medlog said:The vehicle belonged to a unit within the 77th Reserve Readiness Command headquartered at Fort Totten, New York (NY City). Key point is that it was from one of their units which means it could have come from anywhere in NY or NJ. The ECS27 tells me the vehicle was stored in the Equipment Concentration Site #27 located at Fort Dix, NJ. The ECS acts like a storage facility since reserve units aren't staffed or funded to maintain all of their equipment at their home station.
The A20 is vehicle #20 within A Company.
I would need the serial number and/or registration number to tell you more.
Does that "other info" tell you anything about Chanute, AFB Il.? I'm looking for info on what unit my 530B Fire Truck would have been stationed with during the '60's. Unfortunately, I do not have any bumper or hood/door numbers because they were already partially or fully in some cases sanded off when one of the post-service volunteer Fire Departments repainted it.medlog said:Army bumper numbers are just by experience. Sorry, I can't dilvulge where I get the other info.
Your truck is too old to have a NSN - the truck is older than that system - that is what I was trying to say earlier. The G2742 is part of the system that was in place before the NSN. The number on the frame confirms that the data plate has not been swapped. It is interesting that the truck was bought by the army (as confirmed by the "ORD Dept") and was at least once maintained by the Marines (in 1964). But - the 04A03355 is definately an army registration number (which for the past several years has been painted on the inside of the doors).ems4ty said:Where would I find the NSN number?
There is another data plate on the dash that states: Overhauled, MCSC Barstow CA, 4-27-64, ODOM 20443
Found a triangle tab on the drivers seat stating: MWO Applied 9-2320-200-354 on 4-27-90
The cargo bed data plate shows: Stock # G742-7416336
Anywhere else I should look for?
BTW - I did see "04A03355" on the driver door access panel.
DDoyle - The Responsible Agency Data Plate is Shown as follows:
Responsible Agency Procurement Depot Maintenance
Chassis ORD Dept. ORD Dept.
Body ORD Dept. ORD Dept.
MTD Equip. BLANK BLANK
Also found on the drivers side frame rail by the front tire, "122484" and above that to the right another number starting off with: 2061..... The rest of the number is covered by the mounting bracket for the steering box.
That's what I'm doing right now. My truck is at the paint shop. I'm going with the color green that the truck was in 1971. I'm using the green from the engine compartment as my guide. I am also going with the white markings. Partly because of era for the truck, but also for higher visibility in parades, etc.ems4ty said:That is fantastic. The engine compartment is a dark green color, Not sure if its OD Green or Olive Drab. I like the solid color look with the White Paint Markings and that's what I was hoping was original. I'll look out for the TM's you stated above. If anyone else also has any feedback, that would be appreciated as well. I'm looking into repainting the exterior to what I believe is the original green paint in the engine compartment...
Thanks again David and Medlog!
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