Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Manitoba, Canada
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Re: VIN number location on YJ tub aside from tag
I have only the tub and doors. The doors which match the tub in sunset paint scheme (is that the "Islander"?) have a vin # on the jam. The vin shows it as a 91. I have removed the heater box and it has a tag says March 27, 1991. So the doors are likely the originals. The riveted tag on the firewall was removed. I have part of a 93 tub and I can tell you there is a secret vin number inside the tub, passenger side, inside, on the inner surface of the cowl, just after the curve upward of the side of the cowl and it starts to flatten out. It is engraved there and is visible if you remove the heater box beneath the intake grill. I removed everythign I could on this 91 tub and it has no visible vin there. Thought there might be a sticker inside or something.
I will run the vin off the doors past motor vehicles to calm my conscience over the possibility this old tub is stolen. Hopefully it shows the name of the guy I bought the parts from.