Jump to content

How to tell if a Jeep is US Navy


Recommended Posts

Hi guys,

Quick question. I've been looking at a few 1950s Jeeps to possible restore. One seems to be US Navy. What is a sure way to tell that it is in fact US Navy?

Thanks!

Link to post
Share on other sites

There were some post WWII radio jeeps made for the Navy, but other than those I would suspect any other vehicles would have had a USN contract or property tag somewhere on the dashboard.

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gif
donation2016.gifdonation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

There were some post WWII radio jeeps made for the Navy, but other than those I would suspect any other vehicles would have had a USN contract or property tag somewhere on the dashboard.

Where would you look for that specifically? Trying to have the seller take some more pics

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi

 

It would depend on the vehicle, you might try the g503.com forum to find out for sure.

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gif
donation2016.gifdonation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites

Look for salt water in the radiator.... :lol: just kidding.

In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

I got a few questions, My inquisitive mind wants to know. This gray paint, it was first applied in WWII? Was it used only on vehicles stateside and at western hemisphere bases IE up in areas of Canada, Panama Canal Zone, Puerto Rico, Cuba etc etc, and at the rear-ist of areas overseas IE, Iceland, the UK, New Hebrides, New Zealand etc etc and not in forward combat zones? And finally when did they stop painting these Gray?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 5 weeks later...

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.