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Old 05-09-2017, 08:11 AM   #1
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Removing scuttle VIN for ITBs

Sorry if this has been covered, I tried searching but without much luck.

I'm going to be installing a set of ITBs soon and I've been told by the people who made the manifold and assembled the kit that I may have to cut the scuttle in order to run an air filter.

I've seen that a lot of people have done this and removed the VIN from the scuttle in the process. What is the legality of this? Are people relocating this somewhere else?

I haven't got the engine in the car at the moment so can't see exactly where the scuttle needs to be cut, but is it possible to cut a letter box out of the scuttle so that the flange along the top, including the VIN, is unchanged?

Any pictures, advice etc appreciated
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:14 AM   #2
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It is possible to fit short trumpets and not cut the scuttle. A few people have cut a slot and left the top
flange as you mentioned.

I once cut a scuttle and grafted the chassis number back in a few inches over or you
could get a stamp set and punch the number into the strut top.

Once the number is welded or punched into the frame of the car you should be legally ok.

Any potential buyer in the future that knows the story will understand why it was cut out.
Take a few pics as you do the job to show its the same number that's gone back in.
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:31 AM   #3
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there's a vin plate in the boot anyway so it doesn't really matter.
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Old 05-09-2017, 04:53 PM   #4
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I just had my vin plate welded back further over on the passenger side.
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I just had my vin plate welded back further over on the passenger side.
you welded ally to steel???
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I presume he means chassis number not vin plate.
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:30 PM   #7
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yer cheers dave, meant chassis number.
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