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I had a 72 Z which was sold by my x wife in about 1979. I no longer have the vin or any service records. any idea how I could locate the vin ? It was purchased from redwood City Datsun in 1972. I don't know if they are still there or if they would have any records.

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Maybe you can check for Insurance or Tag records. If you know a cop, he/she will have better luck accessing old DMV records than you will.

Edited by mikewags

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I had a 72 Z which was sold by my x wife in about 1979. I no longer have the vin or any service records. any idea how I could locate the vin ? It was purchased from redwood City Datsun in 1972. I don't know if they are still there or if they would have any records.

DMV will not give out such info unless you are the leagal owner/resisterd owner of the vehicle. Now Carfax.com or Auto Check.com can locate the history of the car if you have a vehcle newer than 1980 in US(18 digit VIN).

But there is a loop hole. If you know anyone with a dealer's licence, and have access to "DMV's print out" you can find out registration record by VIN (or license#. But please always put yourself in current owner'shoes. If you own a beatiful wife (car) and then some X girlfriend from nowhere track it down and talk to you.......It might not be appropriate..........

This is only my opinion...so please no offense here............

Esprist

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in texas your public record list any and all vehicles, homes, address that are registered or was register to you. you should have the same thing in CA. you can pay a PI. most PI's pay monthly fee to the city to have free acces to these records. but i can only speak for texas though

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DMV will not give out such info unless you are the leagal owner/resisterd owner of the vehicle.
Unless you have a relative that works for them.......:)

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in texas your public record list any and all vehicles, homes, address that are registered or was register to you. you should have the same thing in CA.

Hummmm Interesting, closing what used to be "Public" Records in the States, was the result of the Federal Privacy Act. I wonder why/how Texas has been able to ignor that as it relates to "was register to you".

Of course, in the case at hand, the person wants to track down the car he owned at one point. If he had the VIN and if it was ten years ago - he could could have done that - but not today.

FWIW,

Carl B.

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Hummmm Interesting, closing what used to be "Public" Records in the States, was the result of the Federal Privacy Act. I wonder why/how Texas has been able to ignor that as it relates to "was register to you".

The State (TX) tourisim slogan is, "Texas, its like a whole other Country." :)

Bonzi Lon

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Hummmm Interesting, closing what used to be "Public" Records in the States, was the result of the Federal Privacy Act. I wonder why/how Texas has been able to ignor that as it relates to "was register to you".

The State (TX) tourisim slogan is, "Texas, its like a whole other Country." :)

Bonzi Lon

LOL actually it is. Texas is the only state in the US that has a constitutional right to succeed from the United States. Like the US would actually allow that...but in the constitution Texas has the right to become its own country.

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You are right Stephen. Secede. Yep, as a native of Texas I can tell you that there are many things that are unique about our state. That's what make us so likeable and in many cases, so un-likeable to many. My observation is that as time goes on, Texas is loosing those unique qualities. I admit, some will say what a shame, others will say it's about time. Off the point of this thread, so back to our regularly scheduled discussion......

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I don't know, the topic of Texas is a bit more intersting to me. My sister lives in Houston. She doesn't know how I can stand to live in California and I don't know how she can stand to live in Texas. She talks about the cost of stuff here and I talk about the weather there. We both love to visit each others' state but can't wait to get back home from the visit. I guess it's all in what your're used to. Oh, and she's not the family member with connections with the California DMV:) Now, back to the topic. I've searched for my former 70 240Z off and on for several years now and it seems to have fallen off the face of the earth. Not so much as a trace shows up through the DMV records. Having a connection didn't even help.

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...Texas is the only state in the US that has a constitutional right to secede from the United States...

I hate to break it to you, but Texas doesn't really have any constitutional right to secede. That's just misinformation that is often take as fact among many Texans - I believed it too, until I did my research. Sorry.

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actually it does have constitutional right. in the constitution texas is recognized as a free and independent state subject to only the constitution. in the constitution it does not say that texas cannot secede. texas is the only state recognized as "Free and independent state, subject to only the constitution." there no provision in the constitution made saying that texas cannot secede.

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actually it does have constitutional right. in the constitution texas is recognized as a free and independent state subject to only the constitution. in the constitution it does not say that texas cannot secede. texas is the only state recognized as "Free and independent state, subject to only the constitution." there no provision in the constitution made saying that texas cannot secede.

I loved the time I spent in Texas, as well as the people, and I have to say that this sort of attitude was rare. United we stand, divided we fall. That's all I'm going to say on this topic. :tapemouth

Edited by =Enigma=

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Granbury is near to Dallas IIRC. That's puts you about 300 miles from my sister's house. Texas is huge. The only direction I could 300 miles from home and still be in the same state is north. She's comming out here this summer but we might be visiting her in 2010.

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They (whoever 'they' are) also says California is known for the rays and the gays.......

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We lived in the Austin area for three years and it was great...there are still things I miss about it.

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