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    Posted: 11 July 2013 at 3:07pm
I have a BTC-3 and there is no data plate on the front panel. Is there anyway I can find out what it's number should be? I want to restore it and have it registered, but I'd like to make sure it is the correct number for my trailer.

Could I just make one up if not? LOL
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Jerry, there is no way to tell without data plate.  From the looks of the draw bar casting, I would say it is a later version (46 or 47).  Would really need to see more pics though. Certainly a nice find & will restore beautifully.  As for registering....You could make one up & have Robert DeRuyter (sp) make you up a new one.
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Hi Jerry
I have the same problem with no data plate. I was wondering if you ever had a data plate made up and if so what did you use for the number on the plate?

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Originally posted by Jerry45 Jerry45 wrote:

I have a BTC-3 and there is no data plate on the front panel. Is there anyway I can find out what it's number should be? I want to restore it and have it registered, but I'd like to make sure it is the correct number for my trailer.

So Jerry,
Did you ever get a Data plate made up? 


Could I just make one up if not? LOL
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Originally posted by Jerry45 Jerry45 wrote:

I have a BTC-3 and there is no data plate on the front panel. Is there anyway I can find out what it's number should be? I want to restore it and have it registered, but I'd like to make sure it is the correct number for my trailer.

So Jerry,
Did you ever get a Data plate made up? If so, what did you do for a number?


Could I just make one up if not? LOL
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I haven't gone through the procedure yet, I was just looking for the best way to proceed. The trailer has to be restored as there is rust in the bed and the tailgate has rusted off it's hinges, which I know is common.
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     I would suggest adding a letter or two to either end of the SN to avoid confusion should someone actually be already using the made up serial number you stamp into the repro ID plate you got from overseas. An A or B might be appropriate or perhaps your initials.  You will still have a smaller SN than current Federal numbers so it shouldn't come up as anything else. I can't imagine using a serial number that is possibly on another trailer out there somewhere and having that trailer all of a sudden in the system, and trying to explain why you and he have the same exact number on your Bantams to the guys with the silver bracelets. 50 years from now a restorer will also be able to discern that the number is in fact an approximation and not etched in stone as a real number would have been.
 
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