i. Front classification signs for vehicles included in
h(3), (4), and (5) above, will be painted directly on the
vehicle. Side classification signs, where applicable, will
also be painted directly on the vehicle.
j. These vehicle weight classification sign kits can
be installed on vehicles in different ways. For example,
in the case of Cargo Truck, the sign can be installed on
the brush guard, on the splash shield, or in an upright
position on the fender. The choice of method is left to the
Figure 22. Vehicle weight classification sign installed.
(a) The classification sign will be installed on
g. In addition, a replacement kit itemized below, is
the vehicle in one of the following locations:
authorized for the replacement of lost or damaged
numeral plates and retaining plates:
Right front fender.
Right side of brush guard.
National Stock No.
Right front section of hull.
Right side of center front bumper splash shield.
KIT: Retaining and
(b) The sign will be placed below the driver's line of
Replacement, for Vehicle
vision and will be positioned so that it will not block
headlamps, marker lights, blackout lights, air intakes,
1 each PLATE: numeral, 0
one side, 1 other side
1 each PLATE: numeral, 2
(a) On brush guard.
one side, 3 other side
1 each PLATE: numeral, 4
1. Paint the long universal bracket (channel) with
one side, 5 other side
1 each PLATE: numeral, 6
2. After the enamel has dried, position the bracket
one side, 7 other side
so that the two holes in the bracket align with two bolt
1 each PLATE: numeral, 8
holes (9 o'clock positions) in the sign. Assure that the
one side, 9 other side
flat bearing surface of the bracket faces toward the sign.
1 each PLATE: retaining, C
Install one bolt (1-3/4 inches long) P/N 123798, NSN
on one side
h. A vehicle weight classification sign kit, as
00-272-4119, and one nut P/N 120368, NSN 5310-00-
described herein, will be installed on the front of each
012: 0368. Turn nut two or three turns.
3. With the bracket in a vertical position, insert it
between two bars of the brush guard at the desired
(1) All trailers.
location. With one hand, reach behind the brush guard
(2) Vehicles having a gross weight of 3 tons
and adjust the bracket to a horizontal position. With the
other hand, install another bolt (1-3/4 inches long),
(3) Vehicles having standard classification
washer, and nut. Tighten both bolts, but apply only
numbers higher than 99.
enough torque to secure the sign to brush guard.
(4) Vehicles having rated payloads of 3/4 to 1-
Excessive torque will cause the sign disk to bend.
1/2 tons. This exception does not apply to vehicles
Figure 22 shows the sign installed
on brush guard.
authorized for towing loads.
(5) Vehicles with fixed loads (such as tanks,
self-propelled guns, etc.).
If it is found that the vehicle classification sign
seriously obstructs airflow to the radiator, as
indicated by engine overheating, remove sign from
brush guard and install sign elsewhere.