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    1948 Willy Truck Vin #

    1948 Jeep Truck I bought this with a regular title, not a state issued for rebuild
    Question is, I can not find anything even close to this Vin # when searching

    Any input is appreciated
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    Tom,

    VIN numbers didn't come until much later with Kaiser and American motors owning the Jeep brand. The serial number breaks down as such.

    4= 4X4, T= Truck, 17904= serial number as built in 1948. 1948 production serial numbers= 12347 to 33304, for a total of 20957.

    https://www.kaiserwillys.com/willys-...erial-numbers/

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    gmwillys, appreciate the information, was a little worried the seller pulled one over on me

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    Truck ID Tags

    The tag is put on with pop rivets so I suspect it is an aftermarket tag, the originals were screwed on.

    The original '48 tags looked a lot like this one.

    I had this artwork made from the remains of the original tag from the '48 and KWAS has them - I sell Mike about 15 or 20 a year.

    (Just be careful not overload your truck and void the warranty.)
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    LarrBeard, Nice ID tag, if you sell them I would like one with Vin stamped in

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