Help With Serial Number

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  1. Feb 11, 2017
    Chadd Montgomery

    Chadd Montgomery New Member

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    Can anyone help me decode my serial number? I have 1966 Jeep Cj5 3 Speed V6. All websites I have looked into don't give me an engine code for the 7th digit and say there should be a total of 13 digits. This is a picture of my Serial Number badge on the driver side of my engine compartment. When I bought it the guy told me it was a 66' but the title said 67' just trying to get more info on it, Thanks!
     

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    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Sorry but i can't read the number, can you tell us what it is ?

    H.
     
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    jpflat2a

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    8305 S 235679
    I think Howard
     
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    ojgrsoi

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    11 digit vin seems correct for 67. Yours would not have the digits listed as 6th and 7th below.

    VIN Numbers

    Character
    1st & 2nd
    81 = Universal CJ-3B
    83 = Universal CJ-5
    84 = Universal CJ-6
    85 = Universal DJ-5
    86 = Universal DJ-6
    87 = Jeepster C101 Chassis Code
    3rd & 4th
    01 = Convertible (Jeepster)
    02 = Commando Convertible (Jeepster)
    04 = Fire Engine
    05 = Open Body
    10 = Open Body (Universal Diesel)
    22 = Tuxedo Park Mark IV
    23 = Fire Truck (Universal)
    34 = Open Body (Universal CJ-3B)
    54 = Open Body (Universal CJ-5)
    55 = Open Body (Universal CJ-5 Diesel)
    74 = Open Body (Universal CJ-6)
    75 = Open Body (Universal CJ-6 Diesel) Body Style
    5th
    A = V6-225
    C = Canadian Built
    F = Station Wagon (Jeepster)
    H = Pick-up (Jeepster)
    0 = Universal (Disregard)
    0 = Roadster Open Body (Jeepster)
    S = Smog (Universal)
    8 = Universal Body Style – Special Model Code
    6th
    1 = Left Hand Drive
    2 = Right Hand Drive
    3 = LDH California, Fuel Evap Control Drive Code
    7th
    4 = F4-134 without Emission
    5 = F4-134 with Emission
    6 = V6-225 without Emission
    7 = V6-225 with Emission Engine Code
    8th – 13th
    ###### SSN
    (Sequential Serial Number)
     
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    Focker

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    Howard Eisenhauer

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    Looks to be july-august '67.

    H.
     
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    Glenn

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    "S" = smog. I know that '69 had the air pumps, didn't know that '67 would have had any smog equipment. Seems it would have had the "A" for V6. ? I'm confused.
     
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    1960willyscj5

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    The CJ5's had smog control from 1960. That is what the PCV is.
     
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    Glenn

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    The air pump I'm talking about was on the late '60s models. I'm pretty sure that type of equipment is what the S references. Apparently it was on there earlier than I thought.
     
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    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    My CJ5 of January 1967 is a 5th digit S = Smog = equipped with Exhaust Emission Control. It was first registered in California--wouldn't you know!
     
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    Glenn

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    Well, what a surprise. :D
     
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    Chadd Montgomery

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    That's right, I'm just confused because it's only 11 digits so I'm not sure how to read it because normally they are 13.
     
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    Chadd Montgomery

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    So 11 digits is normal for that year? I'm confused on how to read it and figure out the info on it specifically the motor type. It has V6 badge and it's clearly a V6 motor I just wanna know more about it but I can't because I'm currently staying in Canp Pendleton and the hero is back home in VA
     
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    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member Sponsor

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    Without having the Jeep right there to look at it can indeed be tough to tell exactly what you have. Also vehicle id tags weren't near as informative then as they currently are. When you get back to where you can look at it you will be much more able to identify what you have for certain.
     
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    Dave B

    Dave B Frankenjeep '67

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    Yup, 11 digits are correct on my 1967 CJ5 (gleaned from hours of past research) ; a lot of decoders on the 'net would leave you wondering!

    In my case, on the VIN plate
    digits 1 & 2) 83 =Chassis code= Jeep Universal Model CJ5
    digits 3 & 4) 05 = Body Style code = Open Body (or 1-4 as 8305 = simply 'Jeep' Model CJ5)
    digit 5 = S = Smog
    digits 6 - 11 = SSN/Sequential Serial Number

    Regarding your motor info: Find the Engine Code Number (when you get a chance), then find an engine code breakdown (decoder). My odd-fire V-6 code is on the top of the **engine block? on the right bank between cylinder/piston #2 and 4.

    **Maybe this link will correct my memory>>Help identifying my Buick 231... At least I think it is. Thanks!
     
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  16. Feb 14, 2017
    Chadd Montgomery

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    Thanks for the help, this definitely made it a bit easier. Its hard since the jeep is back home but I believe it is a Dauntless 225 V6. Appreciate it guys!
     

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