and grandcj is in the lead......
Yeah, My 86 Laredo is an early year at .....29572. Both the frame and original engine had date codes of Aug 23rd 1985. I did swap in a late 86 Dana 44 and I bought a last breed badge off E-bay many years ago but never put it on. I do believe it is real though based on the aged stickie back and the corners match the real ones I've seen.....there are repos out there that are a toutch different (mainly the thickness and the corners). The real ones I've seen have always been centered in the dash area above the left speaker grill. Only the Jamboree plates were by the OIL/VOLT gauges. But as said, anything goes I guess. I don't know if I'll put my plate on as I know it wasn't one of the last bunch but I guess it doesn't matter as I've had it 20 years and have no desire to ever sell it.
1975 CJ-6 1983 CJ-8
1986 CJ-7 Laredo 1986 TJ-7 Trail Jeep
2003 Inca Gold TJ Rubicon