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Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.Ask follow up questions if you need to. Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions. Every Corvette owner knows his or her car has a vehicle identification number (VIN) that's intended to help prevent theft and aid in the recovery of the car if stolen. Today's VINs serve a much wider purpose than theft prevention, recovery, and public safety.
In addition to these regulatory and safety functions, VINs allow Corvette owners to obtain certain historical information, depending on the year of the vehicle. From 1953 through 1964, the Corvette's VIN provided data in a 10-digit sequence, showing model, model year, assembly plant, and serial number, respectively. The label certifies that the vehicle conforms to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Standards.

Any chance you could find out the GAWR`s from sticker of another 2009 Wrangler sport 2.8 CRD ?I`m not much of techno on the mechanicle side, but possibly front is Dana 30, and rear might be Dana 44 ?Tim. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. But that's not the only reason behind the original car-ID system that was introduced in the U.S.
Entities that today utilize VINs in data systems include NHTSA, state motor-vehicle departments, law-enforcement agencies, insurance companies, organizations involved in motor vehicle research, and manufacturers," says the agency. The new alphanumeric sequence included engine type—not just whether the engine was a V-8—and assigned a specific letter (later, single-digit numbers were used, too) to every RPO engine available in the Corvette during the model year. This change made it possible to quickly identify a Corvette's original engine option by looking at the alphanumeric character in the fifth position on the VIN and decoding it.In 1976, the Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association petitioned NHTSA to adopt a 17-digit industry-standard VIN, which the agency did in 1981.

The gross front and rear axle weight ratings (GAWR's) are based on a minimum rim size and maximum cold tire inflation pressure. The new system added even more data to the metal plate, including country of origin, manufacturer, and restraint system installed.
Though later revised for uniformity across all domestic and import vehicle lines—and to include a scannable bar code—it's still in use today and is scheduled to remain in use for the next 30 years.GM keeps VIN Data cards from model year '72 through '11 in a database system, as a way of helping dealers' service departments decode VIN-plate data. Cab The optional front combination lamps, front grille and front bumper, optional doors, ventilation window on top option.
For example, in some years GM calls the model-year code "Year Designation," while in others it calls it "Last Digit of Model Year." We've left the data-field-naming anomalies exactly as they appear on the official cards.

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