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VIN Decoding - 1971

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

14J-100 4WD Wagoneer
24J-2000 4WD Gladiator
34J-4000 4WD Gladiator

3rd & 4th Digit - Body Style

06Cab and Chassis J-2500
07Camper Special J-4800
08Cab and Chassis J-4500, J-4600, J-4700
14J-100 4 Door Station Wagon

5th Digit - Special Model Code

W5000 GVW J-2500, J-4500
X6000 GVW J-4600 and Also Console Shift Wagoneer (1414X) With Exterior Woodgrain Feature Panels.
Y7000 GVW J-4700
Z8000 GVW J-4000 Camper

6th Digit - Drive Code

1Left hand Drive
2Right Hand Drive
3Left Hand Drive
4Right hand Drive

7th Digit - Engine Code

76-258 Smog
9V8-304, V8-350, V8-360 Smog

8th thru 13th Digit - Sequential Serial Number

6-258 Engine400,001-499,999
V8-304 Engine500,001-599,999
V8-350 Engine300,001-399,999
V8-360 Engine600,001-699,999


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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