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Is this ex Mil
« on: August 13, 2019, 12:59:21 PM »
I came across this chassis out in some horse paddocks.  Looks like a 109 chassis.

Pretty unremarkable but the front diff was painted olive drab but the chassis did not seem to have extended spring hangers. So may be ex mil maybe not.

So I recorded the chassis number on the rear passenger side spring hanger.
It is 34704024

Searched that chassis number on Calvin and comes up as not a valid number.

Looked on REMLR and it is easy to search by ARN but I cannot find any simple way of searching by chassis number.

So - how do I search (can I) REMLR by chassis number without going through every 109 ARN or better still can someone in the know do it for me  ::).

Thanks

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Re: Is this ex Mil
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 05:06:21 PM »
Calvin would want a suffix letter to work IIRC.  347 is the prefix for a 2A LWB (109) with a 6 cyl motor. This would make it a civy chassis.
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Re: Is this ex Mil
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 06:42:03 PM »
Calvin would want a suffix letter to work IIRC.  347 is the prefix for a 2A LWB (109) with a 6 cyl motor. This would make it a civy chassis.

Yep civvy buy the rear cross member
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Re: Is this ex Mil
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 06:43:34 PM »
Thanks for that - if I add an A, B, or C after the number it comes up as expected as a 109 6 cylinder Series 2a - 66-71.

The added suffix, irrespective what it is, does not change the description.  Interestingly no suffix letter is stamped on the spring hanger.

As I indicated, the only reason I considered it might have been military is the paint colour of the front axle - olive drab but it may have been simply a olive coloured primer.

Thanks for the information.  If it had been ex mil at least the REMLR records could have been updated as to its last resting place.

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Re: Is this ex Mil
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 07:43:21 PM »
Expanding your chassis number pic seems to show a "D " after the number. This put it between 4/67 to 3/68.
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Re: Is this ex Mil
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 10:15:53 PM »
Now that you mention it does look like a little D - smaller than the rest of the numbers - is that normal.

Looking at it in real life it looked more like a * rather than I D but I do agree in the pic it does look like a little D.

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