|06-18-2013 08:04 AM|
Check out the forums at EarlyCJ5.net
These forums will have the most comprehensive info on the 'net for your year rig.
See you there...
|06-17-2013 10:01 PM|
|wmars171||Well thank you, that answered my question! As to my knowledge Willy's used the excess 38A1 tubs on CJ5's. I've read that in many places. I don't know if it is a rare thing or not but I haven't seen many like it to be honest. But thank you about the year issue, I could not find the answer anywhere else|
|06-17-2013 09:23 PM|
|harleydragon||serial numbers such as yours were used through 1970..in 71 amc started using a 13 digit...81 and later uses 17 digit...your first 5 digits identify it as a cj5..the last 5 identify it as a 1959 model..it does sound like someone put that tag on a 38a1 because the cj5 did have top wipers but not the other characteristics you mentioned while the a1 did|
|06-17-2013 08:50 PM|
CJ5 Serial Number/VIN Help
Hey everyone, I just recently picked up a CJ5 that the guy said was 1960. I'm having a bit of a confusion as to what year it really is though. The tub has the serial number on ht plaque on the driver's side firewall and reads 57548 93797. The tubs looks to be one of the surplus M38A1 due to the battery compartment in the cowl, split windshield, and wipers on top.
My issue is that Willys started to use VIN numbers (17 characters w/ letters and numbers) in 1962, but the plaque clearly says serial number and only gives 12 numbers. When I look at the VIN/serial decoders, the first 6 numbers match perfect to what the start of the 1962+ vehicles, but does not end in accordance to the rest and clearly it's not a VIN.
I just want to find out what year my Jeep is, any help?