Favorite Nameplate | Coined and Stamped Aluminum VIN Plate

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This article is part of a series of articles from my co-workers on their favorite nameplates. Dave Gilles, our guest blogger this week, chose a component part for the automotive industry which he has had experience of running in the production environment.

Aluminum VIN nameplate

In choosing a favorite nameplate, I opted for one with longevity, the Ford VIN (vehicle indentifaction number) plate.  This part has been produced several millions of times and routinely ships across the United States and North America to various Ford assembly locations. The decoration is basic with a silver metallic background over a low gloss and coined Ford logo. The VIN plate is located in the upper dashboard and can be viewed from outside the car or truck thru the windshield. A matching undecorated vin plate is included with a new car packet.  A lot has changed in the 30 years since I was a young operator screening sheets of Ford VIN plates, but it's nice to know some things remain the same. 


Dave G


Dave Gilles Coater Operator

Dave is part of the Design Center team, specializing in the coating process.  His work is integral in developing new finishes or prototypes for customers.

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