short vins

Discussion in 'FJ55 Iron Pig Preservation Society' started by bonzai, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. bonzai

    bonzai

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    Dissclaimer: I did some searches and failed to find any related topics.

    Purchasing my first cruiser a 74 fj55
    broken odometer I will be the 5th owner

    is this a common vin FJ5538528
    I am used to long a@# vins
     
  2. Pighead

    Pighead Stop calling it an FJ

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    Yup, they had the short VIN back in the day...
    Your Pig is 2185 frames older than my 12/'74 (FJ5546713)
     
  3. bonzai

    bonzai

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    Thank you so much

    By the way Your rig is sweet

    I remember when I first saw it on a google search. I imediatly saved the pic
    how much was the paint sorta job
     
  4. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Moderator

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    The standardized 17 digit vin was adopted by Toyota in the 1981 model year.
     
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    PabloCruise SILVER Star

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    I think that statement is true for vehicles destined for the US. My understanding is that this can cause issues if you pull an '84 from Oz and try to register it here!
     
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    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

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    I had a JDM late 80s Honda Hawk that had a short VIN that caused some issues at the DMV.
     
  7. FineWynsFJ40

    FineWynsFJ40 Eff-Jay-Farty

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    Yep, both my 40 and 55 annoy them!
     
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