Discussion in 'Jeepster Commando and Commando Tech' started by Hawkes, Aug 7, 2006.
Thanks for replying! What year does this serial number fall in?
Sorry, but that info seems to be scarce for Jeepsters. There's lots on the various CJ's, but not much on the C101's. If I were to take a WAG I'd say '67 or '68. You can go through this thread and see if your serial number is close to anyone elses. That may give you a clue. What does your title say?
Maybe someone else will respond with more info?
SJT - Going on 31 years.
28150 Falls into the 1969 range of other titled units. Remember until the Feds mandated the year be part of the VIN number a lot of vehicles got titled for years other than their production year.
Nov, 1972 (though titled as a 73)
304-V8, T14, D20
Just purchased, project in the works.
A November '72 build date is not remarkable. Nov '72 is in the middle of the 1973 model year. Runs from about July '72 to June '73, just FYI.
A 304 only came with the T-15, not the T-14. A T-14 is not up to V8 power, IMO.
First post - welcome from Boston.
you're right, had it as a T15 in my note book...... we'll chalk it up to fat-fingers.
what year do you guys think on this one, was told its a 69
i read all what the 8702017 means pretty much, is this like the 395th one off the line?
My yellow hardtop 68 is:
And 69 Convertible:
I have purchased a project 71 Jeepster Commando last week. The Vin on the title, firewall tag, door sticker, and frame all match. 8705f153271x. Build date was November of 1970. It had the 4 cylinder engine originally with manual steering, and manual brakes. Even being a 71 it still had the Ross type steering. But does have 11 inch brakes. it came with a Dauntless 225, and turbo 400, plus the parts to convert to saginaw steering. extra doors, bumpers, grills, and so many other parts...It took me days to unload and shelf all of them. Overall the body is in pretty good shape with the rockers needing the most attention.
Really? Maybe because it's a 4 cyl? My 70 has the Saginaw steering.
I am guessing because it was a plain Jane with 4cly and manual steering the leftover ross parts were sourced. This would have been built a few months after AMC took over control of the factory. I do have the parts to convert it. Its not high on my list as the current steering has virtually no slop and only about 1 inch of free play in the steering wheel.
Mmm ... I don't think that leftover parts were the issue. Speculating. More likely Jeep sold so few of the 134 Jeepsters that they did not invest in the engineering to upgrade the steering along with the V6 models. AMC comes in, looks around, and asks what can they do quickly to make the current offerings more appealing and boost sales? AMC had little incentive to do anything with the 134, considering they had their own substantially more modern stable of engines.
I'm surprised that Kaiser ever developed, built and sold a 134 Jeepster. What were they and their customers thinking?
I used to work on an F-134 Jeepster back in the day, probably around a '68. They existed, but not too popular.
As soon as I find some frame mounts for my Dauntless v6 I will start the process of installing it...I removed amc v8 mounts...
I brought this home recently. It's a parts Jeep: body is rough, rust, missing sheet metal, hood probably off different vehicle, doesn't match body color, no marker lights on hood or fenders. Bought it mainly for the Dauntless engine and drive train. Haven't decided what I'll do with the rest of it yet. Has a Ross box, T14, D20, rear diff has tapered axles and a Power Lock. Vin plate on driver's side firewall #8705 H17 57xxx. I've read through this thread and it looks likely it's a mid to late 1969, half cab pickup, really close to the build date of the 1970 CJ5 I started a thread on in the Builds forum.
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