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Unread 09-26-2011, 04:01 PM   #1
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serial number decoding??

when i try to decode my serial with some of the websites i found, it doesnt work, i would just like to know what the original motor was. serial is 8305017 359208 its a 1970 kaiser cj5- could anyone help me out and decode this. when i read into some of the websites there charts for kaiser only go to 1967...

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Unread 09-26-2011, 06:53 PM   #2
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http://www.earlycj5.com/zoomer/Vehic...tification.pdf

V6-225 with emission controls was the original motor.

8305017 359208 breaks down to:

83 = Universal CJ5
05 = Open Body
0 = Universal/Disregard/Roadster Open Body (Jeepster)
1 = Left Hand Drive
7 = V6-225 With Emissions

the last Six = Sequential Serial Number
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Unread 09-27-2011, 10:32 AM   #3
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If you would look in your owners manual you would figure it out.
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Unread 09-27-2011, 11:05 AM   #4
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Seriously? An owners manual that's still with a 41 year old vehicle?

Go back to the TJ forums.

BTW, I happen to have some owners manuals from the 70s. They don't have VIN decoders in them.
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Unread 09-27-2011, 11:10 AM   #5
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Seriously? An owners manual that's still with a 41 year old vehicle?

Go back to the TJ forums.

BTW, I happen to have some owners manuals from the 70s. They don't have VIN decoders in them.
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If you would look in your owners manual you would figure it out.
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Unread 09-27-2011, 07:00 PM   #7
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If you would look in your owners manual you would figure it out.
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Unread 09-28-2011, 06:40 PM   #8
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thanks! for the help. i found out what i needed! one more questions, does any one know what the last digits mean? or how to decode them? possibly paint color?
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Nothing to decode. They are just the sequential build numbers. Probably started out at 100001 when Kaiser took over from Willys and went up from there.
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8305017 359208 breaks down to:

83 = Universal CJ5
05 = Open Body
0 = Universal/Disregard/Roadster Open Body (Jeepster)
1 = Left Hand Drive
7 = V6-225 With Emissions

the last Six = Sequential Serial Number...............
See the last part in quotes...
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Unread 08-04-2013, 08:58 AM   #11
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how by the ser number can a guy find out what year so I can get a title my ser number is 8422 10143
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Unread 08-04-2013, 02:32 PM   #12
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It all depends on who built it. Knowing THAT will help.

Sounds strange, but the sequence (serial number) wasn't always sequential.
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Unread 08-04-2013, 05:55 PM   #13
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the plate on fire wall say kaiser
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Unread 08-05-2013, 11:11 AM   #14
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That means it's no earlier than a 1963. (That's the 1st year the name "Kaiser" appeared)
84= CJ6A
22= "Tuxedo Park Mark IV" Trim *

As best as I can figure, the Mark "IV" was only offered in 1964.

It should have:
- Chrome front bumper
- Chrome hood badges
- Windshield clamp catch
- Chrome drop down license plate holder
- Chrome tail lamps
- Hubcap displaying the “Jeep” emblem
- Column shift

And it's apparently a rare bird! Only about 460 were built! They weren't too popular at the time.

I can't nail it by S/N, but the model makes me fairly certain I'm right. (It's that 8422 code)
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Unread 08-05-2013, 11:19 AM   #15
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Sounds about right I had it between 61and 64 and I guess I got a steal at 600.00 with minimal rust for the year
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