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post #1 of 9 Old 02-20-2013, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Military Style lettering and serial numbers

I am planning on painting my Jeep in a military style and am wondering how the hood lettering/numbering was determined. My Dad served in WW2 and I wanted to reflect his unit number somewhere. I believe that this is indicated on the body either in the hood numeration or seperately. Any info on this will be greatly appreciated. If anyone has any links to any military site that would be a help too. Thanks!

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-20-2013, 12:04 PM
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The bumper numbers are done so the unit is on the passenger side (as viewed from the front) and the vehicle number is on the drivers side.

My HMMWV' bumper numbers looked like this:

A603 ASB _________________________A71

Alpha Company 603rd Aviation Support Battalion Alpha 71

Check out this site: http://olive-drab.com/od_mvg_markings.php

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

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http://jeepdraw.com/images/AR-850-5.pdf

if you want to mark it WW2 style...here's more information than you will ever want.
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i saw a place on the web where you can buy military decals, numbers, letters, stars and even pick the number and letters
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i saw a place on the web where you can buy military decals, numbers, letters, stars and even pick the number and letters
http://www.militarystencils.com/default.aspx
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post #6 of 9 Old 02-20-2013, 08:30 PM
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Great idea!! No better tribute that I can think of to a veteran and a father. Not to mention its gonna look very slick. Always wanted to do this to my jeep, even though its a CJ7. Post pics of the final result!

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Yeah thanks for the input. I am using a desert flat paint to reflect current military style. On the hood and sides I am going to use post D-day style circle stars cuz I like em. I am also going to put the soldiers cross somewhere and possibly use the Wounded Warrior graphic as a tribute to all those who have served.

My Dad was in a cartography/intelligence unit and also flew a glider to get the pics to make the maps with. He was stationed in the Pacific theater. I have his neat silk jacket patch with the American flag and saying "I am an American and I am your friend.........." in about 20 different languages.
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http://jeepdraw.com/images/AR-850-5.pdf

if you want to mark it WW2 style...here's more information than you will ever want.
Great link! I wish I could find one of the old Carry Alls or panel trucks and put some modern drivetrain under it.
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