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Re: Blue Drab Registration Numbers

Post by Ben Dover » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:39 pm

Those 2" Blue Drab numbers, 382497, on your hood are repaints and not the original GM font. The larger white numbers are the GM numbers.
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Re: Blue Drab Registration Numbers

Post by Farrell Fox » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:32 pm

Ok Joel, do you have any documentatio that states the size and color of the hood numbers?

My hood numbers aside, TM9 doesn't match factory numbers.
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Re: Blue Drab Registration Numbers

Post by Ben Dover » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:57 pm

I do not have much on the G-506 except to comment that they were the same as the G-508. G-506 and G-508 used a unique 4" font for the hood numbers on early thru sometime in 42 Chevrolet and CCKW before going to the 2" registration numbers. The 4" Numbers could be found in either Blue Drab and White and it is noted in some publications. Bryce Sunderlin notes the GM 4" registrations and the change to 2" in his MVPA series on the CCKW. There are plenty of wartime black and white photos of the Chev 4X4 that confirm that both Blue Drab and White were used. The David Doyle book also illustrates 4" USA Registrations in both colors. there are some photos of the G-506 in Davids book.
Original G-506 registration numbers were solid without breaks in paint from connecting strips.
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Re: Blue Drab Registration Numbers

Post by kelley » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:06 pm

Thanks for that bit of information Farrell, Can you post a picture sometime?
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Re: Blue Drab Registration Numbers

Post by phillip.w.givens » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:06 am

I look at my tractor alittle bit closer and the 2 inch white number are sprayed over the 4 inch blue drab numbers my tractor is a dec 42

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Re: Blue Drab Registration Numbers

Post by racerlee » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:38 pm

Sorry to get off of the paint color on the numbers. My g506 hood it so rusty that the numbers are gone. How do you know what numbers should be on your hood?

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Re: Blue Drab Registration Numbers

Post by Ben Dover » Thu May 31, 2018 12:03 pm

And this topic never came to a conclusion. , that was 4 years ago.
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