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VIN Decoding 1965-1967

Contributed By: Joe Schaefer

The VIN is located on a plate mounted on the front door pillar of the left side door.

1st & 2nd Digit - Chassis Code
13J-100 2WD Wagoneer
14J-100 4WD Wagoneer
23J-2000 2WD Gladiator
24J-2000 4WD Gladiator
33J-3000 2WD Gladiator
34J-3000 4WD Gladiator

3rd & 4th Digit - Body Style
06Cab and Chassis-Truck
122 Door Station Wagon
13Panel Delivery
144 Door Station Wagon
18Stripped Chassis-Truck

5th Digit - Special Model Code
CCustom Wagoneer
DSuper Wagoneer w/ Exterior Metal Type Feature Panels
SSmog (discontinued with inception of the 7 digit system)
W5000 GVW
X6000 GVW
Y7000 GVW
Z8600 GVW With Dual Rear Wheels.

6th Digit - Drive Code
1Left Hand Drive
2Right Hand Drive
SSmog (Discontinued w/inception of 7 digit system)

Note: 5th digit shown w/o GVW code or 6th digit w/GVW code. On domestic built vehicles, with the inception of the Smog Emission Engines, "S" designator was used either in the Special Code or Drive Code area of the ID plate.

Remaining 5 or 6 Digits - Sequential Serial Number
6-232 Engine200,001-299,999
V8-327 Engine50,001-199,999

Parts Manual: W-1170-R2, Kaiser Jeep Corporation, 1967
Parts Manual: F-76072, AMC, Feb 1972
Parts Manual: F-75080, AMC, May 1980
Parts Manual: 89-81-374-084, AMC, May 1987

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