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Post by Mike W. » Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:06 pm

Cuz wrote:These needs were met by small special contracts and local procurement. Many of these vehicle acquisitions were delivered by the manufacturer through it's local dealers to a specific base. All of these vehicles ended up with "Property of _________" tags and most even got registration numbers assigned.
While in the Navy I drove several Navy vehicles that fell right into this class and not a single one of them had the tradiotional Navy registration number but did have the base and department indicated instead on the outside of the vehicle. I think they by then had the generic .gov vehicle inventory tags but may have had the Navy property tag instead of the Dept. of the Navy tag shown in this thread.

WW2 or not, the Navy did have CJ 2A and 3A jeeps as I have pictures of them just as the Army had civvy jeeps after the war.
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Post by MiG » Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:43 am

Mike W. wrote:
WW2 or not, the Navy did have CJ 2A and 3A jeeps as I have pictures of them just as the Army had civvy jeeps after the war.
Can you pls post some of those pics?

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Post by Mike W. » Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:05 pm

Don't have ability to post pics but send me your e-mail addy and I'll look for them.
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Post by Mark Tombleson » Sun Jun 17, 2007 10:36 pm

Mike, email the photos to me and I will post them for you. :)

As for the property tag... you may not even notice it is there.

Here are a few types of tags used up until 1950 or so.

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Post by MiG » Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:34 am

Mike W. wrote:Don't have ability to post pics but send me your e-mail addy and I'll look for them.
Thank you, pls send them to luisilvapinho@gmail.com :)

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Post by Mike DeHart, South Jersey » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:04 am

I can vouch for the military using fully civilian Jeeps for base usage. I have a 78 CJ5 that was originally metallic dark green. Problem was it was registered as a truck. (In NJ that means twice the $$ to register.) Had the DMV do a search on the vin and found that the original purchaser was the New Castle, Delaware, US Army base. Hot dog! It is an Army Jeep true and real! It is just not a combat vehicle. I have found no property tags but they may have been removed. Anyway, the DMV retitled it properly as a passenger vehicle when I explained that my Buick could hold more payload in both volume and weight, and that the Jeep doesn't even have a tailgate. Sometimes I swear that the Army would call a bicycle a "Truck, Two-Wheeled, Human Powered."

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Post by Steve Webb » Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:53 pm

Mike, If it had a basket they would call it a heavy truck :P
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Post by Mike W. » Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:33 pm

Mark Tombleson wrote:Mike, email the photos to me and I will post them for you. :)

As for the property tag... you may not even notice it is there.

Here are a few types of tags used up until 1950 or so.
Seen all kinds of property tags but don't remember one like the bottom. Already sent the pics to Wes K. hours ago as he sent me a private message and I got it first, I will dig things back out and get them to you. Crismon's book has an Army 2A picture taken in 1948 and a 3A and 3B, my one good friend had a Navy DJ3A but the pictures are long gone.


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Post by Mark Tombleson » Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:29 pm

Here you go Mike! :wink:

Greg Bjella's Navy CJ5 Navy registration number 94-61195.

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NAS Adak Alaska 1956. The Navy Federal Stock number listed in 1957 for a CJ3A w/o winch was C2320-174-1564. However this was a discontinued number and once stock was exhausted they were to order C3230-835-8318, a M38 w/o winch.
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As far as my tag... it is earlier than the others and was made on some type of steel ribbon machine that stamped the numbers on them:
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Post by Mike W. » Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:19 pm

mark - Almost looks like it could have been stamped on the same machine that did dog tags.
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Post by Mark Tombleson » Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:11 pm

Mike W. wrote:mark - Almost looks like it could have been stamped on the same machine that did dog tags.
I know a Navy vet that did inventory control on a base. Not WWII but in the late 1940s... he really did not like me reinstalling it on the jeep as he had done so many of that type of tag, he was still sick of doing them. I'm assuming it was a similar type of machine. He told me they were put on everything they could screw a tag onto... they used something else for stuff you could not screw a tag onto. :wink:
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Post by petesilfven » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:53 pm

We had a machine at Ford that would stamp oval brass tags. We used them for key tags on test vehicles. The machine was the same as the ones used to make dog tags in the military.
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Post by MiG » Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:18 pm

Any known army plate from military CJ2a?

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Post by Hanno Spoelstra » Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:40 am

Mark Tombleson wrote:Here you go Mike! :wink:

Greg Bjella's Navy CJ5 Navy registration number 94-61195.

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Did it come in this colour originally, or was it originally grey and then repainted?

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Post by G. Bjella » Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:45 pm

Hanno Spoelstra wrote:
Mark Tombleson wrote:Here you go Mike! :wink:

Greg Bjella's Navy CJ5 Navy registration number 94-61195.

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Did it come in this colour originally, or was it originally grey and then repainted?

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It is grey under the blue and it will be some time before I get around to making it all grey again.
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