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VIN Decoding - 1973

Contributed By: Joe Schaefer

The VIN is located on a plate mounted on the left corner of the firewall under the hood.

Note: Beginning with the six digit serial number 100,000 the Alphabetical GVW rating code is replaced by the actual numerical weight designation.

1st Digit - Manufacturer

J- Jeep Corporation

2nd Digit - Model Year

3- 1973

3rd Digit - Plant/Transmission/Drive Code

A- Toledo, Hydramatic-LHD
B- CKD (Complete Knock Down), Hydramatic-LHD
F- Toledo, 3-Speed-LHD
G- Toledo, 3-Speed-RHD
J- CKD, 3-Speed-LHD
K- CKD, 3-Speed-RHD
M- Toledo, 4-Speed-LHD
N- Toledo, 4-Speed-RHD
O- CKD, 4-Speed-LHD
P- CKD, 4-Speed-RHD

4th & 5th Digit - Series

14- Wagoneer-110" Wheelbase
15- Wagoneer-Custom-110" Wheelbase
25- Truck- 119" Wheelbase
26- Truck- (Export Only), 119" Wheelbase
45- Truck- 132" Wheelbase
46- Truck- 132" Wheelbase
47- Truck-132" Wheelbase
48- Truck-132" Wheelbase

6th Digit - Body Style

1- Thriftside-Pickup
2- Townside-Pickup
4- 4 Door Wagon
6- Cab and Chassis
7- 2 Door Wagon
8- Stripped Chassis

7th Digit - GVW/Model

C- 5600
E- 6000
K- 7200
M- 6500
W- 5000
X- 6000
Y- 7000
Z- 8000

8th Digit - Engine

A- 6-258 Regular
N- V8-360 2V
P- V8-360 4V
Z- V8-401 4V

9th thru 13th Digit - Sequential Serial Number



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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