VIN locations?

Orionn

Vehicular Packrat
City
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti
State
Mi
#1
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Where is the OEM VIN number stamped on the frame or anywhere else?

My scrambler has no VIN plate, and has a state issued VIN and Body sticker.
(it was a re-assembled basket case with no title at some point)

I'd like to rectify that if possable

thanks
 

4miles

CJ-8 Member
CJ-8.com Member
City
Virginia Beach
State
VA
#2
Vin

The only places there was a VIN when I tore mine down was a sticker on the body under the driver door, a riveted tag with VIN and other information under the wiring harness on the firewall and another riveted tag on the wiper motor cover. Nothing on the frame.
 

jscherb

CJ-8 Member
CJ-8.com Member
City
Elmira
State
NY
#4
I rebuilt an '83 frame last year and found the VIN stamped on top of the frame rail on the passenger side hump above the rear axle.
 

4miles

CJ-8 Member
CJ-8.com Member
City
Virginia Beach
State
VA
#5
Frame Vin

Jeff is right....... I just went and checked mine and it is barely legible, but it is JC and the last digits that match the VIN for the body.

"1975 to 1986 Jeep CJ VIN numbers are usually located in several possible locations. You should find a tin plate on the drivers side firewall near the brake master cylinder. You may also find one on the drivers side dash or the inside body panel by the floor near the parking brake lever. On mid 80's models it should also appear on the windshield wiper motor cover inside the Jeep. An abbreviated version is usually found on the top of the passenger side frame rail above the rear wheel."
 
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ilovetrains

slightly backward
City
Lee's Summit
State
MO
#8
At this point I have completely stripped 3 Scramblers, 2 81's and an 83.

All 3 had a the dash VIN tage on the wiper motor cover.

Not one had anything stamped on the frame. 1 81 frame was pretty bad, so it is possible something was there and just rusted away, but the other 81 and especially the 83 were in pretty good shape and neither had any stmap on them.

None of the three tubs had any VIN markings at all.

None had a VIN sticker. 2 had a manufacturer sticker but it did not have a VIN on it.

SO basiclaly I am yet to see one with anything other than the dash VIN.
 

Joe West

Arizona Virtual Jeep Club
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Laurinburg
State
NC
#9
My 1982 has the vin on the passenger side frame, on a sticker just below the driver's door on the body, and of course, on the dash plate.


At this point I have completely stripped 3 Scramblers, 2 81's and an 83.

All 3 had a the dash VIN tage on the wiper motor cover.

Not one had anything stamped on the frame. 1 81 frame was pretty bad, so it is possible something was there and just rusted away, but the other 81 and especially the 83 were in pretty good shape and neither had any stmap on them.

None of the three tubs had any VIN markings at all.

None had a VIN sticker. 2 had a manufacturer sticker but it did not have a VIN on it.

SO basiclaly I am yet to see one with anything other than the dash VIN.
 

JeepScrambler

CJ-oholic
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Claflin
State
KS
#10
My CJ's have the vin number present on the firewall under the master cylinder, below the inside lip of the driver's door on a decal, the wiper motor cover dash plate, and stamped on the top of the passenger side frame rail above the rear tire.

The decal under the driver's door is most likely to not be present out of all the options (due to being removed, adhesive failing and it falling off, or painted/bed lined over) and the stamped vin number may be hard to see due to paint or rust but it should be there.
 
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