Holes in dash any ideas?

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Holes in dash any ideas?

Post by gelly » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:35 pm

Hi Guys,

I have a 1943 MB and I am going to be tackling the dash this weekend and filling holes not required.

I am trying to identify these holes hopefully shown in the attached image.

There are 4 holes, they are spaced 2.5 inches apart vertically and 2.25 inches apart horizontally, I don't think it's the normal plate that sometimes is positioned here?

Any info greatly appreciated as normal,

Thanks in advance,

Jason
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Post by dpcd67 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:39 pm

Not normal; possibly from a rebuild data plate from some depot. Weld them shut.
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Post by Warren Duchesne » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:51 pm

I just sold a original tandem tow bar data plate that was about that size .If I still had it I would check the size for you . Warren Duchesne

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Post by Jon » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:16 pm

3-11/16" x 2-7/8" for the Tandem Hitch plate.
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Post by Mark Tombleson » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:18 pm

Are there any odd features on your jeep?

It is too small for most of the plates that go in that position... the factory installed MZ data plate is about 3-3/4" square or close to that. The small plate above that is a US Navy property tag... most of those are two hole.

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Post by tractor12 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:30 pm

what about the hole below them it is not suppose to be there also. its the way the photo was taken makes it not look straight not the holes
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Post by OldGPW » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:38 pm

There are a few other plates that could have been attached, assuming it was done during or around WW2. But those were larger, so :?:
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Post by Rml1708 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:36 am

Does the right side data plate hole pattern match? We had a jeep once that had the M48 mount installed over the right side of the glove box and that is where they moved the right data plate. You do have holes in the back of your glove box that might be from that installation.

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Post by gelly » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:50 pm

Hi Guys

Thanks for all the replies, it doesn't match any data plates I have, so looks like the best option is weld them up!

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Post by tractor12 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:54 pm

another option but I highly doubt it is a Holden with the center pole being mounted there
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Post by gelly » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:12 pm

Hi Tractor12,

Thanks for the reply, just one question what's a Holden :?:

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Post by Joe Gopan » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:21 pm

If you have all the data plates on your glove box there is no need for any holes in that area unless you plan to install a shipping data plate or the tandam tow bar kit. Best to fill them in.
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Post by Kevin Monahan » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:59 pm

Jason, with you living in the UK, is this Jeep ex Brit army?
I first thought they were for a postwar "Minisry of Supply" data plate.
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But the M of S plate is oblong. :roll:
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