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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:26 am    Post subject: Hood number help Reply with quote

Need help with a Hood number on an M38A1. DOD 5/55 84090. Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to give you a close reference, my confirmed hood number is 2A3514 for DOD 2/55 81433.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Assuming you tried to lightly sand your hood to see if anything could be revealed? My son and I tried on our 1955 MD85578 but came up empty. We eventually created a number based on period correct numbering from photos and the serial number plate from our original tub.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have no true idea what your jeep's hood number was originally then the best solution is a "Contrived Number" using the first period correct 3 or 4 digits combined with jeep's serial number. This way 10 years from now when a hobbyist recorder is trying to build upon his or someone else's database that person will recognize the relationship between your between your hood number and your serial number to understand that it is a contrived number and does not help his database.

May 1955 MD84090 would have had a hood number in the 2A7XXX range thus when combined with your serial yields 2A7090 or 2A4090.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is actually for a customer we have. He is missing the original hood but does have the data plate. Harold West has fixed me up on the best range of numbers for him. Thanks for every ones help. Matt
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember, when you estimate and pick a random number and paint it on that hood then ten or so years from now a database builder will find a real one and then see this one and scratch his head for several months. This is why so many folks come to our web sites looking for help & history and become disappointed when they find how inaccurate the histories are because folks stole number out of the air and painted them on a hood they never rode on and swapped serial plates all over the place.!
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