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I have a 55 Buick special,i have been looking for the stamped chassis no forward of the left chassis

rail,i have had the wheel off and cleaned the rail but no sign of it.Would i be right in thinking it will be a little further forward but hidden below the battery tray.

Jack

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I have a 55 Buick special,i have been looking for the stamped chassis no forward of the left chassis

rail,i have had the wheel off and cleaned the rail but no sign of it.Would i be right in thinking it will be a little further forward but hidden below the battery tray.

Jack

The number that you're looking for on your 1955 Buick frame should be in the same location as it's on my 1953 . . . . . within the first 12" or so from the tip of the front, driver's side frame rail, topside of rail. Numbers are 1/4" high. Obviously, you need to remove some sheet metal.

Al Mack

BCA #8965

"500 Miles West of Flint"

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I have never seen a number in that location on a 55. However the number will be found on the top of the right side (passenger) frame between the exhaust hanger and the end. Easy to read with the body off...

Willie

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The number that you're looking for on your 1955 Buick frame should be in the same location as it's on my 1953 . . . . . within the first 12" or so from the tip of the front, driver's side frame rail, topside of rail. Numbers are 1/4" high. Obviously, you need to remove some sheet metal.

Al Mack

BCA #8965

"500 Miles West of Flint"

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Al,

My English is good but fails me when it gets technical. I am looking for this number on my 1955 Buick Century 4 Drs HT because here in Europe this is the only number that counts. Could you be more specific where it is located? In other words, what are we looking at here and where is that?

Many Thanks

Patrick David

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The rectangular chalk outlines the area of the stamped numbers. Just remove the body or cut the quarter out like I did or find someone with a tiny remote tv camera or endoscope. That will be the same number as the tag on the left front door pillar.

Willie

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Maybe strange...................but true.....................Not a problem if the body is off. A nightmare otherwise. I wonder if all the frames were made in the same or several different plants..................Bob

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Here's another question. Mike posted a pix of his frame #. Door post #'s have a numeral showing assembly plant, mine is 6 (Atlanta) but Mikes frame # does not use a first numeral. Does that mean the frames came from one plant and the door plate was stamped to match the frame at another plant with the added first number? .......................Bob

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The serial number format used for 1954 (after 4/1/54) through 1964 is:

SYP001001

S = series digit (omitted on 1954 model year prior to 4/1/54)

Y = year digit

P = plant digit

001001 = sequential number, usually starting at 001001 for each plant (some years of Flint started lower than 001001, these are 1957, 1958, and 1959)

So the missing first digit is the series digit (4=40/Special, 5=50/Super, 6=60/Century, 7=70/Roadmaster), not the plant digit. So the number on his frame decodes like this:

B2054786

B = 1955

2 = South Gate, CA

054786 = sequential number, range for South Gate was 001001 to 087498

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Thanks for that and it agrees with both my 55 and 57 #'s. That makes my car a Linden, NJ car. The manual is very misleading but that explains why the frame doesn't carry a digit before the letter since the frame could be used to build either a series 40 or 60.................Bob

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