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Old 03-17-2013, 02:36 AM
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Hey everyone....please bear with me,new to computing!

I have a 2001 Ranger R/H drive turbo diesel,had her four years and she is my pride and joy,pillar-box red,a real beauty. She was with the UK Fire Service from production till four years ago when we found each other and been motoring happilly together ever since!

Now I know this isnt the right place to write this,but I have a real crisis situation that has to be resolved by tomorrow or I risk being unable to drive her and possibly have to scrap her which would break my heart,so please,please be gentle?

I have exported her to Bulgaria where I now live and to re-register her I have to find the VIN on the chassis....have looked everywhere,so has my mechanic and we cannot find the numbers.These are required by Bulgarian law for registration,the dash VIN and plate under the hood will not do,or the bar-coded sticker on the door frame.

If anyone is able to suggest where the VIN should be on that years model I would be eternally grateful....have read on some forums that some models before 2004 were not stamped on the chassis,or were but on top of the chassis rail and are therefore inaccessable without removing the engine and body?!

So,please can anyone help me save my lovely Ranger?

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Old 03-17-2013, 05:29 AM
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:21 AM
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:20 AM
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:22 AM
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Thank you for your welcomes guys,really appreciate it.
Once my registration crisis is over,assuming I get Maud Ranger back where she belongs will post and pester you lovely people for advice!.....be afraid...
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:05 PM
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:12 AM
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Heaven to me too 01FR XLT,love her like no other vehicle I ever had!

Frustratingly stuff not sorted,and now (from yesterday) have official document saying Bulgaria refuses to register her because no chassis VIN....they did not impound her thank goodness,but had the ride from hell driving back expecting to get pulled up.....insurance and MOT from UK invalidated as she is already exported from UK,and cannot get Bulgarian MOT or insurance coz they refuse to register here,Catch 22...

Have been told she is now only scrap value which makes me feel sick.
Letter to Ford UK head office now,but not holding my breath,fully expecting to be ignored,trying to remain optimistic.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:41 PM
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Heaven to me too 01FR XLT,love her like no other vehicle I ever had!

Frustratingly stuff not sorted,and now (from yesterday) have official document saying Bulgaria refuses to register her because no chassis VIN....they did not impound her thank goodness,but had the ride from hell driving back expecting to get pulled up.....insurance and MOT from UK invalidated as she is already exported from UK,and cannot get Bulgarian MOT or insurance coz they refuse to register here,Catch 22...

Have been told she is now only scrap value which makes me feel sick.
Letter to Ford UK head office now,but not holding my breath,fully expecting to be ignored,trying to remain optimistic.
Post a pic of the doc.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:17 PM
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:21 PM
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Doc in Bulgarian 01FR XLT,dont even know what it says myself.....gettin it translated asap.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:04 PM
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Lucie, are you a native of Bulgaria?

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Your VIN tag on the frame is usually found on the inside of the frame, and up towards the firewall of the truck. Not every car has one there that I am aware of but I could be wrong. Also we are mostly North American Rangers here, but I will do the best I can to lead you where you need, even if it is a little late. I would almost call a Ford dealer in the UK, and ask to speak to a service technician, they might know exactly where it is.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:21 AM
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Thanks RH....have tried to call and email Ford UK and some dealerships too but keep getting fobbed off with useless information and dunnos.....have actually been blocked from Ford UK site because they cannot or will not help and I keep asking them to,so much for 'customer services' and tech advise.

I now think (from a Ranger enthusiast in UK) that a plate with the chassis VIN has fallen off at some time so my only hope is to get official permission to re stamp/get new VIN plate and present her again for registration.

No,not a native Bulgarian....moved here last year to live the quiet life and avoid red tape and UK b/s,little did I know ha ha!!

Thanks again for help and advise x
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