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1970-'71 And 1972-'75 Cj-5 Vin / Date Databases

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by maurywhurt, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. Oct 17, 2021
    PigeonsBlood

    PigeonsBlood New Member

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    My 1971 cj5 is marked the same way.
     
  2. Aug 5, 2022
    gnardoggie

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    Hey yall - I just picked up a 1971 Renegade I in purple!. I've got AMC badges on the rear and a Aug 1970 build date. Oddly enough my VIN starts with 8305037 which seems to indicate a CA vehicle based on the decoder on page 1. Haven't seen anyone else list a 3 instead of a 1 thus far.
     
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  3. Mar 22, 2023
    Kevin Johns

    Kevin Johns New Member

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    I am trying to decipher what year I have, Cj5, Canadian, last 6 is 358848. Titled as a 1970, but would like to know. Someone put a 302/C4 in it, but otherwise, stock.

    Looks like lots of good info here. Thanks!
     
  4. Mar 22, 2023
    Keys5a

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    Your serial number is near the cusp between 1969 and 1970 model years. My guess is its actually a very late ‘69, but titled as a ‘70. This was not uncommon to title a Jeep in the year it was sold if the vehicle sat on the lot for an extended period of time.
    -Donny
     
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  5. Apr 6, 2023
    dvader

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    Here is my '74.
     

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  6. Jun 14, 2023
    Camshafters

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    You can add my picture. Orange Renegade I IMG_2019.jpeg
     
  7. Jan 20, 2024
    53Flattie

    53Flattie Intigator

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    I just bought one that’s titled as a 1970, but the vin is 8305 017 360008. According to the database, it should have been built somewhere around July or August of 1969. (Dash sticker was removed)

    Has hood-mounted marker lights, 2-piece rear axle.
     
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  8. Jan 21, 2024
    homersdog

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    Model years then were just like they are now. They change over around June. 2024 models were being built in the summer of 2023.
     
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  9. Mar 2, 2024
    Keys5a

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    Actually, the changeover for model years of the ‘60s and at least early ‘70s is August/September, with September being the “new” model year. Yes, when the “Big Three” brought out a new bodystyle every year, production preceded the model year by a month or two to have stock on hand for the “new” model year. With Kaiser being a small company, relatively speaking, our Jeeps had running changed throughout the production run rather than “model year”. Not all CJ’s got the same changes at the same time. For instance, the Tuxedo Park model introduced new features (like eliminating the cowl “battery lid” and single-stick transfer case for ‘64, or introducing the Dauntless V6 for ‘66) months before the regular CJ models got these features.
    -Donny
     
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  10. May 23, 2024
    storf

    storf New Member

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    My Jeep is titled as 1969 with 359375 (last 6) so I would guess yours was a 69 retitled as 70.
     
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