320 Chassis Serial Number ?????

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320 Chassis Serial Number ?????

Postby Li'l Truckie » Sun May 25, 2014 7:25 pm

Okay, does anyone know exactly where the chassis serial number is on the 320 frame?

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I have looked all over and found absolutely no sign of any serial number on the chassis for my '62 parts 320. Pretty sure the manual says the left front frame, but I have found no sign of any serial number. Is it on a plate (probably not) or inscribed/etched on the frame member?

I'll find the page and quote from the Repair manual tomorrow and post - desk top computer is currently defragmenting.

But if you have seen your chassis serial number please let me know where you located it and I look on all of mine as I have found nothing to date.

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Re: 320 Chassis Serial Number ?????

Postby Rogue One » Sun May 25, 2014 7:49 pm

Serial Numbers

Numbers are on:
  • the data plate to top center of the firewall
  • stamped on the frame near the left side front tire
1961/1962/1963 are (L-)320-year digit-serial

e.g. L-320-2-01505B

1964/1965 are year-(L) 320-serial

e.g. 4-L 320-60214

320 export models for USA had:
  • the year stamped on the chassis plate, unlike later Datsuns which had a special build plate on the door jamb.
  • The chassis plate may have a year stamp that differs from the Car Number year digit
  • NL serial numbers appear to start with Car Number "60xxx"
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and many more Datsuns from 48hp to over 500hp
Location: Leavenworth, KS

Re: 320 Chassis Serial Number ?????

Postby Li'l Truckie » Mon May 26, 2014 4:29 am

I'm tracking the aluminium plate on the fire wall, but there is nothing on the frame rail.

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Re: 320 Chassis Serial Number ?????

Postby devon's63 » Wed May 28, 2014 8:38 am

Both of my 63 320's have # on frame 18" rear of front right tire
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and many more Datsuns from 48hp to over 500hp
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Re: 320 Chassis Serial Number ?????

Postby Li'l Truckie » Wed May 28, 2014 9:26 am

I'll give it a look. 18 inches behind the front right tire - got it.

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Re: 320 Chassis Serial Number ?????

Postby charliej13 » Wed May 28, 2014 8:37 pm

top of rt front frame about at firewall

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Location: Leavenworth, KS

Re: 320 Chassis Serial Number ?????

Postby Li'l Truckie » Thu May 29, 2014 7:56 pm

top of rt front frame about at firewall
charliej13 thanks,

That's about at the mount for the clutch line to the slave cylinder. I'll give it a look. Underneath of my one '65 was a little to dirty.

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