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

1stMakeJ
(Jeep Corp.)
2ndYear1 = 1971
2 = 1972
3 = 1973
4 = 1974
3rdPlant/TransmissionA = Toledo
auto/LHD
F = Toledo
3-spd/LHD
M = Toledo
4-spd/LHD
4th & 5thModel83 = CJ-5
84 = CJ-6
6thBody Type5 = Open Body
7thGVW
(Gross Vehicle Weight)
R = 4,750 lbs
S = 4,500 lbs
T = 3,750 lbs
8thEngineA = 258 std
B = 258 low comp.
E = 232 std
F = 232 low comp.
H = 304 std
9th - 13thSSN
(Sequential Serial Number)
00000




1975 - 1980 Jeep CJ VIN Decoder Table

Character

1stMakeJ
(Jeep Corp.)
2ndYear5 = 1975
6 = 1976
7 = 1977
8 = 1978
9 = 1979
0 = 1980
3rdTransmissionA = Auto
F = 3 speed
M = 4 speed
4th & 5thModel83 = CJ-5
84 = CJ-6
93 = CJ-7
6thGVW
(Gross Vehicle Weight)
A = 3,750 lbs
E = 4,150 lbs
7thEngineA = 258ci, 1 bbl
C = 258ci, 2 bbl
E = 232ci, 1 bbl
H = 304ci, 2 bbl
8th - 13thSSN
(Sequential Serial Number)
000000




1981 - 1986 Jeep CJ VIN Decoder Table

Character

1stCountry1 = USA
2ndMakeJ = Jeep
3rdTypeC = MPV
E = Export LHD
F = Export RHD
4thEngineB = 151ci
L = 232ci
C = 258ci
H = 304ci
F = Diesel
5thTransmissionB = Auto, Floor
A = Auto, Column
M = 4 speed
N = 5 speed
6th & 7thModel85 = CJ-5
86 = CJ-6
87 = CJ-7
88 = CJ-8
8thGVW
(Gross Vehicle Weight)
A = 3,750 lbs
E = 4,150 lbs
9thCheck #Check #
10thYearB = 1981
C = 1982
D = 1983
E = 1984
F = 1985
G = 1986
11thPlantT = Toledo
12th to 17thSSN
(Sequential Serial Number)
000000



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