1. Strange VIN number

    Evening all,
    I have a VIN number on a Jeep i purchased that does not match any of the decoders I have tried. The third digit in my VIN is a number instead of a letter. Can anyone tell me why or what the 7 means? All other VIN identifiers are good except the 3rd place. That 7 should be an A, F, or M. Anyone know why it is a 7?
    J5783AH

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    Re: Strange VIN number

    Dies the plate look altered. Does it match the title?


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    Re: Strange VIN number

    If J57 is the start J represents country mfg. J is an asian mfg.
    5 is the year 2005 7 is modle


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    Re: Strange VIN number

    Quote Originally Posted by JPNinPA View Post
    If J57 is the start J represents country mfg. J is an asian mfg.
    5 is the year 2005 7 is modle


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    Thanks for the response. It is with out question a 1975 CJ5 and the VIN tag on the firewall does match the title and appears to be original tag.

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    Strange VIN number

    My bad... reading a bit more, it was not until 1981 where the standardized VIN was established.

    Prior to 1981 you need to contact the mfg.
    To understand the number meaning.

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    Last edited by JPNinPA; 03-12-2021 at 07:11 AM.
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  6. Re: Strange VIN number

    That would be interesting to know the meaning of that VIN.

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