Difference between revisions of "1981 thru 1986 Models"

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'''1981 thru 1986 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)'''
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'''1981 thru 1986 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)''' The 13 digit VIN was replaced by a 17 digit VIN in 1981.  I could not find a good, clear graphic so this is a text version.  I will use numbers to designate digit placement and I have included info only applicable to Eagles.
  
  
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1 = Country of Manufacture:  "1" U.S.;  "2" Canada
  
[[Image:8186vin.jpg]]
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2 = Built By: "A" American Motors Corp.;  "B" American Motors (Canada) Inc.
  
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3 = Type:  "C" MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle)
  
'''Model Year Designators'''
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4 = Engine:  "B" 2.5 Pontiac;  "C" 4.2 AMC;  "U" 2.46 AMC
  
B - 1981
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5 = Transmision:  "H" Manual 4 speed, floor w/transfer case; "N" Manual 5 speed, floor, w/transfer case; "K" Automatic, floor, w/transfer case
  
C - 1982
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6&7 = Eagle Model:  "35" 4 door sedan; "36" 2 door sedan; "38" 4 door wagon; "53" Kammback; "56" SX/4
  
D - 1983
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8 = Trim/Restraint System:  "0" Base/Manual Belt; "5" DL/Manual Belt; "7" Limited/Manual Belt
  
E - 1984
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9 =  Check Digit
  
F - 1985
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10 = Model year:  "B" - 1981; "C" - 1982; "D" - 1983; "E" - 1984; "F" - 1985; "G" - 1986
  
G - 1986
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11 = Plant Location:  "K" Kenosha; "B" Brampton
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12-17 = Sequential Serial Number Assigned at Serialization (Not order of assembly).

Revision as of 22:24, 8 December 2005

1981 thru 1986 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) The 13 digit VIN was replaced by a 17 digit VIN in 1981. I could not find a good, clear graphic so this is a text version. I will use numbers to designate digit placement and I have included info only applicable to Eagles.


1 = Country of Manufacture: "1" U.S.; "2" Canada

2 = Built By: "A" American Motors Corp.; "B" American Motors (Canada) Inc.

3 = Type: "C" MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle)

4 = Engine: "B" 2.5 Pontiac; "C" 4.2 AMC; "U" 2.46 AMC

5 = Transmision: "H" Manual 4 speed, floor w/transfer case; "N" Manual 5 speed, floor, w/transfer case; "K" Automatic, floor, w/transfer case

6&7 = Eagle Model: "35" 4 door sedan; "36" 2 door sedan; "38" 4 door wagon; "53" Kammback; "56" SX/4

8 = Trim/Restraint System: "0" Base/Manual Belt; "5" DL/Manual Belt; "7" Limited/Manual Belt

9 = Check Digit

10 = Model year: "B" - 1981; "C" - 1982; "D" - 1983; "E" - 1984; "F" - 1985; "G" - 1986

11 = Plant Location: "K" Kenosha; "B" Brampton

12-17 = Sequential Serial Number Assigned at Serialization (Not order of assembly).