site really is a wealth of information.
     
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  6. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome Rosscoe. Kombians have a habit of helping each other :)
     
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  7. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    It could be a 1600 or 1800 originally. If it has an original hatch above the engine then it was an 1800. Otherwise it was a 1600.
     
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  8. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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  9. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    Curious what was there if it didn't have the original hatch? Flat floor without hatch like earlier models?
     
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  10. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Correct.
     
  11. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Yep.

    Another possible indicator is if it has a 5 rib or 3 rib box.
    But swaps may have been made there
     
  12. Rosscoe

    Rosscoe Member

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    Yep flat floor, no hatch, so she was a 1600' Thank you everyone for your replies and amazing information.
     
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