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What type of rivets were used to fasten the vin tag to the door jamb?
Can you get them?
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What type of rivets were used to fasten the vin tag to the door jamb?
Can you get them?
I seen rivets for sale at either Ames or Inline Tube, can't recall which one.

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What type of rivets were used to fasten the vin tag to the door jamb?
Can you get them?
They are called "Rosette Rivets" and are very hard to find and are not legal in some states, here is a link to someone selling them thru Cars-on-Line,

GM Rosette Rivets for sale

I found a pair thru a vendor on e-bay selling data plate rivets, but I don't remember their name.

Good luck,

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"Rosette Rivets"

Does anyone sell these anymore?
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there is an ad in hemmings motor news every month in the Pontiac parts section. don't know if its a good thing or bad thing for them to be available for purchase. someone could be dishonest.
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In my state, once the vin tag is removed from a vehicle, it is considered tampered and a new VIN plate must be issued by the state. This greatly decreases the value of the vehicle. It is considered a crime to remove the VIN tag from a vehicle, and if my memory serves, this is a nation-wide thing. VIN tags should be masked off when a vehicle is refinished, but never removed. Once removed, the entire vehicle is suspect.
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Did all 1965 GTO's have the rosette rivets ?
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Rosette Rivets

I do not endorse this seller, as I consider changing a VIN to be illegal in most states, and not ethical, use at your own risk.

Rusty in NC
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VIN tags should be masked off when a vehicle is refinished, but never removed. Once removed, the entire vehicle is suspect.
Good advice, simple and easy.

and cheaper: http://www.oldride.com/parts/5218550108.html
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Did all 1965 GTO's have the rosette rivets ?
No. In '65 GM used one silver steel rivet and one gold toned rivet (I don't recall if the gold-toned rivet was brass, copper, or what). It's best to just let the rivets be.
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