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    Think the neighbors will notice that it's there? lol
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    The truck was repainted at one point.
    Question, do the number need to stay with the truck? And what do they mean exactly?

    When I clean 'er up and do some painting, can I just get rid of these and re-stencil the same numbers/letters back on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nchittendon View Post
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    The truck was repainted at one point.
    Question, do the number need to stay with the truck? And what do they mean exactly?

    When I clean 'er up and do some painting, can I just get rid of these and re-stencil the same numbers/letters back on?
    What it comes down to is that:

    - The rig is yours.

    - Do what you want to do.

    But some questions to ask yourself are do you want to restore the iron to what it actually once was (researching it's "personal" history)? Or to some "ideal" Deuce? Or even just plain clean it up and run it? Lots of roads to follow.

    Others here know the significance of the stencils (unit ID, etc), and you can likely search some threads abut that also.

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    Thank you!
    Been doing some research on it. Actually found the 34 ID facebook page and they have pointed me towards their motor pool for possible history.

    As far as plan for the truck.......It's currently all "wrong." Someone put an Air Force logo on the doors, which contradicts her Army background (if the numbers are indeed correct). I plan to track down her history if possible, and tattoo her accordingly. It will then be cleaned up and ran.

    The main purpose for the truck is a project for my 7 year old and I. I was looking at getting a hot rod to work on, but I considered a couple of different things.....if him and I are working on a classic car restoration (for conversation let's just say a 69 GTO) and he were to drop a wrench on the fender........the thought of eating my young would be a consideration. If we are working on the deuce and he drops a wrench, we pat the truck on her proverbial backside, and keep on working. In short, we can't really hurt her. He can learn so much more from this including history, off-roading, trucks, manual tranny, diesel engine, paint, welding......the list goes on and on. Learn it all with no fear of hurting it. On a GTO with a $10k paint job, and shiny chrome parts that you are afraid to scratch, it could be a lot more nerve racking for both of us.
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    Hey chittendon, I see from your signature that you might do a little "squirrel hunting":

    - any chance you know anybody from the Weapons Training Battalion at MCB Quantico?

    - Capt. Trizila? SSgt Pickel? SSgt Hall? Cpl Sookdeo?

    I've worked with them some in the past, and just a shot in the dark (so to speak). You know some of the team?

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    Welcome from 20 miles north on US Hwy 53. There is a thread you need to look at. I believe it was under "politics" and is related to the law that went into effect 21 days ago. I will try to find it later for you. It allows you to title as you normally would but you can buy historic military license plates for $30 (lifetime). Worth looking into before you go painting! Also gives you the right to park it in your property. More later. -Dan
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    I found the link about it. That's why I went ahead and made my move!

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    Welcome from 20 miles north on US Hwy 53. There is a thread you need to look at. I believe it was under "politics" and is related to the law that went into effect 21 days ago. I will try to find it later for you. It allows you to title as you normally would but you can buy historic military license plates for $30 (lifetime). Worth looking into before you go painting! Also gives you the right to park it in your property. More later. -Dan
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    You might check the data plate as mine is an Air Force truck, and it is specified as such.
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    Me too,Friends family and strangers say Cool,Or what are you goging to do with that,Or you are crazy.But it does not matter what they say, There is a smilel

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