M170 Bumper number help

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M170 Bumper number help

Post by txdodge43man » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:24 am

I picked up a M170 a few weeks ago and my brother has started striping the fire department red off. We have located the original hood numbers (US ARMY 1H3935) and I found the original unit numbers on the rear bumper.
The problem I am having is the driver side unit numbers make no since to me see picture I think they read on of two ways
71-BG-A3
37 SP 4
or
74 BG- A3
3/SP 1

Now I found the vehicle number no problem B 19

Any help figuring out these number would be great

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Re: M170 Bumper number help

Post by txdodge43man » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:27 am

here are the pictures
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Re: M170 Bumper number help

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:25 am

Can you say "Brigade"? :wink:
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Re: M170 Bumper number help

Post by txdodge43man » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:42 am

Yes that much is a given
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Re: M170 Bumper number help

Post by D Pizzoferrato » Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:31 pm

Looks like markings over markings due to a couple of repaints.

How about 71 (or 74) Brigade, 3rd Armor Division, 37/SPT or 371 SPT (37th or 371 Support Battalion).
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Re: M170 Bumper number help

Post by txdodge43man » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:51 am

Thank Ill research those units see what I can find.
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Re: M170 Bumper number help

Post by RedCross184 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:27 pm

I will look into this further as well, and thanks for sharing this post! It is always fun to solve old mysteries when it comes to these old vehicles...
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