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Help Please With A Vin Plate.

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by baja4, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. Oct 14, 2018
    baja4

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    Have searched and read quite a few threads about Vin tags, and have seen all the identification charts, but this one has me confused. Seems as though most tags have at least the fifth, sixth or seventh digits. This is a 69 Cj, with a Dauntless, built in Canada. The owner got ahold of me through our local club, and has asked for some help identifying his Jeep he has owned since 1991. Told him what the first four mean, and the last six are serial number, but was it common not to have any other verification digits?
    Thank You very much for any clarification.



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  2. Oct 14, 2018
    Keys5a

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    Your vin tag looks correct for a '69. There are sometimes an "A" after the 8305. As a Canadian built model, there is usually an additional firewall tag "Kaiser Jeep of Canada" or something similar.
    -Donny
     
  3. Oct 15, 2018
    baja4

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    Thank you Donny. Yes there is the other Kaiser Jeep of Canada plate also. We were just curious that there were no other identifying digits between the two sets of numbers. Must just be the way they did it.
    Ward
     
  4. Oct 15, 2018
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Bear in mind that these are not actually "VIN" plates in the commonly understood (now) sense, they're really serial number plates. Not sure when jeeps adapted a "vin" format but it was probably sometime in the 70's after the AMC buyout.
     
  5. Oct 15, 2018
    timgr

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    1972 was the first year with a bona-fide VIN.
     

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