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Unread 03-18-2014, 07:45 AM   #1
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Wierd VIN number on a CJ5?

Hi Jeepers

My friend and I, is in the process of buying a CJ5 Jeep..
But the VIN number is very odd its:

MWCJ0M83AC5****

The last 4 numbers is known to me, but is this a valid CJ5 number, if I look at all the VIN identifyers is says that it needs to be 17 chars long, and I only have 15..

Its a 1976 CJ5 with a V8 in it..

Can one of you shine some light over this?

Kind regards
Morten
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Unread 03-18-2014, 08:04 AM   #2
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The VIN on my 76 CJ 5 is J6F83AE00****
Mine isonly 13 chars long so not sure but i have a 258 in mine.
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Unread 03-18-2014, 08:18 AM   #3
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A 77 with 13 in Vin. was a 258 - T18 - now in pieces and keeping other Jeep's alive with transplants . RIP
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Unread 03-18-2014, 08:24 AM   #4
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I don't know if this will help, but I think your CJ was built overseas so any US-based VIN decoder you find won't help.

See if this gets you anywhere, und welkom op het forum! http://www.offroaders.com/tech/jeep/vin_72-80.htm
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Unread 03-18-2014, 08:51 AM   #5
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Hmm ok..

Thanks for your replys

Its the "MWC" or "MW" part that confuses me..

I have seen some Jeep VIN's that starts with CJ and J but not MWCJ..

We are just trying to figure out, what we are buying

And walkerhoundvm: Tak for det
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Unread 03-18-2014, 08:55 AM   #6
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MWC=Mahindra World City maybe?
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Unread 03-18-2014, 09:05 AM   #7
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Not a USA sold Jeep.
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Unread 03-18-2014, 09:25 AM   #8
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I think the M or MW indicate the country of origin based on that webpage. W is Germany, Not sure about MW, but I think it's still Germany?
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Vehicle...dentifier_(WMI)
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Unread 03-18-2014, 11:18 AM   #9
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Hmm ok, we got the picture of the VIN plate now, and that is a J0M83AC5*****. So thats allmost what the papirs says

Is the VIN number stampet on to the frame somewhere?

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Unread 03-18-2014, 11:20 AM   #10
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Maybe mw is a military vin?
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Unread 03-18-2014, 11:37 AM   #11
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First before 1981 the vin was way different and not really a VIN but a Tag. In 76 the first letter of the Tag was make. Origin was not added until 81.

This being a jeep, then the first letter would be J on all CJ.

That being said a military jeep or a jeep for something else is a possibility. I would look for a Vin that starts with j on your jeep.


Next is it on a stock VIN plate or are you looking at a strip or a title.
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Unread 03-18-2014, 11:40 AM   #12
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On the top of the frame rail above the passenger side rear tire.
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Unread 03-18-2014, 12:00 PM   #13
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Hmm ok, we got the picture of the VIN plate now, and that is a J0M83AC5*****. So thats allmost what the papirs says

Is the VIN number stampet on to the frame somewhere?

Kind regards
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So that breaks:
J = Jeep
0 = 1980
M = 4 speed
83 = CJ5
A = 3750 GVW
C = 258, 2 bbl
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Unread 03-18-2014, 12:20 PM   #14
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On the top of the frame rail above the passenger side rear tire.
Only the serial number and not the whole VIN. My 1977 had a "J" (for Jeep) and a "7" (for 1977) and then the sequence number. All the "qualifiers" are missing.
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Unread 03-18-2014, 12:36 PM   #15
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Yes the stamp in some cases in before 81 have abbreviated Vins. Prob cause they stamped before they knew what was going to be on the build sheet.

Sometimes you get lucky and find a build sheet For the vech tucked away i a seat cushion. I had one that came with a back seat and the build sheet was in that one.
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