VIN Plate location

 

1971 to 1986 Jeep CJ VIN numbers are usually located in several possible locations. You should find a tin plate on the drivers side firewall near the brake master cylinder. You may also find one on the drivers side dash or the inside body panel by the floor near the parking brake lever. On mid 80's models it should also appear on the windshield wiper motor cover inside the Jeep. An abbreviated version is usually found on the top of the passenger side frame rail above the rear wheel.



1971 - 1974 Jeep CJ VIN Decoder Table

Character

1st Make J
(Jeep Corp.)
2nd Year 1 = 1971
2 = 1972
3 = 1973
4 = 1974
3rd Plant/Transmission A = Toledo
auto/LHD
F = Toledo
3-spd/LHD
M = Toledo
4-spd/LHD
4th & 5th Model 83 = CJ-5
84 = CJ-6
6th Body Type 5 = Open Body
7th GVW
(Gross Vehicle Weight)
R = 4,750 lbs
S = 4,500 lbs
T = 3,750 lbs
8th Engine A = 258 std
B = 258 low comp.
E = 232 std
F = 232 low comp.
H = 304 std
9th - 13th SSN
(Sequential Serial Number)
00000




1975 - 1980 Jeep CJ VIN Decoder Table

Character

1st Make J
(Jeep Corp.)
2nd Year 5 = 1975
6 = 1976
7 = 1977
8 = 1978
9 = 1979
0 = 1980
3rd Transmission A = Auto
F = 3 speed
M = 4 speed
4th & 5th Model 83 = CJ-5
84 = CJ-6
93 = CJ-7
6th GVW
(Gross Vehicle Weight)
A = 3,750 lbs
E = 4,150 lbs
7th Engine A = 258ci, 1 bbl
C = 258ci, 2 bbl
E = 232ci, 1 bbl
H = 304ci, 2 bbl
8th - 13th SSN
(Sequential Serial Number)
000000




1981 - 1986 Jeep CJ VIN Decoder Table

Character

1st Country 1 = USA
2nd Make J = Jeep
3rd Type C = MPV
E = Export LHD
F = Export RHD
4th Engine B = 151ci
L = 232ci
C = 258ci
H = 304ci
F = Diesel
5th Transmission B = Auto, Floor
A = Auto, Column
M = 4 speed
N = 5 speed
6th & 7th Model 85 = CJ-5
86 = CJ-6
87 = CJ-7
88 = CJ-8
8th GVW
(Gross Vehicle Weight)
A = 3,750 lbs
E = 4,150 lbs
9th Check # Check #
10th Year B = 1981
C = 1982
D = 1983
E = 1984
F = 1985
G = 1986
11th Plant T = Toledo
12th to 17th SSN
(Sequential Serial Number)
000000



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