So I took it down to get my jeep inspected today. All they do here in KS is VIN check. The VIN on my firewall matched the title, no problem. The issue came up when there is a plastic CJ5 emblem on the side, and the vin says it is a CJ7. Part of me is kicking myself for not taking that plastic stickon piece off, and the other part knows that I want things done right in the long run.
Now I have to take it in to their headquarters tomorrow, for them to look it over. Can anybody give me some advice? I am trying hard not to worry about it, but I could sure use some other's input.
The doors do look like it could be a CJ5. How messed up am I?
Don't think you can outsmart them; there's a 10 inch difference in the wheel base. (83.5" vs 93.5") You've got a 5 with a 7 VIN and you'd better figure out how it got that way. There is a place on the frame where the last numbers of the VIN are stamped. I'm confident by just the picture they're not going to match, but measure.
Don't think you can outsmart them; there's a 10 inch difference in the wheel base. You've got a 5 with a 7 VIN and you'd better figure out how it got that way. There is a place on the frame where the last numbers of the VIN are stamped. I'm confident by just the picture they're not going to match.
Now I remember your Jeep, Yours is the one without rear brakes and bought at an auction?
What kind of auction was it? Is there any chance THEY knew it was shady? Are dealers licensed in your state? Were they required to verify the VIN as a dealer?
Don't spend any more on it until this is straightened out. I hate to say it, but I think there's a chance you may have to take them to court. THEY (if they're a licensed dealer) should know the difference between a 5 and a 7.
I'd rather be lost on the trails than found at home!
I met a guy, years ago, that had the same problem. He spent $200 and titled it in Mass, he lived in Md. Then used that title to register it in Md. He bought it from someone in Va, but going back 2-3 previous owners turned up nada. If the frame number shows up as stolen the authorities will confiscate the Jeep and return it to the guy That had it stolen.
A high profile car was just returned to the original owner, Director Quentin Tarantino's 1964 Chevelle Malibu was recovered in the San Francisco Bay area after being reported stolen in 1994.
1985 CJ7 - total customization underway, Sublime green and Plum crazy purple, Ford 9", 258 w/ Holley 475
1985,93 CJ7,YJ - L98 TPI Vette motor, Atlas twin stick, Dana 60s front and rear, Arbs, 39.5 Swampers