1. Bernie Schaknowski

    Bernie Schaknowski Member

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    i own a 1970 swinger and have been trying to find any history info based on VIN. none of the search engines have come up with any results. the vin is LM23HOR150120 Can anyone tell me where to find this VIN? thanks
     
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    WV64Signet FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Are you just looking for basic VIN decoding?

    "1970 Dodge Vehicle Identification Numbers (vin)" https://www.tpocr.com/dodgevin5.html
     
  3. HemiSSDart

    HemiSSDart Dartus Interuptus

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    So it is a 1970 Dart Swinger 340 made in Canada, nothing else can be decifered from the VIN, what else do you need?
     
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    • Dartswinger70

      Dartswinger70 Only thing I ever bought new was a Fender Strat

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      There is more info on the fender tag... should be able to decode up until the sequence number each of these means something...LM23HOR

      as previously stated the model, engine and build plant may be all that's in these letters.
       
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      What those letters mean.
       
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      WV64Signet FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Car Line - L Dart
      Price Class - M Medium
      Body Style - 23 2 dr. Hardtop
      Engine - H 8-340 4 Bar. Carb.
      Model Year - O 1970
      Assembly Plant - R Windsor, Ont., Canada

      The rest is production number....


      Edit to add... If you don't have the fender tag then you're in the same boat I'm in where you're doing forensics as you go through the car and figuring out what happened over the years.....
       
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      • Dartswinger70

        Dartswinger70 Only thing I ever bought new was a Fender Strat

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        I am lucky I guess I have my fender tag and kept the original C7 paint on it, it matches up pretty wee to the new paint...have the build sheet also, however my car was in pretty bad shape, was a street fighter, had some dents and dings etc. my avatar pic is one of few pics as the car was before it was taken down for resto.

        if you click on it you can see the roof crud where the vinyl top was over the passenger side windshield etc. its also a better 3/4 view photo...
         
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        • Dana67Dart

          Dana67Dart The parts you don't add don't cause you no trouble FABO Gold Member

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          Your fender tag and build sheet will tell you everything about the car.

          Vin is VERY basic info as noted above.
           
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          • Bernie Schaknowski

            Bernie Schaknowski Member

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            Thank you all for your responses. I know a lot more about my car now. What I’m looking for is it’s history. Owners, locations, mods can’t find a thing

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            • WV64Signet

              WV64Signet FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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              That's a tough row to hoe as they say. I was fortunate to have a pretty good pile of documents and receipts from 1998 to present, but the car's life from Windsor in 1963-64 to 1998 remains a mystery...
               
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              • MoparLeo

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                The only people who can find info from the VIN are law enforcement. It is run through the DMV.
                Think about it. Do you want someone to know information about because of a vin #. ?
                 
              • Dana67Dart

                Dana67Dart The parts you don't add don't cause you no trouble FABO Gold Member

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                You could check with your dmv and see if there is any info they can share.

                If you know the area / city the car was sold in or bought from. You could check with local dealers and oil change places.

                I have heard of people tracking down the original dealship and them having the origional sales paperwork.
                 
              • Krooser

                Krooser Building Chinese Free Engines since 1959...

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                GA did not issue titles back then...whomever owned the registration slip owned the car. Tuff to get info...
                 
              • Oldmanmopar

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                If your car is the orange car above something doesn't look right. Does the rad support have the vin or the trunk lip. Car looks to be a clone. One give away?? Can anyone see it?
                 
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                For starters, this is not a valid VIN.

                Chrysler used the 0 (zero) for the last digit of the model year, not the letter O.

                LM23H0R150120 perhaps?
                 
              • Oldmanmopar

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                I believe All 340 swingers in 1970 came with drip rail chrome. The blank is still in place to fill the gap on this DART body.
                 
              • pishta

                pishta I know I'm right....

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                CARFAX report?
                 
              • WV64Signet

                WV64Signet FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                I think CARFAX requires a 17 digit VIN?
                 
              • pishta

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              • pishta

                pishta I know I'm right....

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                Useless...

                VIN Format: 1970-1980 Mopar

                Decoding: LM23HOR150120

                Digit Usage VIN Decoded
                1 Car Line L Unknown!
                2 Price Class M Unknown!
                3-4 Body 23 Unknown!
                5 Engine H Unknown!
                6 Year O Unknown!
                7 Plant R Windsor ON
                8-13 Sequential Serial # 150120 150120


                Serial numbers start at 100001
                 
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