See Figures 1 and 2
A 17 digit combination of numbers and letters forms the vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN is stamped on a metal tab that is riveted to the instrument panel close to the windshield. The VIN plate is visible by looking through the windshield on the driver's side. The VIN number is also found on the Safety Compliance Certification Label which is described below.By looking at the 17 digit VIN number, a variety of information about the vehicle can be determined.
C = Basic (stripped) chassisD = Incomplete vehicleM = Multi-purpose vehicleT = Truck (complete vehicle)
A = up to 3,000 lbs.B = 3,001-4,000 lbs.C = 4,001-5,000 lbs.D = 5,001-6,000 lbs.E = 6,001-7,000 lbs.F = 7,001-8,000 lbs.G = 8,001-8,500 lbs.H = 8,500-9,000 lbs.J = 9,001-10,000 lbs.
10 = 4x2 pickup regular cab11 = 4x4 pickup regular cab14 = 4x2 pickup super cab15 = 4x4 pickup super cab12 = 4x2 standard Bronco II14 = 4x4 standard Bronco II
C = 2.0L 4-cylinderP = 2.2L Diesel 4-cylinderA = 2.3L 4-cylinderE = 2.3L Diesel 4-cylinderS = 2.8L 4-cylinderT = 2.9L 6-cylinderX = 4.0L 6-cylinder
D = 1983
E = 1984
F = 1985
G = 1986
H = 1987
J = 1988
K = 1989
L = 1990
C = Ontario, CanadaH = Lorain, OHK = Claycomo, MOL = Wayne, MIN = Norfolk, VAP = St. Paul, MNT = Edison, NJU = Louisville, KYZ = Hazlewood, MO
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