As some of you are aware, a couple of years ago I began helping Early CJ owners replace their original VIN stickers by providing the reproduction artwork and coordinating with a printer to produce the new stickers (see Dash Vin Sticker Artwork For 1970-1979 Cjs ) As a byproduct of that effort I've gathered a number of images of original VIN stickers, both from the internet and from owners who wanted to have their original stickers replaced. Several people have asked if I'd created a database of the information gleaned from these original VIN sticker images, and I'm glad to say that I've finally gotten around to doing that. This information will primarily be useful in determining the approximate date (month and year) that a 1970-75 CJ-5 which is missing its original VIN sticker was manufactured. I thought I'd share what I've come up with here on this forum, as others may also find it helpful. Please note that no owner or location information is included in these databases. This is to ensure that no one could potentially use them to try to claim a Jeep they don't own. I've set up two databases, one for 1970-71 and one for 1972-75 CJ-5's. I used Google Sheets to create these, which will allow me to update them as additional images of original VIN stickers become available over time, and for the reader to see the most recently added information via the links below. As a preface, here's a scan of two pages from Mark Olsen's 2006 guide to decoding the 1971 and prior CJ serial numbers: When I first began the process of creating the reproduction VIN sticker formats, I initially thought that Kaiser started using VIN stickers on the CJ-5 during the 1969 model year. However, at this point I'm not aware of an original CJ-5 VIN sticker dated earlier than August 1969, which would be the beginning of the 1970 model year - so I'm now thinking that is likely when they were first used. (If images of any pre-Aug. 1969-dated original VIN stickers appear in the future, I'll revise the database title accordingly.) I've incorporated into this database the 1970-71 VIN numbers and dates that were gathered from ECJ5 members and included in Mark Olsen's 2006 Guide. I don't have photos of those stickers, but please feel free to send images and I will plug them into the database. Link to the 1970-'71 Database: 1970-1971 JEEP CJ-5 VIN / DATE DATABASE - Google Drive Mark Olsen's guide to the 1972-'75 serial number decoding: At the outset of the 1972 model year, AMC began using sequential serial numbers on CJ-5's (starting with 00001, according to the above guide) at the beginning of each new model year. Previously, during 1971 and all prior model years, the serial number sequence was continued from the year before. Link to the 1972-'75 Database: 1972-1975 JEEP CJ-5 VIN / DATE DATABASE - Google Drive .