M-SERIES VEHICLE BRIDGE PLATES

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M-SERIES VEHICLE BRIDGE PLATES

Post by Ben Dover » Tue May 13, 2014 5:34 am

TB 746-93-1 dated October 1964 for the current style Bridge Plate during the M-38/M-38A1 time period does not include the Vehicle Weight classification Plate as an item of issue for the 1/4 Ton Truck, the smallest truck listed is the 3/4 Ton M-37.
They do look nice tho.
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Re: M-SERIES VEHICLE BRIDGE PLATES

Post by kenc80 » Wed May 14, 2014 6:21 am

you are right - but darnit they just look so darn good on there! :mrgreen:
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Re: M-SERIES VEHICLE BRIDGE PLATES

Post by Ben Dover » Wed May 14, 2014 7:10 am

They are GI, look good, and add color. I'll bet that a few did get installed on active Army Jeeps, tho.
I couldn't resist mounting one on my M-37B1.
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Re: M-SERIES VEHICLE BRIDGE PLATES

Post by MASH_4077 » Wed May 14, 2014 7:32 am

Got one on my M38A1 ;)
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Re: M-SERIES VEHICLE BRIDGE PLATES

Post by skyjeep50 » Fri May 16, 2014 7:12 am

I have a bridge plate too. Also not correct is the 7.50x16 tires, rope, siren, turn signal lamps, civvy lockout hubs, gun installed on a radio jeep and what you can't see - Tweety Bird and Sylvester floor mats. :lol: The rest is pretty stock 'tho. Siren is there because of the movie "Patton" - you know, when he's riding into that Tunesian town on the halftrack, hand on the barrel, siren blaring. You have to have fun!
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Re: M-SERIES VEHICLE BRIDGE PLATES

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:46 am

The "BRIDGE PLATE" bulletin, TB-746-93-1, dated 1964 for later M-Series Trucks.
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Re: M-SERIES VEHICLE BRIDGE PLATES

Post by JMZ421 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:32 am

I just purchased a nice Pyrene brass extinguisher 1 quart with original mount. I took the Brasso to it last night and so far very nice. I found a company that sells these 1/4 inch thick RUBBER square magnents(no scratching) with pre-drilled hole to accept a small mounting screw and have a 25lb pull weight. They will fit perfect on the back of the extinguisher mount(2 of them) and I will let you know how they hold my 4lb total weight brass extingusher on my front driver side fender and NO holes to be drilled in fender. That extinguisher looks neat, just like the bridge plate. If you look on ewillys site today you will see some jeeps in color with bridge plates. John

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Re: M-SERIES VEHICLE BRIDGE PLATES

Post by dpcd67 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:06 pm

We never put bridge plates on 1/4 ton trucks in any units I was in; they do not belong there and I do not have them on mine.
The solution is to pretend that your jeep is the CG's vehicle and then you can put anything on it you want, legitimately. GOs can do what they want.
Yes they look cool. Still wrong.
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