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    i am wanting to get a title to register this scout which i bout with no paperwork i know the serial number is the last 7 digits of the vin and i found that on the frame but i want to know if i need the other 6 digits in order to get it registered in TX and if so how can i find this out. the full description is a 1971 scout 800B with a 3-spd, 304, and i believe it had a full hard top due to holes in the back but i am only guessing since it came with no doors or top, i believe that these numbers might be the same on all scouts so if anyone has one similar to this can they give me their first 6 if this is true.

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    Is there no vin plate on the inner right front fender panel where the door hinges should be?

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    You can order a line set ticket from www.superscoutspecialists.com and not only get the whole serial number, but also get the original configuration list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcsecue View Post
    Is there no vin plate on the inner right front fender panel where the door hinges should be?
    Scout 800B should have the VIN plate inside the engine compartment on the firewall on the driver side.
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    Scout 800B should have the VIN plate inside the engine compartment on the firewall on the driver side.
    Even though my owners manual says it's on the firewall, my stock 800B has it on the door, not on the firewall. I think they moved it when they started putting the windshield washer reservoir on the firewall instead.

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    Hi there, I am new here and I have the exact problem you are describing here in CA. Did you get a LST? Is that what it took to register your vehicle? Any help would be greatly appreciated, I have kind of a scout mutt, but its kool, and I want to drive it on the streets here in CA! The body is postal service on a 68 800 v8 chassis. Thanx in advance. Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomkrazykat View Post
    Hi there, I am new here and I have the exact problem you are describing here in CA. Did you get a LST? Is that what it took to register your vehicle? Any help would be greatly appreciated, I have kind of a scout mutt, but its kool, and I want to drive it on the streets here in CA! The body is postal service on a 68 800 v8 chassis. Thanx in advance. Mike
    If ya don't have a LST or the full vin, I recommend getting one. This will help identify what was original on the vehicle in all aspects. This will give you the required numbers for getting the title and road registration. For $20 it's well worth the money.

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    Posted by kustomkrazykat:
    I have kind of a scout mutt, but its kool, and I want to drive it on the streets here in CA! The body is postal service on a 68 800 v8 chassis.
    Does that mean it is right-hand drive? Did you find the plate (or where one had been) on the left door frame? Might Postal versions have had it somewhere else, like still on the firewall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jr90 View Post
    i am wanting to get a title to register this scout which i bout with no paperwork i know the serial number is the last 7 digits of the vin and i found that on the frame but i want to know if i need the other 6 digits in order to get it registered in TX and if so how can i find this out. the full description is a 1971 scout 800B with a 3-spd, 304, and i believe it had a full hard top due to holes in the back but i am only guessing since it came with no doors or top, i believe that these numbers might be the same on all scouts so if anyone has one similar to this can they give me their first 6 if this is true.
    I used the six digit serial number, had to go the court house for a title hearing. they may ask for a pencil trace of the number but you would need the VIN plate for that. order the LST and take it with you.

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    I found the frame number on the left front outside frame rail (if you need to find an exact location do a search of the forums and you can find it easy) and called the wisonnsin historical society (608-264-6410) and gave them the frame number and an estimate of the date of production which I found on a table somebody has on here in a list of frame numbers, I also had to tell them that the frame number was the last 7 digits of the VIN number. They were able to find my lineset ticket based off of that and e-mailed me a copy. I got the full VIN off of that and went to the title and registration office where they ran a search and found the last registered owner and gave me the forms to file for a lost title and the transfer of power of attorney of a motor vehicle form. I found the last owners information by doing a google search and called him, he was a really nice guy and had no problem signing the papers and sending them back to me after we confirmed it was the same one, mine has been through several owners and years since he's seen it. Sorry for the long post but I hope it helps.

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