M38 Hood numbers. Need an experienced eye!

mrkurtz2860

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IMG_0111.jpgPA260165 copy.jpgPA260181-A copy 2.jpgPA260183-A copy.jpgPA260190-2a.jpgUntitled-1 copy.jpgThe jeep is, I believe, a 1952 M38. Serial number plate behind passenger seat reads MC71029. On Wes Knettle's M38 Serial number Database, there is a jeep serial#MC71029, which was delivered on 6/52. It had hood number 20948182 . My serial number is only 11 numbers ahead of the one listed. I cannot figure out the symbol(s) in the middle. It could be a 'M', although I have not seen many hood numbers with a letter in the middle.
The tires and wheels gotta go. And I'm not sure they had the split windshields, but maybe...
 

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I think it might be 201011575. If so, your hood got switched at some point. I would use what is on the Jeep now, not the calculated number, seems more correct even though it may be wrong.
 

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Looking at this again, there should only be 8 numerals. Hard to say, these trucks got repainted very frequently in the 1950's and it's possible you have uncovered numerals from different stencil jobs.
 
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