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    The M880 trucks with the odd trans and such were often called GSA trucks and after delivered, configured to look like 880s.
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    Most likely a non M880 Dodge truck purchase by the Army and used for non-combat functions. i.e. by post maintenance or range control or what ever. It could be the same truck used by all the forces (Army, Navy, AF etc) for base and post vehicles. Purchased in a large lot with x number going to the Army, X number to the AF etc. Why use a combat truck like an M880/M1009 etc. to run around the fort when a civilian truck will do the job? Still a military truck just spent its life on base.

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    Sorry for the long delay. I am not sure what you mean when you say 2017 VIN thread.

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    Just checked, mine has the same style data plate as yours.

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    The M880 vin is no different than the civi ones. The vins were on the driver door & not the dash, vin also on gov't data plate on the middle lower portion of the dash, which would indicate it's gov't designation, if any. W24BE6S###### is a 1976 W200 (M880) vin.
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    The vin number on the door is W24BE6S######.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *lawrence* View Post
    Sorry for the long delay. I am not sure what you mean when you say 2017 VIN thread.
    Well, you're about a year too late now. I used to have access to a system that I could check VINs and find the last assigned unit. However, that capability is gone.
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    I sorry, I thought we were checking the VIN to see if this is a M880 or not. I am the first civilian owner of the Dodge. I bought it from the U.S. Army on the Sierra Army Depot, near Herlong California in 1990. From what I was told when I picked it up. It was used mainly as a drivers training truck on the base. It only had 45,000 miles on it when I bought it from them.

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    the VIN indicates, a 1976 W200. No way to tell from vin if it was civilian or military.
    The gov't data tag on the dash would indicate any military designation.
    All M880/M890 series trucks came with automatic transmissions and open differentials.
    So with manual trans & posi differentials, not a M880.
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