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Body number? on S3

PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:59 am

On my S3 Coupe, #5727, I have the body number on a dymo (sp?) tape tag on the firewall, aka, bulkhead,
in the normal position as found on many cars. I've also noticed a similar tag on the lh side foot box,
just ahead of the throttle cable. Would this also be a body number location?
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PostPost by: Lotus14S2 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:08 pm

Hi,
I don't see a Dymo tag in your photo, at least none one that it not under paint, and/or is embossed.
What do you think the number is, and how does it compare with the available number lists?
I currently have a S1, and Bourne used what looks like grease pencil to mark the body number, but it is across the bulkhead behind the seats, and inside the doors. There is also the small metal tag, but I think that was only on the Bourne cars.
I had an early S-3 coupe, and it had numbers inside the doors, but the car had been repainted before I bought it, so I'm not sure of any other markings, and I don't remember any Dymo labels, although they could have been removed by one of the former owners..
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:00 pm

Coupes also have the body number on the underside of the roof, hidden by the headliner of course.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:33 pm

I've circled what I think is the dymo tag but there doesn't seem to be any numbers on it, but the paint might be very
thick there. I know the body number already based on the dymo tag on the firewall, and verified
by Andy Graham. I was just wonder if this is another location for it.

Interestingly, I've got the VIN scribed on the inside of my Sprint doors, but nothing on this car. Now
I'm anxious to look under the headliner.

Thanks all.
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