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    Posted: 05 Jan. 2012 at 8:29am
I am having trouble locating my VIN number; the spot of the front right frame rail has no stamped number.  I have a body number  and serial number  but need something different for Tx Dot.  There are no data plates on the left side of the fire wall.  Anywhere else I can look?

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Merc,
there might still be a tag just aft of the drivers side frame horn. Out board side, pop riveted on.
It's about 2"x1".
Hope it's still there for you!
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merc_man, just for your information the drivers side is called the left side no matter from which end your looking at the vehicle. The tub tag is on the right side of the firewall looking at the firewall. When your looking at the firewall it would be on your left but is called the right side of the vehicle. 

The reason I point this out is so you will know where we are pointing to when someone gives a place to look.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote F Bill Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Jan. 2012 at 9:39am
If you have a serial number that begins with CJ2A that is your number.. where is it found on the jeep?
 
You may find it on the engine block behind the water pump....it was a common thing to title by the engine SN instead of the Jeep's SN as the firewall plates were removeable by screws.
 
May I suggest Robert De Ruyter's Dataplates4U to replace the missing frame rail plate before your next  Vin inspection?  A riveted plate on the driver's frame rail should do the trick, altho you could also rivet your firewall plates on. Whatever you do do not walk in there with loose plates.
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Sorry if I wasn't clear on the location of the tag. Just trying to make it simple.
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Originally posted by kilroy kilroy wrote:

Merc,
there might still be a tag just aft of the drivers side frame horn. Out board side, pop riveted on.
It's about 2"x1".
Hope it's still there for you!
 
 
 
Factory would have been drive rivets, not pop rivets. I don't think pop rivets came into common use till the 50's or 60's....
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Kilroy, I think you had the right location for the tag or stamped numbers.
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Originally posted by merc_man merc_man wrote:

I am having trouble locating my VIN number; the spot of the front right frame rail has no stamped number.  I have a body number  and serial number  but need something different for Tx Dot. There are no data plates on the left side of the fire wall.
I'm confused.  You say there's no frame tag or firewall tags, yet you have a body number & serial number?  Where did you get those from?

Quote Anywhere else I can look?
http://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/cj2a-serial-numbers-locations_topic13957.html

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