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post #1 of 12 Old 12-29-2012, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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steering column vin tag

Hello All. Has anyone ever removed the vin tag from the steering column? I assure you this is completely legit. In converting my car from F1 to manual, the removal of the flappy paddles leaves a void in the steering column cover, so I am installing the now correct manual one. I will need to transfer that tag from one to the other and was looking for input as I do not have any margin for error. I was thinking of heating it from the back and using a super light guitar string(.008) to cut whatever adhesive was present, then find an appropriate adhesive to put it on the new one. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 12 Old 12-30-2012, 02:37 PM
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can't help you on how to remove it but my car is missing its steering column vin tag so I can say it can be done.
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Thanks for the reply. Are there any holes or indents for shallow "pins" or is it simply flat plastic there without the vin plate. Yes you are correct, if yours is missing, it must be removeable to some degree. Thank you for any additional details you can provide.

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post #4 of 12 Old 12-30-2012, 07:36 PM
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Pretty sure its just glued in. I see no attachment holes or tabs in the column, the people that make replacement vin tags (at a HUGE price) say they just glue in. I am going to have a new one made and put it in with hot glue or something like that.
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Mike...Just curious, any reason on why it went missing. And what is a ball park on replacement cost? It almost could be duplicated it seem by many plate makers. Or is there some law regarding.

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Mike...Just curious, any reason on why it went missing. And what is a ball park on replacement cost? It almost could be duplicated it seem by many plate makers. Or is there some law regarding.
No idea why its missing, it was missing when I bought the car, I have been using it as a coin holder for parking until I saw another car with the vin tag.

At 200UK pounds that translates to $324 which seems HUGELY expensive to me, I can't have one replicated without knowing what they look like first.

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I will get one for my car in the next few weeks or so as I want it to be right.
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post #7 of 12 Old 12-31-2012, 11:52 AM
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I'd love to hear more about your conversion.
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I removed mine to send the pieces off to be hydro clad into carbon fiber appearance. It peeled up pretty easy with a pick. I reapplied it once the parts were returned.
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post #10 of 12 Old 12-31-2012, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all for the help and advice. It is comforting to know if I want to hand over 324 usd, I can get one "repopped". That actually has me thinking. If I just buy a replacement, I can affix it to the new covers, and leave the F1 cover intact. Can someone point me towards the link for the company that does the tags.


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Can someone point me towards the link for the company that does the tags.
Link is in my post above.
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post #12 of 12 Old 01-03-2013, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Mikeyr thank you for the link, and thanks again everyone for the pictures and details and help. 355 dreamer, the conversion is outlined in this forum under F1 to manual conversion. I just recently finished after 2 months of on and off working on it.


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