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#1 Tim T

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 07:04 PM

I have just finished stripping all the underseal from the body and most of the chassis from my 5 and came across a small metal plate in the rear nearside wheelarch with a 5 figure number on it, there is not one on the offside, and also a letter/number stamped on the front chassis cross member.

Does anybody know what these are, please?

Many thanks,

Tim

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#2 openroad

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 09:03 AM

Well done Tim. Ns rear is often missing.....not sure about the other one..

Send the info to Roger Ferris, if he already knows your car I will just confirm it's originality.
Cheers,
Conrad.
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#3 boxofbits

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 11:44 AM

I have just finished stripping all the underseal from the body and most of the chassis from my 5 and came across a small metal plate in the rear nearside wheelarch with a 5 figure number on it, there is not one on the offside, and also a letter/number stamped on the front chassis cross member.
Does anybody know what these are, please?
Many thanks,
Tim
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Would assume that's the body number..does it match a number in the engine bay/bulkhead? And is that plate folded then spot welded ? Unusual.
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#4 stuart

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 02:50 PM

The one on the chassis is the series number from Rubery Owen who made them and the other is a body number (Different to "Body in white")though unfortunately there are no records of them.

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#5 Tim T

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:00 PM

Many thanks all.
Tim
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