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Another VIN/Serial No. Dilemma
#1362956 Mon Jun 01 2020 12:18 AM
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5 RJ E 1306 is the serial number stamped on the data plate of a truck for sale on eBay.
I usually can figure these out myself, but this one has me stumped. This much I think is correct:
5 = Kansas City
R = 1948
J = 4100
E = May
Right?
This poor stakebed truck with dual rear wheels is being called a 3/4- or 1- ton.
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Re: Another VIN/Serial No. Dilemma
Frank50 #1362976 Mon Jun 01 2020 01:42 AM
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Yes that's right, but it should be noted the "R" is only used in 1948 for the 4, 5 & 6000 Series trucks. The 3000 Series trucks had "F" as the first letter in the year/model code...

Who is calling it a 3/4 or 1 ton?

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Re: Another VIN/Serial No. Dilemma
Frank50 #1362977 Mon Jun 01 2020 01:43 AM
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Looks like you got it right.
4100 would be a 1.5 ton truck.

Here's the VIN Decoder


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Re: Another VIN/Serial No. Dilemma
Frank50 #1363017 Mon Jun 01 2020 12:29 PM
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The seller. At first glance I thought it was a 1-ton. There’s no front bumper and the fenders didn’t look bigger... But a closer look at the pictures shows 10 studs on the rear wheels.

Here’s the link
Link removed. Violation of site rules.

Rough old truck in the Southwest Missouri mountains.

Thanks

Last edited by Justhorsenround; Mon Jun 01 2020 01:39 PM. Reason: Removed link

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Re: Another VIN/Serial No. Dilemma
Frank50 #1363086 Mon Jun 01 2020 09:09 PM
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Thanks and sorry for violating the rules. I will try to behave.


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Re: Another VIN/Serial No. Dilemma
Frank50 #1363102 Mon Jun 01 2020 10:15 PM
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The VIN buster seems to be broken. All I get is a blank page below the header.


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Re: Another VIN/Serial No. Dilemma
Tiny #1363145 Tue Jun 02 2020 04:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Tiny
The VIN buster seems to be broken. All I get is a blank page below the header.
Did you "click here or press enter? Works just fine for me on the OP's VIN.


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Re: Another VIN/Serial No. Dilemma
Frank50 #1363207 Tue Jun 02 2020 04:52 PM
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I clicked your link and this is what I see.

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Re: Another VIN/Serial No. Dilemma
Frank50 #1363215 Tue Jun 02 2020 05:41 PM
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Exactly what I get too.🛠


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Re: Another VIN/Serial No. Dilemma
Frank50 #1363231 Tue Jun 02 2020 07:55 PM
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Weird
It's not working for me either now. It worked just before I replied to Tiny's post. ohwell


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#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
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