Military-Vehicles: Re: [MV] M35A2

Re: [MV] M35A2

Michael G. Howell (
Fri, 31 Oct 1997 17:14:56 -0600

Thanks for all of the imput. Since all of the replies were sent to me I
have copied some of the answers.

>Kaiser/Jeep made M35A2s from about 1966 to 1969. In 1970 the were made by
General Products Division of AMC. In '71 G.P. became a separate corp
AM General and this name has been retained since then.<

Did Kaiser/Jeep become General Products? If so, does this mean that one
company made all of them but the name changes as time went alone.

> I don't have a brake
down of years vs VINs but there are ways to sometimes tell the year. In
they went to an air controlled front axle. In '70 they added a shock

My truck has air control but no shock drivers seat. I am convinced that
this truck had a depot rebuild. Could the air lock have been added? Do
all post 1970 trucks have a shock drivers seat or just some of them?

>Look at the engine data plate. Sometimes the year is on there (applies
if its the original motor). If the year is not stamped overtly there
look for
government contract numbers on the eng and dash data plates. The last
digits of the year of the contract is hyphenated near the middle of the
contract number. The year of the contract is usually the year of the
but sometimes the previous year. Also for several years the last two
of the registration number were the last two digits of the year of
manufacture. Hope this helps.

Jeff Symanski
Tactical Truck

As I stated before, the cab data plate has been replaced with a blank
one that has only the serial number on it, 19179. The engine data plate
is complete. Date of manufacture is 1-75. Meets all EPA regulations as
of 1975. It is a LDT 465 1-C multifuel.

If I go by the driver's seat it is a 1969 Kaiser Jeep. If I go by the
engine date it is a 1975 AM General.

TM9- -209-10 states there is a serial number on the frame in front of
the left tire. I looked but couldn't find one. Does anyone know if
this number is engraved, on a plate, on the top, bottom, inside or

If anyone has a truck with a simular serial number would you please send
me its make and year.

Thanks for all of the help.

Michael Howell
Tishomingo, Mississippi

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