CUSTOM MADE LETTERING FOR USA NUMBER ON YOUR HOOD
As with the dataplates, the finished restoration
project often relies on the correctness of "small" details. This is
also true of the painting of the USA numbers. Looking at USA numbers painted on
jeeps today, you find as many variations as used in WWII . All sort of
lettering styles are used. As from start of production : When Jeeps left the
factory they were lined up
outside and the numbers were painted in the sequence of how they were
parked. The numbers on the hood were painted in a blue drab colour. At
the beginning of 1945 this was changed to white, but still only in one
factory * style.
Using original WWII Jeep pictures and remains of numbers under old
paint I have been able to redraw these correct factory fonts for Willys and
Ford USA numbers. Both manufacturers had a unique font design which can't be
found as a ready made computer lettering.
You can order your number, custom made for your Willys
or Ford .The result can be seen at the pictures below.
Of course at any time during the WWII, once in the
hands of the motor pool or field units, every imaginable style of white
lettering seems to have been used.