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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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2nd VIN location 79 CJ7

I have a friend with a car lot. He is getting ready to sell one of his frame off restored CJs. He put a complete fiberglass body on it and transferred the VIN from the old tub. This guy is an honest person and does well at selling cars and doing busniess deals in general because everyone he has ever dealt with knows they can trust him. He doesn't want a perspective buyer to have problems licensing or re-selling the Jeep.

Our DMV has told him that if he can show them a second VIN for the Jeep on the frame somewhere, they can re-title it with o worries and any buyer will also be safe for future transactions.

So I need to know where we should start looking. The frame has a coat of POR 15 and black paint on it. I'm certain one or twelve of you have discovered a VIN hiding on your old CJ frame. Please point me in the right direction.

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In '78 it was on top of the right rear axle hump.

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Thanks a tom guys! He found the VIN and got everything squared away by the end of business today. He's very happy and relieved.

FYI: Apparently this is not the complete VIN, but consists of the first two letters and last six numbers of the complete VIN. At least that's what he found and DMV gave it the OK.

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I went over every inch of my very rusty '79 -7 frame. If there was any kind of number there Mother Nature and God removed it. As far as I can tell the VIN stays with the body. Sooooo if you replace the body part that has the tag on it transfer the tag over. I'm glad things worked out.

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WOW Larry, I've never seen an original Jeep frame that looked like that OR that you could read any sort of number stamped in it.

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