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I've run across something suggesting after production for US military forces ended in the mid '60s, there was an order for another 500 units built in the late '60s/early '70s for the Canadian military broken down into three batches known as CDN1, CDN2 and CDN3. I suspect this unit is either a CDN2 or CDN3. Attached are two photos of the dash plates. The plate containing the numbers is obviously a repop as the numbers in it have been scratched in with an awl or something similar. Also included a shot from the rear. This unit because of the 106mm gun does not have a tailgate.The last USMC M38A1s came out in 1964 and the newest M38A1C that I see is 1955. Can you send pictures of the dash main data plate and the rear tailgate area. The VIN plates were not held on with screws.
The plate with the serial number and delivery date have been hand inscribed. The photo of the plate from eaw46 (thank you !) is stamped. I was expecting the plate on this vehicle to be stamped as well. So I'm taking that the plate now attached to the vehicle is a repop. And when a repop is involved, people tend to put whatever suits them on it. This could all well be legit, but for someone to go to the bother of getting a repop plate and then hand inscribing it rather than to beg/buy/borrow a set of stamps to mark it seems odd at the least.How could anyone dispute the 1971 year model when it’s engraved on the main data plate by the Canadian military.
I bet the Jeep was delivered as a plain A1 and the Canadian military took the recoilless rifle pieces off an older Jeep and added them to this one.
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