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post #1 of 41 Old 02-22-2015, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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First time CJ owner, need a little help.

First time CJ owner. I just bought it yesterday. Gonna start the process to get a title, I just need confirmation of year of vin. Seller said it was a 74. From what I've read and saw the windshield frame is from that year. Is there any numbers on frame that I can use as well for dating?

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post #2 of 41 Old 02-22-2015, 03:58 AM
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I'm not sure about where or if there are numbers on the frame, but here is what your vin will tell you about the vehicle.
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Oilsuckin thank you. Got way more info than I thought. But it's everything I needed. Where ya find that info at?
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post #4 of 41 Old 02-22-2015, 12:07 PM
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Did you remove the vin from the tub or was it already off when you purchased it? I get suspicious of criminal activity when the vin has been removed. Yes there are numbers on the frame that should match the vin. I do not remember where mine were on my 73. I would do a google search to find out where they are and compare them against the vin tag.

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I removed it for a lil rust repair in that area of fire wall.
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post #6 of 41 Old 02-22-2015, 01:27 PM
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The production (serial or sequence number) should be found on the top of the frame above the right rear axle. It should match the last numbers of the VIN. It's hand stamped and no work of art. The area sometimes needs to be wire brushed to find the number...

If the numbers don't match, they didn't leave the factory together. Sometimes the frame or the tub is switched from a donor for honest reasons such as rust.

Buying a Jeep without a title and with mismatched numbers can raise suspicions and for good reason... not everyone is honest and the frame could be from a stolen Jeep. The title and the VIN plate should match. If the frame and the tub don't match for honest reasons, you will most likely lose the vehicle. After establishing everything is legitimate many states issue a new VIN and title the vehicle as a "salvage" or "homebuilt".

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post #7 of 41 Old 02-22-2015, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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All came back clear from local sheriffs inspection. It's part if titling process I had I ran prior to purchase. When I pull tub I'll try to locate numbers. It's my first CJ I like it. Really simple. Got the ole 232 fired up today. Ran good considering the time it's been setting. Still needs some work though.
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post #8 of 41 Old 02-22-2015, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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post #9 of 41 Old 02-22-2015, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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As for carb, rebuild carter 1bl, or what's good aftermarket replacement?
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I wanna keep the 232 and 1bl by the way. This gonna be a toy for my kids to enjoy with me.



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Why is it parts for a 74' are do hard to find? I need throttle cable, I looked up rear brake parts but it seems 69'-74' are excluded.
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post #12 of 41 Old 02-22-2015, 10:26 PM
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Oilsuckin thank you. Got way more info than I thought. But it's everything I needed. Where ya find that info at?
A Google search of "vin decoder" will give you a bunch of sites to plug in your vin and get the info from it. You can also break it down using one of the manuals on jeep repair.
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post #13 of 41 Old 02-23-2015, 02:09 PM
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Hybrid years caused by the change over from Willys to AMC. 73/74/75 are different in some areas as AMC changed some specs to accommodate AMC motors.
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Why is it parts for a 74' are do hard to find? I need throttle cable, I looked up rear brake parts but it seems 69'-74' are excluded.
What brake parts do you need? A good parts man will be your best friend with this jeep.


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post #15 of 41 Old 02-23-2015, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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I'm a rebuild rear drums. No E brake and super soft pedal. This jeep has power steering as well. Is that factory?

Also been looking for a throttle cable. Can't find nothin for early 70s
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