Where is Spyder chassis plate mounted

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Where is Spyder chassis plate mounted

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I've searched lots of pictures but don't seem to find one that shows the plate mounted but I know where to find the answer-right here. Thanks, Tom
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Tom, Which model Spyder? Different for 550/550A and RSK/RS60/61.

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See attached for 550 and RS60
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Tom,


Alan is of course correct, also on the 550 there was also a Wendler chassis tag in the trunk in the front passenger side near where the fuel tank straps attach and a welded tag with the chassis number on the passenger side torsion bar support.

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Thanks you both. Tom
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RSK 718-009
Note chassis plate right side on firewall...
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Another shot of a werkes RSK at LeMans showing chassis plate in foreground...
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#8 Post by Tony Madsen »

Does anyone have either a 550 or 550a original
vin plate (on their original car) that they can photograph and send me privately (It will not be publicly shared). The reproduction ones seem to be sand cast. I was sold that original ones are thick aluminum and numbers are taller? I would like to see what real ones look like. My friend does not have a 550 or 550a at his shop at the moment. thx
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All the data is here, very in depth site



https://type550.com/
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Tony,
See discussion of 550A-0126

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Plates were thin steel.

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Years ago when I was looking at a 550, Phil Carney told me that there were 3 places to look for the chassis number.
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#12 Post by Rainer Cooney »

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Original riveted tag for the 550 was installed , as others have said, on the right hand interior wheel well. The tag itself was similar to other Porsche tags of the day - .5mm thick cad plated steel. Here's a photo of a NOS one.

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