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Old 12-20-2009, 01:55 PM   #1
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We are preparing our 1999 Alpine for our first trip, hoping to leave early this week. Can anyone tell us where on the chassis they put the serial number? The owner's manual says it is on the chassis but that covers a lot of territory!

Also, in backing up, a building jumped in my way, and now I need to get repairs done on the RV. Does anyone know where I can get a rear fiberglass cap?

Any help you can give us would be much appreciated. Thank you!
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Old 12-20-2009, 04:19 PM   #2
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Oltrucker welcome to the forum!
Behind the the front Gen slide near the brake master cylinder you should find the VIN number. And by the steering gear box on the frame you will find a Peak tag.
Wow its not good when your driving makes the buildings jumpy If you check threads back a few months there was one talking about making new rear caps IIRC.
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Old 12-20-2009, 05:33 PM   #3
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If you really want a new rear cap you may want to talk to your insurance company, this is not going to be cheap. It is fiberglass so you can get it fixed easily.
Wally is right about the VIN being by the brake reservoir when you push the gen slide out. Technically the master cylinder is under the driver's seat, but let's not split hairs.
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:32 PM   #4
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Ol Truck- Unless you really creamed the heck out of the back, you can get the fiberglass repaired. The rear end is made of two fiberglass castings, upper & lower. Even if you've smashed up one or the other pretty well, it should be possible to reinforce and refinish the parts.

If you really need a new cap, there is a guy in the Yakima, WA area that bought the molds and some laid up panels. There is a thread some time back w/his contact info. If you can't find it let me know.

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Old 12-21-2009, 09:28 PM   #5
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Understand your issue. Just finished painting the lower rear cap this evening. Second time in two years. Repairs to the lower fiberglass cap were $850.00. I am becoming very skilled in removal and replacement of the lower cap.
Had hoped to use the form from WRV however they had been left out in the rain and had considerable checking. Refurbishing the mold would cost about $1000.00. I have been in contact with Jeff whom purchased a group of molds. Jeff and I plan to compile an inventory and condition report which I will bring to the Desert Rat Rally in January.
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:40 AM   #6
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You may also find the serial number on a sticker or plate somewhere in a cabinet, Usually near the driver's seat.

As for the rear cap.. Those are expensive. if you can find a good body man with Corvette experience he may be able to re-build it for less... Takes about 2-3 days to fix, and paint.
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