Shipping stencil location

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Shipping stencil location

Postby The general » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:21 pm

Hi, could any knowledgeable "G" member help me with a stencil location. The Souchman website advises that the shipping stencil location in put on the right hand side of the vehicle quite far back under the grab handle. Most jeeps here in the uk have the stencil further forward towards the front wing. I plan to mark my vehicle as one involved in the d day landings. Is there a right or wong?? your opinions please.

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Re: Shipping stencil location

Postby Farrell Fox » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:44 pm

They were painted either forward or aft of the passenger doorway. It wasn't very uniform, I have even seen it on the windshield cowl. But most common was near the passenger side doorway. Mine is painted forward along the top of the foot rest.
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Re: Shipping stencil location

Postby Chuck Lutz » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:01 pm

I think you will find it in different font sizes also...here is one with it on R side...it was attributed to the 101st A/B and it looks to be Normandy.
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Re: Shipping stencil location

Postby Farrell Fox » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:10 pm

Here is a few photos for reference. My jeep is on the bottom.

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This is in Belgium in late 44 this has he shipping data on the windshield cowl.
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Re: Shipping stencil location

Postby ElwoodJayBlues » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:07 am

I got mine on the passenger side, under the grab handle, otherwise you couldn't see it with the additional geerycan holder mounted.

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Re: Shipping stencil location

Postby The general » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:43 pm

Many thanks guys, as always the G forum comes up with the answers. I belong to many military forums, non come close to the jeep community.

Many thanks to all who posted.
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