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  1. Unhappy 1951 Buick Custom Canadian Model

    Hi Group.
    I own a 1951 Buick "Custom" (2-Dr Ht), with the engine missing. I have the front clip right off the vehicle and cannot find the serial numnber anywhere on the front frame area in front of the firewall.

    Where is the serial number located on the body?

    Is there a source for decoding Canadian numbers?
    Thanks
    Willie

  2. #2
    It should be on the top of the frame behind the steering box near the master cylinder. You may not have enough of the clip to have the serial number.

    On the body, it is on a plate on the drivers side door pillar. It is removed with two philips screws. If you find two holes about 2" apart, that is probably where it was.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Willie Everlearn View Post
    Hi Group.
    I own a 1951 Buick "Custom" (2-Dr Ht), with the engine missing. I have the front clip right off the vehicle and cannot find the serial numnber anywhere on the front frame area in front of the firewall.

    Where is the serial number located on the body?

    Is there a source for decoding Canadian numbers?
    Thanks
    Willie
    Hi Willie,

    I have a 52 Canadian Buick and have experienced trouble finding a source for decoding Canadian VINs...

    Good luck..
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  4. 1951 Buick Custom Canadian Model

    Thanks for the info. I'll check that frame again. How big a stamping is it? Easy to find, large numbers? I couldn't see it the first time.

    Do we need a Canadian Web site, with Canadian info on it?
    Thanks Again
    Willie

  5. #5
    The numbers are good size, but are individually hand stamped. They are not easy to spot.

    I don't know if there is any diffence in decoding for Canadian models.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    The numbers are good size, but are individually hand stamped. They are not easy to spot.

    I don't know if there is any diffence in decoding for Canadian models.
    there is some differences in decoding the Canadian models.. similar to the differences which appear in early Canadian vs. American trucks..
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  7. 1951 Buick Custom Canadian Model

    Hi Group.
    Thanks for the information. I'll go have another look.
    Thanks Again
    Willie

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Willie Everlearn View Post
    Hi Group.
    I own a 1951 Buick "Custom" (2-Dr Ht), with the engine missing. I have the front clip right off the vehicle and cannot find the serial numnber anywhere on the front frame area in front of the firewall.

    Where is the serial number located on the body?

    Is there a source for decoding Canadian numbers?
    Thanks
    Willie

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