MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

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MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Post by ron alred » Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:24 am

TO ALL WHO HAVE M422 AND M422A1 PLEASE SEND ALL SERIAL NUMBERS AND HOOD NUMBERS IF AVAILABLE. I WILL BE COMPILING A REGISTRY. THANKS RON ALRED ALRED@BELLSOUTH.NET

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Post by edisworking » Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:32 pm

Mine is NJ, Ser. 1525 Hood # 046257
It is running / driven about 500-600 miles a year
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Post by acmack » Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:38 pm

What serial numbers did the M422 begin and end at?

Did it begin at 001?

I'm asking because I was under the impression there were only 1200 422's made but I know of an M422 with serial number 1265. David
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Post by ron alred » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:10 am

SERIAL NUMBERS BEGAN WITH NUMBER 101. I HAVE 103 AND 106 THANKS RON ALRED

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Post by acmack » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:34 am

Was the last M422 1301? David
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Post by ron alred » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:00 am

ALL RECORDS INDICATE APP 1250 M422'S WERE MADE NO ONE KNOWS THE LAST ONE'S SERIAL NUMBER OF M422

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Post by Jim Sanders » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:10 pm

Some thought lying in the back of my conscious says that the first production M422 was serial number 100 - is this right?
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Post by B.C. » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:59 pm

The first M422 was serial number 101. The numbers 101-106 or 107 were delivered very early as test units. I have number 107 and I think the delivery date was sometime early to mid-1959. I have to take a look to be sure. It was either the first production unit delivered or one of the test vehicles, depending upon which account you believe.

I have a report from AMC dated 5 January 1959 stating that the first two test vehicles had been completed and would be retained by AMC for testing at their proving ground in Burlington, WI. The report went on to say that 3,4,5,& 6 were scheduled to be delivered in March and April of 1959.

An account in the August 1960 issue of Leatherneck Magazine refers to the first seven "pre-production pilot models" being produced and tested in 1959, and goes on to state that the Marine Corps received 243 production models during the period of March through May, 1960. This would account for the entire initial contract for 250 units.

I find it amazing that Ron Alred has both #103 and #106! Did you acquire them at the same place and at the same time? I'd be really interested to know where they came from. They were definitely pre-production. Were the rear bumpers perforated like the front one, or are they solid? Could you please look at the data plates for delivery dates? Thanks!
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Post by acmack » Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:12 pm

If we are confident that the first was 101 and 1250 were built then 1351 must be the last 422. Anyone own a 422 with a serial number higher than 1265? David
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Post by acmack » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:12 pm
If we are confident that the first was 101 and 1250 were built then 1351 must be the last 422. Anyone own a 422 with a serial number higher than 1265? David
Theoretically, 1351 should be the number of the first M422A1. Let's expand the question to also include this: Does anyone own an M422A1 with a serial number under 1400?
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Post by ron alred » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:51 am

RECORDS SAY APP 1250 MADE OF M422. THE 1250 IS NOT EXACT. I WILL CHECK MY SERIAL NUMBER 103 AND 106 FOR DELIVERY DATES AND REPORT BACK THANKS RON ALRED

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Post by Bill H. » Sat May 02, 2009 8:31 am

I have M422A1 3047 hood number is 309274 and I just sold M422 623 with unknown hood number.
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Post by Scott Higgins » Sat May 02, 2009 10:11 am

Hello,

I have a 1961 Mighty Mite M422A1 S/N 3349 with original hood number 309735.

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Post by FUBARjeep » Fri May 22, 2009 6:09 am

As documented in my thread, I have #3322.

Although, at this moment, I don't remember the body number. My hood number is not correct as I made it up for my own reasons.

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Re: MIGHTY MITE SERIAL NUMBERS

Post by ron alred » Sun May 24, 2009 3:55 pm

ron alred wrote:RECORDS SAY APP 1250 MADE OF M422. THE 1250 IS NOT EXACT. I WILL CHECK MY SERIAL NUMBER 103 AND 106 FOR DELIVERY DATES AND REPORT BACK THANKS RON ALRED
UPDATE SERIAL # 103 DOD IS 3 OF 59
# 106 DOD IS 5 OF 59

THANKS RON ALRED

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