Re: CJ\'s VIN PLATE
The point of the above posts is well taken. But.... Review what Jeepskate has (I'm referring to his 79). Heck, review what I have. We both have Jeeps that could be interpreted to be no more than what this person is trying to do. The last time I looked at the specs on Jeepskate, it seemed to me that Jeepskate is no more, no less. And, my Jeep is made up of numerous parts, from numerous sources, and by the ca vehicle code, is technically a no-no. But, I have saved receipts for the majority of the major parts, and I have run this stuff by a couple of dmv people, and three people in uniform. So far, I am told that what I have is technically 'not-correct', but I am not yet being hassled. I have had my pink slip for around 20 years, but almost nothing is currently from that original Jeep (a 1970 CJ-5). The current frame and tub is from a -7, and the frame has been modified enough that it would be difficult for most people to say that it is a CJ-7 frame. The numbers on the frame were stamped by a place recommended by my dmv, back in the days when 'tags' were not issued by the chp, and the dmv used to send you to a corner gas-station for number-stamping, like when you built a home-made trailer, or whatever.
You might want to look in Hemmings. There is a guy in there that has been advertising for many years, that claims to be able to provide the documentation necessary to create a title on older vehicles. And, I still have an 81 title complete with the tags, in case anyone cares. (The guy in Hemmings used to get around two bills. I'd let is go for what I gave the dmv to get it.) The tub from this Jeep went on one of my build-ups, and the frame is currently running around with a stretched 51 flatfender body, and is highly and professionally modified into a 'magazine-quality' rock-crawler. This one is still registered as a 51 CJ.