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Can anyone shed any light on these jeep markings just started rubbing down to respray and came across these possibly original markings 

and strange green colour maybe marines  usual hood (bonnet) numbers

Normally start with USA not US

any suggestions before possibly losing

Original markings many thanks in advance  Dean

 

 

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My gut feeling is the markings are from a previous civilian owner. The star is the wrong way around on the hood, the circle around it is very thin, neither of which I've seen on wartime vehicles. Also the US and number on the side of the hood, I haven't seen like that before, or in that font style.

The question is........if you keep sanding, are there further layers and markings to uncover. I'd be tempted to get good square on photos of them all, trace them all so you have a fullsize template and record of them, then keep sanding to see if there are more genuine markings further down.

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7 hours ago, Jessie The Jeep said:

My gut feeling is the markings are from a previous civilian owner. The star is the wrong way around on the hood, the circle around it is very thin, neither of which I've seen on wartime vehicles. Also the US and number on the side of the hood, I haven't seen like that before, or in that font style.

The question is........if you keep sanding, are there further layers and markings to uncover. I'd be tempted to get good square on photos of them all, trace them all so you have a fullsize template and record of them, then keep sanding to see if there are more genuine markings further down.

Although given the number of paint layers shown in the pictures I tend to agree that these are probably previous owners’ attempts at markings, the star pointing that way is definitely no proof that it isn’t original. Despite it being the wrong way round, it did happen in wartime, in theatre, that markings were applied in ways, sizes and locations which were not as the higher ups intended. An example of a star applied in wartime is shown here, 4th jeep on the right, courtesy of http://www.dday.center/preserving-history-1942-jeep-restoration-project.html

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