g. In addition, a replacement kit, itemized below,
damaged numeral plates and retaining plates. (Refer to
is authorized for the replacement of lost or
Table 2-2. Plates Replacement Kit
National sock No
KIT: retaining and numeral plate replacement, for vehicle class signs ......................
1 ea PLATE: numeral. 0 one side, 1 other side.
1 ea PLATE: numeral. 2 one side, 3 other side.
1 ea PLATE: numeral. 4 one side, 5 other side.
1 ea PLATE: numeral. 6 one side, 7 other side.
1 ea PLATE: numeral. 8 one side, 9 other side.
1 ea PLATE: retaining, C on one side.
h. A vehicle weight classification sign kit, as described
2. After the enamel has dried, position
herein, will be installed on the front of each vehicle except:
the bracket so that the two holes in the bracket aline with
(1) All trailers.
two bolt holes (9 o'clock and 3 o'clock positions) in the
sign. Assure that the flat bearing surface of the bracket
(2) Vehicles having a gross weight of 3 tons or
faces toward the sign. Install one bolt (1-3/4 inches long)
123798, one washer 138538, and one nut 120368. Turn
(3) Vehicles having standard classification
nut two or three turns.
numbers higher than 99.
4. With the bracket in a vertical position,
(4) Vehicles having rated payloads of 3/4 to 1 1/2
insert it between two bars of the brush guard at the
tons. This exception does not apply to vehicles authorized
desired location. With one hand, reach behind the brush
for towing loads.
guard and adjust the bracket to a horizontal position.
(5) Vehicles with fixed loads (such as tanks, self-
With the other hand, install another bolt (1-3/4 inches
propelled guns, etc).
long), washer, and nut. Tighten both bolts, but apply only
enough torque to secure the sign to brush guard.
i. Front classification signs for vehicles included in h
Excessive torque will cause the sign disk to bend.
(3), (4), and (5) above will be painted directly on the
Figure 2-3 shows the sign installed
on brush guard.
vehicle. Side classification signs, where applicable, will
also be painted directly on the vehicle.
j: These vehicle weight classification sign kits can be
If it is found that the vehicle
installed on vehicles in different ways. For example, in the
case of Cargo Truck, M211, the sign can be installed on
obstructs air flow to the radiator, as
the brush guard, on the splash shield, or in an upright
indicated by engine overheating,
position on the fender. The choice of method is left to the
remove sign from brush guard and
install sign elsewhere.
(b) On sloping fender. Install the sign as
(a) The classification sign will be installed on the
indicated in 1 and 2 below only when the slope of the
vehicle in one of the following locations:
fender is less than 30 from vertical. When the slope of
the fender is more than 30 from vertical, install the sign
1. Right front fender.
in a vertical position, as outlined in (c) below, to insure
2. Right side of brush guard.
readability of the sign.
3. Right front section of hull.
1. Position the sign in the desired
4. Right side of center front bumper
location on the fender and, using the sign as a template,
drill two 11/32-inch holes in fender to aline with bolt holes
(b) The sign will be placed below the driver's line
in the sign at the 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock positions.
of vision and will be positioned so that it will not block
2. Install the sign to the fender with two
headlamps, marker lights, blackout lights, air intakes, etc.
bolts 120741 (3/4 in. long), two washers 138538, and
(a) On brush guard.
Paint the long universal bracket