M-38 data plates

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M-38 data plates

Post by Ford42GPW » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:57 am

I'm looking to see if anyone has any information on two M-38's, serial numbers in question are 68137 date of delivery 5/52 with hood number 20943213 and MC 52223,no date of delivery or hood number with this one.
You can pm me if you have any information on these two ,thanks in advance


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Post by dpcd67 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:27 am

What kind of information are you looking for?
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Post by JMZ421 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:07 pm

The 5/52 serial number AND that hood number, are roughly the same difference with my 11/51 serial number and hood number, which would make sense if there was roughly 25,000 made between 11-52 and 5/52, or close to that. John

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Post by dpcd67 » Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:51 pm

I own serial number 34523 with an acceptance date of 9-51.
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Post by Ford42GPW » Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:31 pm

I have the data plates to these two jeeps and wanted to see if they are still out there.

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Post by dpcd67 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:21 am

Ok, I see now; likely the answer is no, and since you have the plates, there is no other way to tell other than the wheel well tag, which is usually missing too. M38 serial numbers are not stamped on any steel parts. You know that.
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Post by Ken Perkins » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:43 am

have you looked at the m38 serial number data base on Willymjeeps board ?
1951 M38 #22936
1951 M100 DUNBAR
1953 m100 Dunbar
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Post by Ford42GPW » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:12 pm

Thanks for the information,I know there is no other way to find serial numbers.
I have looked into the M-38 data base on known vehicles and did not see them listed.
I wanted to do just diligence and see if these vehicles are still out there with reproduction plates as I would gladly turn over these orginal plates to the owners, it's my conclusion that these vehicles are no longer in existence, these plates also have titles with them and I will decide what to do with them soon.

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Post by Coastiereid » Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:21 am

My m38 I bought last year..
Project Salty over on the willysmjeep forum
MC 66792 5/52
Hood # 20942580
L134 # MC 91518

Body tag matched my title (was titled in New York) now titled out of Oregon, but I’m stationed in VIrginia.
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