EARLY SLAT (NO GLOVE BOX?) DATA TAG PLACEMENT

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EARLY SLAT (NO GLOVE BOX?) DATA TAG PLACEMENT

Post by Jim Kilbourne » Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:25 pm

I read on a different post that two early slat owners say their data tag is on the far right position and not in the middle and it appears to be original in their opinions.

I went and looked at my slat, 106245, and though it does not have the tags, the hole spacing is different for each tag. Measuring the holes indicates that my data tag was on the far right as well....

If we dont have collected info on this yet...I think we should start posting data here and then add the detail to the serial number list William started when we narrow down the date/SN that moved the tag to the middle spot....
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Post by ajlang » Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:33 pm

Jim,
111050 DodD 1/13/1942's data tag is in the far right position.
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Post by Bill Eldred » Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:22 pm

Jim you might want to start a sticky on this and list each jeep with the location of the plates. Maybe you will see some sort of pattern. We are still hoping for more info on the fat vs skinny drive shaft.
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Post by mstokes » Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:27 am

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My data plat with all the good info is all the way to the right. Original plates original locations.

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Post by Russell Moore » Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:06 am

this is the one i am useing for my pattern #103522
it is on the far right also

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1944 International M5H6 Serial # 22940 DOD 12-44
1945 International M5H6 Serial # 39363 DOD 4-45
1942 Dodge WC 51 Serial # 81591811
1943 Dodge WC 51 serial # 81669605


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Post by Jim Kilbourne » Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:57 am

So it looks like this may be a glove box versus no glove box thing...

Bill has a good idea to make this a sticky...but I dont see that option when I am logged on....

so do I need a moderator to do that? (Done)
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Post by William » Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:19 pm

My slat 104585 body , original dataplates , never removed before ...

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Post by MATT » Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:08 am

I have and have owned several non-glove box slat grills in the past with original data plates and the nomenclature plate has always been in the far right position. I have owned one glove box (late) slat grill and the nomenclature plate was in the middle of the glove box.

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Post by 42slat » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:28 pm

Some drunk GI must have put the data plates on my slat. I have MB 109964 and the main plate with the information is in the middle. It was in the middle when I bought the slat and all the screw holes line up in that same manner.

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Post by Jim Kilbourne » Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:55 am

well,

Thanks to those who have replied so far,

but I would say overall the response to this has been anemic.

If you reply please post your S/N...and glove box option or not...repoop body or not (if you know) ...wihtout that minimal data we can't nail this down...

Already some conflicting data....

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Post by Barry Hampton » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:41 pm

Slat 119343 CDN242. Original body and plates. No glovebox. Plates as follows from left -Shift plate/Caution plate/Nomenclature plate on far right.
I was never sure if this was a Canadian Contract thing or standard slat (non glove box)

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Post by Frank » Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:43 am

Jim....the early manual shows the Nom. plate to the far right.
All the non glovebox slatgrills I have seen have the Nom. plate to the far right.
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Post by Gonzalo » Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:02 pm

Jim,
My early Slat is SN 107351-
DOD 12/27/1941.
The data tag is in the far right position.

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Post by kpu121265 » Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:15 am

MB112054 has the nom plate on the right, as does MB109234. The other slat i have, no glove box (but no chassis or data plates present) also has the nom plate to the right.
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Post by Toby W » Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:05 am

I00596 has:
From left to right:

SHIFTER - CAUTION - SERIAL

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