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Old March 6th, 2019, 11:13 AM
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Cool,

I wonder how that serial number ended up being lower than mine? Because it is a M725?
Serial #11326
delivered 5-3-67
hood 3F3558
Yes the M725's had different serial numbers and where delivered at different times.
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Old May 9th, 2019, 06:53 AM
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A little update as a few more have come in. So please post up if you have known registration numbers on your vehicle.

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14420 Aug-67 3F 5836
15238 Sep-67 3F 7779
11326 May-67 3F 3558
34856 Feb-69 03W14968
17027 Oct-67 3F 9634
31180 Oct-68 03M75268
14711 Aug-67 3F 7198
13846 Jul-67 3F 6495
30826 Oct-69 03N24669
20875 Feb-68 03G65668
30061 Oct-68 03N28268

M725's
11515 Oct-67 3F 2473
10837 Jan-68 3F 1635
10318 Jul-67 3F 5292
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A little bump for the newer guys that have arrived here. I'm always looking to expand on the list of known registration (hood) numbers.
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Hey David,

After 10 + years with my 715, I'm finally thinking about ordering a set of hood numbers and markings.

I want to be a little different by going with subdued markings which are black.
Are there any pictures of 24087 painted trucks with the subdued markings? I've only seen it on tan camo in Germany. Is there a way to confirm it to be correct?

19274, January 1968. Unfortunately, my truck did not have any numbers at all.
From the info above, Looks like 3F XXX 68. I wish we had a more January 68s to tell us their hood numbers to get a closer guess. If not, might go with 3F20068.

I don't believe I will include the bridge plate number on the door, tire pressures, or "over fill" fuel markings. I want to keep it simple.

Thank you for any help!
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Old May 4th, 2020, 08:48 AM
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Hey David,

After 10 + years with my 715, I'm finally thinking about ordering a set of hood numbers and markings.

I want to be a little different by going with subdued markings which are black.
Are there any pictures of 24087 painted trucks with the subdued markings? I've only seen it on tan camo in Germany. Is there a way to confirm it to be correct?

19274, January 1968. Unfortunately, my truck did not have any numbers at all.
From the info above, Looks like 3F XXX 68. I wish we had a more January 68s to tell us their hood numbers to get a closer guess. If not, might go with 3F20068.

I don't believe I will include the bridge plate number on the door, tire pressures, or "over fill" fuel markings. I want to keep it simple.

Thank you for any help!
Yes I have seen some pics of trucks in Germany in the early 70's with subdued black markings. One of the members here has posted some pics of the one he drove while there. I have since found a data base that has quite a large bit of info on the registration numbers compared to the vin numbers. What is funny is that your vin number is out of order for being a 1968 truck. The vast majority of 1968 trucks start around the 22000 vin number. And there are even some late 1967 trucks that have 68' style registration numbers meaning they were built at the tail end of 67' but not accepted by the Army until 68'. But what's funny is that the closest vin on my list to yours
is 19271 and it also shows a 1968 build date but has a hood registration number of 3G0617 which is a 67' style hood number. Makes me wonder if there was a group of units from around then that got assigned the registration numbers but didn't pass final inspection and had to go back through to be refitted with something which pushed their completed date back into early 1968. Is yours a 100 amp truck? that might be what caused the delay. anyway it looks like yours should be 3G0620.
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At your service! I drove this truck for a year in Germany. Note, the subdued numbers were on the hood, no black star and tire pressure was in black. Unit number and truck number was white on the bumpers. As you can see, it was a 1968 by the last two numbers, "68".

I think that there is a limit of four pictures per thread. So, I will continue below.
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More pictures, same truck. You can see that being a 1968 truck, it did not have the hood mounted air cleaner. However.... my 1969 M715/M724 does not have one either! Quite a twisted web and it took me years to figure out where my truck probably originated.

NOTE: The engine picture is of the M715 that I had in Germany, not my present M715.
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Old May 4th, 2020, 11:21 AM
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...I have since found a data base that has quite a large bit of info on the registration numbers compared to the vin numbers. What is funny is that your vin number is out of order for being a 1968 truck. The vast majority of 1968 trucks start around the 22000 vin number. And there are even some late 1967 trucks that have 68' style registration numbers meaning they were built at the tail end of 67' but not accepted by the Army until 68'. But what's funny is that the closest vin on my list to yours
is 19271 and it also shows a 1968 build date but has a hood registration number of 3G0617 which is a 67' style hood number. Makes me wonder if there was a group of units from around then that got assigned the registration numbers but didn't pass final inspection and had to go back through to be refitted with something which pushed their completed date back into early 1968. Is yours a 100 amp truck? that might be what caused the delay. anyway it looks like yours should be 3G0620.
Let me possibly reinforce that theory. If you look at the serial number of my truck, it is nowhere near what a 1969 should be. Complicating that is the fact that it has no governor or air cleaner on the hood as a 1969 would have. That eventually led to the conclusion that my truck started out as an M724.

I remember when we got brand new M715 trucks in Bremerhaven. I was one of the troops that drove them off of the boat and quickly noticed that something was different. Governor! They were new 1969 trucks. My two previous two trucks were 1967, Ft. Sill and Utah and 1968 Neu Ulm, Germany.

This picture is a 1967 that I had in Blanding, UT. (Truth be known, I still have not decided which way to go with my truck now!)
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All this information on markings got me to thinking about an question I had posted awhile back about Air Force stateside paint . Would like to go Air Force blue as truck is faded CAP blue now.. Any new info would be appreciated..KyKen glad to see your posting...
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WOW, very interesting! Thank you David and Don!

I have the 60amp alternator if that's what you are referring to. No governor and carb mounted air cleaner.

3G0620 ('67# but delivered early in '68) sounds good to me! Makes the most sense.

I used the 'F' because there is a January '68 M725 listed above that used it. Don's '68 in the picture is a 'J'. Amazing!

Don, Do you remember any other trucks with black stars? I might want them for the doors. What's that called? Artistic license? lol

Tony, Hope to see you at Mission BBQ on the 16th.

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