See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
The vehicle serial number is stamped on the left side of the frame behind the front wheel (Pick-Ups) or on the right side of the firewall (Land Cruiser) on 1970-79 models. It can also be found stamped on a metal tag, fastened to the driver's side door pillar (all models).
On 1980-83 models, the number is located both on the right front fender apron in the engine compartment (Pick-Ups) or on the right side of the firewall (Land Cruiser), and on the driver's side door pillar.
All 1984-88 models have the vehicle identification number stamped on a plate attached to the left side of the instrument panel. The plate is visible through the windshield. The VIN is also stamped on a plate attached to the right front fender apron with the exception of the Land Cruiser where it still found on the right side of the firewall and additionally on the driver's side door pillar.
The serial number on all 1970-80 models consists of a series identification (see chart) followed by a six digit production number. The serial number on all 1981-88 models has been changed to the 17-digit format. The first three digits are the World Manufacturer Identification number. The next five digits are the Vehicle Description Section (same as the series identification number above). The remaining nine digits are the production numbers.