Discussion in 'Jeepster Commando and Commando Tech' started by Hawkes, Aug 7, 2006.
Here is a couple of pics of my Commando.
Very nice- one of those 69-70 models with the reflector on the hood instead of the fender:v6:
Thanks for the compliment,this Commando is new to me...just brung her home on the 9th.Although not visable in the picture the windshioeld got broken on the trip home so thats the first thing to tend to.I think the hood reflectors are on upside down,I'll start another thread with some pictures for discussion on that here in the near future.
Sweet. no visible rust
Been here for a bit figured I should do the VIN thing
DOM: May 1973
(If I could only find out what day, the jeep and I share the same birth month and year)
Whats up Guys/Gals? Hello from Alabama, New here and to Jeepsters.
Welcome from south central Michigan,good job on posting up pictures and the VIN on your first visit.
1968 Jeepster Commando Vin#8705f1730522. All manufacture date stickers are gone
Ok, here is my question, I just bought a 69 Jeepster Half Cab, the VIN on the registration is different than the number on the tag on the firewall. The registration has 7614F263517 and the metal tag 8705F1726526. According to the information I found on : http://forums.off-road.com/jeepster-american-jeepster-club/62136-jeepster-what-year-3.html
87 - 4WD C101
01 - Jeepster convertible
02 - Commando convertible
03 - Hurst edition (1971 only)
05 - Open body
F - Station wagon
H - Pickup (halfcab)
O - Roadster
1 - Right hand drive
2 - Left hand drive
4 - F4-134
5 - F4-134 smog
6 - V6-225
7 - V6-225 smog
So if this breakdown is correct the tag on the fire wall says it is a 4x4 V6 open body wagon??? Did people convert these into half cabs?
Are there other ways to tell if it is an original half cab?
dead horse (because its funny)
CJ5 Serial Numbers from 1955-1961
Model Year Starting Number Finishing number
1955 10001 27006
1956 27007 45922
1957 45923 68815
1958 68816 82877
1959 82878 97918
1960 97919 119539
1961 119540 134747
CJ-6 Serial Numbers from 1956-1961
Model Year Starting Number Finishing number
1956 10001 12224
1957 12225 13853
1958 13854 15067
1959 15068 17074
1960 17075 19110
1961 19111 21101
VIN Numbers for 1962 to 1971 Jeep
1st & 2nd 57 = Universal
81 = Universal CJ-3B
83 = Universal CJ-5
84 = Universal CJ-6
85 = Universal DJ-6
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)
Update, I talked to the owner and he did convert it to a halfcab when he first bought it....15 years ago.
Here's my 73.
Just brought my new one home. From what I can tell its a 69. The guy I bought it from is a buddy's uncle and says its been sitting since at least 91. There are Washington plates inside as is a T98 and Dana 20.
Is there a tag missing? There are four holes above the vin tag that are spaced apart as if an additional tag was in place.
There should be a build tag on the drivers door post
It appears this Jeepster has been repainted. Was the tag a sticker or a metal plate? It cracks me up that the vin plates are screwed on, first vehicle I have ever seen like this.
Where would I find a vin # on the frame or is there even any?
Build date tags didn't show up on the door frame until 1970. There is a VIN number on the frame, passenger side back the engine frame mount, on top of the frame rail. It's just the 5 digit sequential number. No there wasn't another tag above the VIN, could be a PO had something else mounted there or maybe moved the tag down. And unless somebody changed it would have either a T14 or a T86 tranny. $sink could tell you the year, PM him.
I have a 69 with those holes also.
Doh! You said the T98 was inisde so it's an extra .
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