Location of VIN

Craner8

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Orlando
State
FL
#1
Have an 83 8. Where on the frame will the VIN number be? Also, where on the windshield frame will the VIN number be? Any info would be helpful. Thanks, Craner8
 

bigwalton

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Dexter
State
MI
#2
I've never seen a VIN on a frame.

VIN on the windshield is on a plate attached where the windshield wiper motor is, left side between the dashpad (if you have it) and the windshield.
 

40below

Basic User
City
Fairbanks
State
AK
#3
on my 78 cj, you had to pull tub and it was stamped into the drivers side top frame rail above the rear axle. FWIW stamping was full of paint and I didn't see it until I stripped frame of paint.
 

Craner8

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Orlando
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FL
#4
I read somewhere that the VIN was on the frame; I don't see one on the windshield frame. When I take the body off frame, I'll have to look. Need to make sure it jives with VIN on title; VIN tag on firewall missing. May need to apply to the state for a state VIN tag but I want to make sure its all in order before I go there an open a can of worms...
 

Bugman

The Rubicon, my backyard
City
Pollock Pines
State
CA
#5
If you go to www.jeepfan.com you will be told where to find the vin's. Now remember, we're talking AMC and their "quality" wasn't the best at times. So these numbers have been found in various places but I've always been able to find at least a partial number on the frame, usually after removing the body. As was mentioned before, the number on the frame is often covered by paint or buildup over the years but you should be able to find something.
 

CHIEFWAHO

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Thayer
State
KS
#6
Partial VIN number (top side of frame above passenger rear wheel)

Also there are numbers stamped on the bottom side of the furthest forward rear crossmember. Can't remember offhand what those are?
 

Craner8

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Orlando
State
FL
#7
I'm In The Process Of Taking The Body Off The Frame. Will Look All Over It As I Strip It Down To Paint Frame. In Fact, I Found The Vin Tag In A Box Of Parts From The Person I Bought It From; What A Relief. However, Now I'm Intrigued; Will Find It On The Frame. Thanks For All The Help, Craner8. My Daughter Lane (10 Years Old)said Add A Smiley Face..:) :) :) ..
 

Craner8

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City
Orlando
State
FL
#8
Chiefwaho, found them exactly where you said they'd be--top of pass frame rear, partial last four digits preceded by letters.. will follow up with the Jeepfan website too. Have decided to have the frame and body blasted instead of doing it myself. It'll be quicker. Thanks. Craner8
 
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