I have been restoring a 1986 CJ7 for the past five years, then today I finally took it for the vehicle roadworthiness test. Everything went well, until the operator went to verify the VIN number. When I showed him the VIN plate on the bulkhead, he told me that it was not enough and that I should have a number punched into the chassis someplace. Since I live on the tiny island of Malta (middle of the Mediterranean Sea) and there are only about four CJ7s around, no one seems to know where this number is (or whether there is one at all). Meanwhile, the CJ is back in the garage and I am despairing.
I would immensely appreciate any help possible to be able to solve this matter.
Mainly, I need to know whether there is any number anywhere else apart from the VIN plate on the bulkhead, and if so it's location. Also if there is no other number, where might I obtain some document or letter to prove this?
I appreciate any help and advice your may offer me.