glove box identification

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glove box identification

Post by parker007 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:14 pm

i just purchased this glove box from a member and it look interesting different, the data plates aluminum but blank, and hinge is different. it also has 2 holes about 3/8 under data plates so i figure plates not original but hinge look like it has not been changed. does anybody have any guesses?
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Re: glove box identification

Post by Weaseler » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:06 am

There were changes on data plates for a certain year some one here while no Exact year

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Re: glove box identification

Post by parker007 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:17 am

data plates have no stamping, so i'm thinking someone replaced with just a piece of aluminum?

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Re: glove box identification

Post by YLG80 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:37 am

Difficult to see on the picture, but it looks like the plates are attached with screws instead of rivets.
So they are not original.
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Re: glove box identification

Post by parker007 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:47 am

actually plates are attached with rivets, but look a little different than standard gpw rivets.

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Re: glove box identification

Post by Richard Grace » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:18 pm

Parker, I'm surprised that none of the "experts" out there knew what this was. The USMC removed the factory data plates and replaced them with their own. The data was painted or silk screened on aluminum and didn't hold up like the etched factory plates. Their rivets were very crude and looked like they had been upset between two bricks. The only surviving USMC data plates, with data intact, that I've ever seen were on a jeep with an arctic top installed which kept the plates out of the weather. I have photos of that plate if anyone is interested. It lists the maintaining branch as USMC motor transport, and has nothing stamped.

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Re: glove box identification

Post by parker007 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:25 pm

Richard Grace wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:18 pm
Parker, I'm surprised that none of the "experts" out there knew what this was. The USMC removed the factory data plates and replaced them with their own. The data was painted or silk screened on aluminum and didn't hold up like the etched factory plates. Their rivets were very crude and looked like they had been upset between two bricks. The only surviving USMC data plates, with data intact, that I've ever seen were on a jeep with an arctic top installed which kept the plates out of the weather. I have photos of that plate if anyone is interested. It lists the maintaining branch as USMC motor transport, and has nothing stamped.

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wow i was stumped why blank data tags were on.


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