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Looking For Information In The Vin

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by Holty, Aug 28, 2020.

  1. Sep 13, 2020 at 12:10 AM
    Fireball

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    To add more data, my '71 was built in May 1971 and still has the original paint and body parts.

    VIN: 8305017 374998

    It has a tailgate with a Jeep stamping (lower case "eep"), an AMC logo, and no "4 wheel drive" stencil.

    The VIN plate and dash sticker say "Jeep Corporation".

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  2. Sep 13, 2020 at 9:14 AM
    Big_Rob2020

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    This is great that helps me a lot, thank you
     
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  3. Sep 13, 2020 at 11:34 PM
    Keys5a

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    Fireball, You have a typo, the number you wrote should be 374998 as the plaque and sticker both show.
    Big Rob, it looks like your Jeep is likely an October '70 production date which is a '71 model year. As to Kaiser or AMC, we need a few original examples close to yours to see what those say.
    -Donny
     
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  4. Sep 13, 2020 at 11:38 PM
    Fireball

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    You're right! Darned fat fingers. I fixed the original post.
     
  5. Sep 14, 2020 at 10:42 AM
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  8. Sep 14, 2020 at 11:37 PM
    Big_Rob2020

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    wow this one is really close only 5 off from my sequence, I would say mine was made in October of 1971. No doubt about it.
     
  9. Sep 15, 2020 at 12:10 AM
    Keys5a

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    Correction Big Rob, make that 1970 (above). Looks like your Jeep in not Kaiser.
    fctex, I can't believe the info you dig up! It looks like April '70 is still Kaiser, but June '70 is now Jeep Corporation. Any more numbers/dates (later April, May, or into June) to find the last Kaiser?
    -Donny
     
  10. Sep 15, 2020 at 9:17 AM
    Big_Rob2020

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    Ah yes good catch I meant October of 1970
     
  11. Sep 16, 2020 at 8:24 AM
    timgr

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    Just a notion ... if April '70 is still Kaiser, that's late in the production year; only a couple of months from the end of model year production. Could be these changes (badge, label, VIN plate) are cleanly divided between the '70 and '71 model years. There was at least one other change for '71 (the bell housing design) and maybe others. AMC was a real automobile company, and followed the distinct-model-year and retool-for-the-next year-in-summer paradigm that the big three followed then (unlike Kaiser). Possible they would have used the year-end changeover to make these changes.
     

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