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Chassis Number

Discussion in 'References' started by smoothstroke, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. smoothstroke

    smoothstroke Member

    Hey Everybody, Is there anyway to get the year from the chassis number? Truck does not have seatbelt tags.

    Thanks
     
  2. OldMachinist

    OldMachinist Moderator Staff Member

  3. smoothstroke

    smoothstroke Member

  4. MiniBrutes

    MiniBrutes Gold Supporting Member

    I can give you month/yr of manufacture from the chassis number.
     
  5. smoothstroke

    smoothstroke Member

    Here you go,

    DD51B-302056

    Thanks, Terry
     
  6. MiniBrutes

    MiniBrutes Gold Supporting Member

    That number isnt coming up, however DD51T-302056 comes up as:

    Manufacture date is November 1993 Year (1993.11)
     
  7. smoothstroke

    smoothstroke Member

    It is dd51b, it is a dump bed. I was told it was a 97. But the seatbelt tag was gone(removed). So it wouldn't surprise me if it was a 1993. Kinda like trading horse's if you know what I mean.
     
  8. MiniBrutes

    MiniBrutes Gold Supporting Member

    Well, you should be able to get an idea based on the control arms. They changed in about 95.

    There are big numbers/letters stamped in the control arm.

    The 92-94 will have something like 50FL or 50FR. The 95-98 will have 50FAL or 50FAR. (The extra A)

    So, if your control arms are the 92-94 type then its a good chance it is a 93.

    Oh, and how many digits on the ODO? The 92-early 93's only had 5 digits, where late 93 and up had 6 digits.
     
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  9. smoothstroke

    smoothstroke Member

    You nailed it on the late 93, I checked and the control arms have 50FL and the odometer is 6 digits and the 10ths. Good to know for parts. Bad or good it's titled as a 1997. Appreciate your time on this. It's a good running truck and I like the dump bed. Sure looks like he was trying to hide the year with the seat belt tag being removed. I paid 5700.00 which at the time was not too bad I guess. Thanks again. Terry
     
  10. xroadsimport

    xroadsimport Gold Supporting Member

    Depending on the model we can in our EPC system.

    Cory
     
  11. Garic

    Garic New Member

  12. smoothstroke

    smoothstroke Member

    Nice add Garic, Had to change my chassis # on the search engine though. Mine is stamped DD51B (dump bed) had to enter it as a DD51T. Worked great though came up as a 93 as minibrutes had helped me find out. Of course like you I thought I had bought a 97. Just like horse trading, you better get informed before you buy. Got a much better deal on my second truck.

    Terry
     
  13. OldMachinist

    OldMachinist Moderator Staff Member

    It's shame it doesn't work Honda's older than 1999.
     
  14. srmoose

    srmoose New Member

    Hi, 8 years later I have a similar question; I am trying to find out the month of manufacture for a DD51B (dump), I tried the month calculator posted above but it does not give any info for the DD51B, when I put it in as DD51T I do get November 1993 similar to smoothstroke. It does have 6 digit odometer.
    Can someone verify if this an accurate way to find the month and year? or is there another way other than seatbelt?
    I could not get the date from Suzuki Japan.
    Also Honda Japan will give you the date of manufacture of pre-1999 vehicles if you email / contact them.
    thx
     
  15. Botl01

    Botl01 Member

    Try inputting your VIN on this site. It worked for my Subaru.
    https://partsouq.com/
     
  16. srmoose

    srmoose New Member

    Hey Botl01 thanks I gave it a try but it came back with "nothing found". It did work if I changed the B to a T but I am unsure if this is correct.
    If it is correct then I know it is Nov 1993, the description under the T looks like the same truck...
     

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