Vital Information About Your Cruiser
VIN (Vehicle Identification Tags
The following information focuses primarily on vehicles originally sold in the USA. Identification tags can still be found on Non-USA models but the location of the tag varies by model. To help identify your vehicle, a visual reference of Land Cruiser body styles can be found on our Model Identification page.
To determine the correct part number you need, it may be necessary to know the VIN, engine number, production date and/or model number of your Land Cruiser. The production date and VIN is printed on the Vehicle Identification Tag. This tag is either an aluminum plate or sticker located in one of three places, on the driver's door or door jam, under the hood on the firewall or on the inner passenger fender. 1958-1967 models were not required to have the production date stamped on the I.D. plate. Please provide full frame number when you order parts to assure correct information (not registered year).
Below are letter highlighted examples of ID tags. Click the image for a larger view. The letters correspond with the following descriptions:
VIN number locations on the frame
Your Land Cruiser's Frame Number AKA VIN can also be found stamped on right front the frame member either in front of or behind the tire depending upon model. The images below are example of Frame Number. To find the production date on an older
Older Cruisers with missing tags (1964-1984)Use the frame number to find the production date of your Cruiser
Early Gasoline Engine Numbers
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The engine number for F and 2F engines is stamped on the right side of the engine block. See the chart above for other possible locations. Click the following link to find the production date of your F engine or 2F engine