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Unread 03-01-2013, 08:57 AM   #1
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Help me find an old lost family treasure

I have been on the hunt for several years for a long lost family treasure. My dad purchased a 73 CJ5 in the cool orange brand new. He drove it for 17yrs as his daily driver and embedded the jeep heritage deep within me. I have all of the original paperwork, returned bank check for the purchase and several of the service records. I came close one day, and found one that the last number in the vin was only two numbers off!!! I would love to know where it is and hopefully bring it back in to the family one day.

VIN j3f835te37374

any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Unread 03-01-2013, 09:36 AM   #2
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Try searching through you state or county records. Or a VIN search. What happened to the Jeep? Did he sell it?
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Unread 03-01-2013, 11:32 AM   #3
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I have been on the hunt for several years for a long lost family treasure. My dad purchased a 73 CJ5 in the cool orange brand new. He drove it for 17yrs as his daily driver and embedded the jeep heritage deep within me. I have all of the original paperwork, returned bank check for the purchase and several of the service records. I came close one day, and found one that the last number in the vin was only two numbers off!!! I would love to know where it is and hopefully bring it back in to the family one day.

VIN j3f835te37374

any help would be greatly appreciated.
try http://www.carfax.com/entry.cfx

also I don't think you have enough digits in your Vin#
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Unread 03-01-2013, 11:36 AM   #4
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You can only do carfax from 1981 and up, that will be of no help, his VIN is fine for a 73...

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Unread 03-01-2013, 11:39 AM   #5
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Search the vin and talk to every owner that is registered.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 11:55 AM   #6
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correct vin, pre 81. searched the state records some, had a leo help me and also ran it through insurance database ( i'm an agent) to no luck. My father sold it at a dealership in Roswell, Ga, and the sales manager bought it directly for himself. It has been 23 years since that happened and that dealership has long since gone
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Unread 03-03-2013, 12:19 PM   #7
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I wish you the best of luck. My dad purchased a 73 new also, drove it for years and then it was handed down to me and my brother. I finally rebuilt it and that Jeep means the world to me. I will NEVER part with it. I have been looking for years for a 71 F250 my father sold. I am sure I will never find it as a military man bought it to move.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 04:28 PM   #8
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basically what you are doing is stalking, so be careful, not everybody wants you invading their privacy
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