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Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by haighfam, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Jun 6, 2010
    haighfam

    haighfam Member

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    Does anyone know what this marking may mean? It is underneath the identification plate. It is a '57 CJ5 with no special options other than the 60/40front seats, and a Ramsey Mx200R PTO winch. Were the winches factory installed or only a dealer installation.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jun 6, 2010
    timgr

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    It's an assembly line mark. I don't know of any record about what they mean.

    Collectors like to see them.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2010
    DREDnot

    DREDnot Not new to JEEPS

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    Prolly meant that it gets the 60/40 seat.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2010
    oldtime

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    Kaiser NEVER termed them as 60/40 seats.
    Kaiser only referred to these as 1/3 type and 2/3 type seats.

    Note that the "60" was placed mainly under the serial number plate.
    Seems that this factory marking was intended to be covered over by the serial number plate.
    What is your serial plate number ?
     
  5. Jun 9, 2010
    Lawrenceu

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    It looks like the S/N plate was there at one time. The holes are there as is the outline.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2010
    haighfam

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    I have the body stripped for paint, this number was under the plate. Also I don't know exactly what the seat option I have was called by Willys, I am just describing it as 60/40. The driver seat is a modified rear seat frame, which was factory installed, with a standard passenger seat, resulting in a full bench. Previous inquiries resulted in pictures from several other people describing this as original. My body does not have any extra holes where a standard drivers seat frame would fit, other than the adjustment holes in the door cutout.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2010
    Tom in RI

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    Its a factory line number.
    There was an order for that jeep placed by a dealer. Paperwork was generated to fulfill the order and the paperwork showed how the jeep was to be delivered (engine, interior, paint, gearing etc).
    As the chassis went down the line it was assigned a line number. The body was done separately and also got a line number that was to match it up with the correctly configured chassis.

    The best documented line numbers are probably on the Chevy cars because the paperwork had the line number written in pencil on it as well as on the chassis and body. At the end of the line the paperwork was either tossed into the car (usually under a seat or carpet) or it had been glued to the fuel tank (thats why you might hear corvette guys say it has the tank sheet).
     
  8. Jun 10, 2010
    beeser

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    I have the same number on the passenger side of the firewall behind the battery.
     
  9. Jun 10, 2010
    haighfam

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    Beeser, just curious, what year and options do you have?
     
  10. Jun 11, 2010
    beeser

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    It's a 1970 Renegade I.
     
  11. Jun 11, 2010
    Mr. Gangrene Jeans

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    Seems kinda high to be an "inspected by" number.
     
  12. Jun 20, 2010
    haighfam

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    I found this marking while stripping the paint. It was under the color but over the primer. It reads TRAN, which I am assuming is a production note indicating the color to be applied, as the paint code says transport yellow.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Aug 4, 2010
    Philip-TX

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    Been curious about this...:?
    Here's mine.

    '59 CJ5

    Located on the Passenger side of the firewall. .
    (#51)

    [​IMG]

    Was there ever a consensus on this?
    Inspector # seems plausible.
    Definitely not 60/40 1/3-2/3 seating.
     
  14. Aug 8, 2010
    SuperTodd

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  15. Aug 8, 2010
    SuperTodd

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    Re: inside of jeep stencil-N

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  16. Aug 8, 2010
    SuperTodd

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    also what paint color is this
     
  17. Aug 8, 2010
    timgr

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    Year? Helps to put that in your sig or header.
     
  18. Aug 8, 2010
    SuperTodd

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    opps- Its a late 1969 SN comes back to being manufactored in Sept or Oct of 1969, its registered as a 1970
     
  19. Aug 8, 2010
    timgr

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  20. Aug 13, 2010
    wheelie

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    my white '66 tuxedp park has the same N painted on it but it's up under the pass side of the cowl area. think it's an N. gotta look.
     

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