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Re: Navy and USMC Registration Numbers

Post by Colin Jansen » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:13 am

Dont know if it helps or is of interest but when i bought my MB it came with a few navy grey parts including MB steering wheel and GPW hood on it, under the paint the original markings on that hood was USN 156029. I am building a GPW out of parts so will use this hood on it. Does anyone know what they number tells of the Navy GPW the hood came off.
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Re: Navy and USMC Registration Numbers

Post by Mark Tombleson » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:03 pm

It would help a lot if you posted a close up photo of the hood with the USN number.
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Re: Navy and USMC Registration Numbers

Post by Tom Wolboldt » Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:21 am

Hi Colin,

Knowing the Serial # and Date of Delivery ( data plate photo would be great ) of the 43 MB would be a big help also.
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Re: Navy and USMC Registration Numbers

Post by nirvana » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:00 am

USN 161834
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Re: Navy and USMC Registration Numbers

Post by Adam » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:29 am

Looks like USN is it real or fake? Cane out of SC a few years back.

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Re: Navy and USMC Registration Numbers

Post by Mark Tombleson » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:34 am

USN 259543?
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Re: Navy and USMC Registration Numbers

Post by Adam » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:14 am

I dont see it referenced anywhere, so is it originally a USN jeep or did somebody paint numbers on it 30 years aggo?

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Re: Navy and USMC Registration Numbers

Post by Michael O. » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:32 am

GPW 104111 (3-23-43) has a USN registration number USN 88667. Numbers are in yellow over OD on both sides of the hood and rear panel.
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Re: Navy and USMC Registration Numbers

Post by Myers » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:35 am

Could you post a few photos of your navy markings, Michael?
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Re: Navy and USMC Registration Numbers

Post by tractor12 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:55 am

USMC 51231which Mark T thinks is a nom. Number comes from a picture of the jeep posed in front of a blimp hanger in Oahu and has a "Holden" USMC jeep ambulance hood spare tire carrier. Picture is listed on the USMF forum for sale
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Re: Navy and USMC Registration Numbers

Post by libbster29 » Mon May 14, 2018 1:33 pm

Not sure where to post. However I just purchased a 44 gpw
With hood numbers usmc 71811

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Re: Navy and USMC Registration Numbers

Post by 19OlllllllO41 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:55 pm

I found what I believe are original USMC registration numbers (33707) on my 1-43 MBT. They are on the rear panel and front panel of the trailer. There are also white stars on each side of the trailer in front of the wheels. Do they look legit to you guys? Thoughts? I also uncovered USMC Forest Green under the layer of OD someone applied to the trailer at some point. The trailer came out of California, so salt/rust/major corrosion wasn't an issue which is why I believe this trailer and its markings survived.
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Re: Navy and USMC Registration Numbers

Post by Mark Tombleson » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:53 pm

Please post a photo of the data plate if you have one?

Here is a photo of one in my library that has 2" markings that appear the same as the original jeep font.

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Re: Navy and USMC Registration Numbers

Post by 19OlllllllO41 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:02 am

Mark,

Here is a picture of the data plate. Serial number 18901 (the first 1 is hard to make out). The font on mine is definitely not the orig jeep font, and because the numbers and letters are kind of uneven, it looks like mine would have definitely been added quickly in the field if truly original.
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