Find the right 8 stamp and give it a whack? Then bead blast the hell outa it.
Seems to me that there's a hell of alot of fudged numbered bikes in/from Fla. Some that have passed the FPD inspection as legit that wouldn't pass me.
One friend there told me the cops weren't even interested in acid testing a disputed bike when he sold the original bike with the original title after the guy who sold it to him got a duplicate title, stole a bike, stamped the numbers on it. Nice state. They seem to be okay with milled number bosses, no number bosses, 3 digit serial numbers. As long as all the stamped numbers are readable was all that mattered to them.
I would take Dusty's advice. Tell them ya bought the cases with title. Get the 8 right. beadblast the cases, make everything uniform.
But most of all. Anyone looking at buying a bike with fudged numbers. They were fudged for a reason. Stay away from it, continue looking. It was probably someones pride and joy....taken from them.
[This message has been edited by HOOTER (edited 29 June 2002).]