You know I'm only replacing the dash pad, is the VIN plate attached to that or another bracket underneath?I assume that in your case you must remove the tags to repair. I replaced the upper dash on mine, felt it was too far gone to patch.
Good point, knowing California it's probably the most difficult state to deal with on something like this. I will try calling a few resto shops to ask them. I will post my response back here when I find out. Thanks!I'd suggest doing your research and finding someone who is well versed in DMV procedures for your state. What applies in other states does you absolutely no good.
It would have helped if you stated this from the beginning. Pad change does not affect the VIN plate. Take plenty of pictures of the trim tag prior to removal, and again upon installation. Changed TTs always raise questions. TTs don't use rosette style rivets.You know I'm only replacing the dash pad, is the VIN plate attached to that or another bracket underneath?
The trim tag is a different story, I need to remove it and re-rivet it back to the new upper cowl. The old cowl is rotted out pretty good and it's best to just replace instead of patch. The good thing is that I've seen the rosette style rivet on yearone, so i think a quick call to buddy down at the CHP may be all I need.