Decoding Jeep CJ VIN Numbers 1945-1968

Decoding Jeep CJ VIN Numbers on 1945 to 1968 Jeep CJ-2A, CJ-3A, and CJ-3B. 1945 to 1968 Jeep CJ VIN numbers are usually located in several possible locations. You should find a tin plate on the drivers side firewall and/or on the dash inside the Jeep.

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The following tables also contain production numbers. Accuracy of the production numbers is unverified.

CJ-2A
1945-1949
The first civilian Jeep.  Production started July 17, 1945

Year Body Model Serial No. Starting Serial No. Ending Units Made
1945 CJ-2A 10001 11824 1,824
1946 CJ-2A 11825 83379 71,554
1947 CJ-2A 83380 148458 65,078
1948 CJ-2A 148459 222581 74,122
1949 CJ-2A 222582 224764 2,182

CJ-3A
1948 -1953

Year Body Model Serial No.   Starting Serial No. Ending Units Made
1949 CJ-3A 10001 37749 27749
1950 CJ-3A 37750 63784 26034
1951 CJ3-A 451 GB1 10001 54158 44158
1952 CJ-3A 452 GB1 10001 38652 29652
1953 CJ-3A 453 GB1 10001 20617 10617

CJ-3B
1953 – 1968

Year Body Model Serial No. Starting Serial No. Ending Units Made
1953 CJ-3B 453GB2 10001 37551 27,551
1954 CJ-3B 453 GB2 10001 41292 31,292
1955 CJ-3B 453 GB2 10001 22952 12,952
1956 CJ-3B 453 GB2 22953 34371 11,418
1957 CJ-3B 453 GB2 34372 41591 7,220
1958 CJ-3B 453 GB2 41592 48247 6,656
1959 CJ-3B 453 GB2 48248 57547 9,300
1960 CJ-3B 453 GB2 57548 67473 9,926
1961 CJ-3B 453 GB2 67474 85317 17,844
1962 CJ-3B 453 GB2 85318 91464 6,147
1963 CJ-3B 453 GB2 91465 117202 25,738
1964 CJ-3B 453 GB2 117203 127686 10,484
1965 CJ-3B 453 GB2 129687 131201 3,392
1966 CJ-3B 8105 131202 135888 4,687
1966 CJ-3B 8105 135889 139773+ 3884+
1968 CJ-3B 81051 No Information for this year

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