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Old 06-01-2011, 12:39 PM
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when you order a vehicle it starts the paper trail, usually within a week or two, the paperwork hits some office somewhere & they assign a number to it, that number is called a V.O.N. vehicle order number, i am not sure but i think this is when it changes from a stack of papers to the computer files.
then VON continues through the process & gets to some office, where they confirm all the data & apply through Chrysler for a permanent Identification number, this new number when received is called a V.I.N.Vehicle Identification Number

the VIN number as well as the VON number & the BUILD DATE are what is on the BAR CODE that is on the WINDOW STICKER that you see on every NEW Vehicle at the dealers sales lot

so if you had the proper code reader, you could walk up to a vehicle, activate it over the bar code & store it, & go home or to the office & you could decode it, if you were so inclined
the first ELEVEN identifiers (in no particular order in this post) tell you the country it was made in, the town, what it is like car or truck, GVWR, 2 or 4 wheel drive, the Series, 1500, 2500, etc., cab type, engine, check digit, model year.
the last 6 identifiers & this is just a guess, almost have to be color, special packages, wheels, where it was shipped to, etc.
Next is the VON number in the bar code, then the Build Date
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