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I know I've asked this before but notes are lost.. anyone know what size they used to stamp the 3/4 and 1 1/2 tons?
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I believe the Dodge data plate has 1/8" and the publications plate has 3/16"
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We have looked at this before.

I'm sure the serial numbers on the data plates were 3/16" or 5/32", but the rest of the stamping was slightly smaller, 1/8" I think.

Not sure if it varies by year during production, probably not.
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Gordon_M wrote: Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:07 pm We have looked at this before.

I'm sure the serial numbers on the data plates were 3/16" or 5/32", but the rest of the stamping was slightly smaller, 1/8" I think.

Not sure if it varies by year during production, probably not.
do you agree with Andersun that the publications plate is 3/16"?
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I think the only sensible thing is to find an original and measure it.

All the plates were run off on machines, presumably with the same size stampings, but the chassis number must have been added on / near the assembly process with slightly larger typeface size
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Thanks everyone.
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studying some pics of original main ID plates I am concluding that the serial number is stamped in 1/8' and the rest in 3/32". does anyone have a pic of an original TM-9 plate?
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Kaegi wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:07 pm studying some pics of original main ID plates I am concluding that the serial number is stamped in 1/8' and the rest in 3/32". does anyone have a pic of an original TM-9 plate?
I stand corrected. Gordon your right on the serial number being 3/16 or 5/32 but studying the original plate 1/8 seems too big for the rest. I guess having some 3/32 and 1/8 stamps to test would be the best way. ebay here i come
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Nothing to say it stayed the same all through production too ... :D
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Kaegi wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:07 pm studying some pics of original main ID plates I am concluding that the serial number is stamped in 1/8' and the rest in 3/32". does anyone have a pic of an original TM-9 plate?
I can take one tomorrow if you're still in need

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beepbeep wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:19 pm
Kaegi wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:07 pm studying some pics of original main ID plates I am concluding that the serial number is stamped in 1/8' and the rest in 3/32". does anyone have a pic of an original TM-9 plate?
I can take one tomorrow if you're still in need

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yes that would be great. thanks
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The lettering on my original TM plate is 3/32.
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Adam in Wa wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:22 am The lettering on my original TM plate is 3/32.
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Kaegi wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:02 pm
beepbeep wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:19 pm
Kaegi wrote: Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:07 pm studying some pics of original main ID plates I am concluding that the serial number is stamped in 1/8' and the rest in 3/32". does anyone have a pic of an original TM-9 plate?
I can take one tomorrow if you're still in need

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yes that would be great. thanks
Sorry I’d forgotten how hard it is to post images on this forum, I’ll have to figure out another way
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