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Help with strange serial number please.

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Marisco, May 24, 2007.

  1. May 24, 2007
    Marisco

    Marisco British exile in Thailand

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    I have aquired a much repaired/modified CJ5 here in Thailand. The registration book shows it was imported in 1971 and the Firewall serial number plate reads 2405024-37508 Jeep Corporation, Toledo, Ohio. This number doesn't seem to match any data that I can find for CJ5 and may of course be from a completely different vehicle. Many such frauds occur here for the convenience of registering a vehicle which has no proper title. If anyone can decode this serial number I would be pleased to know. Many parts have been altered/replaced and it's hard to put a date on this Poor Old Jeep.
     
  2. May 24, 2007
    Kodiak12060

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    Sand the passenger side frame rail down there might be a serial number there, Bill
     
  3. May 24, 2007
    Marisco

    Marisco British exile in Thailand

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    Thanks for that Bill. Knowing my luck the frame number will be under the bracket which has been welded on to take the right-hand-drive steering box conversion!
     
  4. May 24, 2007
    jayhawkclint

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    There is another one in the rear.
     
  5. May 24, 2007
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member

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    2405024-37508 I wonder if these are just the original vin number backwards/jumbled up. 8305 is in the 37508. Coincidence?
     
  6. May 24, 2007
    Marisco

    Marisco British exile in Thailand

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    OK, I'm going after these frame numbers because the frame is just about the only original part!
     
  7. May 24, 2007
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    Frame numbers are between the front shock mount and the rear spring eye in the forward position.

    Mine is under the cowl/tub area. Others are farther forward.
     
  8. May 27, 2007
    Hippo393

    Hippo393 Jeepless

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    Hope this may help; here's a pic of a serial number stamped on the front right frame rail, as if you had the hood up and were standing next to the passenger-front tire looking down into the engine bay:

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    You can also sorta see the rear front spring mount as a reference point. Hope this isn't where the steering conversion is welded, lol. :) HTH
     

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