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Dord

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Hi for IVA I need to stamp the chassis number onto the chassis. I have a set of punches from years ago that have 5mm letters to use, my issue is that they seem small when I try them on a scrap piece and they don’t stamp in very deep has anybody here had to do this and what did you use, thanks
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If you are concerned about access or damage to chassis when hardstamping, the chassis number cam be stamped on a separate piece of steel that is then welded to the chassis. When hard stamping I hold the stamp with a pair of grips and use a 3 lb mash hammer on a solid surface to ensure the stamp is legible.

My Tiger has a plate with the chassis number number welded in place. It does of course have to be in a readily visible location because it will be the first thing the Inspector will check. I haven't looked at the IVA rules but if there is a minimum size requirement it will be given. Otherwise as long as the ID is clear it should be OK.

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Thanks Navigiter, I read the IVA manual and it states size must be 3.5mm minimum so my stamps are just over 5mm I used them. I now ha e a very sore thumb and a not very pretty VIN stamped. I tried holding stamps with grips, pliers etc without much success but I will try going over them again once my thumb settles down to try to get a deeper impression
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Could you fit your stamps into a socket or a piece of tubing that would hole them better and allow you to get a better hit? Just a thought
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I’ve got some 1/4” drive sockets that I think will work so I’ll be trying that next thanks
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Thanks Navigiter, I read the IVA manual and it states size must be 3.5mm minimum so my stamps are just over 5mm I used them. I now have a very sore thumb and a not very pretty VIN stamped. I tried holding stamps with grips, pliers etc without much success but I will try going over them again once my thumb settles down to try to get a deeper impression

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