USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by 2/14Marine » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:58 pm

I found this picture on the web and have never seen it before. Looks like the hood serial # is USMC 120683

It's interesting that the Stars were left on the jeep and trailer. Granted I have seen a few USMC jeeps with the stars on them. They need more elevation on those antennas if they're wanting to talk long range.

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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by Mark Tombleson » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:30 pm

The jeep started out as an Army jeep.

I cannot read the USMC number on the trailer? Maybe USMC 38046

That kind of looks like direction finding equipment to me...
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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by 2/14Marine » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:27 am

The trailer number looks like 136346
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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by Farrell Fox » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:45 am

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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by Farrell Fox » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:52 pm

Frame: MB 388965
Body: 152000
Engine: 501802 cast date Oct. 31st
Front Axle: 11-7-44
Rear Axle: 11-13-44
Reg. No. N/A
Tag No. N/A
Current Owner: J. Garlitz

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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by Mark Tombleson » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:21 pm

What is the backstory on the above MZ-2, Farrell?

And... is there a photo of the MZ-2 data plate as I can see where it was on the dash?

Nice looking jeep! :D
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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by Farrell Fox » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:43 pm

Mark Tombleson wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:21 pm
What is the backstory on the above MZ-2, Farrell?

And... is there a photo of the MZ-2 data plate as I can see where it was on the dash?

Nice looking jeep! :D
The owner recently purchased it and contacted me about it. According to the previous owner, Lloyd White bought the glove box door and data tags from this MZ-2. Assuming it's this one below, since the Jeep and the door are both painted red.
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Although if that's the case, the tags didn't match the Jeep and were from an earlier MZ-2. It apparently had an SCR-608 installed at some point. The original MZ-2 TCS radio dash tag is missing.

What's nice about this MZ-2 is it is nearly complete as far as numbers are concerned. Missing the DoD and registration number. I believe this MZ-2, my MZ-2, and two other MZ-2s were all delivered the same day in November.
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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by libbster29 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:43 pm

I talked to Lloyd I do t think this is the glove box door off this jeep.

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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by libbster29 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:44 pm

Meant to say it's not the door from this jeep.

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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by Mark Tombleson » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:54 pm

I took that photo of the glove box at Tower Park in October of 2005.

I inspected Lloyd's MZ-2 with my oldest son back in 2010... took photos of the body and frame but no close ups of the frame plate or body number. You would think I would have noticed if the data plate did not match the frame tag, but I cannot remember.

The paint on the glove box door matches pretty close to that jeep so I will talk to Lloyd on what the story is.

As far as the dates, that sounds correct and really does not surprise me as the radio jeeps seem the have a short production run periodically.
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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by Farrell Fox » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:19 pm

In any case, the new owner of the red MZ-2 would love to purchase those tags back from Lloyd, provided they are matching and original to his MZ-2.
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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by libbster29 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:34 am

Hopefully they will show up Anybody have an extra cast generator base that bolts to the floor

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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by Farrell Fox » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:59 pm

Frame: MB 234104
Body: 3734
Engine: 623312 (not original)
Front Axle: N/A
Rear Axle: N/A
Reg. No. N/A
Tag No. N/A
Current Owner: N/A

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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by Mark Tombleson » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:34 am

That is a nice looking NOM-12! :D :D
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Re: USMC/NAVY Radio Jeep Serial Number Data

Post by Farrell Fox » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:50 am

Data tags were found for J. Garlitz's MZ-2. Unfortunately they are the blank silk screened versions installed by the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Luckily he was able to locate the dash tag with legible text also installed by the P.N.S.
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