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post #16 of 27 Old 11-30-2019, 10:48 AM
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Information provided by Frank Swygert, Editor of American Motors Car Magazine. Here's one of the websites I go to to find info on AMC/Jeep VIN's and other information: http://www.planethoustonamx.com/main/AMC_VIN.htm
Thanks Keith, that site has a wealth of AMC knowledge more than the Jeep Wiki. Added it to my Jeep knowledge base. I have to agree with you, the 5 is probably a missprint, after reading about the shenanigans going on during the AMC years.

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post #17 of 27 Old 11-30-2019, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
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I bought this jeep in Michigan. I live in Ohio. I have to get the title transferred. I hope that 'misprint' on the VIN doesn't cause me issues. I looked at the title. The Michigan title I have for it shows a 'T'.

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Can you read the VIN on the frame? Itís on the frame above the rear axle on the passenger side.

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No Tim, too rusted.

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What about the info plate on the firewall? It’s two metal tags under the wiring block. It too will have the VIN on it and you can see if that one is also a five or a T
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post #22 of 27 Old 12-01-2019, 05:28 AM
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Can you read the VIN on the frame? Itís on the frame above the rear axle on the passenger side.

Unfortunately those stampings will only show the last 6 or 7 sequential serial numbers of the VIN and not the entire VIN number.
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I bought this jeep in Michigan. I live in Ohio. I have to get the title transferred. I hope that 'misprint' on the VIN doesn't cause me issues. I looked at the title. The Michigan title I have for it shows a 'T'.
Unless your state has a Vin verification process when registering your CJ, you should be fine. Here in AZ when I registered mine they took the old paperwork looked at it, then and tossed onto a stack of old titles. No questions asked about the Vin, just the usual, names and new address. Mine was titled in TX but I bought it in CA.
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I didn't even think to check the plate on the firewall. The VIN on that plate has a 'T'.
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So more than likely, a mistake in the stamping of the VIN on the windshield frame. Just by looking at my computer keyboard, I can see how that happened. The number 5 is just above the T in the standard QWERTY keyboard layout that is the most popular in the world. And, I know VIN tags were stamped using a typewriter type machine.

Thank the machine operator at AMC/Jeep for that misfire!
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"S" and "T" are not near each other on a standard keyboard. It would require some really fat fingers to mis-type those two letters.

What does the vehicle's title show as the VIN?

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post #27 of 27 Old 12-04-2019, 10:45 AM
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"S" and "T" are not near each other on a standard keyboard. It would require some really fat fingers to mis-type those two letters.

What does the vehicle's title show as the VIN?
The "T" just below the "5" on my keyboard. What layout ore you using?

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