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Re: Missing Door Jam VIN sticker???
Or if you have a connection with local law enforcement, have their VIN guy find the secondary VIN to make sure its not stolen.
Here's an example, thief goes and steals an "X"
thief drives around and sees your "X" in parking lot or on the street, the same model and year as the one thief stole, thief goes up, steals your front license plate, and writes down the VIN from your "X". Thief goes to DMV with your VIN number and license plate number and tells them, "Hey I own this "X" (its your "X") and somebody stole my front license plate. Thief requests new plates to be issued and tells DMV, by the way, I've moved, heres my new address. So your "X" just became subplated. DMV mails new plates that are attached to your VIN to new address (its not your address), thief makes a VIN plate and puts it in the public VIN location (up on dash board), puts the license plates on stolen "X" and new registration card, so basically, your "X" just got cloned by the thief, everything would look legitimate to some poor suspecting buyer. Meanwhile you never get your registration in the mail because thief changed your address with the DMV.
So buyer be very wary if the door jamb stickers are missing or it looks like the dashboard has been taken out, they could have switched the VIN's.
I'd run from this one. My .02
2002 F250 7.3L PSD CC Shortbed 4x4, Auto, 3.73LS, white, Rotella 15W-40 Dino Oil, 4 inch Magnaflow exhaust, 203 thermostat, Texaco ELC, Mag-Hytec rear diff cover, 15K fifth wheel, 30 gallon Transferflow toolbox/fuel tank, Mobil 1 trans fluid, Reunel Stainless rear bumper, Michelin LTX, Currently @ 95K
Mods to come, as the warden will allow
2004 X 6.0L 4x2, 3.73 Eddie Bauer, stock, Mama won't let me mod it