Re. the paint & trim plate location, in the Serial Number & Vehicle ID document posted here !! See This Thread For Serial Number Or Vin Questions !! , the following appears on Page 13: This same document also lists the paint and trim codes used during the various model years. If I'm not mistaken, the above pictured CJ dates from sometime in the 1955-71 era. The location of the paint & trim plate shown seems to fairly closely match the area indicated on Ojgrsoi's photo in his post above.